Ricardinho (futsal player)

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Ricardinho
Ricardinho on Benfica.jpg
Ricardinho (left) playing for Benfica in 2012
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Filipe da Silva Braga
Date of birth (1985-09-03) 3 September 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Valbom, Portugal[1]
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Inter Movistar
Number 10
Youth career
–2002 Gramidense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Miramar
2003–2010 Benfica
2010–2013 Nagoya Oceans
2011CSKA Moscow (loan)
2011–2012Benfica (loan)
2013– Inter Movistar
National team
2003– Portugal 158 (135)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 February 2018

Ricardo Filipe da Silva Braga (born 3 September 1985), best known as Ricardinho, is a Portuguese professional futsal player who plays for Spanish club Inter FS[2] and the Portugal national team as a winger.

Nicknamed O Mágico (The Magician), he was named Best Player of the World by Futsal Planet in 2010,[3] 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.[4][5] Ricardinho is the only player to have won the award five times,[6] being the only Portuguese player to receive it.

At club level, Ricardinho has won the UEFA Futsal Cup thrice, in 2009–10 with Benfica and in 2016–17 and 2017–18 with Inter FS. With his country, he won the UEFA Futsal Euro 2018, competition in which he finished as top scorer and received the award for Best Player. Previously, he had been awarded with the Golden Shoe at 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Benfica

Nagoya Oceans

  • F. League: 2010–11, 2012–13
  • F. League Ocean Cup: 2010, 2012

Inter Movistar

International[edit]

Portugal

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mundo do futsal rendido a Ricardinho UEFA.com (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Saffer, Paul; Hunter, Graham (24 August 2012). "Ricardinho on Portugal's Thailand potential". UEFA. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  3. ^ Ranocchiari, Luca (8 June 2011). "UMBRO Futsal Awards 2010 - Best Player of the World". Futsal Planet. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Best Player of the World". Futsal Planet. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Ricardinho selected again as futsal best player in the world". Observador. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  6. ^ Histórico: Ricardinho eleito melhor do Mundo pela quinta vez A Bola (in Portuguese)
  7. ^ Gonçalves, Álvaro (13 July 2015). "Futsal: Ricardinho considerado melhor jogador da Liga espanhola" [Futsal: Ricardinho considered the best player of the Spanish league]. zerozero (in Portuguese). Retrieved 13 July 2015.

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