Francisco Portillo Soler

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Francisco Portillo
Personal information
Full name Francisco Portillo Soler
Date of birth (1990-06-13) 13 June 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Málaga, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current club Málaga
Number 8
Youth career
El Palo
2006–2008 Málaga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Málaga B 80 (5)
2010– Málaga 64 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Francisco Portillo Soler (born 13 June 1990) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Málaga CF as an attacking midfielder.

Football career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2] On 10 August he made a contract extension with the team, running until June 2013.[3]

After the 2011 summer signing of Joaquín Sánchez, 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.[4]

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.[5]


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