Fran Rico

Born: August 3, 1987 (age 30)

Height: 5'10" (178cm)

Hometown: Portonovo, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Midfielder
Team: Granada (no. 4)
Career History
Senior2011-Granada
Sports Mole has 48 articles about Fran Rico. Articles 1 to 40:
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid beat Eibar to go third in La Liga
Real Madrid close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to five points courtesy of a 3-0 win over Eibar at the Bernabeu.
Oct 22, 21:34
Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio celebrates scoring against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup second leg on August 16, 2017
Team News: Isco, Marco Asensio partner Cristiano Ronaldo
Zinedine Zidane makes five changes to Real Madrid's starting lineup for the La Liga visit of Eibar, with Karim Benzema among those to drop out.
Oct 22, 18:53
A general view during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 30, 2011
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Eibar
Sports Mole previews Sunday evening's La Liga showdown between Real Madrid and Eibar at the Bernabeu.
Oct 19, 14:52
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique speaks at a press conference ahead of his side's Champions League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 1, 2016
Preview: Barcelona vs. Eibar
Sports Mole previews Barcelona's La Liga clash with Eibar as the Catalan side aim to push Real Madrid to the wire in their tightly-contested title race.
May 20, 11:20
Head coach Diego Pablo Simeone of Atletico de Madrid claps during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Club Atletico de Madrid and FC Astana at Vicente Calderon stadium on October 21, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
Result: Atletico Madrid beat Eibar to regain fourth spot
Atletico Madrid return to the top four in La Liga with a 2-0 victory over tricky Eibar on Saturday afternoon.
Jan 7, 17:05
Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid "cannot continue like this"
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane plays down talk of a "crisis" at the Bernabeu after seeing his side draw for the fourth game in a row.
Oct 2, 19:59
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Result: Real Madrid held at home by in-form Eibar
Real Madrid fail to win for the the fourth successive match as the capital side are held to a 1-1 draw by Eibar at the Bernabeu on Sunday afternoon.
Oct 2, 17:05
Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
Live Commentary: Real Madrid 1-1 Eibar - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Eibar at the Bernabeu, which ended 1-1.
Oct 2, 14:15
Luis Suarez celebrates opening the scoring with Jordi Alba during the La Liga game between Granada and Barcelona on May 14, 2016
Result: Barcelona beat Granada to win La Liga title
Barcelona beat Granada 3-0 in Andalusia to hold off the challenge of second-placed Real Madrid and secure a second successive La Liga title on week 38.
May 14, 17:49
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring the opener during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Sporting Gijon on April 23, 2016
Team News: Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez leads Barcelona attack in title decider
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique names an attacking lineup against Granada.
May 14, 15:14
Luis Suarez celebrates scoring during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Espanyol on May 8, 2016
Preview: Granada vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole previews Saturday's La Liga clash between Granada and the league leaders Barcelona.
May 13, 12:45
Iago Aspas scores his second goal over goalkeeper Andres Fernandez during the La Liga match between Celta Vigo and Granada on April 25, 2016
Result: Loss at Celta Vigo leaves Granada in trouble
A 2-1 defeat at Celta Vigo leaves Granada in relegation trouble.
Apr 25, 21:20
Head coach Jose Ramon Sandoval of Granada CF shouts during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Granada CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 19, 2015
Result: Leganes beat Granada to take slender lead into second leg
Granada crash to defeat at Segunda Division side Leganes in the Copa del Rey.
Dec 1, 22:08
Valencia's German defender Shkodran Mustafi celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Granada CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 25, 2015
Result: Valencia edge out Granada
Shkodran Mustafi scores against Granada in the first half to give Valencia their first home win of the La Liga season.
Sep 25, 21:24
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his second goal during the UEFA Champions League group A football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Shakhtar Donetsk at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 15, 2015
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Granada
Sports Mole previews the La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Granada at the Bernabeu.
Sep 17, 16:59
Villarreal's players celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 1, 2015
Result: Villarreal clinch win over Granada
Villarreal score twice early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Granada in La Liga.
Sep 13, 12:51
Granada's defender Diego Mainz celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Granada FC v Sevilla FC at Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium in Granada on April 19, 2015
Preview: Getafe vs. Granada
Sports Mole takes a closer look at both sides ahead of Sunday's La Liga clash between Getafe and Granada.
Aug 28, 18:03
Valencia's French midfielder Sofiane Feghouli celebrates his goal with fans during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Granada FC at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on April 27, 2015
Result: Valencia ease past Granada
Valencia move back into the top four in La Liga by beating Granada 4-0 at the Mestalla.
Apr 27, 21:34
Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic (C) celebrates a goal with teammates Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez against Granada on February 28, 2015
Player Ratings: Granada 1-3 Barcelona
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how each individual player performed during Barcelona's 3-1 La Liga win at Granada.
Feb 28, 18:10
Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic (C) celebrates a goal with teammates Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez against Granada on February 28, 2015
Match Analysis: Granada 1-3 Barcelona
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Barcelona beat Granada 3-1 in La Liga.
Feb 28, 17:28
Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic (C) vies with Granada's French defender Dimitri Foulquier (L) and Swedish midfielder Daniel Larsson during the Spanish league football match
Result: Barcelona seal comfortable away win over Granada with 3-1 victory
Goals from Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi give Barcelona a comfortable 3-1 victory away at Granada in La Liga.
Feb 28, 16:50
Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic (C) vies with Granada's French defender Dimitri Foulquier (L) and Swedish midfielder Daniel Larsson during the Spanish league football match
Live Commentary: Granada 1-3 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of Barcelona's 3-1 win over Granada in La Liga.
Feb 28, 14:30
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Result: Granada snatch draw at Deportivo La Coruna
Granada ease their relegation fears in La Liga with a 2-2 draw at 10-man Deportivo La Coruna.
Jan 25, 12:49
Head coach David Moyes of Real Sociedad looks on during the La Liga match between Real Socided and Elche FC at Estadio Anoeta on November 28, 2014
David Moyes unhappy with dropped points
Real Sociedad boss David Moyes bemoans his side's inability to claim three points away from home in La Liga.
Jan 12, 13:59
Head coach David Moyes of Real Sociedad looks on during the La Liga match between Real Socided and Elche FC at Estadio Anoeta on November 28, 2014
Result: Fran Rico penalty earns Granada a point against Real Sociedad
Granada hold Real Sociedad to a 1-1 draw at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes in La Liga, thanks to a late penalty from Fran Rico.
Jan 11, 19:55
Carlos Vela Garrido of Real Sociedad celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between Real Socided and Elche FC at Estadio Anoeta on November 28, 2014
Live Commentary: Granada 1-1 Real Sociedad - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of Real Sociedad's 1-1 draw away to Granada.
Jan 11, 17:30
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Result: Cordoba ease relegation fears with win
Cordoba score twice in the first half to secure up a 2-0 win over fellow La Liga strugglers Granada.
Jan 5, 21:38
Granada's Colombian forward Jhon Andres Cordoba poses at Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium in Granada on September 25, 2014
Result: Emiliano Velazquez strike earns Getafe draw at Granada
Getafe fight back from 1-0 down to draw with relegation-threatened Granada.
Dec 21, 17:52
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Result: Manucho scores stoppage-time winner for Rayo Vallecano against Granada
Former Manchester United striker Manucho scores with the final kick of the game to snatch Rayo Vallecano a 1-0 La Liga win at struggling Granada.
Oct 17, 21:54
Athletic Bilbao's midfielder Markel Susaeta vies with Elche's defender Lomban during the Spanish league football match on October 31, 2013
Result: David Lomban earns point for Elche
Elche score in stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw against Granada in their La Liga match.
Aug 31, 23:59
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Result: Deportivo La Coruna lose on La Liga return
Former Blackburn striker Ruben Rochina is among the goals as Granada battle back to defeat newly-promoted Deportivo La Courna in their La Liga opener.
Aug 23, 21:52
Almeria fans watch their team play FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between UD Almeria and FC Barcelona at Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos on September 28, 2013
Result: Almeria climb out of relegation zone
Almeria score two penalties in their 2-0 win over Granada to climb out of La Liga's relegation zone.
May 11, 19:59
Joaquin Larrivey of Rayo Vallecano de Madrid in action during the La Liga match between Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Elche FC at Estadio Teresa Rivero on August 19, 2013
Result: Rayo Vallecano beat 10-man Granada
Rayo Vallecano score three second-half goals to clinch a comfortable win over 10-man Granada in La Liga.
Apr 26, 16:57
Atletico Madrid's Brazilian forward Diego da Silva Costa celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Sociedad at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on February 2, 2014
Result: Atletico Madrid regain La Liga top spot with Granada victory
Diego Costa's 63rd-minute goal ensures that Atletico Madrid top the La Liga table with victory against Granada.
Mar 26, 22:50
Atletico boss Diego Simeone on the touchline against Rayo on August 25, 2013
Half-Time Report: Atletico Madrid being held at interval
Granada holding Atletico Madrid to a goalless draw at the Vicente Calderon.
Mar 26, 21:47
Atletico Madrid's Brazilian forward Diego da Silva Costa celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Sociedad at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on February 2, 2014
Live Commentary: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Granada – as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage of the La Liga clash between Atletico Madrid and Granada.
Mar 26, 20:31
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Result: Yacine Brahimi strike gives Granada win
Yacine Brahimi scores in the second half to give Granada a 1-0 win over Elche in La Liga.
Mar 22, 16:57
Granada's coach Lucas Alcaraz reacts during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Granada at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on May 26, 2013
Result: Villarreal lose ground on top four in La Liga
Relegation-threatened Granada beat Villarreal 2-0 at Los Carmenes in La Liga.
Mar 8, 22:50
Mainz Garcia of Granada CF celebrates with Hassan Yebda (R) and team-mates after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match against Rayo Vallecano de Madrid on December 14, 2013
Fran Rico hoping to make return this weekend
Granada midfielder Fran Rico is hopeful that he will return to first-team action for his side's home match against Villarreal on Saturday.
Mar 5, 15:28
Sofiane Feghouli of Valencia runs with the ball during the La Liga match between Valencia CF and Levante UD at Estadio Mestalla on January 04, 2014
Result: Valencia strike late to beat Granada
Valencia strike in second-half stoppage time to claim a 2-1 victory over Granada in their La Liga clash this evening.
Feb 23, 19:52



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2LugoLugo158251614226
3Osasuna156721911825
4NumanciaNumancia157441914525
5Granada156632416824
6Rayo Vallecano156632116524
7Real Valladolid156542924523
8Sporting GijonSporting Gijon156541813523
9Cadiz156541310323
10TenerifeTenerife155641915421
11Real Oviedo155552121020
12Reus Deportiu154831113-220
13AlcorconAlcorcon155461319-619
14Real ZaragozaZaragoza154651920-118
15Gimnastic155371820-218
16Cultural LeonesaLeonesa153841722-517
17Albacete154561219-717
18Barcelona BBarcelona B153751618-216
19Almeria154381217-515
20Lorca FCLorca153481420-613
21Sevilla AtleticoSevilla Atl.151861120-911
22CordobaCordoba1532101528-1311
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