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Ricardo Carvalho

Ricardo Alberto Silveira de Carvalho OIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁiˈkaɾdu kɐɾˈvaʎu]; born 18 May 1978) is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a ... More »Ricardo Alberto Silveira de Carvalho OIH (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁiˈkaɾdu kɐɾˈvaʎu]; born 18 May 1978) is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a centre back for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid. Carvalho was born in Amarante where he played for the local team, Amarante Futebol Clube. By his great performance as a youngster, he was spotted by the Portuguese powerhouse, Porto, and in 1996 he was brought to FC Porto Junior team. Between 1997 and 2001 he had loan spells at Leça, where he made his professional debut, Vitória de Setúbal and FC Alverca, but it was in Mourinho’s reign that he really started to make big strides forward. It was in the 2002–03 season that Carvalho made his name known all around Europe, winning his first domestic league title under Mourinho’s commands, the Portuguese Cup, and the UEFA Cup. His good form led to an international call-up in 2003. In the next season, Carvalho won his second league title in a row, and his first UEFA Champions League title, in... [ Wikipedia ]

Monaco signs Ricardo Carvalho as rebuilding continues

Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho (left) joined Real Madrid in 2010. PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) -- Monaco's preparations for the 2013-14 campaign continued on Tuesday when the newly-promoted Ligue 1 club signed centre back Ricardo Carvalho from Real Madrid on a one-year deal. The ...

Chelsea shouldn't expect Jose Mourinho to entertain, says Ricardo Carvalho

As he rose to leave our interview amid the opulence of the reception area at St George’s Park, Ricardo Carvalho spotted three members of Chelsea’s Under 21 squad shuffling back from a video session with their coaches. ‘Hey, Chelsea boys,’ called out the defensive mainstay of the Blues’ ...

Jose Mourinho, Madrid look to change Champions Leaguefortunes

Daniel Levy, Tottenham's chairman and a famously aggressive negotiator of transfers and salaries, has asked for Nuri Sahin and Ricardo Carvalho, in addition to a large cash fee. Sahin, a Turkish international who struggled to adapt his passing game to Madrid's transition-focused tactics ...

Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Pepe lead Portugal into Euro 2012

He is the youngest coach at the Euros (42) but has shown no fear in making big decisions: he has fallen out with Ricardo Carvalho and Jose Bosingwa and banned them from the squad, while releasing the pressure on Cristiano Ronaldo by moving him back out to the wing. That move was decisive ...

Jose Mourinho is going back to Chelsea, says Ricardo Carvalho

Jose Mourinho is poised to rejoin Chelsea, said former Stamford Bridge defender Ricardo Carvalho after his Real Madrid team ended their La Liga season with a 4-2 home win over Osasuna on Saturday. The game against Osasuna was Mourinho's last in charge of Real but neither Chelsea nor the ...

REAL MADRID TRANSFER NEWS: Ricardo Carvalho Loaned to QPR, Sahin Deal Completed, Modric Deal Pending...

Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho will be loaned out to the Queens Park Rangers for £7.5 million, according to several reports. The Rangers were looking to strengthen their defense after a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Swansea. Ricardo Carvalho will join the Queens Park Rangers ...

Ricardo Carvalho is QPR target

Mark Hughes has agreed a deal with Real Madrid over bringing defender Ricardo Carvalho to Loftus Road on loan as he aims to tighten up at the back. His team shipped five at home against Swansea on the opening day of the season and the manager is determined it will not happen again. As ...

QPR agree Carvalho deal

Sky Sports sources understand that Queens Park Rangers have agreed a deal in principle to sign Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho on a season-long loan. The 34-year-old has fallen out of favour at Primera Liga champions Real and will be allowed to move on in search of regular ...

French soccer clubs to strike in protest at Francois Hollande's 'rich tax'

To help provide experience in their defence, Monaco have signed the 35-year-old Ricardo Carvalho on a one-year contract with the option of a further year after his deal with Real Madrid expired. "I am delighted to join Monaco and participate in this new adventure. It is a new challenge ...

Champions League: Guide to Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid squad to face Manchester United

Experience: Ricardo Carvalho has played in the Champions League for Porto, Chelsea and Real European experience: 26 matches and one goal for Valencia; 21 matches and one goal for Real Madrid Spain defender who can fulfil a variety of roles, including at centre back, right back or as a ...

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Michael Dawson move to QPR stalls over personal terms

It means QPR are forced to consider other options and they were already lining up a shock move for Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho as the race for Dawson became more complex. QPR have agreed a deal in principle with Jose Mourinho’s side over a season-long loan deal for Portugal ...

Tottenham ponder fresh Ricardo Carvalho bid

Ricardo Carvalho could be set for a return to the capital with Tottenham pondering a move for the former Chelsea defender after he was omitted from Real Madrid's US tour. The 34-year-old Portugal international did not join the rest of Jose Mourinho's squad as they flew out to the United ...

Ricardo Carvalho signs a one-year deal with AS Monaco

AS Monaco announced the signing of veteran Portuguese defender Ricardo Carvalho on a free transfer today. Carvalho, who just turned 35, signed a one-year contract with an additional year option. Carvalho has spent the last three seasons with Real Madrid and breaks away from ...

Jose Mourinho teaches 200 American coaches the ‘Mourinho Way’

"Step 1: Take Ricardo Carvalho wherever you go. Moving to a new club? Take Ricardo Carvalho. Going to see a movie? Take Ricardo Carvalho. Appointment with the podiatrist? Take Ricardo Carvalho. Going to Inter? Don't take Ricardo Carvalho. This is the exception ...

England's Wayne Rooney can finally become a World Cup star, if he avoids burn-out, boredom and tempe...

A red card in the quarter-final exit to Portugal for a stamp on Ricardo Carvalho and a tangle with ‘winking’ Manchester United clubmate Cristiano Ronaldo summed up his frustration. Rooney had arrived late, rushing his recovery from a foot injury and claiming ‘The big man is back in ...

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Monaco have plenty of money and ambition but not many supporters

Assembled to watch Falcao, live on the Côte d'Azur, with João Moutinho, midfield rock signed for £22m from Porto along with James Rodríguez, who cost £40m; fearsome French international Geoffrey Kondogbia, who cost £18m from Sevilla; and languid veterans Ricardo Carvalho and Eric Abidal...

Ricardo Carvalho says that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho simply hates to lose

Ricardo Carvalho says that Jose Mourinho's desire to win is what enables him to stand out as one of the best managers in the world. Carvalho played under Mourinho during his first spell as Chelsea manager and at Real Madrid. Speaking to the Daily Mail, the defender says that ...

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Tottenham chasing Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho

While Real Madrid are said to be chasing Luka Modric and are nearing the completion of a massive deal for the Croatian international midfielder, Tottenham are thought to be pursuing outcast defender, Ricardo Carvalho. The Portuguese defender has seen his playing time at Madrid fall way ...

Barcelona y Real Madrid, por el primer clásico de 2013 en la Copa del Rey

En defensa, los problemas por las ausencias de Pepe, Sergio Ramos y Fabio Coentrao los intentará corregir el técnico portugués apostando por Michael Essien como lateral derecho, Rafael Varane y Ricardo Carvalho como centrales, y Álvaro Arbeloa en el costado izquierdo. El Real Madrid ...

Transfer news: Monaco sign Ricardo Carvalho from Real Madrid

Monaco have further strengthened their squad for next season with the signing of Ricardo Carvalho from Real Madrid. The 35-year-old former Chelsea centre-back has put pen to paper on a one-year contract with the Ligue 2 champions. The Portugal international joined Real from Chelsea in ...

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