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Full name Pedro Ricardo Marques Pereira Monteiro
Date of birth (1978-05-03) 3 May 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1992–1994 Feira Nova
1994–1996 Penafiel
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2001 Penafiel 110 (4)
2001–2010 Paços Ferreira 215 (15)
2010 Chernomorets 21 (4)
2011–2013 Penafiel 31 (0)
Total 377 (23)
National team
1999 Portugal U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pedro Ricardo Marques Pereira Monteiro (born 3 May 1978), known as Pedrinha, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a central midfielder.

He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 184 games and 11 goals over the course of eight seasons, all with Paços de Ferreira.

Football career[edit]

Born in Marco de Canaveses, Porto, Pedrinha grew up through the ranks of F.C. Penafiel and made his debuts as a senior in the second division, switching in 2001 to F.C. Paços de Ferreira and making his first Primeira Liga appearance on 12 August of that year, against C.F. Os Belenenses. He was an automatic first-choice for his new club, enduring relegation at the end of the 2003–04 season and being promoted immediately after.

On 22 April 2009, Pedrinha scored twice – both from penalty kicks – in a 3–2 win at C.D. Nacional for the second leg of the semi-finals of the Portuguese Cup (5–4 aggregate success).[1] During his career at Paços and two seasons at Penafiel he partnered, in central midfield, Paulo Sousa.

On 26 January 2010, Bulgarian side PSFC Chernomorets Burgas signed Pedrinha to a two-year deal worth 180,000.[2] "I hope he will lead the team into the heavy battles in the second half of the season", club manager Krassimir Balakov said upon his arrival. He made his début two days later, in a 3–0 friendly win against PFC Nesebar.[3]

In December 2010, Pedrinha was released by Chernomorets after Balakov resigned as head coach. In late June of the following year, the 33-year-old returned to first professional team Penafiel, also in the second level.


  1. ^ "Pedrinha: "Acalentava o sonho"" [Pedrinha: "I cradled the dream"] (in Portuguese). Record. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Pedrinha is looking for new challenges in Chernomorets". Chernomorets Burgas. 28 January 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Pedrinha will debut with the "sharks" today". Chernomorets Burgas. 28 January 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 

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