|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)|
(on loan from Granada)
|2008–2011||Real Madrid B||52||(11)|
|2016–||→ Eibar (loan)||17||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017
Rico joined Real Madrid in summer 2008, 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 team: after replacing Moisés Hurtado at half-time, he netted the equaliser in an eventual 1–1 home draw against CA Osasuna.
- As of 23 January 2016
|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) Archived 11 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.; Diario de Pontevedra, 3 July 2008 (in Spanish)
- El filial del Real Madrid comienza la Liga con buen pie (Real Madrid reserves start league on the right foot); Real Madrid CF, 31 August 2010 (in Spanish)
- Fran Rico inicia su recuperación (Fran Rico starts rehabilitation) Archived 6 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine.; Real Madrid CF, 6 October 2008 (in Spanish)
- 4–2: Querer es poder (4–2: When there's a will there's a way) Archived 25 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine.; Real Madrid CF, 8 November 2009 (in Spanish)
- 3–2: The youth team takes the first three points at stake Archived 2 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine.; Real Madrid CF, 29 August 2010
- Fran Rico ficha por el Granada (Fran Rico signs for Granada); Marca, 5 August 2011 (in 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 (in Spanish)
- Fran Rico: "Estad tranquilos, que volveré" (Fran Rico: "Don't worry, i'll be back"); Ideal, 16 August 2012 (in Spanish)
- Fran Rico será baja toda la temporada tras su operación (Fran Rico will miss entire season after surgery); Ideal, 25 January 2013 (in Spanish)
- Fran Rico renueva por cinco temporadas (Fran Rico renews for five seasons) Archived 26 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine.; Granada CF, 26 February 2015 (in Spanish)
- Fran Rico se marcha al Eibar cedido por dos temporadas (Fran Rico goes out to Eibar on loan for two seasons); Granada CF, 26 August 2016 (in Spanish)
- El infierno de Fran Rico (The hell of Fran Rico); Marca, 18 September 2017 (in Spanish)
- Confirmado: Fran Rico no jugará esta temporada (Confirmed: Fran Rico will not play this season); Cadena SER, 10 January 2018 (in Spanish)
- "Fran Rico". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 March 2014.