Ricardo Jorge Rodrigues Pessoa (born 5 February 1982) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Portimonense S.C. as a right back.
Born in Vendas Novas, Évora District, Pessoa started his professional career with Vitória de Setúbal, being sparingly used during his four-year spell with the Sado River club. He appeared in 20 games as it returned to the Primeira Liga in 2004 after one year of absence, but only amassed ten appearances in that level in three seasons combined.
In the summer of 2005, Pessoa returned to the second division and signed for Portimonense SC, being an undisputed starter from the beginnings and also eventually gaining captaincy. In the 2009–10 campaign he scored six goals– whilst appearing in all 30 league matches – as the Algarve team returned to the top flight after 20 years.
Aged 35, Pessoa managed another promotion with his main club in 2017, contributing with four goals (again mostly from penalties) from 29 appearances. On 25 May of that year, he renewed his contract until 2020.
Pessoa played once for Portugal at under-21 level, featuring the last 14 minutes of the 2–2 friendly draw against Norway held in Guarda.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff