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Ricardo Carvalho

Ricardo Carvalho

Clubs: FC Porto, Leça FC (loan), Vitória FC (loan), FC Alverca (loan), Chelsea FC, Real Madrid CF, AS Monaco FC

• Broke into the Porto side – after a number of loan spells with minor clubs − midway through the 2002/03 season that ended with treble success of Liga, Portuguese Cup and UEFA Cup.

• On the field for every minute of Porto's 2003/04 UEFA Champions League win and voted UEFA Club Defender of the Year.

• Thrown into the deep end as Fernando Couto's replacement for Portugal's second game at UEFA EURO 2004, against Russia; started every game thereafter − including the final − winning a place in the UEFA All-Star Squad, and was also a regular in Luiz Felipe Scolari's side at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2008.

• Followed José Mourinho from Porto to Chelsea in 2004, winning two further league titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup (though injured for the Wembley final) under his mentor.

• A UEFA Champions League finalist and Premier League runner-up in 2007/08, he was injured and ousted by Alex in 2008/09 but recovered his place alongside John Terry in Carlo Ancelotti's title-winning 2009/10 squad.

• Was reunited with Mourinho when he left Chelsea for Madrid for a reported €8m in August 2010; scored his first goal for the Merengues on his second start, the winner in a 1-0 victory against CA Osasuna on 11 September 2010.

• Left Madrid when his contract expired following the 2012/13 season, moving to newly promoted Ligue 1 club AS Monaco FC.  

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship:
 runner-up 2004
UEFA EURO 2004: All-Star Squad
UEFA Champions League: winner 2004, runner-up 2008
UEFA Cup: winner 2003
UEFA Club Defender of the Year: 2004 users' Team of the Year: 2004

Last updated: 03/07/13 12.23CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/05/2016 02:35 CET
11.10.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-1PortugalPortugal4400
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal9000
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0ArmeniaArmenia9000
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal2-1SerbiaSerbia1710
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundArmeniaArmenia2-3PortugalPortugal7800
28.07.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundYoung BoysYoung Boys1-3MonacoMonaco9000
04.08.2015UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundMonacoMonaco4-0Young BoysYoung Boys9000
08.08.2015French Ligue 1NiceNice1-2MonacoMonaco9000
14.08.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco0-0LOSCLOSC9000
19.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsValenciaValencia3-1MonacoMonaco9000
25.08.2015UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsMonacoMonaco2-1ValenciaValencia9000
30.08.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco0-3ParisParis9000
04.09.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal0-1FranceFrance2700
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAlbaniaAlbania0-1PortugalPortugal9000
13.09.2015French Ligue 1AjaccioAjaccio0-1MonacoMonaco9000
20.09.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco2-3LorientLorient9000
24.09.2015French Ligue 1MontpellierMontpellier2-3MonacoMonaco9000
27.09.2015French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp3-3MonacoMonaco9000
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMonacoMonaco1-1TottenhamTottenham7600
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0DenmarkDenmark9000
22.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMonacoMonaco1-0QarabağQarabağ9000
25.10.2015French Ligue 1ReimsReims0-1MonacoMonaco9000
01.11.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-0AngersAngers9000
05.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageQarabağQarabağ1-1MonacoMonaco9000
08.11.2015French Ligue 1BordeauxBordeaux3-1MonacoMonaco9000
21.11.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-0NantesNantes9000
26.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageMonacoMonaco0-2AnderlechtAnderlecht9000
02.12.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-1CaenCaen9000
05.12.2015French Ligue 1BastiaBastia1-2MonacoMonaco9000
13.12.2015French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne9000
16.12.2015French League CupRound of 16BordeauxBordeaux3-0MonacoMonaco4500
19.12.2015French Ligue 1TroyesTroyes0-0MonacoMonaco6400
03.01.2016French CupNinth roundMonacoMonaco10-2St. Jean BeaulieuSt. Jean Beaulieu5800
09.01.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco2-2AjaccioAjaccio8410
20.01.2016French CupFirst roundÉvianÉvian1-3MonacoMonaco12000
24.01.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco4-0ToulouseToulouse9000
30.01.2016French Ligue 1AngersAngers3-0MonacoMonaco9000
02.02.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco2-0BastiaBastia9000
06.02.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-0NiceNice9000
14.02.2016French Ligue 1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne1-1MonacoMonaco9000
20.02.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco3-1TroyesTroyes9000
28.02.2016French Ligue 1NantesNantes0-0MonacoMonaco9000
04.03.2016French Ligue 1CaenCaen2-2MonacoMonaco9000
11.03.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco2-2ReimsReims8300
20.03.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis0-2MonacoMonaco9000
01.04.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-2BordeauxBordeaux9000
10.04.2016French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC4-1MonacoMonaco9000
17.04.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco2-1MarseilleMarseille9000
24.04.2016French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-1MonacoMonaco9000
30.04.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco3-2GuingampGuingamp9000
07.05.2016French Ligue 1LyonLyon6-1MonacoMonaco9010
14.05.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco2-0MontpellierMontpellier9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Ricardo Carvalho
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 18/05/1978 (37)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Monaco ( FRA)

  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 78kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2015/16
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    25/07/01: Porto 8-0 Barry
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    05/09/98: Hungary 0-3 Portugal

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Portugal U-2160

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid120
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 29/04/2016 13:21 CET