Francisco José Carrasco
|Full name||Francisco José Carrasco Hidalgo|
|Date of birth||6 March 1959|
|Place of birth||Alcoy, Spain|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|1978||→ Terrassa (loan)||6||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Alcoy, Alicante, Valencian Community, Carrasco was a product of the FC Barcelona youth system, and quickly made a name for himself in La Liga and Europe, with a brilliant display of creative dribbling. Having made his debuts with the first team during 1978–79, he also shone in that season's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final, a 4–3 thriller extra time win against Germany's Fortuna Düsseldorf.
After more than 300 official appearances and nearly 50 league goals scored for the Blaugrana, winning the 1984–85 league title, Carrasco spent three seasons with Ligue 1 club FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, retiring after a short stint with UE Figueres, in a return to Catalonia. Subsequently, he became a manager: in 2005–06 he finished the season with Atlético Malagueño, with the Andalusia team eventually being relegated from the second division. In the 2007–08 campaign, he coached lowly Real Oviedo.
Having first appeared for Spain in a friendly with Romania on 4 April 1979 (2–2 away draw), Carrasco went on to gain 35 caps with five goals, being selected for UEFA Euro 1980 and 1984 (where he played all five matches for the runners-up, scoring from the penalty kick spot against Romania in another tie, 1–1).
He was also picked for the squad that appeared in the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, but did not leave the bench for the eventual quarter-finalists.
|1.||15 May 1983||Ta' Qali, Attard, Malta||Malta||2–2||2–3||Euro 1984 qualifying|
|2.||14 June 1984||Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne, France||Romania||0–1||1–1||UEFA Euro 1984|
|3.||17 October 1984||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Wales||2–0||3–0||1986 World Cup qualification|
|4.||1 April 1987||Prater, Vienna, Austria||Austria||2–3||2–3||Euro 1988 qualifying|
|5.||23 September 1987||Nou Castalia, Castellón, Spain||Luxembourg||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1978–79, 1981–82, 1988–89
- Spanish League: 1984–85
- Spanish Cup: 1980–81, 1982–83, 1987–88
- Spanish Supercup: 1983
- Spanish League Cup: 1982–83, 1985–86
- European Cup: Runner-up 1985–86
- "1978/79: Barcelona win seven-goal thriller". UEFA.com. 1 June 1979. Archived from the original on 3 May 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- Francisco José Carrasco Hidalgo – International Appearances; at RSSSF
- "Reyes's fifth win: top UEFA club cup winners". UEFA.com. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.