Ricardo Rocha (footballer, born 1962)

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Ricardo Rocha
Personal information
Full name Ricardo Roberto Barreto Rocha
Date of birth (1962-09-11) 11 September 1962
Place of birth Recife, Brazil
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982 Santo Amaro
1983–1984 Santa Cruz 12 (0)
1985–1988 Guarani 63 (1)
1988 Sporting CP 10 (1)
1989–1991 São Paulo 43 (0)
1991–1993 Real Madrid 67 (0)
1993 Santos 15 (0)
1994–1995 Vasco da Gama 32 (2)
1996 Olaria
1996 Fluminense 5 (0)
1997–1998 Newell's Old Boys 36 (5)
1998–1999 Flamengo 16 (0)
Total 299 (9)
National team
1987–1995 Brazil 38 (0)
Teams managed
2001 Santa Cruz
2007 CRB
2008 Santa Cruz

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ricardo Roberto Barreto da Rocha (born 11 September 1962) is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Club career

Rocha was born in Recife. During his career he represented Manchete Futebol Clube do Recife (then known as Associação Atlética Santo Amaro), Santa Cruz Futebol Clube, Guarani Futebol Clube, Sporting Clube de Portugal (having a brief spell with the Primeira Liga giants), São Paulo FC, Real Madrid – where he helped to the 1993 conquest of the Copa del ReySantos FC, CR Vasco da Gama, Olaria Atlético Clube, Fluminense FC, Newell's Old Boys and Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, retiring at nearly 37.

Rocha was coach of Santa Cruz in 2001[1] and 2007,[2] without, however, the same success as a player.

International career

Rocha played 38 matches with the Brazilian national team in eight years, his debut coming on 19 May 1987 in an exhibition game with England (1–1). He went on to take part in two FIFA World Cups: 1990 and 1994.

In the latter edition Rocha could only appear 69 minutes for the eventual champions, a 2–0 group stage win against Russia, remaining injured for the remainder of the tournament. His last international match was also a friendly, a 5–0 win over Slovakia on 22 February 1995.






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