Jordi Alba
Spanish footballer
Jordi Alba
Jordi Alba Ramos is a Spanish professional footballer who used to play for Valencia CF in La Liga mainly as a left defender - he can operate as a left midfielder.
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Soccer-Luis Enrique brought back down to earth by Barca's injury woes
Yahoo News - 4 months
For Barcelona coach Luis Enrique, injuries to defenders Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba took the gloss off the Calatan's 4-0 triumph over Manchester City as he now has to deal with their absence in their next Champions League match on Nov 1. Barcelona confirmed on Thursday that Pique sprained a ligament in his right ankle in the match against City and will be out for three weeks, while Alba has a left hamstring problem and will be sidelined for two weeks - meaning both will miss the trip to the Etihad Stadium. "It's always worrying when you lose players through injury," Luis Enrique said.
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Barcelona edge out Sevilla in bad-tempered Cup final
Yahoo News - 9 months
Jordi Alba and Neymar struck in extra-time as Barcelona completed a league and Cup double by lifting the Copa del Rey for a 28th time after a 2-0 win over Sevilla in a fiery game that saw three red cards on Sunday. Javier Mascherano's dismissal just before half-time for pulling down Kevin Gameiro put Barca on the back foot and they were further depleted when 59-goal top scorer Luis Suarez limped off early in the second period.
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Soccer-Barcelona retain King's Cup with extra-time win over Sevilla
Yahoo News - 9 months
MADRID, May 22 (Reuters) - Ten-man Barcelona retained the King's Cup with a 2-0 victory over Sevilla thanks to extra-time goals by Jordi Alba and Neymar at the Vicente Calderon stadium on Sunday. The win secured the double for La Liga champions Barca after Alba netted in the 97th minute before Neymar added the second right at the end, both scoring from assists by Lionel Messi. Barca had Javier Mascherano sent off in the 36th but held on for the extra period, after the match finished 0-0, with Sevilla also reduced to 10 men when Ever Banega was dismissed in added time. ...
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Barca's Enrique left fretting over Neymar injury
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is concerned Neymar may be set for a lengthy lay-off after the Brazilian superstar injured his groin before their final Champions League group match. The defending champions were already through to the Champions League's last 16 for the 12th year in succession and ended their group campaign on Wednesday with a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen. Enrique named a mainly second-string team at the BayArena by including only four first-choice players in Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Ivan Rakitic, Jordi Alba and captain Lionel Messi.
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Soccer-Coach hails first-half show as Barca win
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA, April 25 (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique hailed the first half display in their 2-0 derby victory over Espanyol in La Liga on Saturday as the best of the season. "The team continues to grow and it was the best first half considering all aspects of our play so far," Luis Enrique, in his first season at the helm, told a news conference. "We had a lot of possession in the opposition half and pressed a lot." Barcelona continued to control the game despite having to play most of the second half with a man less following the dismissal of fullback Jordi Alba, who received two yellow cards in succession for complaining to the referee. In the second half we did not suffer even though we had 10 men," said Luis Enrique.
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Barca's Alba out for 10 days
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Barcelona confirmed that left-back Jordi Alba is only expected to be sidelined for 10 days after carrying out tests on a hamstring injury picked up in Spain's 1-0 win over Ukraine on Friday. "Tests performed by the FC Barcelona medical services on Saturday morning have revealed that Jordi Alba has a grade 1 injury to the adductor muscle in his right leg," the club said in a statement. Alba had to be replaced by Bayern Munich's Juan Bernat 12 minutes from time against Ukraine and will miss Spain's friendly in Amsterdam against the Netherlands on Tuesday.
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Injury-hit Barcelona has Alba back for King's Cup
Yahoo News - about 3 years
By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona welcome back Jordi Alba for their King's Cup clash at Cartagena on Friday but the Spanish champions still have several players unavailable through injury. Alba, out of action since September with a hamstring strain, returns at a difficult time for the Catalan club, who hope a victory over lower-league Cartagena will boost morale after defeats by Ajax and Athletic Bilbao. However, Lionel Messi, Victor Valdes, Dani Alves, Xavi and Andres Iniesta all are still injured. Captain Carles Puyol has been in and out of the treatment room this season, and although he is now included in the squad it is unlikely he will start.
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Fabregas back in training for Barcelona
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Cesc Fabregas has returned to training as the Barcelona midfielder continues his recovery from a knee injury, the La Liga leaders said on Monday. Fabregas damaged ligaments in his right knee in the 4-1 win at Real Betis on November 10 and had to withdraw from the Spain squad for friendlies against Equatorial Guinea and South Africa. "The FC Barcelona players returned to training this rainy Monday afternoon after enjoying the weekend off and Cesc participated in the session," Barca said on their website ( Barca's Spain defenders Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba continued to work apart from their team mates as they continue their recovery from injury.
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Soccer-Barcelona's Alba out for six weeks
Yahoo News - over 3 years
BARCELONA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Barcelona left back Jordi Alba will be out for six weeks after suffering a left thigh injury in training, the club said on their website ( on Thursday. The defender was in the final stage of his recovery from a tear in his right hamstring that he sustained in a La Liga clash at home to Sevilla on Sept. 14. The news tarnished an otherwise positive day for Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino as centre backs Javier Mascherano and Carles Puyol both successfully came through a friendly against third tier side Sant Andreu. ...
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Barcelona vs. Ajax: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
Bleacher Report - over 3 years
World football giants Barcelona take center stage on Wednesday in their opening group match of the Champions League against Ajax. Defending Eredivisie champions Ajax join AC Milan, Celtic and Barcelona in Group H, arguably the toughest group in the tournament. Barcelona won the La Liga title last season by a whopping 15 points from rivals Real Madrid, and the addition of Neymar in the offseason has boosted their hopes of winning Europe's biggest club competition again.  Let's take a look at everything you need to know for the Barcelona-Ajax showdown.   When: Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 2:45 p.m. ET Where: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain Watch: FOX Sports 1, FoxSoccer2Go, Sky Sports Red Button (UK) Odds: Barcelona (82.2 percent), Ajax (4.7 percent), draw (13.1 percent), according to Bloomberg Sports   Key Storylines After picking up one of the best young players in the world over the summer, Barcelona are hoping their highly-touted signing Neymar will become a star sooner ...
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Barcelona hit with injury to Spain fullback Alba
Yahoo News - over 3 years
MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona's Spain left back Jordi Alba will be sidelined for around three weeks after he damaged a hamstring in Saturday's 3-2 La Liga win at home to Sevilla, the club said on Sunday. "Jordi Alba had more tests on Sunday morning to assess the exact extent of the injury he picked up during the first half of the match against Sevilla," Barca said on their website ( "Medical staff confirmed the player sustained a tear in his right hamstring," they added. "The estimated time he will be out of action is approximately three weeks. ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jordi Alba
  • 2016
    Age 26
    On 22 May 2016, Alba won the second Copa del Rey of his career – also second with Barcelona – scoring in the 97th minute of the final against Sevilla FC after a through pass from Lionel Messi, in an eventual 2–0 extra time triumph at the Vicente Calderón Stadium.
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  • 2015
    Age 25
    On 2 June 2015, Alba agreed to a new five-year deal with a new buyout clause of €150 million.
    More Details Hide Details Four days later, he started in the Champions League final, helping the club to its fifth accolade in the competition by beating Juventus F.C. at Berlin's Olympiastadion. He contributed with 38 appearances all competitions comprised (one goal), in an eventual treble conquest.
  • 2014
    Age 24
    Alba made Del Bosque's list for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, making three appearances as the defending champions crashed out in the group stage.
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    Alba represented Spain at the 2014 World Cup and two European Championships, having first appeared for the team in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He won the latter tournament.
  • 2013
    Age 23
    Alba was also selected for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil.
    More Details Hide Details He played four complete matches during the tournament, netting twice in the 3–0 group stage win over Nigeria.
    On 12 March 2013, Alba scored his fifth goal of the campaign, netting in the last-minute to complete Barcelona's 4–0 home win over A.C. Milan in the Champions League round-of-16 after a 0–2 loss, which signified his team was the first in the competition's history to overturn such a deficit.
    More Details Hide Details He ended his first year at the Camp Nou as league champion, as Tito Vilanova's side regained the title from Real Madrid.
  • 2012
    Age 22
    Alba scored his first goal for the Blaugrana on 20 October 2012, netting the opener in a 5–4 win at Deportivo de La Coruña, and scoring the last one through an own goal.
    More Details Hide Details In the following game, at home against Celtic for the Champions League group stage, he found the net in the 93rd minute for a 2–1 triumph.
    On 28 June 2012, Alba signed a five-year contract with Barcelona for a transfer fee of €14 million.
    More Details Hide Details He made his official debut on 19 August, playing the full 90 minutes in a 5–1 home win against Real Sociedad.
  • 2010
    Age 20
    In 2010–11, still with Unai Emery in charge, Alba was used almost exclusively in the defensive sector, battling for first-choice status with Frenchman Jérémy Mathieu.
    More Details Hide Details He contributed with 27 league games as the team again finished third, with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Champions League. In the following campaign, Emery began using the players simultaneously down Valencia's left side, a strategy he had tested the previous season. This proved an effective tactic as Alba and Mathieu frequently interchanged position and offered support for one another in both attacking and defensive areas; ultimately, the player credited the manager as a "key man" in his successful transition to a more defensive role.
  • 2009
    Age 19
    Due to continuing injuries in Valencia's defensive sector, he played much of 2009–10 as a left back, posting overall good performances; in that position, on 11 April 2010, he scored his first goal for the club, in a 2–3 away loss to RCD Mallorca.
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    After returning to Los Che, Alba made his La Liga debut on 13 September 2009, in a 4–2 win at Real Valladolid.
    More Details Hide Details He then started in two consecutive UEFA Europa League group stage matches, against Lille OSC and SK Slavia Prague (both 1–1 draws, respectively away and home).
  • 2008
    Age 18
    Alba represented the Spanish team at the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, as well as appearing in all four games as the nation won the gold medal at the 2009 Mediterranenan Games.
    More Details Hide Details He was also part of the squad at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt. Alba received his first call-up to the full side on 30 September 2011, for the last two UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Scotland. He made his debut in the latter game on 11 October, a 3–1 win in Alicante in which his cut back from the left wing provided the assist for the opening goal, scored by former Valencia team mate David Silva; his impressive debut confirmed his status as a strong candidate to be the long-term successor of Joan Capdevila as the regular left back for La Roja. Alba was included in Vicente del Bosque's squad for the finals in Poland and Ukraine, and played all the matches for the eventual winners. He supplied the cross for Xabi Alonso to open the scoring in the 2–0 quarter-final victory over France; in the final against Italy, after running onto a pass from Xavi during a counter-attack, he scored the second goal in a 4–0 win.
  • 2007
    Age 17
    After helping the reserves earn promotion from Tercera División in 2007–08, Alba made his professional debut the following season, playing on loan at Segunda División club Gimnàstic de Tarragona, where he performed consistently (22 starts).
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  • 2005
    Age 15
    Born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Alba started his career in the youth ranks of FC Barcelona, but was released by the club in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details He then joined neighbouring UE Cornellà and, after almost two years, departed in a €6,000 deal to Valencia CF where he finished his football education.
  • 1989
    Born on March 21, 1989.
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