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Get to Know the Highest-Paid Futsal Player in 2023

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Written by Damien Gavrilho

The highest-paid futsal player in history is Ricardinho, whose real name is Ricardo Filipe da Silva Braga. He made more than €1 million in three years and was given the nickname “The Magician” for his deft touch and exceptional ball skills.

According to Forbes, Business Insider, and Wikipedia, Ricardinho has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

Ricardinho is without a doubt one of the greatest players in futsal history. On a personal and professional level, he has reached the most significant milestones. Because of his excellent technical skill and competitiveness, he is highly recognized throughout his career.

Ricardinho’s Great Achievements

What would Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s cross look like with the ball at their feet? Ricardinho is the answer. O Mágico (the magician), a tiny micro-genius of the two-player game, possesses a wide variety of skills.

His game figures are astounding. He appeared in over 160 games, scoring almost one goal each time. He was the only Portuguese recipient of the Best Player in the World title for six different years.

Ricardinho has received numerous individual honors and more than 30 collective awards, including three UEFA Futsal Cup titles, one at Benfica and two in Madrid.

The 2018 UEFA Futsal Championship victory by Portugal, the country’s first triumph in men’s futsal in Europe, was headed by Ricardinho. He came back in 2021 and guided Portugal to their first Futsal World Championship title. After this triumph, Ricardinho decided to retire from playing for the international team.

About the author

Damien Gavrilho

Damien has been a professional futsal player from 1997 to 2010 years. He was playing for FC Atlantic Wolves and Dynamo. Damien has opened his own futsal school in North Dakota, USA and populating futsal all over the United States. Today, Damien is coaching his own team in the amateur USA futsal league. Damien has multiple rewards from the US Futsal Association.

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