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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: 27/11/2015 12:42 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
17.09.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageSkënderbeuSkënderbeu0-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş8300
21.09.2015Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği1-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş4500
01.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-1Sporting CPSporting CP9000
04.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueEskişehirsporEskişehirspor1-2BeşiktaşBeşiktaş4501
08.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPortugalPortugal1-0DenmarkDenmark800
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-2PortugalPortugal9000
18.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-0RizesporRizespor4510
22.10.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageLokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva1-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş8700
26.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueAntalyasporAntalyaspor1-5BeşiktaşBeşiktaş6900
30.10.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-3KasımpaşaKasımpaşa4500
05.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageBeşiktaşBeşiktaş1-1Lokomotiv MoskvaLokomotiv Moskva4510
08.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor0-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş7400
22.11.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş2-0SivassporSivasspor9000
26.11.2015UEFA Europa LeagueGroup stageBeşiktaşBeşiktaş2-0SkënderbeuSkënderbeu2201

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Ricardo Quaresma
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 26/09/1983 (31)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Squad number: 17
  • Club: Beşiktaş ( TUR)

  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 67kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16
    • 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: 27/11/2015 01:33 CET