|Full name||Francisco Manuel Rico Castro|
|Date of birth||3 August 1987|
|Place of birth||Portonovo, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2008–2011||Real Madrid B||52||(11)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).
In the 2008 summer Rico joined Real Madrid, being assigned to the reserve team also in the third division. He made his debut on 31 August, scoring the first goal in a 2–0 win at UD Vecindario. On 14 September, in only his third appearance, against CD Alfaro, he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury only eight minutes after the start of the match, being lost for the rest of the campaign.
Thirteen months after his injury Rico played his first game of the season, against RSD Alcalá. On 8 November 2009, less than one month later, he scored twice against Gimnástica de Torrelavega in a 4–2 home victory.
On 5 August 2011 Rico left Castilla and signed for Granada CF, with Real Madrid retaining an option for the player in case of a future transfer. On 25 September he scored his first La Liga goal in only his second league game for his new club: after replacing Moisés Hurtado at half-time, he netted the equalizer in an eventual 1–1 home draw against CA Osasuna.
- Accurate as of 29 May 2011.
|Real Madrid B||2008–09||3||1||—||—||3||1|
- El Pontevedra cobrará 250.000 euros por Fran Rico (Pontevedra will receive €250.000 for Fran Rico); Diario de Pontevedra, 3 July 2008 (Spanish)
- El filial del Real Madrid comienza la Liga con buen pie (Real Madrid B starts league on the right foot); Real Madrid's official website, 31 August 2010 (Spanish)
- Fran Rico inicia su recuperación (Fran Rico starts rehabilitation); Real Madrid's official website, 6 October 2008 (Spanish)
- 4–2: Querer es poder (4–2: When there's a will there's a way); Real Madrid's official website, 8 November 2009 (Spanish)
- 3–2: The youth team takes the first three points at stake; Real Madrid's official website, 29 August 2010
- Fran Rico ficha por el Granada (Fran Rico signs for Granada); Marca, 5 August 2011 (Spanish)
- Granada and Osasuna share spoils; ESPN Soccernet, 25 September 2011
- Fran Rico, lesionado para el resto de temporada (Fran Rico, injured for rest of the season); Marca, 14 April 2012 (Spanish)
- Fran Rico: "Estad tranquilos, que volveré" (Fran Rico: "Don't worry, i'll be back"); Ideal, 16 August 2012 (Spanish)
- Fran Rico será baja toda la temporada tras su operación (Fran Rico will miss entire season after surgery); Ideal, 25 January 2013 (Spanish)
- Granada official profile (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Transfermarkt profile