Ricardo Nascimento

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Ricardo Nascimento
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Nuno Queirós Nascimento
Date of birth (1974-04-19) 19 April 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1985–1988 Porto
1988–1992 Leixões
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Leixões 32 (1)
1994–1997 Boavista 4 (0)
1995–1996 Aves (loan) 29 (7)
1998 Varzim 27 (0)
1998–1999 Aves 31 (6)
1999–2000 Gil Vicente 25 (5)
2000–2001 Montpellier 4 (0)
2001 Gil Vicente 11 (2)
2002 Braga 12 (0)
2002–2003 Salgueiros 31 (5)
2003–2004 Maia 31 (12)
2004–2005 Rio Ave 19 (3)
2005–2007 FC Seoul 47 (3)
2007–2008 Trofense 18 (2)
2008–2010 Aves 13 (1)
Total 334 (48)
National team
1993 Portugal U20 1 (0)
1996 Portugal U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ricardo Nuno Queirós Nascimento (born 19 April 1974) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 102 games and 11 goals over the course of seven seasons, in representation of Boavista, Varzim, Gil Vicente, Braga and Rio Ave. He added 181/34 in Segunda Liga, and also spent two years in South Korea.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Nascimento started his professional career with Leixões SC, competing with the team in the second division. He went on to make 283 league appearances for a host of clubs in his country, including Boavista FC, Varzim SC, Gil Vicente F.C. and S.C. Braga; prior to the two latter sides, in the 2000–01 season, he had his first abroad experience, with Montpellier HSC: the French promoted from the second level, but the player only played four matches in the entire campaign.

Nascimento had an Asian adventure from February 2005, appearing for South Korea's FC Seoul which he joined on a free transfer from Rio Ave FC. In January 2008 he returned to Portugal, contributing with 14 games to C.D. Trofense's first ever promotion to the Primeira Liga.

After leaving Trofense in November 2008, Nascimento signed for C.D. Aves for a third spell, moving to the division two side until the end of the season. He stated: «I'm back to the club of my heart» upon his arrival, and left in June 2010 at the age of 36, being rarely used during his final spell and retiring shortly afterwards.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Boavista
FC Seoul
Trofense

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chuteiras da feira e lágrimas coreanas de Ricardo Nascimento" [Market football boots and Ricardo Nascimento's Korean tears]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). 22 January 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
South Korea Hong Soon-Hak
K League Top Assist Maker
2005
Succeeded by
Brazil Chuva