Ricardinho (futsal player)
Ricardinho (left) playing for Benfica in 2012
|Full name||Ricardo Filipe da Silva Braga|
|Date of birth||3 September 1985|
|Place of birth||Valbom, Portugal|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|2011||→ CSKA Moscow (loan)|
|2011–2012||→ Benfica (loan)|
* 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 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, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Ricardinho is the only player to have won the award five times, 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.
- Liga Portuguesa: 2004–05, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2011–12
- Taça de Portugal: 2004–05, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011–12
- Supertaça de Portugal: 2006, 2007, 2009
- UEFA Futsal Cup: 2009–10
- F. League: 2010–11, 2012–13
- F. League Ocean Cup: 2010, 2012
- Primera División: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
- Copa de España: 2014, 2016, 2017
- Copa del Rey: 2014–15
- Supercopa de España: 2015, 2017, 2018
- UEFA Futsal Cup: 2016–17, 2017–18
- Best Player of the World: 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- Liga Portuguesa Best Player: 2006–07
- Liga Portuguesa Top scorer: 2006–07 (49 goals)
- Liga Portuguesa Best Young Player: 2002–03
- F. League Best Player: 2010–11
- Primera División de Futsal Best Player: 2013–14, 2014–15
- Copa de España Best Player: 2014
- UEFA Futsal Championship Best Player: 2007, 2018
- UEFA Futsal Championship Top Scorer: 2016 (6 goals, shared), 2018 (7 goals)
- FIFA Futsal World Cup Golden Shoe: 2016
- FIFA Futsal World Cup Bronze Ball: 2012
- Mundo do futsal rendido a Ricardinho UEFA.com (in Portuguese)
- Saffer, Paul; Hunter, Graham (24 August 2012). "Ricardinho on Portugal's Thailand potential". UEFA. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- Ranocchiari, Luca (8 June 2011). "UMBRO Futsal Awards 2010 - Best Player of the World". Futsal Planet. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- "Best Player of the World". Futsal Planet. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- "Ricardinho selected again as futsal best player in the world". Observador. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
- Histórico: Ricardinho eleito melhor do Mundo pela quinta vez A Bola (in Portuguese)
- 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.
- Official website
- Ricardinho at TheFinalBall.com
- National team data (in Portuguese)
- Expresso interview (in Portuguese)
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