|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 6 May 2018|
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 team C.S. Marítimo B after one season.
In the summer of 2010, 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. Archived from the original on 31 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
- "Feirense chega ao empate mesmo com 10" [Feirense manage 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. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011.