Julio Alberto Rico Pardillo

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Julio Rico
Personal information
Full name Julio Alberto Rico Pardillo
Date of birth (1989-06-11) 11 June 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth El Rubio, Spain
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Youth career
2001–2008 Betis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Betis C 31 (0)
2008–2010 Betis B 4 (0)
2010 Real Madrid C 4 (0)
2010–2011 Pobla Mafumet 33 (7)
2011–2012 Gimnàstic 2 (0)
2012 Espanyol B (loan) 11 (1)
2012–2013 Hospitalet 34 (4)
2013–2014 Cultural Leonesa 28 (1)
2014– Logroñés 65 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2017.

Julio Alberto Rico Pardillo (born 11 June 1989) is a Spanish footballer who plays for UD Logroñés as a right back or right midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in El Rubio, Province of Seville, Andalusia, Rico started playing with Écija Balompié. In 2001 the 12-year-old moved to neighbouring Real Betis, going on to finish his football formation there.

In the following two years, Rubio alternated between the club's third and second teams, appearing in only four Segunda División B games with the latter in two seasons combined.

Real Madrid C[edit]

In mid-February 2010, Rico signed with La Liga giants Real Madrid, being assigned to its C-team.[1] During his four-month spell, he played in just four Tercera División matches.


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.

On 23 June 2011, Rico was promoted to Nàstic's first team and signed a two-year contract.[2] On 10 July, he was officially presented with the Catalans.[3]

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.[4] He made his first Segunda División appearance on 4 September, replacing Eloy in a 0–0 draw at CD Numancia;[5] after only two league appearances (three overall) with the main squad, he was loaned to RCD Espanyol B.[6]


Rico had his contract with Gimnàstic terminated on 31 August 2012.[7] On the same day, he signed with CE L'Hospitalet also in the third level,[8] and on 20 August of the following year he joined fellow league club Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa.[9]

On 2 July 2014, Rico moved to UD Logroñés still in the third tier.[10]


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