Perico (Spanish footballer)

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Personal information
Full name Pedro José Pinazo Arias
Date of birth (1985-01-18) 18 January 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Málaga, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1997–2000 Puerta Blanca
2000–2003 Málaga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Málaga B 63 (5)
2003–2007 Málaga 24 (2)
2007–2009 Castellón 53 (6)
2009–2011 Salamanca 65 (6)
2011–2012 Elche 28 (0)
2013 Gimnàstic 10 (0)
2013–2014 Cádiz 22 (3)
2014–2015 AEL 13 (3)
2015 Panachaiki 4 (0)
National team
2003 Spain U18 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 18 January 2016 (UTC).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Pinazo and the second or maternal family name is Arias.

Pedro José Pinazo Arias (born 18 January 1985), known as Perico, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Málaga, Perico began his career with hometown's Málaga CF. Almost exclusively associated to the reserves during his early spell, he only appeared once in La Liga with the Andalusians' main squad, featuring 90 minutes in a 0–1 away loss against RCD Mallorca on 21 June 2003.[1]

In July 2007, Perico left Málaga and signed a two-year contract with second division club CD Castellón.[2] After two seasons of regular playing time, he joined fellow league side UD Salamanca.[3]

Perico equalled a career-best five goals in 2010–11, but he could not help prevent the Castile and León team from being relegated at the end of the campaign. He subsequently continued in the second level, joining Elche CF;[4] he was released in September 2012, however, after the arrival of Carles Gil.[5]

In January 2013, Perico went on trial with Azerbaijan Premier League club Neftchi Baku PFC,[6] scoring in his first friendly game, against FC Aktobe. However, nothing came of it, and he returned to his country, signing with division three's Gimnàstic de Tarragona for 18 months.[7]

On 26 June 2013, Perico was released,[8] subsequently moving to Cádiz CF also in the third tier.[9]


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