|Full name||Yannick Ferreira Carrasco|
|Date of birth||4 September 1993|
|Place of birth||Vilvoorde, Belgium|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 July 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:34, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈʁaʃku]; born 4 September 1993) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang and the Belgium national team.
He began his career with Monaco, where he scored 20 goals in 105 professional games, winning Ligue 2 in his first season and finishing runner-up in Ligue 1 in the second. In 2015, he joined Atlético Madrid for a reported €20 million, scoring in the final as they were runners-up in the UEFA Champions League.
Carrasco was born in Vilvoorde to a Portuguese father and Spanish mother. His father abandoned Yannick, leaving his mother, Carmen, to raise him and his brother Mylan. He has two younger half-siblings, Hugo and Celia.
Carrasco joined Monaco from Belgian club Genk in 2010 . He made his professional debut on 30 July 2012 in the opening game of the Ligue 2 season against Tours, opening a 4–0 victory at the Stade Louis II via a free kick. On 13 April 2013, he scored both goals of a 2–0 league victory over Auxerre. In his debut campaign with the club, he appeared in 27 games and scored 6 goals as Monaco won promotion back to Ligue 1.
His first top-flight goal came on 5 October 2013 against Saint-Étienne, converting a James Rodríguez cross and helping Monaco to a 2–1 victory. He scored twice in the opening 10 minutes fifteen days later as Monaco drew 2–2 away to Sochaux; the team finished their first season back at the top as runners up to Paris Saint-Germain.
On 10 July 2015, Atlético Madrid announced the signing of Carrasco on a five-year deal for a reported fee of €20 million. On 18 October, he scored his first goal for Atletico in a 2–0 away victory over Real Sociedad.
On 28 May 2016, as a half-time replacement for Augusto Fernández in the Champions League Final at the San Siro, Carrasco scored Atlético's 79th-minute equaliser against Real Madrid in the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final; his team lost in a penalty shoot-out. He was the first Belgian to score in a European Cup final.
On 26 February 2018, along with teammate Nicolás Gaitán, Carrasco moved to Chinese Super League newcomers Dalian Yifang, a club owned by Atléti's partial owner Dalian Wanda Group. He made his debut on 3 March in an 8–0 loss to Shanghai SIPG, and scored his first goal in his fourth match for the club on 31 March, in a 1–1 away draw with Henan Jianye, ending his club's season-opening three-game losing streak.
Carrasco made his senior international debut on 28 March 2015, as a 69th-minute substitute for Marouane Fellaini in a 5–0 win over Cyprus in UEFA Euro 2016 qualification. He was named in manager Marc Wilmots' squad for the final tournament. On 26 June, in the last 16 in Toulouse, he scored his first international goal to conclude a 4–0 win over Hungary, after replacing Dries Mertens in the second half.
Carrasco was included in the Belgian squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup by manager Roberto Martínez. He made his debut in the opening group stage victory over Panama and was deployed as an attacking left wing back in a 3–4–3 formation.
- As of match played on 11 November 2018
|Atlético Madrid||2015–16||La Liga||29||4||5||0||—||9||1||43||5|
|Dalian Yifang||2018||Chinese Super League||25||7||1||0||—||—||26||7|
- As of 7 September 2018
- Scores and results list Belgium's goal tally first.
|1.||26 June 2016||Stadium Municipal, Toulouse, France||Hungary||UEFA Euro 2016|
|2.||6 September 2016||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Cyprus||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||9 November 2016||Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands||Netherlands||Friendly|
|4.||14 November 2016||King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium||Estonia||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||7 October 2017||Stadion Grbavica, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
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