Ricardo Jorge Novo Nunes
|Full name||Ricardo Jorge Novo Nunes|
|Date of birth||6 July 1982|
|Place of birth||Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|2008–2009||→ União Leiria (loan)||15||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Póvoa de Varzim, Ricardo joined local Varzim SC's youth system at the age of 10. He made his senior debuts with amateurs Grupo Desportivo Fradelos before returning in 2003, going on to compete four seasons in the second division, the last two as first-choice; in March 2006, during a game against Moreirense FC, he scored from goal to goal to give his team the win.
For 2007–08, Ricardo moved to the top level with Académica de Coimbra. He played his first game in the competition on 24 November 2007 in a 1–3 home loss against S.L. Benfica, in what was his only appearance of the campaign; during his first years he served as backup to Pedro Roma and French Romuald Peiser, respectively, but, on 19 May 2012, started in the final of the Portuguese Cup against Sporting Clube de Portugal, helping to a 1–0 win for the Students' first win in the competition in 73 years.
- "Ricardo: do golo a Palatsi à história frente ao FC Porto" [Ricardo: from goal to Palatsi to history against FC Porto] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- "Briosa agarra Pedrinho e Ricardo" [Briosa gets Pedrinho and Ricardo] (in Portuguese). Record. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- "Académica shock Sporting to lift Portuguese Cup". PortuGOAL. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
- "FC Porto: Ricardo e Opare assinaram contrato" [FC Porto: Ricardo and Opare signed a contract] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2015.