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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: 20/01/2017 14:01 CET
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark0-1PortugalPortugal601
14.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0ArmeniaArmenia2000
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal2-1SerbiaSerbia1200
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundAlbaniaAlbania0-1PortugalPortugal2501
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0DenmarkDenmark800
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-2PortugalPortugal9000
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
20.08.2016Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş4-1AlanyasporAlanyaspor8400
26.08.2016Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor2-2BeşiktaşBeşiktaş8800
01.09.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stagePortugalPortugal5-0GibraltarGibraltar4600
06.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-0PortugalPortugal2200
13.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBenficaBenfica1-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
18.09.2016Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-2BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
24.09.2016Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş2-2GalatasarayGalatasaray9001
28.09.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-1Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv9010
01.10.2016Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor0-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş4500
07.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal6-0AndorraAndorra9002
10.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands0-6PortugalPortugal6700
15.10.2016Turkish Super LeagueKayserisporKayserispor0-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş4500
19.10.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageNapoliNapoli2-3BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9002
23.10.2016Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-0AntalyasporAntalyaspor9001
28.10.2016Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği1-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9001
01.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-1NapoliNapoli9010
05.11.2016Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş2-1TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
13.11.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal4-1LatviaLatvia2502
19.11.2016Turkish Super LeagueAdanasporAdanaspor1-2BeşiktaşBeşiktaş7800
23.11.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-3BenficaBenfica9011
26.11.2016Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-1İstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir9001
03.12.2016Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-0BeşiktaşBeşiktaş6000
06.12.2016UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stageDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv6-0BeşiktaşBeşiktaş7000
14.12.2016Turkish CupFourth roundBeşiktaşBeşiktaş2-1KayserisporKayserispor6100
17.12.2016Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa2-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9001
24.12.2016Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-0GaziantepsporGaziantepspor9000
16.01.2017Turkish Super LeagueOsmanlısporOsmanlıspor0-2BeşiktaşBeşiktaş7000
19.01.2017Turkish CupFourth roundBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-0Darıca GençlerbirliğiDarıca Gençlerbirliği9010

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Ricardo Quaresma
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 26/09/1983 (33)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 7
  • Club: Beşiktaş ( TUR)

  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 67kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2016/17
    • FIFA World Cup 2016/18

  • 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: 20/01/2017 14:01 CET