Ricardo Machado

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Ricardo Machado
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Jorge Tavares Machado
Date of birth (1988-09-13) 13 September 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Youth career
1999–2006 Dragões Sandinenses
2006–2007 Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Machico 11 (0)
2008–2011 Marítimo B 51 (3)
2010–2011 Feirense (loan) 13 (1)
2011–2014 Braşov 90 (8)
2015 Dinamo București 6 (0)
2015– Al-Taawoun 49 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.

Ricardo Jorge Tavares Machado (born 13 September 1988) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Saudi Arabian club Al-Taawoun FC as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

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.[1] He appeared in his first game as a professional on 12 September, starting in a 2–2 away draw against F.C. Arouca.[2]

Machado competed in Romania and its Liga I in the following years, starting out at FC Brașov.[3]


  1. ^ "Dupla grega inscrita tal como... Kléber" [Greek duo registered just like... Kléber]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 September 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Feirense chega ao empate mesmo com 10" [Feirense manages draw even with 10]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 September 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "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. 

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