Raúl Asencio

Raúl José Asencio Moraes (born 20 May 1998) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Italian club SPAL on loan from Genoa as a forward.

Raúl Asencio
Personal information
Full name Raúl José Asencio Moraes
Date of birth (1998-05-20) 20 May 1998 (age 23)
Place of birth Castellón, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
(on loan from Genoa)
Number 29
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Genoa 0 (0)
2017–2018Avellino (loan) 31 (7)
2018–2019Benevento (loan) 21 (3)
2019–2020Pisa (loan) 3 (0)
2020Cosenza (loan) 15 (7)
2020–2021Pescara (loan) 4 (0)
2021–SPAL (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 February 2021

Club career


A graduate of the Burriana youth setup, Asencio won the attraction of Villarreal and Valencia while he played for the academy. On 15 July 2015, he signed for Italian club Genoa on a three-year deal and was initially assigned to the club's B-team.[1] In the 2016–17 season with the reserves, he scored two braces, one against Ternana and another against Pisa.[2]

Loan to Avellino

In order to gain first team opportunities, Asencio joined Italian second tier club Avellino on 6 July 2017 on a season-long loan deal.[3] However, failing to break to a first team, rumours arose of his parent club recalling him so that he could be loaned to any other club. However, in an interview given in August, Asencio denied this rumour.[4] On 13 August, Asencio made his professional debut for Avellino in the third round of Coppa Italia as a substitute replacing Soufiane Bidaoui in the 68th minute of a 3–1 away defeat against Hellas Verona.[5] On 26 August he made his debut in Serie B as a substitute replacing Matteo Ardemagni in the 91st minute of a 2–1 home win over Brescia.[6] On 23 September he played his first entire match for Avellino, a 2–1 away win over Novara.[7] On 24 October, Asencio score his first professional goal, and the winning goal in the 69th minute of a 1–0 home win against Pro Vercelli.[8] On 28 December he scored his second goal in the 24th minute of a 2–1 home win over Ternana.[9] On 3 February 2018, Asencio scored his third goal in the 10th minute of a 2–1 away defeat against Foggia.[10] On 11 March he was send off, as a substitute, with a red card in the 93rd minute of a 2–0 away defeat against Salernitana.[11] Asencio ended his loan to Avellino with 32 appearances, 7 goals and 1 assist.[12]

Loan to Benevento

On 3 August 2018, Asencio was loaned out to Benevento on a season-long loan.[13] On 27 August he made his Serie B debut for Benevento as a substitute replacing Riccardo Improta in the 70th minute of a 3–3 home draw against Lecce.[14] On 21 September he scored his first goal for the club, as a substitute, in the 95th minute of a 4–0 home win over Salernitana.[15] Four days later, on 25 September, he played his first entire match for Benevento and he scored his second goal in the 37th minute of a 1–0 away win over Cittadella.[16] On 4 December he played as a 73rd-minute substitute in a 1–0 home win over Cittadella in the fourth rund of Coppa Italia.[17] On 14 April 2019, Asencio scored his third goal in the 89th minute of a 2–1 home defeat against Palermo.[18] Asencio ended his loan with 23 appearances, 3 goals and 3 assists.[12]

Loan to Pisa

On 6 August 2019, Asencio joined Serie B club Pisa on loan until 30 June 2020.[19] His loan was terminated early with 3 league appearances and 1 Coppa Italia appearance, all as substitute.

Loan to Cosenza

On 17 January 2020, he moved on loan to Cosenza in Serie B until the end of the season.[20]

Loan to Pescara

After appearing on the bench for Genoa in their first 2020–21 Serie A game against Crotone, on 28 September 2020 he joined Pescara on loan.[21]

Loan to SPAL

On February 1, 2021, Asencio joined Serie B club SPAL, on a loan deal.[22]

Career statistics


As of 7 August 2019
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Avellino (loan) 2017–18 Serie B 31 7 1 0 32 7
Benevento (loan) 2018–19 Serie B 21 3 1 0 1[lower-alpha 1] 0 23 3
Career total 5210101 05410
  1. All appearance(s) in Serie B play-off.


  1. "Raúl Asencio, contínua con su progresión deportiva en Italia". Burriana Futebol Base. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  2. "Raúl Asencio suma y sigue en el Genoa [Raúl Asencio goes on and on in Genoa]". Levante EMV. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  3. "UFFICIALE – Avellino, colpo dal Genoa: preso Raul Asencio. La foto della firma". Mondo Primavera. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  4. "Raul Asencio vuol restare ad Avellino". PianetGenoa1893. 2017-05-19. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  5. "Hellas Verona vs. Avellino - 13 August 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  6. "Avellino vs. Brescia - 26 August 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  7. "Novara vs. Avellino - 23 September 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  8. "Avellino vs. Pro Vercelli - 24 October 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  9. "Avellino vs. Ternana - 28 December 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  10. "Foggia vs. Avellino - 3 February 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  11. "Salernitana vs. Avellino - 11 March 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  12. "Spain - Asencio - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  13. "Asencio va in prestito al Benevento" [Asencio goes on loan to Benevento] (in Italian). Pianeta Genoa 1893. 5 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  14. "Benevento vs. Lecce - 27 August 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  15. "Benevento vs. Salernitana - 21 September 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  16. "Cittadella vs. Benevento - 25 September 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  17. "Benevento vs. Cittadella - 4 December 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  18. "Benevento vs. Palermo - 14 April 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  19. "UFFICIALE: Pisa, dal Genoa arriva l'attaccante Raul Asencio". Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  20. "RAÚL ASENCIO È UN GIOCATORE DEL COSENZA CALCIO!" (Press release) (in Italian). Cosenza. 17 January 2020.
  21. "UFFICIALE Raúl Asencio è #BiancAzzurro" (Press release) (in Italian). Pescara. 28 September 2020.
  22. "Raul Asencio E' Un Nuovo Giocatore Della SPAL" [Raul Asencio Is A New SPAL Player]. S.P.A.L. - Official Website (in Italian). 2021-02-01. Retrieved 2021-02-01.