Julio Alberto Rico Pardillo
|Full name||Julio Alberto Rico Pardillo|
|Date of birth||11 June 1989|
|Place of birth||El Rubio, Spain|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Right back / Midfielder|
|Current club||Cultural Leonesa|
|2010||Real Madrid C||4||(0)|
|2012||→ Espanyol B (loan)||11||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
In the 2010 summer Rico signed with Pobla de Mafumet CF, Gimnàstic de Tarragona's farm team, being first-choice with the fourth division club, managed by Kiko Ramírez. In his first season, he managed to be the team's third top scorer, behind Albert Virgili and Fran Carbià.
Rico made his official debut with Gimnàstic on 6 August 2011, against RCD Espanyol for the season's Copa Catalunya, coming on as a substitute for striker Berry Powel in the 64th minute of a 1–2 loss. He made his first Segunda División appearance on 4 September, replacing Eloy in a 0–0 draw at CD Numancia; after only two league appearances (three overall) with the first team, he was loaned to RCD Espanyol B.
Rico had his contract with Gimnàstic rescinded on 31 August 2012. In the same day he signed with CE L'Hospitalet, also in the third level. On 20 August of the following year Rico signed with fellow-divisioner Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa.
- Nuevo refuerzo para el Real Madrid C (New signing for Real Madrid C); Real Madrid's website, 18 February 2010 (Spanish)
- Julio Rico pasa a ser jugador de la primera plantilla del Nàstic (Julio Rico is now Nàstic first-team player); Nàstic Tac, 23 June 2011 (Spanish)
- Julio Rico, presentado con el primer equipo (Julio Rico, presented with the first team); Marca, 10 July 2011 (Spanish)
- 2–1: Finalistes (2–1: Finalists); Espanyol's official website, 6 August 2011 (Catalan)
- Numancia vs. Gimnàstic de Tarragona 0–0; Soccerway, 4 September 2011
- El ex canterano Julio Rico, cedido al Español B. Conoce más sobre él (Former youth player Julio Rico, loaned to Español B. Learn more about him); Manquepierda, 31 January 2012 (Spanish)
- El Nàstic y Julio Rico rescinden el contrato (Nàstic and Julio Rico rescind contract); Gimnàstic's official website, 31 August 2012 (Spanish)
- Julio Rico ficha por el Hospitalet (Julio Rico signs for Hospitalet); La Segunda B, 31 August 2012 (Spanish)
- Oficial: Cultural Leonesa, llega Julio Rico (Official: Cultural Leonesa, Julio Rico arrives); Todo Mercado Web, 20 August 2013 (Spanish)