Francisco José Camarasa

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Paco Camarasa
Personal information
Full name Francisco José Camarasa Castellar
Date of birth (1967-09-27) 27 September 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Rafelbunyol, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1988 Valencia B
1988–2000 Valencia 266 (7)
2000 Valencia B 19 (2)
National team
1993–1995 Spain 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Camarasa and the second or maternal family name is Castellar.

Francisco 'Paco' José Camarasa Castellar (born 27 September 1967) is a Spanish retired footballer who played mainly as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Camarasa was born in Rafelbunyol, Valencian Community. For 13 professional seasons he played solely with local Valencia CF, making his first-team debuts during 1987–88 (one game, as the Che had just returned from the second division). Eventually, he became an undisputed starter, amassing more than 300 overall appearances with the club.

Towards the end of his career, injuries and loss of form limited Camarasa to just 11 La Liga matches in four campaigns combined, and he played a minor part in Valencia's 1999 conquest of the Copa del Rey, retiring in June of the following year at nearly 33 years of age.

International career[edit]

Camarasa earned 14 international caps for Spain, and was in the squad for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, appearing 25 minutes against Germany in the group stage and playing the entire round-of-16 win over Switzerland (3–0).



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