A professional football player from Brazil, Ricardo Ferreira Berna is a goalkeeper who plays at the highest level of the game. Berna began playing football at the professional level with Vegalta Sendai in Japan, a surprising place to start for a player who moved out early in his life to that country. He returned to Brazil the same year, in 1998, and signed up with Guarani Futebol Clube. For the next three seasons, he was part of the team that went onto win the South Minas Cup in 2000.
He moved to America Futebol Clube in 2000, helping the team win the 2001 Minas Gerais State League title. He stayed at the club until the end of 2002, before moving to Uniao Sao Joao in 2003. Berna was making smart moves and instead of signing with big clubs and staying the third or fourth choice keeper, he stayed with smaller clubs where he could get a lot more playing time.
He moved back to America Futebol Clube in 2004 and for two seasons, was their first-choice keeper. Eventually, he moved to Fluminense in 2005 and has been a part of the team ever since. Berna started off as the third-choice keeper but worked his way up to become the first choice keeper at the club. He was part of the team that won the 2007 Copa do Brasil title as well as the 2010 Brazilian Serie A title. Fluminense, with Berna in the side, also won the 2012 Taca Guanabara and Rio de Janeiro state league titles.