Ricardo Nuno Queiros Nascimento
Date of birth
(1974-04-19) 19 April 1974 (age 41)
Place of birth
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Associacao Academica de Coimbra – O.A.F. (#5 / Defender)
Ricardo Nuno Queirós Nascimento (born 19 April 1974) is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.
He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 102 games and 11 goals over the course of seven seasons, in representation of Boavista, Varzim, Gil Vicente, Braga and Rio Ave. He added 181/34 in Segunda Liga, and also spent two years in South Korea.
Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Nascimento started his professional career with Leixões SC, competing with the team in the second division. He went on to make 283 league appearances for a host of clubs in his country, including Boavista FC, Varzim SC, Gil Vicente F.C. and S.C. Braga; prior to the two latter sides, in the 2000–01 season, he had his first abroad experience, with Montpellier HSC: the French promoted from the second level, but the player only played four matches in the entire campaign.
Nascimento had an Asian adventure from February 2005, appearing for South Korea's FC Seoul which he joined on a free transfer from Rio Ave FC. In January 2008 he returned to Portugal, contributing with 14 games to C.D. Trofense's first ever promotion to the Primeira Liga.
After leaving Trofense in November 2008, Nascimento signed for C.D. Aves for a third spell, moving to the division two side until the end of the season. He stated: «I'm back to the club of my heart» upon his arrival, and left in June 2010 at the age of 36, being rarely used during his final spell and retiring shortly afterwards.