Ricardo Quaresma







Full Name: Ricardo Andrade Quaresma Bernardo
Nationality: Portuguese
Birthday: September 25th, 1983 in Lisbon (Portugal)
Zodiac: Libra
Height: 1,73 meters
Weight: 68 kilograms
Current Club: FC Porto
Position: Attacking Midfielder / Winger (right)
Nickname: Mustang
Inside Facts:

  • Quaresma was born in 25th September 1983 in Lisbon.
  • He got his nickname "Mustang" from the former Sporting-Coach Laszlo Bölöni.
  • He's a right-footer
  • During the 2000/2001 portuguese season, he gave his debut for Sporting Lisbon. But only for the B-squad and he played 15 matches.
  • One season later he called up to the A-Team of Sporting Lisbon. There he played 28 matches and scored three goals.
  • He would UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship winner with Portugal in 2000
    In 2003 he had his debut in Protugal national team in a friendly match against Bolivia
  • In the same season he signed for the FC Barcelona. The fee amonunted 6m €. The debut match for Barcelona was against the italian Top Club AC Milan. There he scored the first time.
  • In his debut season, Ricardo made ten matches and eleven substitiute appearances. He shot only one goal. It was a hard time at Barcelona.
  • In the end of the spanish season 2003/2004 he injured his right foot so that he could not play the 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship and the 2004 UEFA European Football Championship.
  • During the EURO 2004 championships, he announced that he would not play as long as Frank Rijkaard worked as coach for FC Barcelona. In this time Quaresma had a lot of offers from other clubs. Also from FC Porto. But he was not interested go back to Portugal. But short time later, Ricardo signed for FC Porto. He know he would not lucky in Barcelona.
  • His debut match for Porto was in the European Super Cup 2004.
  • In year 2004 he won with Porto the 2004 FIFA Intercontinental Cup
  • In the season 2004/2005 enlisted this brilliant player the first place in the first portuguese league for Porto.
  • Quaresma has been "Portuguese Footballer of the Year" in 2005 and 2006



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