12 Facts About Yannick Carrasco


Yannick Ferreira Carrasco was born on 4 September 1993 and is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a winger and wing-back for La Liga club Atletico Madrid and the Belgium national team.


Yannick Carrasco 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.


Yannick Carrasco made his international debut for Belgium in April 2015.


Yannick Carrasco played at the UEFA European Championship in 2016 and 2020, and was part of their squad that came third at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


Yannick Carrasco was born in Vilvoorde to a Portuguese father and Spanish mother.


Yannick Carrasco's father left the family when Yannick was still a child, leaving his mother, Carmen, to raise him and his brother Mylan.


On 28 May 2016, as a half-time replacement for Augusto Fernandez in the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final at the San Siro, Yannick Carrasco scored Atletico's 79th-minute equaliser against Real Madrid; his team lost in a penalty shoot-out.


Yannick Carrasco was the first Belgian to score in a European Cup final.


On 26 February 2018, along with teammate Nicolas Gaitan, Yannick Carrasco moved to Chinese Super League newcomers Dalian Yifang, a club owned by Atleti's partial owner Dalian Wanda Group.


On 31 January 2020, Yannick Carrasco returned to Atletico Madrid on loan until the end of the season.


Yannick Carrasco was named in manager Marc Wilmots' squad for the final tournament.


Yannick Carrasco was included in the Belgian squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup by manager Roberto Martinez.