|Full name||Ricardo Jorge Cecília Batista|
|Date of birth||19 November 1986|
|Place of birth||Setúbal, Portugal|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|2006||→ Milton Keynes Dons (loan)||9||(0)|
|2006||→ Wycombe Wanderers (loan)||16||(0)|
|2007||→ Wycombe Wanderers (loan)||13||(0)|
|2010–2011||→ Olhanense (loan)||11||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 28 April 2015 (UTC).
Born in Setúbal, Batista started his career with hometown's Vitória FC. In late 2004, aged only 18, he was signed by English club Fulham. His only official appearance for the Premier League side was in September of that year against Lincoln City for the season's League Cup: the Cottagers won the game 5–4, but the player's performance was error-prone, gifting the visitors several goals; he spent the better part of his first season as a senior on loan to Milton Keynes Dons, in League Two.
On 16 July 2008, Batista signed with Sporting Clube de Portugal for a fee of €158,000. He was only third-choice during his two-year spell with the Lisbon club, his input consisting of the match against F.C. Paços de Ferreira for the 2008–09 edition of the Portuguese League Cup (5–1 home win).
Batista was loaned to S.C. Olhanense for the 2010–11 campaign, initially backing up Marcelo Moretto and playing in the domestic cups. After the Brazilian left for a team in Poland he became first-choice, as the Algarve team eventually retained its Primeira Liga status; his first match in the competition occurred on 19 December 2010, in a 0–0 home draw against C.D. Nacional.
Batista participated with Portugal at the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in the Netherlands, backing up F.C. Porto's Paulo Ribeiro. He made his debut in the category on 14 November 2006, in a 3–0 friendly win against Serbia.
- Wycombe net QPR's Doherty on loan; BBC Sport, 2 January 2007
- Fulham's Batista extends contract; BBC Sport, 12 July 2007
- "Oferta pública de subscrição – Prospecto" [Public offer for subscription – Prospects] (pdf) (in Portuguese). Sporting CP. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
- Sporting Lisbon's Ricardo Batista receives two-year ban for failed drugs test; Goal.com, 25 July 2011
- Ricardo Batista suspenso por 2 anos (Ricardo Batista suspended for 2 years); Record, 25 July 2011 (Portuguese)