Portuguese full-back professional footballer, Ricardo Pereira, is currently playing for the English club, Leicester City. Pereira started his football career in 2010 from a local club C.F. Benifica. He then played in several other clubs. Internationally, he earned 23 caps for Portugal at youth level. In 2018, he became one of the players for 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Early Life Of Ricardo Pereira
Ricardo Pereira was born Ricard Domingos Barbosa Pereira on 6th October 1993 in Lisbon, Portugal under the birth sign Libra. His parents raised him in Portugal.
Pereira was interested in football from the very early age.
Ricardo Pereira's Career
Ricardo Pereira started his professional career in football in 2010.
Pereira signed a contract with C.F. Benfica in 2010 with Associação Naval 1º de Maio. The following year, he moved to Victoria S.C. completing his formation with the Guimaraes-based club.
In 2012, Pereira made his Primeira Liga debut in 3-1 win over F.C. Pacos de Ferreira. In 2012-13 season of the Portuguese Cup, he scored six goals including a 2-1 victory over S.L. Benfica.
Pereira along with teammate Tiago Rodrigues moved to FC Porto on 1st July 2013. During his early tenure, he alternated between the first and the second teams later was reconverted into a fullback by manager Pauli Fonseca.
In 2014, he was part of a 2-0 win over Lille OSC in the UEFA Champions League replacing Casemiro. The following year, he was transferred to French club OGC Nice for two years on loan. On 12th September 2015, he made his debut in Ligue 1 in a 0-1 loss against En Avant de Guingamp.
International Center for Sports Studies voted him as Frech League's best full-back in 2016.
Pereira signed a contract with Leicester City of Premier League for €25 million ($ 29.19 million) on 17th May 2018.
Ricardo Pereira's International Career
Ricardo Pereira won 35 caps for the Portuguese national team at youth levels, scoring 12 goals. At the 2015 UEFA European Championship, he became the part of the under-21 squad in 2-0 won over Germany in the semi-final.
On 6th November 2015, he was called up for the friendly match against Russia and Luxembourg. As of 2018, he was selected as the final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup squad. On 30th June 2018, he made his debut in the competition in 1-2 loss against Uruguay.
Ricardo Pereira's Net Worth
The footballer, Ricardo Pereira, has an estimated net worth not less than $1 million, but, the amount is still under review. Pereira makes an impressive money from his football career.
Moreover, Pereira also earns from endorsement deals with Nike. As of 2018, his market value is €20 million ($23.35 million). With such earning, he is living a lavish lifestyle.
Ricardo Pereira's Personal Life
Ricardo Pereira, the professional player, is confidential when it comes to his dating life and relationships. Pereira refers to keep his personal life far from the limelight and audiences.
With the limited information he has shared about his love life, it can be a s sumed that he is possibly single in the present days.
Ricardo Pereira's Body Measurement
- Height = Ricardo Pereira stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches.
- Weight = Pereira weighs 70 kg.
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