Groumet de Cope prize and El Corte Inglés
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RICO RECEIVES THE INAUGURAL PREMIO GOURMET DE LA COPE

As well as the Sevilla goalkeeper, Iborra also received recognition at an event held on the terrace of El Corte Inglés, and the president José Castro was also in attendance

Sergio Rico picked up the first Trofeo Gourmet de Cope Sevilla y El Corte Inglés at an event organised by both Cope Sevilla and El Corte Inglés to finish off the season.

Vicente Iborra also attended the event, representing the Sevilla FC squad, and the captain also received recognition for embodying the values of the team. The Sevilla FC president, José Castro, was also in attendance.

The Gourmet terrace, on the fifth floor of the Plaza del Duque centre, was the perfect setting for the prize-giving in which, from Real Betis, Dani Ceballos, who was accompanied by his captain Antonio Adán.

Rico accepts his award

With the terrace full of guests, Rico came away with the plaudits for his impressive performances this season. On receiving the award, asked about his save of the season, he had no hesitation in choosing his stoppage time heroics against Juventus in Turin, although he also mentioned his save against Valencia at the Sánchez-Pizjuán

"Personally I'm very happy to help the team in any way possible. With one game to go we're fourth, so it's a very positive end to the season for Sevilla," said the goalkeeper.

Meanwhile, Vicente Iborra spoke of his delight to have Champions League qualification secured.

"Now that it's all wrapped up, it's time to analyse. The most important thing is that we're going to achieve our objective that hasn't been achieved for a long time. We'll work hard to get through the play-off stage in the Champions League," Iborra said.

"We have to start from here and come back with more luck next season."

Sevilla president José Castro was in attendance and said that Jorge Sampaoli will be in the dug out for the final game of the season against Osasuna.

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