Portugal and Besiktas winger Ricardo
Quaresma was the victim of an armed robbery earlier this week, media reported on
"We confirm that on January 10, we received a complaint
from Ricardo Quaresma saying he had been a victim of the theft of items worth
80,000 euros," Portuguese police told Reuters in an email.
The police gave no further details but Correio da Manha reported the player
was stopped at gunpoint by three masked men as he was driving his luxury car in
a Lisbon neighbourhood.
The daily newspaper said he was robbed of cash, expensive jewellery and a
Quaresma, who has 32 international caps, won three consecutive Portuguese
league titles with Porto between 2006-08.
He has also had spells with Barcelona, Chelsea and Inter Milan and won the
Turkish Cup with Besiktas last year.
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