Kiko Ratón

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Kiko Ratón
Personal information
Full name Francisco José González Expósito
Date of birth (1976-09-19) 19 September 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Puerto Cruz
Tacuense
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Puerto Cruz 59 (29)
1997–2001 Tenerife B 73 (16)
1999–2000 Gáldar (loan) 16 (15)
2001–2002 Vecindario 29 (8)
2002–2005 Tenerife 81 (10)
2005–2006 Hércules 11 (2)
2006–2008 Orihuela 65 (34)
2008–2009 Iraklis 15 (1)
2009–2011 Girona 73 (15)
2011–2012 Tenerife 31 (5)
2013 Eldense 9 (4)
2013–2014 Puerto Cruz
2014–2015 Once Piratas
2015– Puerto Cruz
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Francisco José González Expósito (born 19 September 1976), commonly known as Kiko Ratón, is a Spanish footballer who plays for CD Puerto Cruz as a striker.

He amassed Segunda División totals of 166 games and 27 goals over the course of six seasons, representing in the competition Tenerife, Hércules and Girona.

Club career[edit]

Born in Puerto de la Cruz, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Ratón finished his football formation at local CD Tenerife, playing his first years in the fourth division or lower and having also appeared for the club's B-team. He made his professional debuts in the 2002–03 season in the second level, aged 26.

After three seasons with Tenerife, Ratón moved to second-tier side Hércules CF, appearing very rarely through one sole campaign. He resumed his career in division three with Orihuela CF, and scored 21 goals in his second year, second overall in all four groups.

Ratón then had one assuming experience abroad, joining Greek team Iraklis Thessaloniki F.C. in the summer of 2008. He returned home after just one year with Girona FC, achieving, at the age of 33, his best season as a professional as the Catalans narrowly avoided relegation from the second tier.[1]

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