André Ricardo joins PAOK
PAOK FC announces the acquisition of André Ricardo on a free transfer from Famalicão. The Portuguese attacking midfielder has signed a contract with the Double-headed Eagle until June 2026.
He was born on August 23, 2000 in Lisbon and joined the Benfica youth academy at the age of nine. He went through all of the stages of the Eagles’ educational process, reached the Under-19’s, and then in the summer of 2017 he was transferred to Braga.
He stayed there for a year-and-a-half, and in 2019 he switched to the Famalikao Under-23 team, a club that in recent years have established themselves in the European scene as … a nursery for young talent.
In his first season in the third division of Portuguese football he was excellent. He became a top player and top scorer in the league and won his promotion to the Famalicao first team.
He made his debut in August 2021 in a game against Pacos Ferreira and managed to play in six games last season.
He is a player who plays mainly on the flanks either as an attacking midfielder or as a second striker, but his technique and speed allow him to play also up top.
The player decided not to renew his contract with the Portuguese team and PAOK did not hesitate to bring him to the club with a view always to the future.