Ricardo Jorge Novo Nunes

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Novo and the second or paternal family name is Nunes.
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Jorge Novo Nunes
Date of birth (1982-07-06) 6 July 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Youth career
1992–2001 Varzim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Fradelos
2003–2007 Varzim 46 (1)
2007–2014 Académica 77 (0)
2008–2009 União Leiria (loan) 15 (0)
2014– Porto 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ricardo Jorge Novo Nunes (born 6 July 1982), known simply as Ricardo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for F.C. Porto as a goalkeeper.

Football career[edit]

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.[1]

For 2007–08, Ricardo moved to the top level with Académica de Coimbra.[2] 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.[3]

In 2012–13 Ricardo became first-choice for Académica, under manager Pedro Emanuel. He played 37 matches all competitions comprised, retaining his post under new boss Sérgio Conceição.

In late May 2014, free agent Ricardo signed a three-year contract with fellow top division club F.C. Porto.[4]




  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Briosa agarra Pedrinho e Ricardo" [Briosa gets Pedrinho and Ricardo] (in Portuguese). Record. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Académica shock Sporting to lift Portuguese Cup". PortuGOAL. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "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. 

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