Having joined the Foxes from FC Porto for €25m last summer, Ricardo has enjoyed an outstanding debut campaign and as such was recognised by the fans and his fellow teammates. “It’s always good to get rewarded for your performance over the year and this is my first year, so it’s even better,” Ricardo told the club’s TV channel at the awards night. “Coming to one of the most difficult championships in Europe or even in the world, you never know what to expect. There’s a lot of players that come here and have some difficulty in the beginning, I know I was prepared for that too, but it’s been better than I expected!”

Ricardo has started thirty-four of Leicester’s thirty-seven league games this season, with most of his appearances coming at right-back.
The former Vitória de Guimarães man has picked his moments to find the net this season, with his debut goal coming on his 25th birthday in October at home to Everton and the second proving a memorable winner against champions Manchester City just after Christmas.

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