Ricardo Abel Barbosa Ferreira (born 3 December 1989), known simply as Ricardo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Portimonense S.C. as a goalkeeper.
Ricardo was born in Braga. A product of hometown S.C. Braga's youth system, he was promoted to the first team for the 2007–08 season as fourth goalkeeper.
In the following two years, Ricardo played for S.C. Olhanense in Algarve, the first on loan, appearing in only two matches combined. In the 2009–10 campaign, with the club in the Primeira Liga for the first time in 34 years, he started in the last matchday as the side was already safe from relegation, featuring in the 2–2 away draw against F.C. Paços de Ferreira.
In the summer of 2010, Ricardo signed with C.S. Marítimo, being mainly associated with the reserves during his spell in Madeira. Four years later, after a season-long loan at the club, he joined Portimonense S.C. from the Segunda Liga on a three-year contract; he contributed with 40 games in 2016–17, helping to a top division return after six years.
Ricardo won his first and only cap for the Portugal under-21s on 16 July 2009, in a 7–1 routing of India for that year's Lusophony Games.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff