Ricardo dos Santos Nascimento (born 7 February 1987), simply known as Ricardo Nascimento is a Brazilian footballer playing for Mamelodi Sundowns as a defender.
After a few season at Palmeiras, he joined Olé Brasil in 2008. Nascimento spent the following seasons on loan at Penafiel followed by Portimonense. He then returned to Brazil before embracing Romanian football with Astra Giurgiu.
He again spent the 2012–2013 season with Portimonense. It was followed by another loan spell with Moreirense. In 2014, he entered Primeira Liga with Académica.
He spotted the eye of Coach Pitso Mosimane and his technical team with many cool and composed performances behind him. With outgoing players Ricardo became a top priority and the Brazilian joined Mamelodi Sundowns in the winter of 2016.