Alcácer warming up for Spain U19
|Full name||Francisco Alcácer García|
|Date of birth||30 August 1993|
|Place of birth||Torrent, Spain|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|2012–2013||→ Getafe (loan)||20||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Torrent, Valencian Community, Alcácer was a product of Valencia CF's youth system. He made his senior debuts in the 2009–10 season aged only 16, scoring three goals in 15 games with the reserve side and suffering relegation from the third division. On 11 November 2010 he appeared in his first match with the first team, playing the full 90 minutes in a 4–1 home win against UD Logroñés (7–1 on aggregate) for the campaign's Copa del Rey.
On 12 August 2011, after Alcácer had netted the third and final goal in a 3–0 friendly win against A.S. Roma and was leaving the Mestalla Stadium accompanied by his parents, his father fell to the ground after suffering a heart attack. Despite efforts from medics to revive him during 30 minutes the 44-year-old died, and the player returned to training less than one week after, for "therapy purposes".
On 14 January 2012 Alcácer made his La Liga debut, coming on as a substitute for Sofiane Feghouli for the last 20 minutes of a 0–1 away loss against Real Sociedad. For the 2012–13 campaign he went on loan to Getafe CF, his first official game being against Deportivo de La Coruña where he played 20 minutes in an eventual 1–1 away draw.
Alcácer scored his first goal in the top division on 7 January 2013 at Rayo Vallecano, but in a 1–3 loss. He netted his first for Valencia on 3 October, away against FC Kuban Krasnodar for the season's UEFA Europa League.
Alcácer scored his first league goal for the Che on 25 January 2014, in a 2–2 home draw against RCD Espanyol. He grabbed another the following matchday, scoring the 3–2 winner at the Camp Nou against FC Barcelona.
Alcácer represented Spain at all youth levels. With the under-17 side he reached the final at the 2010 UEFA European Football Championship, playing alongside Valencia teammate Juan Bernat and being crowned the competition's top scorer with six goals.
- Spain U19
- As of 3 March 2014
- A octavos (4–1) (To the round-of-16 (4–1)); Valencia's official website, 11 November 2010 (Spanish)
- Fallece el padre de Paco Alcácer a las puertas de Mestalla (Paco Alcácer's father dies just outside Mestalla); Marca, 13 August 2011 (Spanish)
- Alcácer vuelve a entrenarse como terapia para superar la pérdida (Alcácer returns to training as therapy to ovecome loss); Marca, 18 August 2011 (Spanish)
- Griezmann guides Sociedad to victory; ESPN Soccernet, 14 January 2012
- Rayo build momentum; ESPN FC, 7 January 2013
- Patient Valencia claim Kuban success; UEFA.com, 3 October 2013
- El 'Huracán Pizzi' se queda en temporal ('Hurricane Pizzi' reduced to a storm); Marca, 25 January 2014 (Spanish)
- El Barça se pega un tiro en el pie (Barça shoots itself in the foot); Marca, 1 February 2014 (Spanish)
- Paco Alcácer at ESPN FC
- Valencia official profile (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- CiberChe stats and bio (Spanish)
- Transfermarkt profile
- Soccerway profile