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Ricardo Jorge Tavares Machado (born 13 September 1988) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Saudi Arabian club Al-Taawoun FC as a central defender.

Ricardo Machado
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Jorge Tavares Machado
Date of birth (1988-09-13) 13 September 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Youth career
1999–2006 Dragões Sandinenses
2006–2007 Nacional
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Machico 11 (0)
2008–2011 Marítimo B 51 (3)
2010–2011Feirense (loan) 13 (1)
2011–2014 Braşov 90 (8)
2015 Dinamo București 6 (0)
2015– Al-Taawoun 90 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2019


Football careerEdit

Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Machado spent the vast majority of his youth career with local Sport Clube Dragões Sandinenses. He made his debut as a senior in 2007, with A.D. Machico in the third division, signing with fellow league team C.S. Marítimo B after one season.

In the summer of 2010, Machado was loaned by C.S. Marítimo to C.D. Feirense in the second level.[1] He appeared in his first game as a professional on 12 September, starting in a 2–2 away draw against F.C. Arouca.[2]

Machado competed in Romania and its Liga I in the following years, starting out at FC Brașov.[3]




  1. ^ "Dupla grega inscrita tal como... Kléber" [Greek duo registered just like... Kléber]. Record (in Portuguese). 1 September 2010. Archived from the original on 31 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Feirense chega ao empate mesmo com 10" [Feirense manage draw even with 10]. Record (in Portuguese). 12 September 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Ricardo Machado si Hugo Sousa la FC Brasov" [Ricardo Machado and Hugo Sousa to FC Brasov] (in Romanian). FC Brașov. July 2011. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011.

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