Ricardo Talu

Ricardo Talu (born 21 July 1993 in Luanda) is a Dutch-Angolan professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Dronten.

Ricardo Talu
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-07-21) 21 July 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth Luanda, Angola
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Swift ’64
0000–2012 PEC Zwolle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 PEC Zwolle 1 (0)
2014 SC Telstar 0 (0)
2015–2016 Albion Rovers 21 (0)
2016– Dronten ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 July 2018

Talu has previously played for Zwolle, Telstar and Scottish side Albion Rovers.


As a youth, Yalu played for Dutch clubs Swift ’64 and Zwolle, before playing senior football with the Bluefingers as well as Telstar.

In July 2015, Talu along with Romario Sabajo went go on trial at Scottish Championship side Greenock Morton with only Sabajo being offered a contract.[1] After leaving Morton, Talu signed up with Coatbridge side Albion Rovers.[2] He played in over 20 matches for Rovers, before leaving the club at the end of the 2015–16 season after his contract expired.[3]

After his release from the Coatbridge side, Talu returned to the Netherlands to sign with lower-league side Dronten in his adopted home town of Dronten.[4]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (24 July 2015). "Morton offer deal to Dutch trialist". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  2. ^ Paterson, Colin (5 August 2015). "Albion Rovers eyeing defensive Dutch courage with new signing ahead of league opener". Daily Record. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  3. ^ Paterson, Colin (4 May 2016). "Albion Rovers boss Darren Young in running for Queen of the South top job". Daily Record. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Ricardo Talu gaat in zijn woonplaats voetballen bij Asv Dronten" (in Dutch). DeDrontenaar. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2018.