Marc Bartra is a Spanish footballer who plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the Spain national football team. Making his Spain debut in 2013 Bartra possesses great passing, tackling and blocking abilities.
Born on the 15th of January 1991 Bartra began his club career at Barcelona joining the youth setup at the club aged 11 years old. After starting his formative football years at neighbours RCD Espanyol. After progressing through its ranks, he was promoted to the B-team in 2009. On 14 February 2010, one month after his 19th birthday, Bartra made his official debut with the main squad, coming on as a substitute for Jeffrén Suárez for the final 30 minutes of the 1-2 loss against Atlético Madrid at the Vicente CalderÃƒÂ³n Stadium.
On 21 May 2011 Bartra scored his first goal for Barcelona's first team, helping the side come from behind to win it 3-1 at Málaga CF, in the season's last round. Definitely promoted to the main roster for the 2012-13 campaign, he found opportunities hard to come by, with manager Tito Vilanova even preferring to field defensive midfielders Javier Mascherano and Alex Song in case of injury or suspension.
Bartra won 37 caps for Spain at youth level all categories comprised, including 16 for the under-21s. He made his debut for the full side on 16 November 2013, playing the entire 2-1 friendly win in Equatorial Guinea.