Portugal producing the world’s best footballers on grass, sand, concrete

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Madrid (AFP) – Portugal’s favourite son Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to collect a record-equalling fifth Ballon d’Or on Thursday, but the Real Madrid star is not the only Portuguese footballer to be crowned the best in the world.

The lesser known Ricardinho and Madjer have dominated their respective disciplines of futsal, an indoor five-a-side version of football, and beach soccer thanks to the same mixture of talent and dedication that has made Ronaldo a worldwide phenomenon.

El mejor gol del año 2010 golazo de Ricardinho

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Mientras la FIFA hace su votación,que nunca deja contento a nadie Ricardo Filipe da Silva Braga mas conocido como Ricardinho en el fútbol sala ha hecho a mi parecer el mejor gol del año.

Ex-Jugador del SL Benfica, con el cual se consagró campeón reiteradas veces, inclusive hasta levantó la Super Copa De Portugal durante 4 años consecutivos (2003-2006).

FC Dallas

FCD Numerology: perfect 10s

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As Buzz Carrick so eloquently put it in his fine piece from several weeks ago about the lineage of soccer numbers, the No. 10 will always hold a special place in the lore of the beautiful game. And it's no different in the history of the Dallas Burn/FC Dallas.

David Ferreira, who won the MLS MVP in 2010, has worn those storied digits since arriving in Frisco in 2009, but he's one of several big names to wear the number over the past decade-plus.

120 Fahrenheit: Who Cursed the #10?

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The release of Ricardinho, the latest in a long line of flameouts in the Dallas #10 jersey, is just another sign that most important number in soccer has been cursed for FC Dallas. Ricardinho is the latest in a long line of promise and busts leading deep into the history of FCD. The 10, the number of the soccer gods Pele and Maradona; The Man, the playmaker, the striker, the key player in each and every team.

INCOMING: Ariel Ortega to FC Dallas?

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It was clear when FC Dallas traded some draft picks for two international slots that they were looking to do some serious business in the transfer market . There were rumors that they were going to tap into their Brazilian partner, Club Atletico Paranese as they had done previously to sign Ricardinho and André Rocha.

My Final Thoughts On The Hyndman Hire

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Alright, I figured tonight I would write up all the thoughts and opinions I have on the new FC Dallas head coach, Schellas Hyndman. After reading quote after quote and getting some views from some people in the media here in Dallas, I have a better understanding of some things here. My overall feelings are still [.


WIN tickets to Melbourne v Sydney

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Thanks to Melbourne Victory Football Club I have one double pass to give away for the big Australia Day clash vs Sydney FC, next Thursday (January 26) at AAMI Park. To enter, answer the following question.... Ricardinho is: a)Â The best player to ever wear a Melbourne Victory shirt. b)Â Better than Leandro Love.

Brasileiro: Sao Paulo Reaches the Top for the First Time

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Without even stepping into the pitch on the weekend, Sao Paulo did something that has been very common for the club lately: It reached the top of Campeonato Brasileiro. In the 34th round of the tournament, the club, who fights for its 4th Brazilian title in a row, benefited from the defeats of Palmeiras and Atletico-MG.

Brasileiro: Palmeiras and Sao Paulo Share the Top

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The 33rd round of Brasileirao put on the top Palmeiras and Sao Paulo, creator (Muricy Ramalho) versus creation (Sao Paulo). Palmeiras leads because of the goal difference, three more than Sao Paulo.

On the weekend, Palmeiras played the derby against Corinthians whereas Sao Paulo played Barueri.

Brasileiro: Flamengo and Atletico-MG Want it!

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Up until last week, the Brasileirao seemed the tournament no one wanted to win. The favorites kept losing points with pale football. But the 30th round shows signs of change by two sides. Flamengo and Atletico-MG want to take the title home after a long time.

While Palmeiras, Sao Paulo, Inter and Goias gave another display of loss of steam, the two sides pocketed the three points in very important matches.

Ricardinho Returns To Brazil

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Those golden boots are leaving town. FC Dallas forward Ricardinho has returned home to Brazil to play with his club and Dallas partner Atletico Paranaense today after clearing MLS waivers. He joined FCD in July 2007 as the first player exchanged between the two partner clubs. Honestly, this move isn't a total shocker to me.

Melbourne Victory

Ricardinho still haunts Victory

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Last August Melbourne Victory Chairman Anthony Di Pietro stated that the Club would be releasing Ricardinho at the conclusion of his loan deal from Parana Clube on December 31, 2011. At the time Victory were clearing the way for Harry Kewell and needed to free up the International Marquee spot which Ricardinho occupied.

Week 6: Melbourne 3 Brisbane 0

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Well what a game this turned out to be. Our first win at home this season and our first win at...

Melbourne sign Ricardinho

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The long wait for a striker is over. Unveiled at a press conference this afternoon, Ricardo Weslei...

Champions League

Rangers Dumped Out Of Champions League, Whittaker Dismissed For Hurling Ball At Opponent’s Head (Videos)

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By Chris Wright

Rangers dive-bombed out of the Champions League at the first hurdle last night, drawing 1-1 against Malmo at the Swedbank Arena, thus failing to reverse the 1-0 home defeat inflicted upon them by the Swedes at Ibrox last week.

The ill-tempered affair saw Gers end the game with nine men after having both Steven Whittaker and Madjid Bougherra pick up straight reds for 'hoying the ball around willy-nilly' and 'planting elbows in craniums' respectively.

Rangers Out Of Champions League

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Scottish champion Rangers exited the Champions League in the qualifying stage on Thursday, drawing 1-1 on the night with Malmo and losing 2-1 in aggregate. Rangers were already down a man when Nikica Jelavic scored in the 23rd minute. Steven Whittaker had been sent off five minutes earlier, and Madjid Bougherra followed in the 66th.

Injured Ricardinho tells Cisse: I´m suing

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Besiktas's Brazilian midfielder Ricardinho announced Thursday his intention to sue Marseille's Djibril Cisse for a tackle that has left him facing two months on the sidelines.

Ricardinho was taken off in the 44th minute in last week's Champions League opening group tie at the Velodrome after Cisse's 25th minute tackle which resulted in a freekick for the Turkish side.

Selecções Nacionais


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A lesão de Ricardinho, jogador do SL Benfica, irá afectar naturalmente a Selecção Nacional de Futsal, na Fase Final do Campeonato da Europa. As equipas valem pelo seu todo, pelo equílibrio entre os diversos sectores, pela vontade e querer dos seus jogadores. No entanto, quando existem valores individuais que desiquilibram tudo se torna mais fácil.

Campeonato da Europa de Futsal - 1 -

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Esta é a lista dos 14 convocados por Orlando Duarte para o Campeonato da Europa de Futsal, que decorrerá na Hungria, de 19 a 30 de Janeiro de 2010.

Arcebansa Chint Zamora: Israel
CD Instituto D. João V: André Sousa
CF ‘Os Belenenses': Pedro Cary;
SL Benfica: Arnaldo Pereira, Bebé, Gonçalo Alves, Joel Queirós, Pedro Costa e Ricardinho;
Sporting CP: Cardinal, Evandro, João Benedito e João Matos;
Xacobeo 2010 Lobelle de Santiago: Leitão.

The Rest

Futsal Star Ricardinho Scores A Wonder Goal (Video)

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By Ollie Irish

Here's a news piece on futsal star Ricardinho. At about 1min 15sec in, you can watch him score a quite spectacularly cheeky wonder goal (and I gotta say, the woman signing for the deaf doesn't really do it justice). Or, why not watch the whole vid, as it's only 1min 42sec in total.

Riot quelled: Vipers go for jugular in knocking off Riot 17-6

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The Riot were unable to capture their first win of the MISL season Friday night in Omaha. The Vipers came into the contest with a 1-3 record, and they were also looking to get going early on this season. Although the Riot started out strong, and even had a lead as late as the 3rd quarter, Omaha put together a truly impressive run of unanswered points to put the game away late.

I think this pretty much sums up the Ricardinho signing.

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I think this pretty much sums up the Ricardinho signing.

São Paulo move go top in the Brasileiro

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Fred on target for Fluminense against Palmeiras

With just four games remaining in the championship, holders São Paulo went top for the first time this season following their 1-1 draw away to Grêmio on Wednesday and Palmeiras' 1-0 defeat at Fluminense on Sunday.

Almost 67,000 turned up at the Maracanã hoping for a miracle as strugglers Fluminense took on Palmeiras.