Ricardo Quaresma

  • Date of birth : 26/09/1983
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Portugal Portugal
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Ricardo Quaresma

Ricardo Quaresma

Ricardo Quaresma and his sumptuous talent would appear to be made for the grandest stage, but the inventive winger's abundant array of tricks was seen only fleetingly at UEFA EURO 2008 and not at all at the last two FIFA World Cups. He has, however, enjoyed two uplifting seasons in Turkey with Beşiktaş JK.

• A graduate of Sporting Clube de Portugal's famed football school, he won the Portuguese domestic double in his debut season, 2001/02, aged 18, under coach László Bölöni.

• A budding talent at youth level, he was a UEFA European Under-16 Championship winner with Portugal in 2000 but missed the 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship and Athens Olympics through injury.

• An ill-fated move to FC Barcelona prompted a quick return to Portugal, where he featured in FC Porto's post-José Mourinho renaissance, winning another domestic double in 2005/06; added further league wins under Jesualdo Ferreira in 2006/07 and 2007/08 and played in all 30 of the club's UEFA Champions League games during a four-year stay, scoring four goals.

• Omitted from Portugal's 2006 FIFA World Cup squad, he played in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals on home soil instead; made one start and one substitute appearance (in which he scored, against the Czech Republic) at UEFA EURO 2008.

• Left Porto for FC Internazionale Milano, where Mourinho was the new coach, in September 2008 but struggled to make an impact and spent the second half of the campaign on loan to Chelsea FC, where he also failed to impress, returning to San Siro in the summer.

• Moved to Beşiktaş in June 2010 for a reported fee of €7.3m and ended his first season in the Süper Lig as a Turkish Cup winner, on penalties, having scored the opener in a 2-2 draw with İstanbul BB SK in the final.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-16 Championship:
winner 2000

Last updated: 22/05/12 10.27CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 13/07/2016 10:55 CET
11.10.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance2-1PortugalPortugal2210
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal601
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0ArmeniaArmenia2000
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal1-0ArgentinaArgentina4400
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal2-1SerbiaSerbia1200
16.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageItalyItaly0-1PortugalPortugal8700
16.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueMersinMersin2-5BeşiktaşBeşiktaş4500
22.08.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-2TrabzonsporTrabzonspor6110
04.09.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal0-1FranceFrance2300
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAlbaniaAlbania0-1PortugalPortugal2501
13.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş2-0İstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir2700
21.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği1-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş4500
04.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueEskişehirsporEskişehirspor1-2BeşiktaşBeşiktaş4501
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0DenmarkDenmark800
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-2PortugalPortugal9000
18.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-0RizesporRizespor4510
26.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueAntalyasporAntalyaspor1-5BeşiktaşBeşiktaş6900
30.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-3KasımpaşaKasımpaşa4500
08.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor0-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş7400
22.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş2-0SivassporSivasspor9000
29.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş0-2AkhisarAkhisar9000
14.12.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş2-1GalatasarayGalatasaray7200
21.12.2015Turkish Super LeagueOsmanlısporOsmanlıspor2-3BeşiktaşBeşiktaş6701
27.12.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş4-0KonyasporKonyaspor6100
14.02.2016Turkish Super Leagueİstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir2-2BeşiktaşBeşiktaş2901
17.02.2016Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-0MersinMersin9000
22.02.2016Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-0GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği9000
07.03.2016Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-1EskişehirsporEskişehirspor5201
15.03.2016Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor0-2BeşiktaşBeşiktaş8301
19.03.2016Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-0AntalyasporAntalyaspor4500
25.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal0-1BulgariaBulgaria2500
29.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal2-1BelgiumBelgium3000
11.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-2BursasporBursaspor9000
23.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar3-3BeşiktaşBeşiktaş7100
30.04.2016Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş4-0KayserisporKayserispor7210
08.05.2016Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray0-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş7100
15.05.2016Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-1OsmanlısporOsmanlıspor8701
29.05.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal3-0NorwayNorway6010
02.06.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageEnglandEngland1-0PortugalPortugal2900
08.06.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal7-0EstoniaEstonia9023
14.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal1-1IcelandIceland1400
18.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal0-0AustriaAustria7100
22.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageHungaryHungary3-3PortugalPortugal2901
25.06.2016UEFA EURORound of 16CroatiaCroatia0-1PortugalPortugal3310
30.06.2016UEFA EUROQuarter-finalsPolandPoland1-1
06.07.2016UEFA EUROSemi-finalsPortugalPortugal2-0WalesWales400
10.07.2016UEFA EUROFinalPortugalPortugal1-0FranceFrance9500

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

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General info

  • Name: Ricardo Quaresma
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 26/09/1983 (32)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 17
  • Club: Beşiktaş ( TUR)

  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 67kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    27/09/01: Sporting CP 3-2 Midtjylland
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    16/03/00: Portugal 3-0 Austria

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Portugal U-21216
Portugal U-1940
Portugal MERI40
Portugal U-1652

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Sporting CP20
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Sporting CP40
Last updated: 11/07/2016 01:05 CET