Recio

Squad No. 18
Date of Birth January 11, 1991
Age 30
Height 183cm
Team
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Málaga
Previous Clubs CD Leganés

José Luis García del Pozo (born 11 January 1991), known as Recio, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for SD Eibar on loan from CD Leganés as a central midfielder.

Málaga
Born in Málaga, Andalusia, Recio was a product of local Málaga CF’s youth system. He made his first-team debut on 11 November 2010 shortly after the arrival of manager Manuel Pellegrini who succeeded sacked Jesualdo Ferreira, starting in a Copa del Rey 3–2 home win against Hércules CF, in the round-of-32’s second leg (3–2 on aggregate). Ten days later he first appeared in La Liga, again as a starter but in a 0–3 loss at Deportivo de La Coruña.

Late into the month, after performing solidly in his first matches, Recio signed his first professional contract, linking him with Málaga until the summer of 2015. On 5 December 2010 he scored his first goal as a senior, in a 4–1 home victory over Racing de Santander.

On 9 January 2013, after featuring rarely during the first half of the season, Recio was loaned to neighbouring and fellow league club Granada CF, until June. He made his debut five days later, coming on as a substitute in a 2−2 away draw against Getafe CF. He netted his first goal for the side on the 19th, in a 2−0 home defeat of Rayo Vallecano that also was his first start.

Upon returning Recio became an undisputed starter, signing a contract extension until 2018 on 11 December 2014. On 21 February 2017, he renewed his link until 2021.

Leganés
On 31 August 2018, after Málaga’s relegation from the top flight, Recio signed a four-year deal with CD Leganés. On 4 September 2020, as Lega met the same fate as his previous club, he was loaned to SD Eibar for one year.