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Ricardo Ferreira da Silva

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Place of birth  Curitiba, Brazil
Name  Ricardo da
Current team  Gabala FC
Years  Team
Playing position  Defender
0000–2003  Coritiba
Weight  73 kg
Number  20
Height  1.68 m

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Full name  Ricardo Ferreira da Silva Kubitski
Date of birth  (1984-09-09) September 9, 1984 (age 31)

Ricardo Ferreira da Silva Kubitski, or simply Ricardinho ([ʁikɐʁˈdʒĩɲu]; born September 9, 1984 in Curitiba), is a Brazilian left back who plays for Oxford United.

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In Brazil

Ricardinho started his career in Coritiba where he played from youth teams to the first team and established himself in the starting eleven. He played over 100 games in Coritiba, winning two Campeonato Paranaense in the process. In 2009, he moved to Europe and Sweden for Malmö FF.

Malmö FF

In Malmö FF Ricardinho was the given choice for left back and played brilliantly in the first year at the club even though the league position was disappointing. In the beginning of the 2010 season he broke his foot and missed the first five games of the season. After recovery he came back and reclaimed his place in the starting eleven for the remainder of the league winning season. For the 2011 season he was the only player of the club to play all 30 league matches. He also played for the club in the qualifying stages to the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League and in the group stage of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League. During the 2011 season Ricardinho signed a new contract to the end of the 2014 season.

Ricardinho played 28 out of 30 matches for Malmö FF during the 2012 season and managed to score 2 league goals. In the next season the club won the league title as Ricardinho played 27 league matches. He also played all six matches for the club during its participation in the qualifying stages of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League. In his last season at Malmö FF he played in 23 league fixtures as well as in 10 matches for the club's campaign in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League. On 13 December 2014 Ricardinho announced that he would not renew his contract with the club.

Gabala

On 16 February 2015, Ricardinho signed a contract with Gabala FK in the Azerbaijan Premier League till the end of the 2014–15 season.

Oxford United

On 3 August 2017, Ricardinho signed for English League One side Oxford United on a one-year deal, with the option of a further year.

International career

Ricardinho is eligible for international play for both Brazil and Sweden. He has never been capped for Brazil and in October 2014 he became a Swedish citizen after living in the country for five years.

Club

As of match played 2 September 2017

Club

Coritiba
  • Campeonato Paranaense: 2003, 2004, 2008
  • Atlético Mineiro
  • Campeonato Mineiro: 2007
  • Malmö FF
  • Allsvenskan: 2010, 2013, 2014
  • Svenska Supercupen: 2013, 2014
  • References

    Ricardo Ferreira da Silva Wikipedia