Ricardo Fernandes (footballer, born April 1978)
|Full name||Ricardo Ribeiro Fernandes|
|Date of birth||21 April 1978|
|Place of birth||Moreira de Cónegos, Portugal|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2000–2001||→ Santa Clara (loan)||28||(3)|
|2001–2002||→ Gil Vicente (loan)||32||(4)|
|2010–2011||Hapoel Be'er Sheva||15||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 72 matches and eight goals during four seasons, representing in the competition Gil Vicente, Sporting, Porto and Académica. He also competed professionally in Cyprus, Ukraine, Israel and Greece, notably spending several years in the Cypriot First Division with five clubs and winning the national championship with APOEL in 2007.
Sporting / PortoEdit
Fernandes was born in Moreira de Cónegos, Guimarães. After a number of impressive performances for Gil Vicente FC, with whom he made his Primeira Liga debuts in the 2001–02 campaign, he returned to Sporting CP who owned the player's rights; at the time, he was hailed as one of the country's brightest young prospects.
After only one season, Fernandes was signed by José Mourinho for his FC Porto side, which won the 2003–04 edition of the UEFA Champions League. He appeared sparingly for the club during his spell due to injury, playing only 19 games in all competitions as he was understudy to Portuguese international Deco, and left after another sole campaign.
After a spell with Académica de Coimbra, Fernandes was signed on a lucrative three-year deal to APOEL FC in Cyprus. In his first year, he became an instant crowd favorite with his accurate set pieces and creative passing, scoring nine times with a remarkable number of assists and also helping his team to the domestic cup.
Fernandes returned to Cyprus on 17 June 2009, signing a three-year contract with Anorthosis Famagusta FC. On 30 December, 19 days after being released, he joined another team in that country, AEL Limassol.
On 4 June 2010, 32-year-old Fernandes signed a contract with Israel's Hapoel Be'er Sheva AFC, reuniting with former AEL coach Nir Klinger. In January 2011, however, he returned to former Ukrainian club FC Metalurh Donetsk.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Other||Total|
|Santa Clara||2000–01||Segunda Liga||28||3||1||0||0||0||—||29||3|
|Gil Vicente||2001–02||Primeira Liga||32||4||1||0||0||0||—||33||4|
|APOEL||2005–06||Cypriot First Division||22||9||10||4||—||4||0||—||36||13|
|2006–07||Cypriot First Division||23||5||8||1||—||4||2||1||0||36||8|
|2007–08||Cypriot First Division||19||2||4||1||—||2||0||1||0||26||3|
|Metalurh Donetsk||2007–08||Ukrainian Premier League||10||1||0||0||0||0||—||10||1|
|2008–09||Ukrainian Premier League||27||8||0||0||0||0||—||27||8|
|Anothosis||2009–10||Cypriot First Division||9||1||0||0||0||0||4||1||—||13||2|
|AEL Limassol||2009–10||Cypriot First Division||13||2||3||1||0||0||—||16||3|
|Hapoel Be'er Sheva||2010–11||Israeli Premier League||15||0||0||0||0||0||—||15||0|
|Metalurh Donetsk||2010–11||Ukrainian Premier League||9||4||0||0||0||0||—||9||4|
|2011–12||Ukrainian Premier League||12||1||2||0||0||0||—||14||1|
|Doxa||2012–13||Cypriot First Division||25||6||3||0||—||28||6|
|2013–14||Cypriot First Division||14||5||1||0||—||15||5|
|Omonia||2013–14||Cypriot First Division||13||0||2||0||—||15||0|
|Doxa||2014–15||Cypriot First Division||27||6||0||0||—||27||6|
|2015–16||Cypriot First Division||13||2||0||0||—||13||2|
|Felgueiras 1932||2017–18||Campeonato Portugal||25||3||3||1||—||28||4|
- Primeira Liga: 2003–04
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2003
- UEFA Champions League: 2003–04
- Taça de Portugal: Runner-up 2003–04
- Gil Vicente frente ao Marco: Bom Ricardo Fernandes (Gil Vicente against Marco: Good Ricardo Fernandes); Record, 23 July 2001 (in Portuguese)
- Surprise swap between rivals; UEFA, 14 July 2003
- Ricardo Fernandes com fractura (Ricardo Fernandes with fracture); Record, 17 December 2003 (in Portuguese)
- A selecção azul e branca (The white-and-blue selection); Público, 23 May 2004 (in Portuguese)
- APOEL swoop to sign Fernandes; UEFA, 5 July 2005
- Chipre atrai mais de 20 jogadores portugueses (Cyprus attracts more than 20 Portuguese players); Público, 22 July 2007 (in Portuguese)
- APOEL inicia aventura europeia (APOEL start European adventure); UEFA, 17 July 2007 (in Portuguese)
- Ricardo Fernandes no Anorthosis (Ricardo Fernandes to Anorthosis); UEFA, 18 June 2009 (in Portuguese)
- Chipre: Ricardo Fernandes rescinde com o Anorthosis (Cyprus: Ricardo Fernandes cuts ties with Anorthosis); Mais Futebol, 11 December 2009 (in Portuguese)
- "Ricardo Fernandes". ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "Ricardo Fernandes". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
- Includes Cypriot Cup, Ukrainian Cup and Greek Football Cup
- Includes UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
- Includes Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira and Cypriot Super Cup