Jordi Alba is a Spanish left back who plays for Barcelona. In 2007 Alba played for Valencia B where he made 18 appearances scoring five goals. He moved up to the the Valencia senior squad where he played for five years. He played 73 matches scoring five goals. He went to Gimnatsic on loan for the 2008-09 season where he played 35 matches scoring four goals.
In 2012 he signed for his youth club Barcelona for 14 million euros. He made his debut on the 19th of August in a 5-1 win over Real Sociedad. Jordi Alba immediately slotted into the left back position at the club as Eric Abidal is recovering from injury. Jordi Alba has great pace and agility which makes him one of the deadliest left backs today in world football.
Jordi Alba has played for Spain U-19, U-20, U-21 and U-23 youth sides and he made his senior debut in 2011 in a match against Scotland in a 3-1 win. He scored his first goal for Spain in the 4-0 win over Italy in the 2012 UEFA EURO final. Jordi Alba won the 2012 UEFA European Championship with Spain and was named in the Team of the Tournament.