03 August 2009

Portugal goalkeeper Ricardo won't be 1st goalkeeper at Betis- playing in Spain's second division, team Real Betis was relegated

All hopes of goalkeeper Ricardo transferring to another team are now gone. Real Betis was relegated to the second division in Spain. Their first pre-season game was on July 22, 2009. Guess what? Ricardo was not in goal! The Betis first chioce goalkeeper is new signing Iñaki Goitia from Málaga, and back-up goalkeeper is Casto. No space for Ricardo!

According to Marca on August 1, 2009, Betis coach Tapia doesn't count on goalkeeper Ricardo as first choice goalkeeper. Nonetheless, Ricardo was called up for Betis' July 25, 2009 pre-season game because Casto is unavailable.

Having clear his position at Betis, goalkeeper Ricardo has to move to another club immediately. He's one of those players like Beckham that love to play for the national team. The only way to return to Queiroz' list is to play regularly in a team, hopefully in the Serie A.

Unlike many soccer team websites, Betis doesn't have Youtube channel yet with weekly news. LAGalaxy, Chelseafc, Palermo, and Sampdoria all have training video clips and player interviews.

Betis pre-season games:
New signing Goitia was in goal in SANLUQUEÑO 0-3 Betis, July 22, 2009
(lineup: Goitia, Ilic, Melli, Rivas, Fernando Vega, Arzu, Sunny, Odonkor, Rodri, Xisco y Pavone. Subs: Adrián, Carlos García, Lima, Nano, Sergio García, Óscar López, Juande, Juanma, Manu Gavilán, Damián y Rubén Cruz. )

Roteña 0-5 Betis, July 25, 2009

Lineup: Ricardo, Óscar López, Melli, Nano, Toni, Arzu, Juande, Juanma, Xisco, Sergio García y Pavone. SUbstitutes included: Casto, Ilic, Carlos García, Rivas, Fernando Vega, Sunny, Álex Ortiz, Odonkor, Capi, Rodri y Manu Gavilán.

Ricardo was in goal in the second pre-season game of Betis but didn't play all 90 minutes. He was substituted by Casto!

Next pre-season games of Betis are for the Trofeo Colombino
August 8, 2009, Betis - Zaragoza
August 9, 2009, Recreativo - Betis

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