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Personal information
Full nameRicardo Luis Pozzi Rodrigues
Date of birth (1976-05-23) May 23, 1976 (age 43)
Place of birth São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
1995–1997 Paraná 30 (1)
1997–1998 Bordeaux 18 (1)
1998–2002 Corinthians 142 (29)
2002–2004 São Paulo 47 (4)
2004 Middlesbrough 0 (0)
2004–2005 Santos 86 (28)
2006 Corinthians 19 (2)
2006–2008 Beşiktaş 56 (10)
2008–2009 Al Rayyan [1] 0 (0)
2009–2011 Atlético Mineiro 66 (9)
2011 Bahia 21 (0)
National team
2000–2006 Brazil 24 (1)
Teams managed
2012 Paraná
2013 Ceará
2013 Avaí
2014 Paraná
2015 Santa Cruz [2]
2016 Portuguesa
2016 Tupi [3]
2018 Londrina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 8, 2009

Ricardo Luis Pozzi Rodrigues (born May 23, 1976 in São Paulo, Brazil), better known as Ricardinho, is a Brazilian football manager and former player. He usually played as a deep-lying playmaker in midfield, and was best known for his accurate passing and technique.


International career

Ricardinho has earned 23 caps for the Brazilian national team, the first on March 28, 2000 in a match against Colombia. He was called up by Luiz Felipe Scolari for the 2002 FIFA World Cup as a late replacement for Emerson who was injured before the tournament began. He appeared three matches as a substitute during the tournament as Brazil won the World Cup for the record fifth time.

On August 17, 2005, he scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Croatia, an equalizer in the 41st minute as Brazil drew 1–1 with Croatia.

He was selected by Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira among the 23 footballers to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He appeared in two matches as a substitute, against Japan and Ghana. In the latter, he made an assist to a late goal scored by midfielder Zé Roberto.

Managerial statistics

As of June 12, 2013
TeamFromToRecord 1
Paraná January 18, 2012September 14, 201218963050.00
Avaí March 19, 2013June 12, 201319937047.37




SC Corinthians
Beşiktaş J.K.






Paraná Clube
Santa Cruz


  1. "Ricardinho". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved March 6, 2009.
  2. "President official the hiring Ricardinho to command the Santa". Globo Esporte (in Portuguese). December 11, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  3. "Pentacampeão em 2002, Ricardinho é o novo técnico do Tupi" (in Portuguese). LANCE!. Retrieved September 21, 2016.

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