Kiko (footballer, born 1993)

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Kiko
Personal information
Full name Francisco Manuel Geraldo Rosa
Date of birth (1993-01-20) 20 January 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Alcácer do Sal, Portugal
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Port Vale
Number 20
Youth career
2001–2003 Alcacerense
2003–2012 Vitória Setúbal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Vitória Setúbal 21 (0)
2015–2016 Académico Viseu (loan) 22 (3)
2016– Port Vale 21 (0)
National team
2012 Portugal U19 3 (0)
2012–2013 Portugal U20 15 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 15 April 2017 (UTC).

Francisco Manuel Geraldo Rosa (born 20 January 1993), known as Kiko, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a left back for EFL League One club Port Vale.

A Portugal under-20 international, he made his debut in the Primeira Liga with Vitória Setúbal in January 2012. He was loaned out to Académico Viseu for the 2015–16 season. He signed with English club Port Vale in July 2016.

Club career[edit]

Vitória Setúbal[edit]

Kiko began his career with Vitória Setúbal, and was given his Primeira Liga debut by head coach Bruno Ribeiro on 6 January 2012, in a 1–1 draw with Académica at the Estádio do Bonfim.[1] He returned to play for the youth team after Ribeiro was replaced as head coach by José Mota the following month, and made sporadic appearances over the 2011–12, 2012–13 and 2013–14 campaigns. He featured 13 times in the 2014–15 season under first Domingos Paciência, and then returning head coach Bruno Ribeiro. However, he was judged surplus to requirement by new head coach Domingos Paciência, and spent the 2015–16 season on loan at LigaPro club Académico Viseu.[2] He briefly played under Bruno Ribeiro at Académico Viseu, though was initially signed by Ricardo Chéu. He scored three goals in 24 appearances for Académico Viseu, as the club finished in 17th place.

Port Vale[edit]

Kiko signed a two-year contract with EFL League One club Port Vale in July 2016 after being recruited by former Vitória Setúbal coach Bruno Ribeiro.[3] He began the 2016–17 season out injured after damaging his Achilles in pre-season; his injury left Vale without a specialist full-back as Adam Yates also picked up an injury in pre-season.[4] He made his first team debut for the "Valiants" on 30 August, in a 1–0 win over Derby County U23 in the EFL Trophy.[5] However Ribeiro resigned in December, and caretaker-manager Michael Brown signed Scott Tanser to play at left-back, leaving Kiko out of the first team for the first six weeks of 2017.[6]

International career[edit]

Rosa won caps for the Portugal under-19 and under-20 teams, and was named in the squads for both the 2013 Toulon Tournament and the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He played three games in the Toulon Tournament, as Portugal finished in fourth place following a 2–1 defeat to France in the third place play-off at the Stade du Ray in Nice, France. He featured once in the U-20 World Cup, coming on as a half-time substitute in a 5–0 win over Cuba at the Kadir Has Stadium in Kayseri, Turkey.[7]

Statistics[edit]

Club Season Division League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Académico Viseu (loan) 2015–16[8] LigaPro 22 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 24 3
Vitória Setúbal
2011–12[8] Primeira Liga 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
2012–13[8] Primeira Liga 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2013–14[8] Primeira Liga 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
2014–15[8] Primeira Liga 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 0
2015–16[8] Primeira Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 21 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 29 0
Port Vale 2016–17[9] EFL League One 21 0 2 0 0 0 3[c] 0 26 0
Career total 64 3 5 0 7 0 3 0 79 3
  1. ^ Appearances and goals in the Taça de Portugal and FA Cup.
  2. ^ Appearances and goals in the Taça da Liga and EFL Cup.
  3. ^ Appearance/s in the EFL Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liga ZON Sagres - Day 14". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "V. Setúbal empresta Kiko ao Académico de Viseu". SAPO Desporto (in Portuguese). 21 August 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Baggaley, Mike (5 July 2016). "Port Vale sign Portuguese left back Kiko". The Sentinel. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Port Vale: Kiko and Michael Brown getting close to fitness". The Sentinel. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Match Report". www.port-vale.co.uk. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Baggaley, Mike (21 February 2017). "Kiko committed to Port Vale as Valiants fight for safety". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Portugal - Cuba". FIFA. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Statistics". foradejogo.net. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Kiko in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2016.