Ricardo Emídio Ramalho Silva
|Full name||Ricardo Emídio Ramalho Silva|
|Date of birth||26 September 1975|
|Place of birth||Porto, Portugal|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|1995–1996||→ Esposende (loan)||29||(6)|
|1996–1997||→ Felgueiras (loan)||30||(14)|
|1997–1998||→ Marítimo (loan)||23||(1)|
|1998–1999||→ União Leiria (loan)||28||(1)|
|2002–2003||→ Vitória Guimarães (loan)||28||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 264 games and 16 goals over the course of 15 seasons, representing in the competition Porto, Marítimo, União de Leiria, Vitória de Guimarães, Boavista, Beira-Mar and Vitória de Setúbal.
A Boavista F.C. youth graduate who was born in Porto, Silva was bought in 1995 by neighbouring FC Porto, where he would be loaned constantly during his contract, mostly to mid-table clubs in the Primeira Liga, his beginnings being with AD Esposende in the third level. From 1999 to 2002 he was part of the club's first-team, but his starting XI opportunities were rare; for the 2002–03 season he was loaned for the fifth and last time, to Vitória de Guimarães.
In the 2003 summer, Silva returned to Boavista where he knew his most steady period, playing there for four out of five campaigns (2004–05 was spent at S.C. Beira-Mar, also in the top flight). Although almost never an undisputed starter, he did figure prominently.
In February 2008, Silva left Boavista and moved to Russia with FC Shinnik Yaroslavl, being signed at the same time as compatriot Bruno Basto (from C.D. Nacional). In late December 2009 the 34-year-old agreed on a return to his country, signing with struggling Vitória de Setúbal until the end of the season, with the Sadinos eventually finishing in 14th position, the first team above the relegation zone.