Ricardo Alberto Silveira de Carvalho professionally known as Ricardo Carvalho is a retired Portuguese professional football player who played as a centre-back. He is widely considered one of the greatest center backs from the modern era. He started playing football for the youth team of Amarante in 1989 and played until 1995. In 1995, he joined the youth team of Porto and began his career at the club. He had loan spells at Leca, Vitoria de Setubal and Alverca, before winning domestic and European trophies under Jose Mourinho’s management. In July 2004, he transferred to Chelsea for a fee of just under €30 million. With Chelsea, he won three Premier League titles, two League Cup, FA Community Shield, and one FA Cup. In August 2010, after six years with Chelsea, he transferred to Real Madrid for a fee of £6.7 million, winning two domestic honours under Mourinho’s management. In May 2013, he moved to the newly-promoted Ligue 1 club Monaco on a free transfer. In February 2017, he officially joined Shanghai SIPG.
On the international level, he has represented Portugal at various age levels. He has represented Portugal at U21 and the senior level. He earned his first cap for the Portugal national team on 11 October 2003. He was a regular in Portugal’s lineup during Euro 2004 when his country advanced all the way to the final before losing to Greece. At the 2006 World Cup, he played in six matches for Portugal, who finished fourth after reaching the semi-finals. He represented Portugal in three UEFA European Championships and two FIFA World Cups and was a member of the team that won UEFA Euro 2016.
What is Ricardo Carvalho Famous For?
- Being a professional football player.
- Won the 1998-99, 2002-03, 2003-04 Primeira Divisao/Liga with Porto.
- Won the 2002-03 Taca de Portugal with Porto.
- Won the 2003 Supertaca Candido de Oliveira with Porto.
- Won the 2003-04 UEFA Champions League with Porto.
- Won the 2002-03 UEFA Cup with Porto.
- Won the 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10 Premier League with Chelsea.
- Won the 2006-07 FA Cup with Chelsea.
- Won the 2004-05, 2006-07 Football League Cup with Chelsea.
- Won 2005, 2009 FA Community Shield with Chelsea.
- Won the 2011-12 la Liga with Real Madrid.
- Won the 2010-11 Copa del Rey with Real Madrid.
- Won the 2016 UEFA European Championship with Portugal.
- Won the 2003-04 UEFA Club Best Defender of the Year.
- Won the 2008 Chelsea Players’ Player of the Year.
Where is Ricardo Carvalho From?
Ricardo Carvalho was born on 18 May 1978. His birth name is Ricardo Alberto Silveira de Carvalho. His birthplace is Amarante, Portugal. He holds Portuguese nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. His horoscope sign is Taurus.
Ricardo Carvalho Football Career Timeline
- He started playing football for the youth team of Amarante in 1989 and played until 1995.
- In 1995, he joined the youth team of Porto and began his career at the club.
- In the 1998-1999 season, he made his professional debut when he signed on loan for Leca where he made 22 appearances and scored one goal for the club.
- Between 1999 and 2001, he had loan spells at Vitoria de Setubal and Alverca where he made 25 appearances and scored 2 goals for Vitoria de Setubal, and made 29 appearances and scored one goal for Alverca.
- He then returned to Porto in the 2001-02 season and quickly won a place in the starting XI.
- With his excellent form, he appears in the most important games of the season, including the UEFA cup semi-finals matches against Lazio and the UEFA Cup final where Porto beat Celtic 3-2 in extra-time and won his first international trophy. By his great season, he was named Portuguese League Footballer of the Year and Porto Footballer of the Year.
- In the 2003-04 season, he made his name as a world-class footballer. From 1997-2004, his solid performances helped the club win three Primeira Divisao/Liga, one Taca de Portugal, Supertaca Candido de Oliveira, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup.
- In July 2004, he transferred to Chelsea for a fee of just under €30 million. He scored his first goal for Chelsea in a 3-1 victory over Norwich City.
- He performed extremely well for the six-season with Chelsea, helping them win three Premier League titles, two League Cup, FA Community Shield, and one FA Cup. From 2004-2010, he made 135 appearances and scored 8 goals for the club.
- In August 2010, after six years with Chelsea, he transferred to Real Madrid for a fee of £6.7 million. He made his debut on 13 August 2010 in a 4-2 win on penalties after a 0-0 draw in a friendly match against Bayern Munich. He made his La Liga debut on 29 August 2010 in a 0-0 draw against Mallorca. He scored his first Liga goal in a 1-0 home victory against Osasuna.
- On 19 October 2010, in a UEFA Champions League victory against Milan, he was named the Man of the match by the Spanish newspaper Marca. On 7 November, he named again the man of the match in a 2-0 derby victory against Atletico Madrid where he scored his second goal in La Liga and proved again to be in good shape.
- With Real Madrid, he won two domestic honours under Mourinho’s management. From 2010-2013, he made 50 appearances and scored 3 goals for the club.
- In May 2013, he moved to the newly-promoted Ligue 1 club Monaco on a free transfer when his Real Madrid contract expired on 1 July. He signed a one-year contract with Monaco, with the option of a second year.
- On 10 August 2014, he was sent off for two yellow cards as Monaco began their season with a 2-1 defeat at home against Lorient. On 14 April 2015, he fouled Alvaro Morata to concede a penalty which was converted by Arturo Vidal as Monaco lost to Juventus in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
- In July 2015, he signed a new one-year deal, keeping him at the club until July 2016. On 10 August 2016, it was announced that Monaco had not renewed his contract, ending a three-year spell with the Ligue 1 club. From 2013-2016, he made 95 appearances and scored 2 goals for the club.
- On 15 February 2017, he officially joined Shanghai SIPG.
- On 6 October 2017, he was handed a seven-month suspended prison sentence in Spain for tax fraud.
- From 2017-18, he made 4 appearances for Shanghai SIPG.
Ricardo Carvalho International Career
- He has represented Portugal at various age levels.
- He has represented Portugal at U21 and the senior level.
- He represented Portugal in three UEFA European Championships and two FIFA World Cups.
- He earned his first cap for the Portugal national team on 11 October 2003 in a 5-3 friendly match win over Albania.
- He established himself as a key member of the national team and was a regular in Portugal’s lineup during Euro 2004 when his country advanced all the way to the final before losing to Greece.
- At the 2006 World Cup, he played in six matches for Portugal, who finished fourth after reaching the semi-finals.
- In 2008, he was named in the Portuguese squad for Euro 2008 where he played in three of Portugal’s four matches in the tournament.
- On 31 August 2011, he retired from international football after leaving the concentration without talking to his coach and teammates before Portugal’s match against Cyprus for a Euro 2012 qualifying match, announcing in a statement carried by state news agency Lusa he had been “disrespected”.
- On 3 October 2014, after an absence of more than three years, he was called up by newly appointed Portugal manager Fernando Santos, for the friendly against France and the Euro 2016 qualifying match against Denmark.
- At 38, he was the oldest outfield player at the Euro 2016 finals in France and was a member of the team that won UEFA Euro 2016.
- From 2013-2016, he made 89 caps and scored 5 goals for Portugal national team.
Ricardo Carvalho Coaching Career
- On 1 July 2019, he joined fellow Portuguese and ex-Chelsea & Porto Manager Andre Villas-Boas at Marseille as part of his coaching team. He works as assistant manager to Villas-Boas in his first foray into management.
- He is currently the assistant manager of the French club Marseille.
Ricardo Carvalho Wife
Looking at his personal life, Ricardo Carvalho is a married man. He got married to his wife, Carina Carvalho. The couple is blessed with two children, Rachel Carvalho, and Rodrigo Carvalho. He is having an intimate relationship with his love and children where they are living their life happily together.
Ricardo Carvalho Height and Weight
Ricardo Carvalho stands at a height of 1.83m i.e. 6 feet and 0 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 78kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is light brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.
Ricardo Carvalho Net Worth and Salary
Ricardo Carvalho is a retired professional footballer who had played for clubs like Porto, Leca, Vitoria de Setubal, Alverca, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Monaco, and Shanghai SIPG. He has earned from his professional career as a football player and now is earning from his professional career as a football coach assistant. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is around €20 million. Further, he used to have an average salary of €4.5 million annually as of 2012.