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Ricardo Esgaio

  • 0 Goals
  • 22 Games
  • 1315 minutes played
  • 2 Assists
  • 3 Yellow card
  • 0 Red card

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Ricardo Sousa Esgaio

Born in Nazaré, Esgaio arrived in 2005 to play for Sporting's under-12s. Became under-14 and under-16  champion before graduating to Sporting's B team where he came to prominence scoring 17 goals in 27 appearances. He made his debut for the senior team in December 2012 as a starter in a Europa League match and in  2013/14 he had another great season with the B team (16 goals in 39 appearances). The following season he had 10 appearances for the senior squad before going out on loan to Académica de Coimbra for 6 months. He then returned to spend another 2 years representing the Lions. 

With nearly 100 caps across Portugal's youth teams, since 2012, Ricardo Esgaio was present during the final stages of an under-19s European Championship, an under-20s World Cup, an under-21s European Championship and in the Olympic Games. 

In 2017 he left for SC Braga and, after 4 seasons with the team from Minho, he returns to Alvalade with more maturity and better prepared to help Sporting win more trophies.


Previous Clubs

2001-2005: GD "Os Nazarenos"
2005-2015: SPORTING CP
2015: A. Académica Coimbra (loan)
2015-2017: SPORTING CP
2017-2021: SC Braga


1 - U15 Portuguese Championship (2007/08, with SPORTING CP)
1 - U17 Lisbon Championship (2008/09, with SPORTING CP)
1 - U19 Portugal Championship (2011/12, with SPORTING CP)
1 - Lisbon Honour Cup (2013/14, with SPORTING CP)
2 - Portuguese Cup (2014/15 e 2020/21, first one with SPORTING CP)
2 - Portuguese League Cup (2019/20 and 2021/22, second one with SPORTING CP)
​1 - Portuguese Supercup (2021/2022, with SPORTING CP)
1 - Portuguese League (2023/24, with SPORTING CP)