Paco Alcácer

Paco Alcácer

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Player Profile

 

Position: Striker

La Liga – 2017/2018

Date: 27.07.2018

 

Statistical Overview

 

 
Summary
Appearances 17
Minutes played 695
Goals 4
Assists 3
Yellow card 0
Red card 0
Shots per match 0,9
Pass success percentage 82,1
Aerial duels won per match 0,4
Man of the match 0
Defensive
Tackles per match 0,2
Interceptions per match 0,6
Fouls per match 0,1
Offside won per match 0
Clearances per match 0,2
Dribbled past per match 0,4
Blocks per match 0
Own goals 0
Offensive
Key passes per match 0,6
Dribbles per match 0,2
Fouled per match 0,5
Offsides per match 0,4
Dispossessed per match 0,4
Passing
Passes per match 13,1
Crosses per match 0,1
Long balls per match 0,1
Through balls per match 0,1

 

 

Market Value

Current market value:
Highest market value:
25,000,000 €

 

 

Paco Alcácer
Paco Alcácer

 

Player Information

 

Personal life

Francisco Alcácer García (born 30 August 1993) is a Spanish footballer who plays as a striker for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team. Having come through the Valencia youth ranks, he started playing with the first team in 2010, and became a regular following a loan at Getafe, totalling 43 goals in 118 matches. In 2016, he signed for Barcelona for €30 million. He won the European Championship twice with Spain’s under-19 side, and made his senior international debut in 2014.

Club career

Valencia
Born in Torrent, Valencian Community, Spain, he was a product of Valencia’s youth system. Alcácer made his senior debut in the 2009–10 season aged only 16, scoring three goals in 15 games with the reserve side and suffering relegation from Segunda División B. On 11 November 2010 he appeared in his first match with the first team, playing the full 90 minutes in a 4–1 home win against UD Logroñés (7–1 on aggregate) in the Copa del Rey. On 12 August 2011, after he had netted the third and final goal in a 3–0 friendly win over Roma and was leaving the Mestalla Stadium accompanied by his parents, his father fell to the ground after suffering a heart attack. Despite 30 minutes of efforts by medics to revive him, the 44-year-old died, and the player returned to training less than one week after, for “therapy purposes”. He made his La Liga debut on 14 January 2012, coming on as a substitute for Sofiane Feghouli for the last 20 minutes of a 0–1 away loss against Real Sociedad. He went on loan to Getafe for 2012–13, his first official game being against Deportivo La Coruña where he played 20 minutes in an eventual 1–1 away draw. He scored his first goal in the top division on 7 January 2013 at Rayo Vallecano, in a 1–3 loss. After returning to Valencia, he scored first goal for his parent club on 3 October, during an away game against Kuban Krasnodar in the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League campaign. He scored his first league goal for Los Che on 25 January 2014, in a 2–2 home draw against Espanyol.[9] He grabbed another the following matchday, scoring the 3–2 winner at the Camp Nou against Barcelona. On 10 April 2014, Alcácer scored the first hat-trick of his professional career, helping Valencia overturn a 0–3 first-leg deficit to beat Basel 5–0 at home and qualify for the semi-finals of the Europa League. It was his 14th competitive goal of the season, and his seventh in continental competition; this European haul made him the edition’s second-highest scorer after compatriot Jonathan Soriano, who netted eight for Red Bull Salzburg. On 17 August 2014, he scored the first goal in a 2–1 home win over Milan for the Orange Trophy, through a long-range shot, and was assigned the number ′9′ jersey for 2014–15, previously worn by Hélder Postiga. On 9 December, near the end of a 1–1 draw at Granada, he was given a straight red card for striking Carlos; on 27 January 2015, it was revealed that he extended his contract until 2020 and his buy-out clause had been raised to €80 million. On 7 November 2015, Alcácer and Daniel Parejo scored twice each in a 5–1 win away to third-place Celta. The following 21 January, the former was stripped of his captaincy in favour of the latter by manager Gary Neville, after a poor run of results. After three months without a goal, he broke his barren spell with a hat-trick in a 4–0 home win over Eibar on 20 April 2016. He finished the campaign with 15 across all competitions, in an eventual 12th-place finish.

Barcelona
On 30 August 2016, Alcácer signed for FC Barcelona for 30 million euros on a five-year deal, and on the same day Munir El Haddadi went in the other direction on loan, to be replaced by the former as the team’s fourth-choice forward behind Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez. He made his debut on 10 September in a 1–2 home loss to Alaves, making only eight passes in 66 minutes before being substituted by Suárez. He scored his first official goal for the Blaugrana on 21 December 2016, helping with the fifth in a 7–0 home win over Hércules to see his team qualify for the round-of-16 in the Spanish Cup. The following 4 February, he netted a first league goal for his new team in a 3–0 home win over Athletic Bilbao, starting in place of the rested Suárez. Filling in for suspended Suárez, he played the full 90 minutes in the domestic cup final, scoring Barcelona’s last goal in the 3–1 defeat of Alavés. On 5 November 2017, he netted a brace in a 2–1 home win against Sevilla that kept his team four points clear at the top of the league table. He scored his first goal for the club in the UEFA Champions League one month later, helping to a 2–0 group stage win over Sporting CP.

International career

Alcácer represented Spain at all youth levels. With the under-17 side, he reached the final at the 2010 European Championship, playing alongside Valencia teammate Juan Bernat and being crowned the competition’s top scorer with six goals, his 14 including qualifiers setting a new record; additionally, he won the European Under-19 Championship twice, in 2011 and 2012. On 29 August 2014, he was named by full side manager Vicente del Bosque in a 23-man squad for matches against France and Macedonia in September, making his debut on 4 September after replacing Diego Costa midway through the second half of an eventual 0–1 friendly loss to the former. Profiting from Costa’s injury, four days later he made his first start, against Macedonia at the Estadi Ciutat de València, scoring his team’s second goal in a 5–1 victory for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers and also providing the assist for Sergio Busquets’ third; in their next qualifier, away to Slovakia on 9 October, the substitute scored an 82nd-minute equaliser, although Spain went on to lose 1–2. A year later to the day, as a first-half replacement for the injured Morata, he scored twice in a 4–0 win over Luxembourg which sealed qualification, and he finished the qualification campaign with five goals, the most by a Spanish player. However, he was not selected for the final tournament in France.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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