Ricardo Andrade Quaresma Bernardo, better known simply as Ricardo Quaresma, is a Portuguese international football player who currently features for the Italian champions Inter Milan. He plays as a winger and is known for his tricks and pace down the wings.
Ricardo Quaresma started his professional football career at Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon in 2001 and played for them for two season, featuring in 59 league matches ans scoring 8 goals.
FC Barcelona signed Quaresma for 6 million euros in the summer of 2003 but he couldn’t lay much headway in Spain, playing just 22 La Liga matches and scoring just once. In the summer of 2004 Quaresma was sold to Portuguese powerhouse FC Porto for 6 million euros with Deco moving in the opposite direction.
Ricardo Quaresma rediscovered his form at FC Porto and was the central player for them for four years between 2004 and 2008, scoring 28 goals in 114 league appearances. He won the Portuguese League trice with Porto, the Portuguese Cup once and the Portuguese Super Cup twice.
In the summer of 2008 Italian champions Inter Milan signed Quaresma from FC Porto for 18.8 million euros. Young Portuguese medio Pele joined Porto from Inter as part of the deal.
Ricardo Quaresma made his international debut for Portugal in 2003 and has played 23 matches for his nation so far, scoring 3 goals. He played for his nation a Euro 2004, 2006 Germany World Cup and Euro 2008.