27 June 2013
Real Madrid welcome one of Spanish football’s best players into its new project. Francisco Roman Alarcon, Isco (21/04/1992, Benalmadena, Malaga), will play at the Bernabeu for the next five seasons. The overlap, imagination and speed are some of the qualities that define this midfielder, winner of the 2012 Golden Boy award, recent champion of the European Under-21s Championship with Spain and at 21 years old a player that has already made his debut with the senior team.
The 2012/13 season was the season in which Isco confirmed his arrival. A leader at Malaga that reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, in which the new Whites’ player scored three goals, the Andalusian dazzled a few weeks ago in the European Under-21s Championship in Israel, where he scored three goals and was instrumental in Spain lifting the trophy. Talent, the thing that led him to being chosen by the Tuttosport magazine for the 2012 Golden Boy award for being the best Under-21 player in Europe, is the word that best defines Isco, who is a player with enviable technical ability, brazenness and imagination, the qualities that led him make his debut with the senior Spain team (in February this year in a friendly against Uruguay).
Isco's progression has continued in recent seasons. On 1st November 2010 he made his debut with Valencia’s first team in a cup match against Logrones, in which he scored two goals. Three days later, he made his First Division debut against Getafe and, at the end of the 2010/11 season, he signed for Malaga to go on to lead the Andalusian club’s best period in its history. In his first season he played 35 matches and scored five goals and in his second he consolidated himself as a star player and made 45 appearances, scoring 12 goals (nine in the league and three in Europe). At 21 years old Isco joins Real Madrid, where his talents will be made available to the project lead by Carlo Ancelotti.
Valencia Mestalla (2009-2011)
Real Madrid (2013 -)
1st Division debut: 14/11/2010
Match: Valencia, 2, Getafe, 0
Full international for Spain
- European Under-21s Championship (2013)
- Golden Boy award (2012)