Yannick lived resentful of his father, Ferrera, for more than half his life, after the latter abandoned his mother, Carmen, who raised her four children alone, and her son, Carrasco, becomes the most prominent player in the world looking for himself in China, in a move that raised many questions at the time.
Yannick opened his eyes in Belgian Vilvoorde, a station for immigrants, as it became a destination for Spaniards after World War II, specifically those coming from the city of Cordoba, followed by Moroccans, Portuguese, Turks, and Macedonians.
Carrasco was born on September 4, 1993, but he did not enjoy a stable family life. His father, Ferreira, who was of Portuguese origin, decided to disappear from the lives of his wife and four children. Over the years, Yannick grew up resentful of his father and grateful to his mother, Carmen, of Spanish origin, for everything she did for him.
Carrasco recalls his childhood and says: The existence of my father or not was not important to me, as my mother fulfilled both roles perfectly. She is the most important person to me, she gave me faith and confidence when I played for Genk and supported me when I decided not to finish my studies to focus on football. It was a difficult period for a single mother of four, Milan, Hugo and Celia, for whom I am forever grateful. Everything I am now is because of her.
The tragedy of his father’s passing did not stand in the way of Yannick’s ambition, who made a remarkable name for himself in football, starting with making his first mark in Europe in Monaco’s hat-trick against Arsenal in the 2015-2016 Champions League to his most important goal in the tournament itself, specifically in the final against Real Madrid. He celebrated with his then-girlfriend Noemin Habart, Miss Belgium 2013, who later became the target of his wife’s year.
Carrasco’s start after the season clashed with the convictions of his Argentine coach, Diego Simeone, who signed the Spanish Vitolo in the summer of 2017, which caused a lack of participation by the Belgian player, before he made a decision that surprised many, as he decided to move to Dalian, China, in an unexpected move.
During his East Asian period, Carrasco played 52 matches, during which he scored 24 goals and made 17 assists. After a period of two years and 6 months, and to escape the suspension of Chinese football due to the new Corona virus, Carrasco returned to Atletico Madrid in the hope of being called to represent his country in the European Cup, which was held in 2021. What’s happened.
In his second period with Atletico, Yannick became an indispensable player for Argentine Simeone, and at the beginning of this year, Dutchman Memphis Depay moved to the capital club from Barcelona, and the latter put a condition in the agreement between the two clubs stipulating that the Catalan club obtain Carrasco for less than 20 million euros. .
Barcelona did not fulfill this condition, as it settled on contracting with a different group of players, while Carrasco left Atletico on Monday for Al-Shabab after winning the Spanish League and the European Super Cup, and scoring 47 goals in 266 matches.