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Ricardo Quaresma

Ricardo Quaresma

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Ricardo Andrade Quaresma Bernardo,24, is a Portuguese football midfielder who currently plays for FC Porto in the Portuguese Liga and the Portugal national football team and is touted as "the next big thing"

Nicknamed Mustang by former Sporting Clube de Portugal coach Laszlo Bölöni, Quaresma is often compared to fellow Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for the similarities both possess in terms of their speed and dribbling abilities, as well as their style of play. Quaresma plays as a left winger, (despite naturally being a right winger) in Porto's 4-3-3 formation.

Cigano is also known for his high technical skill level. Not only does he have superb dribbling skills but he uses skills such as the Trivela, kicking the ball with the outside of your foot and another skill the Rabona in which you cross one leg behind the other to kick the ball.

Quaresma has been linked to Arsenal and Liverpool in recent weeks and is most certainly one of the players to look out for.


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Current Ability: 43/50