Ricardo Duarte is a Soccer Coach and Coach Educator with extensive experience in Portugal and Nordic countries. Between 2009-2017, Ricardo worked in 2 different Universities in Portugal conceiving, leading and teaching football-related matters, where he influenced many young talented football coaches who are now working in youth and professional football worldwide. In 2012 he received his PhD by the Technical University of Lisbon. His last club in Portugal was Vitória FC in 2016-17, where Ricardo worked as assistant of José Couceiro. Between 2017-2019 Ricardo worked in Finland, first as assistant coach of Finnish Premier League side VPS and, then, as Head of Coach Education of FA of Finland.