Ricardo Freire (5 May 1919 - deceased), is a former Portuguese footballer who played as a full back.
He joined Benfica in 1938, but rarely ever played during his six years there. He made a total of 31 appearances, winning two titles.
Freire joined Benfica in 1936, making his debut on 25 October, against Belenenses. He was exclusivily used in the Campeonato de Lisboa, playing eight games and scoring seven goals. A seldom used player, competition from Gaspar Pinto and Elói made him a fringe player, appearing in only 10 games from 1938 until 1941.
In 1941–42, he gained his place in the first team alongside Gaspar Pinto, helping Benfica win the league, making seven appearances.
Following another season without receiving playing time in the league, he left the club, with 31 matches played and seven goals.
- Primeira Divisão: 1941–42
- Taça de Portugal: 1939–40
- Tovar 2012, p. 709.