|Full name||Ricardo Nuno Queirós Nascimento|
|Date of birth||19 April 1974|
|Place of birth||Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|1995–1996||→ Aves (loan)||29||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 102 matches and 11 goals over seven seasons, in representation of Boavista, Varzim, Gil Vicente, Braga and Rio Ave. He added 182 matches and 34 goals in the Segunda Liga, and also spent two years in South Korea.
Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Nascimento started his professional career with Leixões SC, competing with the club in the second division. He went on to make 283 league appearances for a host of teams in his country, including Boavista FC, Varzim SC, Gil Vicente F.C. and S.C. Braga; prior to the two latter sides, in 2000–01, he had his first abroad experience, with Montpellier HSC: the French promoted from Ligue 2, but the player only played seven matches in the entire campaign.
Nascimento had an Asian adventure from February 2005, appearing for South Korea's FC Seoul which he joined on a free transfer from Rio Ave FC. In January 2008 he returned to Portugal, contributing with 14 games to C.D. Trofense's first ever promotion to the Primeira Liga.
After leaving Trofense in November 2008, Nascimento signed for C.D. Aves for a third spell, moving to the second level team until the end of the campaign. He stated: «I'm back to the club of my heart» upon his arrival, and left in June 2010 at the age of 36, being rarely used during his final spell and retiring shortly afterwards.
- Tulha, Ana (22 January 2017). "Chuteiras da feira e lágrimas coreanas de Ricardo Nascimento" [Market football boots and Ricardo Nascimento's Korean tears]. Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 March 2017.
- "Ricardo Nascimento deixa Rio Ave e vai para a Coreia do Sul" [Ricardo Nascimento leaves Rio Ave and goes to South Korea] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 8 February 2005. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- "Ricardo Nascimento regressa da Coreia para representar o Trofense" [Ricardo Nascimento returns from Korea to represent Trofense] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 4 December 2007. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- Silva, Patrícia (10 July 2008). "Trofense: Ricardo Nascimento destaca tranquilidade na equipa" [Trofense: Ricardo Nascimento highlights team tranquility] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 22 June 2018.