Ricardo Manuel Fernandes
|Full name||Ricardo Manuel Silva Fernandes|
|Date of birth||14 January 1978|
|Place of birth||Azurém, Portugal|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 January 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
After making his top division debuts with lowly Sport Comércio e Salgueiros, which folded soon after, Fernandes moved to Moreirense FC, playing there for a further two top flight seasons. For the 2005–06 campaign he joined Madeira's C.D. Nacional, being an undisputed starter from the beginning and helping it achieve a fifth place (with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Cup) in his first year.
Fernandes moved to Romania's FC Rapid Bucureşti in July 2008, alongside compatriot José Peseiro whom signed as manager. In 2010–11 he lost his starting position with the Liga I outfit and, in January 2011, aged 33, returned to his country and signed with Rio Ave FC.
In June 2011, after no official appearances for the Vila do Conde club, Fernandes signed with former club Moreirense in the second level. He only missed four league games in his first season as the Moreira de Cónegos outfit returned to division one after seven years.