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Fernando Ricksen
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Ricksen at Zenit in 2007.
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Date of birth (1976-07-27)27 July 1976
Place of birth Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands
Date of death 18 September 2019(2019-09-18) (aged 43)
Place of death Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right back, right midfielder
Youth career
1980–1986 EHC
1986–1988 RKONS
1988–1992 Roda JC
1992–1994 Fortuna Sittard
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Fortuna Sittard 94 (5)
1997–2000 AZ 92 (12)
2000–2006 Rangers 182 (13)
2006 Zenit Saint Petersburg (loan) 14 (2)
2007–2009 Zenit Saint Petersburg 22 (0)
2010–2013 Fortuna Sittard 48 (1)
Total 452 (33)
National team
2000–2003 Netherlands 12 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Fernando Jacob Hubertina Hendrika Ricksen (27 July 1976 – 18 September 2019) was a Dutch former professional footballer. He played as a right back and right midfielder. He was mostly known for his six-year spell at Rangers. He earned 12 caps for the Netherlands at international level.

Death

On 30 October 2013, Ricksen revealed he was terminally ill and had been diagnosed with ALS (motor neurone disease). He died from problems caused by the disease on 18 September 2019 in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire at the age of 43.

Honours

Club

Fortuna Sittard
  • Eerste Divisie: 1994–95
AZ
  • Eerste Divisie: 1997–98
Rangers
Zenit Saint Petersburg

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