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Sergio Rico

Sergio Rico

Spanish footballer
Sergio Rico
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Spanish footballer
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Spain
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 1 September 1993, Seville, Spain
Age 27 years
Star sign VirgoVirgo
Residence Santiponce, Spain
Stats
Height: 194 cm
Weight: 90 kg
Sports Teams
Sevilla FC
Spain national football team
Fulham F.C.
Sevilla Atlético
Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
The details

Biography

Sergio Rico González ([ˈseɾxjo ˈriko ɣonˈθaleθ]; born 1 September 1993) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain F.C. on loan from Sevilla FC.

He began his career at Sevilla, where he twice won the Europa League.

Rico made his senior international debut for Spain in 2016, and was chosen for the year's European Championship.

Club career

Rico was born in Seville, Andalusia. He played youth football with Sevilla FC, spending several of his first seasons as a senior with the reserves, in Segunda División B. On 1 July 2013, he signed a new two-year deal with the club.

On 14 September 2014, profiting from the injuries of both Beto and Mariano Barbosa, Rico made his first-team – and La Liga – debut, starting in a 2–0 home win against Getafe CF. He first appeared in the UEFA Europa League four days later, playing the full 90 minutes in a home victory over Feyenoord for the same scoreline.

In December 2014, Rico was definitely promoted to the main squad, overtaking Barbosa in the pecking order. He extended his contract with the Rojiblancos on the 16th, signing until 2017 and being awarded a place with the first team in the following campaign. He finished the campaign with 37 appearances all competitions comprised, including 11 in the Europa League which concluded with a 3–2 defeat of FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the final.

In 2015–16, Rico played in Sevilla's UEFA Champions League group stage elimination, but was replaced by fellow youth graduate David Soria as the team went on to win a third consecutive Europa League title. He was still first-choice during 2017–18, but was also involved in altercations with manager Vincenzo Montella and a group of supporters.

On 9 August 2018, Rico was loaned to Fulham for one season. He made his Premier League debut on 27 October, in a 0–3 home loss against A.F.C. Bournemouth; he edged out homegrown player Marcus Bettinelli as the starting goalkeeper for the West London club, who were relegated to the Championship at the end of the campaign.

On 1 September 2019, Rico joined Paris Saint-Germain F.C. on a season-long loan deal which included an optional buyout clause. His maiden appearance in Ligue 1 took place two months later in the 2–1 victory at Stade Brestois 29, when Keylor Navas withdrew injured before kick-off.

International career

On 26 May 2015, Rico and Sevilla teammate Aleix Vidal were the two players called up to the Spanish national team for the first time, ahead of a friendly with Costa Rica and a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Belarus, but he did not play in either fixture. He was the third-choice goalkeeper for the final tournament behind Iker Casillas and David de Gea, and made his debut on 1 June, replacing the former for the final 14 minutes of a 6–1 friendly win over South Korea in Salzburg.

Personal life

In December 2016, Rico was given the Sport award at the Young Andalusia Prizes, receiving his honour from regional president Susana Díaz, a fan of city rivals Real Betis.

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 23 February 2020
Club Season Division League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sevilla 2014–15 La Liga 21 0 5 0 11 0 0 0 37 0
2015–16 34 0 5 0 6 0 0 0 45 0
2016–17 35 0 1 0 8 0 3 0 47 0
2017–18 24 0 6 0 10 0 40 0
2018–19 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 114 0 17 0 36 0 3 0 170 0
Fulham (loan) 2018–19 Premier League 29 0 0 0 3 0 32 0
Total 29 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 32 0
Paris Saint-Germain (loan) 2019–20 Ligue 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 8 0
Total 2 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 8 0
Career total 145 0 20 0 37 0 8 0 210 0

Honours

Sevilla

  • UEFA Europa League: 2014–15, 2015–16

Paris Saint-Germain

  • Ligue 1: 2019–20
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https://www.premierleague.com/news/844127
https://www.premierleague.com/players/7213/Sergio-Rico/overview
http://sevilla.abc.es/deportes/orgullodenervion/noticias/sevilla-fc/sergio-rico-renueva-contrato-hara-pretemporada-primer-equipo-sevilla.html
http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2141413.html
http://www.espnfc.com/spanish-primera-divisi%C3%B3n/match/402605/sevilla-fc-getafe/report
http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2015/matches/round=2000587/match=2014444/postmatch/report/index.html
http://www.marca.com/2014/12/03/futbol/equipos/sevilla/1417600813.html
http://futbol.as.com/futbol/2014/12/16/primera/1418761563_417689.html
http://www.marca.com/2015/05/26/futbol/equipos/sevilla/1432631495.html
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