Francisco José Carrasco

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Francisco Carrasco
Personal information
Full name Francisco José Carrasco Hidalgo
Date of birth (1959-03-06) 6 March 1959 (age 58)
Place of birth Alcoy, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
PB Tarragona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978 Barcelona B 14 (3)
1978 Terrassa (loan) 6 (1)
1978–1989 Barcelona 262 (49)
1989–1992 Sochaux 71 (2)
1992 Figueres 5 (0)
Total 358 (55)
National team
1977 Spain U18 2 (1)
1978 Spain U21 2 (0)
1979 Spain U23 5 (1)
1979–1983 Spain amateur 7 (1)
1979–1988 Spain 35 (5)
Teams managed
2005–2006 Málaga B
2007–2008 Oviedo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Carrasco and the second or maternal family name is Hidalgo.

Francisco José Carrasco Hidalgo (born 6 March 1959) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a winger, and a current coach.

Nicknamed Lobo, he played most of his 14-year professional career with Barcelona (eleven seasons), appearing in more than 350 official games and ten winning major titles.

A Spanish international for nine years, Carrasco represented the country at the 1986 World Cup and two European Championships.

Club career[edit]

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.[1]

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.

International career[edit]

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).[2]

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.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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






  1. ^ "1978/79: Barcelona win seven-goal thriller". 1 June 1979. Archived from the original on 3 May 2010. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Francisco José Carrasco Hidalgo – International Appearances; at RSSSF
  3. ^ "Reyes's fifth win: top UEFA club cup winners". 18 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 

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