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|
(on loan from Betis)
|2015||→ Betis (loan)||21||(0)|
|2016–||→ Getafe (loan)||27||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.
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.
On 15 January 2015, Portillo was loaned to Segunda División's Real Betis until June, with an obligatory buyout clause if the team was promoted. After contributing with 21 appearances during the season, he signed a permanent three-year deal with the club.
- Malaga vs Aston Villa Archived 2009-07-28 at the Wayback Machine.; 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 CF, 10 August 2010 (in 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 CF. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
- "Portillo será bético hasta 2018 si hay ascenso" [Portillo will be bético until 2018 if promoted] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
- "Real Betis and Getafe CF reach an agreement for the loan of Portillo". Real Betis. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.