|Full name||Francisco Miguel Narváez Machón|
|Date of birth||26 April 1972|
|Place of birth||Jerez de la Frontera, Spain|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre forward|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for Spain|
|Gold||1992 Barcelona||Team Competition|
A centre forward with tremendous technical ability and field vision, he possessed nonetheless a poor aerial game despite being almost 190 cms tall. In ten La Liga seasons (also played one year with his main club in Segunda División), he amassed totals of 271 games and 60 goals.
Born in Jerez de la Frontera, Province of Cádiz, Kiko's career began with local Cádiz CF, and he first appeared in La Liga on 14 April 1991 in a 2–3 home loss against Athletic de Bilbao. Even though he played in only five further matches in the season, he was intimately connected with the Andalusia side's fate as, on 9 June, in only 25 minutes of play, he gained a penalty kick and scored an 83-minute winner in a 2–1 home win against Real Zaragoza; Cádiz would miraculously retain its status, after a playoff match against CD Málaga.
After two more seasons as an undisputed starter, Kiko moved, alongside teammate José María Quevedo to Atlético Madrid, upon Cádiz's 1993 relegation. There, he developed into one of Spain's most important footballers during the 90's, being an instrumental piece in Atlético's historical double in 1995–96, with goals and assists alike.
When Atlético was relegated in 2000, Kiko stayed with the club for a further season (not managing one single goal in those two seasons combined, in 52 league contests), finishing out his career with CF Extremadura also in the second division in 2002 (six-month spell, teaming up with another longtime top-divisioner, striker Pier).
Kiko would take part at UEFA Euro 1996 and the 1998 World Cup. He scored two goals against Bulgaria in the latter tournament; however, these did not count for anything as Spain were ultimately ousted in the group stage, despite a 6–1 thrashing.
|1.||15 November 1995||Martínez Valero, Elche, Spain||Macedonia||1–0||3–0||Euro 1996 qualifying|
|2.||7 February 1996||Insular, Las Palmas, Spain||Norway||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|3.||24 September 1997||Tehelné pole, Bratislava, Slovakia||Slovakia||0–1||1–2||1998 World Cup qualification|
|4.||24 June 1998||Félix Bollaert, Lens, France||Bulgaria||5–1||6–1||1998 World Cup|
|5.||24 June 1998||Félix Bollaert, Lens, France||Bulgaria||6–1||6–1||1998 World Cup|
"The Archer" is Kiko's world famous celebration. He imitates his childhood idol, Robin Hood, who Kiko first saw at the age of 9 on a Sunday afternoon film. Since then, his devotion to the character led him to develop this celebration on his honour. After Kiko, many international stars such as Usain Bolt, Fernando Torres or Cuauhtemoc Blanco have honoured him by replicating his celebration at major international events. After this honours, the influence of Kiko has expanded all over the world and "The Archer" has become a fan's favourite.
- Atlético Madrid
- Spain U23
- Spain U21
- Kiko Narváez, el poeta del área (Kiko Narváez, the poet of the box); Atlético de Madrid Fansite, 20 October 2009 (Spanish)
- El triunfo en el fútbol, broche de oro para España en Barcelona 92 (Football win, icing on the cake for Spain in Barcelona 92); Dame Un Silbidito, April 2010 (Spanish)
- BDFutbol profile
- National team data
- Stats and bio at Cadistas1910 (Spanish)
- Kiko at National-Football-Teams.com
- Kiko – FIFA competition record