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CD – Ricardo Carvalho

Ricardo Carvalho, Portugal
LISBON, PORTUGAL – JUNE 16: Fussball: Euro 2004 in Portugal, Vorrunde / Gruppe A / Spiel 10, Lissabon; Russland – Portugal ( RUS – POR ) 0:2; Ricardo CARVALHO / POR 16.06.04. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Ricardo Carvalho has had a similar career path as Paulo Ferreira. He won the Champions League with Porto in 2004, then moved to Chelsea a few months later.

The central defender also played in the 1-0 defeat to Greece in the EURO 2004 Final in Lisbon, but he lasted a bit longer in the national team than his colleague and took part in the EURO 2016 triumph in France before putting an end to his international career.