Ricardo Carvalho

1978 - Today

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Ricardo Alberto Silveira de Carvalho OIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁiˈkaɾðu kɐɾˈvaʎu]; born 18 May 1978) is a retired Portuguese professional footballer who played as a centre back. Carvalho is regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation.Carvalho began his career at Porto, where he had loan spells at Leça, Vitória de Setúbal and Alverca, before winning domestic and European trophies under José Mourinho's management. In July 2004, Carvalho transferred to Chelsea for a fee of just under €30 million. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ricardo Carvalho has received more than 1,875,930 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Ricardo Carvalho is the 968th most popular soccer player (down from 745th in 2019), the 207th most popular biography from Portugal (down from 176th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Portuguese Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Ricardo Carvalho ranks 968 out of 16,923Before him are Baltazar Maria de Morais Júnior, Ugo Locatelli, Roy Keane, José Antonio Reyes, Harald Nielsen, and Hiroji Imamura. After him are Marc-André ter Stegen, Alfred Körner, Marcelo Salas, Walter Samuel, Schubert Gambetta, and Ferran Olivella.

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Among people born in 1978, Ricardo Carvalho ranks 33Before him are Kevin Federline, Jensen Ackles, Lauren German, Dejan Stanković, Dirk Nowitzki, and Josh Hartnett. After him are Walter Samuel, Nicole Scherzinger, Tyrese Gibson, Gabriel Heinze, Luis Fonsi, and Vanessa-Mae.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Ricardo Carvalho ranks 207 out of 479Before him are Duarte, Duke of Guimarães (1515), Manuel Monteiro de Castro (1938), Infanta Mariana Victoria of Portugal (1768), Nuno Gomes (1976), Tristão Vaz Teixeira (1395), and Afonso, Duke of Porto (1865). After him are Pauleta (1973), Paulo Sousa (1970), André Villas-Boas (1977), Damião de Góis (1502), Miguel Torga (1907), and Maria de Medeiros (1965).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In Portugal

Among soccer players born in Portugal, Ricardo Carvalho ranks 13Before him are Paulo Futre (1966), Ricardo Quaresma (1983), Félix Mourinho (1938), Fernando Gomes (1956), Vítor Baía (1969), and Nuno Gomes (1976). After him are Pauleta (1973), Paulo Sousa (1970), Sérgio Conceição (1974), Nani (1986), Fernando Couto (1969), and Manuel Bento (1948).