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|Full name||Ricardo Felipe dos Santos Esteves|
|Date of birth||16 September 1979|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Right back / Midfielder|
|2000||→ Vitória Setúbal (loan)||14||(0)|
|2000||→ Alverca (loan)||4||(0)|
|2002||→ Braga B (loan)||2||(0)|
|2002||→ Braga (loan)||5||(0)|
|2005–2006||→ Vicenza (loan)||18||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He played in 117 Primeira Liga games over the course of seven seasons, representing Vitória de Setúbal, Alverca, Benfica, Braga, Nacional, Paços de Ferreira and Marítimo in the competition. He also competed professionally in four other countries, mainly Italy.
Esteves was born in Lisbon. After arriving at S.L. Benfica at the age of 11 he moved constantly between the club's main and reserve squads, only appearing in ten games in the Primeira Liga, all in the same season. He was loaned once during his contract, and also had a brief spell with feeder club F.C. Alverca.
Released in January 2002 Esteves represented, in quick succession, S.C. Braga, C.D. Nacional and F.C. Paços de Ferreira, after which he began an abroad adventure, playing three years in Italy with Reggina Calcio (two) and Vicenza Calcio in both major levels.
Esteves played in the 2007–08 campaign back in his country, with C.S. Marítimo, after which he moved again, now to Greece and Asteras Tripoli FC. In January 2010 he was sold to FC Seoul, scoring in his debut against Daejeon Citizen FC.
- "Proposta de renovação para Ricardo Esteves" [Renewal proposal for Ricardo Esteves] (in Portuguese). Record. 12 August 2000. Retrieved 13 April 2015.