Ricardo León Brito

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Full name Ricardo León Brito
Date of birth (1983-02-08) 8 February 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2000–2002 Tenerife
2001–2002 → UD Orotava (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Tenerife B
2005–2011 Tenerife 163 (4)
2011–2013 Sporting Gijón 10 (0)
2013–2016 Tenerife 71 (4)
Total 245 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is León and the second or maternal family name is Brito.

Ricardo León Brito (born 8 February 1983), known simply as Ricardo, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Ricardo made his professional debuts with local CD Tenerife in 2005–06's second division, and achieved La Liga promotion in his fourth year, being an essential element of the success. In his first season in the top flight he appeared in 29 games (all starts, two goals), but his team was immediately relegated back.

In mid-June 2011, with the Canary Islands side relegated to the third level, Ricardo signed a three-year contract with Sporting de Gijón.[1] He played in just three league matches in his first year, with another team relegation befalling.


  1. ^ "Ricardo fue presentado en Mareo como nuevo jugador rojiblanco" [Ricardo presented in Mareo as new rojiblanco player] (in Spanish). Sporting Gijón. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 

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