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Sergio Rico

Goalkeeper

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  • Age: 25 years old
  • Date of Birth: 1 September 1993
  • Place of Birth: Sevilla, Spain
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Previous Club(s): Sevilla

Biography

On 9th August 2018, the Club confirmed the signing of Sergio Rico on loan from Sevilla.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper agreed a loan deal which keeps him at Craven Cottage until the end of the 2018/19 season.

Rico has made 170 appearances for Sevilla’s first team during his career, keeping clean sheets in almost half of those, and has also been capped by Spain at senior level.

Born in Sevilla, Rico joined his local club as a youngster and progressed through the ranks before making his debut at the beginning of 2014/15, going on to make 37 appearances as the club’s first choice goalkeeper despite his tender age.

His maiden campaign culminated in a first ever trophy, as he was in goal for Sevilla’s 3-2 Europa League Final win against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

Rico added the same medal to his collection a year later as Sevilla defeated Liverpool 3-1 at FC Basel’s St. Jakob-Park.

That proved to be the start of a prosperous summer as it preceded a call-up to the Spain squad for the 2016 European Championship where he was one of three goalkeepers alongside Iker Casillas and David De Gea, making his debut in a warm-up match against South Korea – a 6-1 win for the Spaniards.

Rico made 85 appearances for Sevilla across the following two seasons, the first of which ended in a fourth place finish, and the subsequent featuring a two-legged Champions League knock-out victory over Manchester United.

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Overall
Minutes played 900
Appearances 10
Goalkeeping
Saves Made 41
Minutes per save 22.0
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 26 / 15
 »  Caught / Parried 5 / 11
Punches 7
Catches (Successful) 2
Balls Smothered 1
Defence
Clean Sheets 1
Goals Conceded 18
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 16 / 2
Clearances 12
Duels (Won) 9
 »  Aerial Duels (Won) 9
Discipline
Fouls (Suffered) 1
Bookings -
Sent Off -