Ricardo Ferreira da Silva
Ricardinho playing for Malmö FF in 2013
|Full name||Ricardo Ferreira da Silva Kubitski|
|Date of birth||September 9, 1984|
|Place of birth||Curitiba, Brazil|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|2007||→ Atlético Mineiro (loan)||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 January 2017.
Ricardinho started his career in Coritiba where he played from youth teams to the first team and established himself in the starting eleven. He played over 100 games in Coritiba, winning two Campeonato Paranaense in the process. In 2009 he moved to Europe and Sweden for Malmö FF.
In Malmö FF Ricardinho was the given choice for left back and played brilliantly in the first year at the club even though the league position was disappointing. In the beginning of the 2010 season he broke his foot and missed the first five games of the season. After recovery he came back and reclaimed his place in the starting eleven for the remainder of the league winning season. For the 2011 season he was the only player of the club to play all 30 league matches. He also played for the club in the qualifying stages to the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League and in the group stage of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League. During the 2011 season Ricardinho signed a new contract to the end of the 2014 season.
Ricardinho played 28 out of 30 matches for Malmö FF during the 2012 season and managed to score 2 league goals. In the next season the club won the league title as Ricardinho played 27 league matches. He also played all six matches for the club during its participation in the qualifying stages of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League. In his last season at Malmö FF he played in 23 league fixtures as well as in 10 matches for the club's campaign in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League. On 13 December 2014 Ricardinho announced that he would not renew his contract with the club.
Ricardinho is eligible for international play for both Brazil and Sweden. He has never been capped for Brazil and in October 2014 he became a Swedish citizen after living in the country for five years.
- As of match played 28 January 2017
- Campeonato Paranaense: 2003,2004, 2008
- Atlético Mineiro
- Campeonato Mineiro:2007
- Malmö FF
- "Ricardinho klar för 3 år till!" (in Swedish). mff.se. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
- "Ricardinho lämnar MFF". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 13 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "Qəbələ də yeni futbolçu". http://www.gabalafc.az/ (in Azerbaijani). Gabala FK. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. External link in
- "Ricardinho svensk medborgare - kan tas ut i landslagssammanhang". fotbollskanalen.se (in Swedish). Fotbollskanalen. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
- "Ricardo Ferreira da Silva". soccerway.com (in Swedish). Soccerway. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
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