Francisco Portillo (footballer, born 1990)
|Full name||Francisco Portillo Soler|
|Date of birth||13 June 1990|
|Place of birth||Málaga, Spain|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|Betis (on loan from Málaga)|
|2015–||→ Betis (loan)||17||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Málaga, Andalusia, Portillo emerged through local Málaga CF's youth ranks, first appearing with the first team in the 2009 pre-season and being considered Man of the match in the Peace Cup 1–0 win against Aston Villa on 25 July.
He made his La Liga debut on 24 January 2010, replacing injured Patrick Mtiliga in a 0–2 defeat at Real Madrid in the 74th minute of the game. On 10 August he made a contract extension with the club, running until June 2013.
After the 2011 summer signing of Joaquín, Portillo was further demoted down in Málaga's pecking order, not making the 18-men squad in most of the matches. His first league appearance of the season only came on 9 April 2012, as he played the last eight minutes in a 3−0 home win over Racing de Santander.
On 15 September 2012 Portillo scored his first goal as a professional, with a beautiful volley in a 3−1 home win against Levante UD. He appeared in 38 competitive games during the campaign, including eight in the side's first-ever participation in the UEFA Champions League.
- Malaga vs Aston Villa; Goal.com, 25 July 2009
- Ronaldo stars, then sent off; ESPN Soccernet, 24 January 2010
- Portillo seguirá en el Málaga Club de Fútbol hasta la 2012/2013 (Portillo in Málaga Club de Fútbol until 2012/2013); Málaga's official website, 10 August 2010 (Spanish)
- Malaga breeze to win; ESPN Soccernet, 9 April 2012
- "Mágico Saviola, histórico Málaga" [Magical Saviola, historical Málaga] (in Spanish). Marca. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
- "Málaga CF and Real Betis reach agreement for loan of Portillo to the Green and Whites". Málaga's official website. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
- Málaga official profile
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Lapreferente profile (Spanish)
- Soccerway profile