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Ricardo

Full name: Ricardo Alexandre Martins Soares Pereira
Birthdate: 11.02.1976
Birthplace: Montijo, Portugal
Position: Goalkeeper
Joined from: Real Betis
Signed by: Sven-Göran Eriksson
Nationality: Portugal
First game: Derby County, 12.02.2011
Last game: Portsmouth, 19.03.2011
Games: 8
Goals: 0
Player Profile

Ironically, Sven-Goran Eriksson signed the Portugal goalkeeper after he'd twice provided penalty shoot-out heroics to see Portugal through, and knock Eriksson's England out, of Euro 2006 and the 2008 World Cup. Arriving in Leicester in his 'twilight years', Ricardo came in during a season that City struggled to maintain a constant number one. Chris Kirkland had ended his loan spell and returned to Wigan Athletic due to a back injury and Eriksson looked to Ricardo to solve his goalkeeping crisis.

He was a free agent following a spell playing for Spanish side Real Betis and had made his name with Portugal clubs Boavista, where he won the league and Sporting Lisbon. He arrived on trial with City and impressed Eriksson enough to earn a deal until the end of the season, but it's fair to say City fans didn't see the best of the stopper during his brief stint at the club. He kept a clean sheet on his debut, in a 2-0 victory over Derby County, and made eight appearances for the Foxes. But the club decided against offering him a new deal in the summer and Ricardo left the club.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
2010-11Championship8---------8-
2010_312_
Total8---------8 -
_312_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 12.02.2011 2 - 0 Derby County (A) Championship
2 18.02.2011 2 - 1 Bristol City (H) Championship
3 22.02.2011 0 - 2 Cardiff City (A) Championship
4 26.02.2011 1 - 1 Coventry City (H) Championship
5 05.03.2011 0 - 1 Queens Park Rangers (A) Championship
6 08.03.2011 2 - 3 Norwich City (H) Championship
7 12.03.2011 3 - 0 Scunthorpe United (A) Championship
8 19.03.2011 0 - 1 Portsmouth (H) Championship

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Real Betis Free 31.01.2011
OUT Released Free 21.05.2011
Player 853 of 1145 ordered a-z

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