Defender Ricardo Rocha spent three years at Portsmouth during his playing days, making over 90 appearances in the blue of Pompey.
The Portuguese international originally arrived on these shores with Tottenham Hotspur in 2007 but it was perhaps at Pompey where we really saw him enjoy his time in English football.
Having racked up the appearances for the likes of Braga and Benfica in his native land, he moved to Spurs but struggled to regularly feature in their side.
Indeed, in 2009 he left England for Belgium and joined Standard Liege but, in 2010, he was soon back in this country with Pompey bringing him in on February 1st.
It’s a moment that is still looked back on fondly to this day, too, with Rocha and Pompey reflecting on the anniversary on Twitter at the start of the month:
Thank you! 💙🙏😘 https://t.co/uZRLmDvMrA
— Ricardo Rocha (@R33Rocha) February 1, 2021
Indeed, his quality on the field as well as his commitment to the shirt and the club quickly endeared him to Pompey fans and, though he played through a period where things were getting tough for the club off of the field, he remained as professional and loyal as ever – something fans simply have not forgotten.
After leaving Pompey, his career was up but his passion and interest in matters at Fratton Park remain as intense as ever.
Indeed, he’s regularly on Twitter discussing results and news and, who knows, perhaps in the future, he’ll return there in some capacity.
That's just shambles!! 🤦♂️ #Pompey
— Ricardo Rocha (@R33Rocha) January 28, 2021