Rikarudo Higa (比嘉 リカルド, Higa Rikarudo, born May 4, 1973) is a Brazilian-born Japanese football player. He obtained Japanese citizenship in August 2003 and promptly changed his given name from Ricardo to the more "Japanized" pronunciation Rikarudo.
|Full name||Rikarudo Higa|
|Date of birth||May 4, 1973|
|Place of birth||Campinas, Brazil|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2000||Okinawa Kariyushi FC|
|2009||Japan Beach Soccer|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Higa was born in Campinas, Brazil on May 4, 1973. He played for some Brazilian club until the middle of 1990s. In 1997, he moved to Japan and joined Prefectural Leagues club Yaita SC in 1998. In 1999, he moved to newly was promoted to J2 League club, Albirex Niigata. In 2000, he moved to Prefectural Leagues club Okinawa Kariyushi FC and played in 1 season. In 2003, he joined Prefectural Leagues club FC Ryukyu. The club was promoted to Regional Leagues from 2005 and Japan Football League from 2006. He retired end of 2006 season.
Beach soccer careerEdit
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||J.League Cup||Total|
|1999||Albirex Niigata||J2 League||34||6||2||0||36||6|
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