Ricardo Ribeiro Fernandes

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Ricardo Fernandes
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Personal information
Full name Ricardo Ribeiro Fernandes
Date of birth (1978-04-21) 21 April 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Moreira de Cónegos, Portugal
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Doxa
Youth career
1987–1996 Aves
1996–1997 Moreirense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Moreirense 2 (0)
1997–2000 Freamunde 58 (15)
2000–2003 Sporting CP 6 (1)
2000–2001 Santa Clara (loan) 28 (3)
2001–2002 Gil Vicente (loan) 32 (4)
2003–2004 Porto 13 (1)
2004–2005 Académica 21 (2)
2005–2008 APOEL 58 (16)
2008–2009 Metalurh Donetsk 37 (9)
2009 Anorthosis 9 (1)
2010 AEL Limassol 13 (2)
2010–2011 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 15 (0)
2011 Metalurh Donetsk 21 (5)
2012 Panetolikos 8 (1)
2012–2014 Doxa 39 (11)
2014 Omonia 13 (0)
2014– Doxa 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 12 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ricardo Ribeiro Fernandes (born 21 April 1978 in Moreira de Cónegos, Guimarães) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Doxa Katokopias F.C. in Cyprus, as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Sporting / Porto[edit]

After a number of impressive performances for Gil Vicente FC, with whom he made his Portuguese first division debuts in the 2001–02 campaign, Fernandes returned to Sporting Clube de Portugal who owned the player's rights. At the time, he was hailed as one of the country's brightest young prospects.

After only one season Fernandes was signed by José Mourinho for his F.C. Porto side,[1] which won the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League. He appeared sparingly for the club during his spell, playing only 19 games in all competitions as he was understudy to Portuguese international Deco, and left after another sole campaign.

APOEL[edit]

After a spell with Académica de Coimbra, Fernandes was signed on a lucrative three-year deal to APOEL F.C. in Cyprus.[2] In his first year, he became an instant crowd favorite with his accurate set pieces and creative passing, scoring nine times with a remarkable number of assists and also helping his team to the domestic cup.

In his second season Fernandes netted five league goals, as APOEL were crowned national champions.

Later years[edit]

On 17 June 2009, Fernandes returned to Cyprus, signing a three-year contract with Anorthosis Famagusta FC. On 30 December 2009, 20 days after being released by the club, he joined another team in that country, AEL Limassol.

On 4 June 2010, 32-year-old Fernandes signed a contract with Israel's Hapoel Be'er Sheva AFC, reuniting with former AEL coach Nir Klinger. In January 2011, however, he returned to former Ukrainian club FC Metalurh Donetsk.

Honours[edit]

Sporting
Porto
APOEL

Club statistics[edit]

As of 20 May 2014[3][4]
Club Season League National Cup[5] League Cup Continental[6] Other[7] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Moreirense 1996–97 Liga de Honra 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Freamunde 1997–98 Liga de Honra 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Segunda Divisão 27 6 0 0 0 0 27 6
1999–00 Liga de Honra 31 9 1 0 0 0 32 9
Total 58 15 1 0 0 0 59 15
Santa Clara 2000–01 Primeira Liga 28 3 1 0 0 0 29 3
Total 28 3 1 0 0 0 29 3
Gil Vicente 2001–02 Primeira Liga 32 4 1 0 0 0 33 4
Total 32 4 1 0 0 0 33 4
Sporting 2002–03 Primeira Liga 6 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 11 3
Total 6 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 11 3
Porto 2003–04 Primeira Liga 13 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 21 1
Total 13 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 21 1
Académica 2004–05 Primeira Liga 21 2 0 0 0 0 21 2
Total 21 2 0 0 0 0 21 2
APOEL 2005–06 Cypriot First Division 22 9 10 4 4 0 36 13
2006–07 Cypriot First Division 23 5 8 1 4 2 1 0 36 8
2007–08 Cypriot First Division 19 2 4 1 2 0 1 0 26 3
Total 64 16 22 6 10 2 2 0 98 24
Metalurh Donetsk 2007–08 Ukrainian Premier League 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
2008–09 Ukrainian Premier League 27 8 0 0 0 0 27 8
Total 37 9 0 0 0 0 37 9
Anothosis 2009–10 Cypriot First Division 9 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 13 2
Total 9 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 13 2
AEL Limassol 2009–10 Cypriot First Division 13 2 3 1 0 0 16 3
Total 13 2 3 1 0 0 16 3
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 2010–11 Israeli Premier League 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Total 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Metalurh Donetsk 2010–11 Ukrainian Premier League 9 4 0 0 0 0 9 4
2011–12 Ukrainian Premier League 12 1 2 0 0 0 14 1
Total 21 5 2 0 0 0 23 5
Panetolikos 2011–12 Superleague Greece 8 1 1 0 9 1
Total 8 1 1 0 9 1
Doxa 2012–13 Cypriot First Division 22 6 3 0 25 6
2013–14 Cypriot First Division 14 5 1 0 15 5
Total 36 11 4 0 40 11
Omonia 2013–14 Cypriot First Division 13 0 2 0 15 0
Total 13 0 2 0 15 0
Career total 376 71 41 9 0 0 22 3 3 0 442 83

References[edit]

  1. ^ Surprise swap between rivals; UEFA.com, 14 July 2003
  2. ^ APOEL swoop to sign Fernandes; UEFA.com, 5 July 2005
  3. ^ "Ricardo Fernandes". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ricardo Fernandes". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Includes Cypriot Cup, Ukrainian Cup and Greek Football Cup
  6. ^ Includes UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
  7. ^ Includes Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira and Cypriot Super Cup

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