Ricardo José Vaz Alves Monteiro

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This article is about a player commonly known as Tarantini. It is not to be confused with Alberto Tarantini.
Tarantini
Personal information
Full name Ricardo José Vaz Alves Monteiro
Date of birth (1983-10-07) 7 October 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth Gestaçô, Portugal
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rio Ave
Number 8
Youth career
1993–2001 Amarante
2001–2002 Covilhã
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Covilhã 102 (15)
2006–2007 Gondomar 18 (4)
2007–2008 Portimonense 30 (6)
2008– Rio Ave 147 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ricardo José Vaz Alves Monteiro, commonly known as Tarantini (born 7 October 1983), is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Rio Ave F.C. as an attacking midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in the village of in Gestaçô, in Baião, Tarantini started playing football with Amarante FC, remaining in the club's youth system for eight years. He made his debuts as a senior with S.C. Covilhã in 2002, and alternated between the second and third divisions until 2008, also representing Gondomar S.C. and Portimonense SC.[1]

In the 2008 summer Tarantini signed for Rio Ave F.C. in the top level,[2] making his debut in the competition on 24 August in a 1–1 home draw against S.L. Benfica (82 minutes played) and finishing his debut season with 20 games and five starts to help his team to the 12th position.

Tarantini scored his first goal in the main category of Portuguese football on 10 April 2011, netting his team's last in a 6–1 away routing of F.C. Paços de Ferreira.[3]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 12 May 2012[4]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portugal League Taça de Portugal Taça da Liga Europe Total
2001–02 Covilhã Liga de Honra 2 1 0 0 0 0 - - 2 1
2002–03 4 1 1 0 0 0 - - 5 1
2003–04 28 6 2 0 0 0 - - 30 6
2004–05 Segunda Divisão 36 3 1 1 0 0 - - 37 4
2005–06 Liga de Honra 32 4 2 1 0 0 - - 35 5
2006–07 Gondomar 18 4 2 0 0 0 - - 24 4
2007–08 Portimonense 30 6 2 2 5 0 - - 37 8
2008–09 Rio Ave Primeira Liga 20 0 1 1 5 2 - - 26 3
2009–10 22 0 6 1 5 0 - - 33 1
2010–11 28 2 4 1 2 0 - - 34 3
2011–12 22 0 0 0 2 0 - - 24 0
Total Portugal 242 27 21 7 19 2 - - 282 36
Country 242 27 21 7 19 2 - - 282 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tarantini é reforço e mais quatro certos" [Tarantini an addition and four others confirmed] (in Portuguese). Record. 27 June 2007. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tarantini: «Na Liga é mais fácil»" [Tarantini: «It is easier in Liga»] (in Portuguese). Record. 9 July 2008. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Paços de Ferreira 1 x 6 Rio Ave FC" (in Portuguese). Rio Ave's official website. 10 April 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tarantini". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 

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