|Full name||Francisco Higuera Fernández|
|Date of birth||30 January 1965|
|Place of birth||Escurial, Spain|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Higueras was born in Escurial, Province of Cáceres. After playing in all the youth categories at RCD Mallorca he made his senior debut at only 17, in a 3–0 Segunda División home win against Deportivo de La Coruña on 10 October 1982, and finished his first season with 16 matches and two goals as the Balearic Islands club promoted to La Liga. His first appearance in the top level occurred on 24 September 1983 in a 0–3 loss at Atlético de Madrid, and he went on to experience two relegations from the category with the team.
In the 1988 summer Higuera signed with Real Zaragoza, being an everpresent fixture with the Aragonese. In the 1993–94 campaign he scored a career-best 12 goals while also scoring the decisive penalty in the shootout win over Celta de Vigo, in that season's Copa del Rey final, and being instrumental in the club's 1995 victory in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, all this while often partnered offensively with Juan Esnáider, Miguel Pardeza and Gustavo Poyet (they recorded, in 1994–95, an impressive 5–4 away win against FC Barcelona).
Higuera decided to have an abroad experience in 1997 at the age of 32, and joined Mexico's Puebla FC, being accompanied by Pardeza in the adventure. He returned home after one season, signing with lowly Xerez CD in Segunda División B and retiring in 2000.
|1.||7 September 1994||Tsirion Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus||Cyprus||0–1||1–2||Euro 1996 qualifying|