Isco Biography | Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez
Isco is a Spanish professional footballer born on 21 April 1992 in Benalmádena, Spain as Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez. Isco plays as an attacking midfielder for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team.
Often described as one of the best attacking midfielders in the world, he began playing as a child for Atlético Benamiel. His teammates included Charlie I’Anson. He started his professional career at Valencia, playing in its reserve team mainly, before joining Málaga in 2011.
He earned the Golden Boy award in 2012 for his performances at Malaga, and a €30 million move to Real Madrid in June 2013, with whom he has won four UEFA Champions League titles.
He has represented is country Spain at various youth levels, including at the 2012 Olympics, and made his senior international debut in 2013.
The Spanish international was born on 21 April 1992 in Benalmádena, Spain. He is 26 years old as of 2018.
The Spanish football player is not married though he is in a relationship with an actress by the name Sara Salamo. Their relationship was confirmed in October 2017 after Isco had spent several months flirting with Sara on social media and liking her photos. They have no child together. Sara is most known for featuring in Wild Oats, Foam Party! and The Glorious Seven.
He was previously in a relationship with Victoria Calderon Montanez with whom he shares a son. They dated for five years but broke up in 2015.
The Spanish footballer is a father of one: a son by the name Francisco Alarcon Calderon. The boy is from his previous relationship with Victoria Calderon Montanez.
Isco Current Teams
- Real Madrid C.F. #22 – Midfielder
- Spain national football team #22 – Midfielder
Isco Position and Number
While playing for Valencia CF’s youth system, Isco made his debut with the first team on 11 November 2010, against UD Logroñés for the campaign’s Copa del Rey, scoring two goals in a 4–1 home win. He previously spent one full season with the reserves in Segunda División B, netting once in 26 games and suffering relegation.
He played his first La Liga match on 14 November 2010, featuring 20 minutes in a 2–0 home win against Getafe CF after coming on as a substitute for Aritz Aduriz.
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Isco Real – Isco Madrid
On 27 June 2013, Isco signed a five-year contract, with Real Madrid paying €30 million for his services, thus becoming the first signing of newly appointed manager Carlo Ancelotti. On 18 August 2013 he made his official debut for the Merengues, recording an assist and scoring the winning goal in a 2–1 home win over Real Betis, the latter coming through an 85th-minute header. He continued with his form by netting two goals against Athletic Bilbao on 1 September (3–1, also at the Santiago Bernabéu).
In spite of continuing to score regularly when featured, Isco received limited opportunities in the first team due to the 4–3–3 formation not being suited for his style, but Ancelotti stated that it was “a temporary problem”. He scored 11 goals in 53 official games in his first season, including 61 minutes in the Champions League final, a 4–1 win over Atlético Madrid.
Isco started the first game of the 2014–15 season against Real Sociedad, and scored the first in a 4–1 win against UD Almería on 12 December 2014. He was a regular starter in the club’s FIFA Club World Cup winning campaign, scoring the last in a 4–0 semi-final routing of Cruz Azul. His performances over the season earned him many plaudits, and he was compared to Zinedine Zidane by the French legend himself.
Prior to the start of the 2015–16 season, Isco switched his shirt number from 23 to 22, which he had previously worn at Málaga. On 21 November 2015, as Real lost 0–4 at home to FC Barcelona in El Clásico, he was sent off in the 84th minute for a foul on Neymar. He scored twice on 2 December, as the team won 3–1 at Cádiz CF in the first leg of the last 32 of the domestic cup. Isco was a part-time starter when the team won the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League.
On 11 February 2017, Isco scored Real Madrid’s 100th goal of the season as he attained the game-winning goal in a 3–1 away victory against Osasuna. He appeared 30 times during the 2016–17 season, as Real Madrid won La Liga title; he also started in the Champions League final against Juventus, which Madrid won 4–1.
On 8 August 2017, Isco scored a goal in the 2017 UEFA Super Cup, contributing to Real Madrid’s 2–1 victory against Manchester United. His performance earned him the man of the match award.
On 14 September 2017, he signed a new deal with Real Madrid until June 2022. During the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, he made eleven appearances, when Madrid won their third consecutive and 13th overall Champions League title.
In mid-July 2011, Isco signed a five-year contract with Málaga CF after the club activated his buy-out clause of €6 million. He scored his first goal for his new team on 21 November 2011, starting in a 3–1 away win against Racing de Santander; he netted again the following week in a 2–1 win against Villarreal CF, and finished his first season with 32 games and five goals as the side qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in its history.
On 18 September 2012, in Málaga’s first game in the Champions League group stage, Isco netted twice in a 3–0 home win over FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, also being chosen as Man of the Match. On 22 December he scored the first goal in an eventual 3–2 win against Real Madrid at La Rosaleda, leading the locals to their first victory over that opponent in 29 years; in December he won the Golden Boy award, beating Stephan El Shaarawy and Thibaut Courtois.
On 28 January 2013, Isco ended speculation regarding his future by signing a new contract with Málaga – his new buyout clause was set at €35 million. He scored his eleventh goal of the campaign on 13 March, netting the opener in a 2–0 home win against F.C. Porto, good enough for last-eight qualification after the 0–1 loss in Portugal.
Isco FIFA 19
He plays as a Attacking Midfielder for Real Madrid in Spain. His overall rating in FIFA 19 is 88 with a potential of 91. Isco has got a 4-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are High / Medium. Isco’s height is 176 cm cm and his weight is estimated at 79 kg kg according to fifa’s database. Currently, Isco is playing with number 22. His best stats are: Ball Control: 95, Dribbling: 94, Balance: 90, Vision: 89, Short Pass: 89.
|Joined Club July 3, 2013|
|Contract Length 2022|
Isco FIFA 18
His overall rating in FIFA 18 is 86 with a potential of 89. Isco has got a 4-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are High / Medium. Isco’s height is 176 cm and his weight is estimated at 79 kg according to fifa’s database. Currently, Isco is playing with number 22. His best stats are: Ball Control: 94, Dribbling: 91, Balance: 90, Short Pass: 88, Vision: 87.
|Joined Club July 3, 2013|
|Contract Length 2022|
Isco to Barcelona? The clubs that could sign the Real Madrid outcast with the €700m buyout clause
Adopted from: goal.com
Published: 1st December 2018
The Spaniard has yet to start a game under new coach Santiago Solari and is being linked with a transfer after being left out completely against Roma. Isco’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu has become the main talking point in Spanish football.
The 26-year-old is one of the most exciting and talented attacking midfielders in the league and a regular for Spain, but he had not even been handed a single start by new Blancos boss Santiago Solari before being dropped completely for the midweek trip to Rome.
There were reports that the coach axed Isco for disciplinary reasons, after an alleged show of disrespect towards the Argentine coach, but Solari later insisted it was purely tactical.
He said, “Dropping Isco was a specific decision for a specific moment,” he explained. “Coaches are in place to make decisions and that’s it; I am here to make decisions.
“Decisions are almost always sporting, except in exceptional cases, although there are none of those here.”
Some have suggested, including Isco’s team-mate Dani Ceballos, that Solari has simply yet to see Isco in peak physical condition.
The Andalusian needed appendicitis surgery in September and missed a month of action, returning only for Julen Lopetegui’s final match in charge, the 5-1 Clasico humiliation at Barcelona.
Although Luis Enrique handed the Madrid midfielder two starts for Spain during the recent international break, Isco has been on the bench for all three of Real’s Liga outings under Solari to date.
Consequently, speculation is now rife that Isco wants out. But where would he go? And, perhaps more pertinently, could anyone afford him?
In September 2017, and after much deliberation, he signed a €6 million-a-year deal which binds him to the Blancos until 2022.
The contract also includes a prohibitive €700m (£624m/$796m) release clause which no club in the world would dream of paying, given it is more than triple the current transfer fee record of €222m (£198m/$252m), which Paris Saint-Germain paid Barcelona for Neymar last year.
Several of Europe’s elite sides have been linked with Isco, from Pep Guardiola’s Man City to Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea. Arsenal, AC Milan and Napoli have also been mentioned as potential destinations.
ISCO 2018 Ballon d’Or Nomination
Since 1956, the biggest individual prize in football has always been the Ballon d’Or.
Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the award in the last decade – the duo winning all 10 of the last awards – the Golden Ball is once more on offer in Paris on December 3.
This year’s 30-man shortlist was announced in early October 2018. The list is compiled by the editorial staff of the French publication France Football, with the winner voted for by journalists from around the world, with one representative per nation. It was first won by Sir Stanley Matthews.
The players, managers and journalists that are chosen to vote for the award allocate five, three and one point to three nominated players, and the player with the highest number of points wins.
Here’s the full list of nominees…
- ISCO (Real Madrid)
- EDEN HAZARD (Chelsea)
- RAPHAEL VARANE (Real Madrid)
- GARETH BALE (Real Madrid)
- SERGIO AGUERO (Manchester City)
- ALISSON BECKER (Liverpool)
- KARIM BENZEMA (Real Madrid)
- EDINSON CAVANI (Paris Saint-Germain)
- THIBAUT COURTOIS (Real Madrid)
- CRISTIANO RONALDO (Juventus)
- KEVIN DE BRUYNE (Manchester City)
- ROBERTO FIRMINO (Liverpool)
- DIEGO GODIN (Atletico Madrid)
- ANTOINE GRIEZMANN (Atletico Madrid)
- HARRY KANE (Tottenham Hotspur)
- N’GOLO KANTE (Chelsea)
- HUGO LLORIS (Tottenham)
- MARIO MANDZUKIC (Juventus)
- SADIO MANE (Liverpool)
- MARCELO (Real Madrid)
- KYLIAN MBAPPE (PSG)
- LIONEL MESSI (Barcelona)
- LUKA MODRIC (Real Madrid)
- NEYMAR (Paris Saint-Germain)
- JAN OBLAK (Atletico de Madrid)
- PAUL POGBA (Manchester United)
- IVAN RAKITIC (Barcelona)
- SERGIO RAMOS (Real Madrid)
- MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)
- LUIS SUAREZ (Barcelona)