|Full name||Ricardo Jorge Tavares Machado|
|Date of birth||13 September 1988|
|Place of birth||Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2010–2011||→ Feirense (loan)||13||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Machado spent the vast majority of his youth career with local Sport Clube Dragões Sandinenses. He made his debuts as a senior in 2007, with A.D. Machico in the third division, signing with fellow league club C.S. Marítimo B after one season.
In the 2010 summer, Machado was loaned by C.S. Marítimo to C.D. Feirense in the second level. He appeared in his first game as a professional on 12 September, starting in a 2–2 away draw against F.C. Arouca.
- "Dupla grega inscrita tal como... Kléber" [Greek duo registered just like... Kléber]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 September 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
- "Feirense chega ao empate mesmo com 10" [Feirense manages draw even with 10]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 September 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
- "Ricardo Machado si Hugo Sousa la FC Brasov" [Ricardo Machado and Hugo Sousa to FC Brasov] (in Romanian). FC Brașov. July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011.