Brave, decisive defender
Rico has progressed right through the academy since signing aged 8.
A versatile and tactically aware player, Rico primarily operates as a right-back but can also be deployed in holding midfield.
Rico made his debut for the Under-18s aged 15 and was named captain of the squad for the 2021/22 season.
He played 17 times as City lifted the title and was rewarded for his efforts with the Under-18s Player of the Year award.
Rico progressed to the EDS for the 2022/23 season and having impressed for City on our summer tour to the United States, he subsequently made his first team debut coming on as a substitute in our 4-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth in August.
Lewis was then afforded a first senior start in November's 3-1 Champions League win over Sevilla and made history by scoring, becoming the youngest player at 17 years and 346 days to find the target on his maiden Champions League start.