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|
|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 23 April 2017.
Real Madrid C
In the 2010 summer, Rico signed with CF Pobla de Mafumet which acted as Gimnàstic de Tarragona's farm team, being first-choice with the fourth division side. In his first season he managed to be the former's third top scorer, behind Albert Virgili and Fran Carbià.
Rico made his competitive 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 main squad, he was loaned to RCD Espanyol B.
Rico had his contract with Gimnàstic terminated on 31 August 2012. On the same day, he signed with CE L'Hospitalet also in the third level, and on 20 August of the following year he joined fellow league club Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa.
- Nuevo refuerzo para el Real Madrid C (New signing for Real Madrid C); Real Madrid CF, 18 February 2010 (in Spanish)
- Julio Rico pasa a ser jugador de la primera plantilla del Nàstic (Julio Rico is now Nàstic first-team player) Archived 2 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.; Nàstic Tac, 23 June 2011 (in Spanish)
- Julio Rico, presentado con el primer equipo (Julio Rico, presented with the first team); Marca, 10 July 2011 (in Spanish)
- 2–1: Finalistes (2–1: Finalists); RCD Espanyol, 6 August 2011 (in Catalan)
- Numancia 0–0 Nàstic; Gimnàstic Tarragona, 4 September 2011 (in Spanish)
- 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 (in Spanish)
- El Nàstic y Julio Rico rescinden el contrato (Nàstic and Julio Rico terminate contract); Gimnàstic Tarragona, 31 August 2012 (in Spanish)
- Julio Rico ficha por el Hospitalet (Julio Rico signs for Hospitalet); La Segunda B, 31 August 2012 (in Spanish)
- Oficial: Cultural Leonesa, llega Julio Rico (Official: Cultural Leonesa, Julio Rico arrives); Todo Mercado Web, 20 August 2013 (in Spanish)
- El defensa lateral Julio Rico, nuevo jugador de la UD. Logroñés (Full back Julio Rico, new player of UD. Logroñés); UD Logroñés, 2 July 2014 (in Spanish)