This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Sánchez-Rico and the second or maternal family name is Soto.
Iván Sánchez-Rico Soto, aka Riki (born 11 August 1980), is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Granada CF in La Liga, as a striker.
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Riki was born in Aranjuez, Community of Madrid. After spending his youth career in amateur clubs in the area, he played with both Real Madrid's reserve sides, C and B. In July 2004, after having signed an extension with the merengues the previous year, he was released and moved to another capital team, Getafe CF, making his La Liga debut on 12 September 2004 in a 1-2 home defeat to RCD Mallorca; on 13 March 2005 he scored against his former employer in a 2-1 home success and, in his second season, netted eight league goals.
In late June 2006, Riki moved to Deportivo de La Coruña on a five-year contract. During his first season he was an undisputed starter and, in the following one, he featured less prominently, but scored two more goals (five).
In the first game of the 2008-09 season, against Real Madrid, Riki was stretchered off the pitch with a hamstring injury, ironically after having subbed in himself. He was out of action for two weeks, subsequently netting on 2 November 2008 in a 3-0 success at Real Betis.
Riki again suffered physical problems in the following season, but made the most of his minutes (1,492) as he scored a career-best - at Deportivo - eight goals, notably netting in the opener, a 2-3 loss at Real Madrid, and in both matches against Xerez CD (3-0 away, 2-1 at home); the Galicians eventually finished in tenth position.
UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2008,
Segunda División: 2011-12
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