Jordi Alba has been a vital part of Barcelona FC for over a decade, and his departure from the club marks the end of an era. This summer, after 11 years with the first team, Alba is set to move on and start a new chapter in his career. It is therefore fitting to pay tribute to all the successes he achieved during his time as a Blaugrana.
Alba joined Barcelona in 2012 from Valencia for an initial fee of €14 million and quickly established himself as one of Europe’s top fullbacks. His incredible speed meant he could get forward quickly to create chances while also being solid defensively. As such, he was essential in setting up many of Lionel Messi’s goals, while also forming part of arguably the best back four in world football alongside Dani Alves, Gerard Pique and Javier Mascherano.
During his time at Barcelona, Alba won numerous trophies including four La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, three Supercopas de España and one Champions League title (2015). He scored 22 goals for Barca and provided 69 assists in total during his time with the club – testament to just how influential he has been down the left flank. In fact, such was his importance that his Barcelona jersey for 2023/24 was already designed with him in mind prior to the agreement being reached for him to leave this summer.
The Catalan public had always taken a special liking towards Alba due to him being born and raised just outside Barcelona. He was seen as one of their own and they enthusiastically celebrated every goal or assist he made throughout their successful period under Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique. They will undoubtedly be sad to see him go but will never forget all that he did for their team during those 11 years.
From all at Barcelona FC, we thank Jordi Alba for his dedication and hard work throughout those 11 years at Camp Nou and wish him nothing but success wherever he goes nex