He was called up to the senior squad for the first time in August 2014
Paco Alcácer was born in 1993, and made his start in football at CD Monte-Sión Torrente. Soon afterwards he was signed by the main team in his hometown, before joining Valencia CF at junior level. He debuted with the first team in the Copa del Rey, alongside another homegrown talent, Isco.
The Spaniard has been international at all levels, and was part of the Under-19s side that were twice crowned champions of Europe in consecutive years (2011 and 2012). In August of 2014 he was called up to the senior squad for the first time for two games: A friendly in which he came on as a substitute for Diego Costa, and a qualifying game in which he started.
A skillful centre forward, Alcácer plays well both inside and outside the area. Quick to shake off his markers and with great dribbling ability, he can often be found in a position to shoot at goal.
He has established himself as top striker at international level, being Spain's top scorer in the qualifying games for Euro 2016.
Learn more about other current and former international players who came up through the ranks at Valencia CF.
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