Cristian Tello is a Spanish footballer who plays for Barcelona and the Spain national football team. Tello is most notably known for his great playmaking, dribbling and passing skills making him a key player for Spain in future years.
Born in Sabadell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Tello started playing at the age of eight with CF Can Rull, moving to FC Barcelona shortly after and being loaned to another side in the region, CF Damm, for one year. In 2008 his contract expired, and RCD Espanyol signed him. He made his senior debuts in the 2009Ã¢â‚¬â€œ10 season, playing four games with the B-side with the club being relegated from the third division.
In June 2010 Tello moved back to FC Barcelona B, with the team in the second level. On 9 November 2011 he made his debut for BarÃƒÂ§a's first team, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1Ã¢â‚¬â€œ0 away win against CE L'Hospitalet for the season's Copa del Rey, he scored a brace in the second leg, a 9Ã¢â‚¬â€œ0 routing. Tello made his first La Liga appearance on 28 January 2012, coming on as a substitute for Adriano in the 75th minute of a 0Ã¢â‚¬â€œ0 away draw at Villarreal CF. In a match against Copa del Rey side Levante UD in the quarterfinals' first leg, he profited from three Messi assists to score his first hat-trick as a professional, contributing decisively to a 4Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1 win.
Tello was a member of Spain's squad at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, playing all three games in an eventual group stage exit. He made his debut with the full side on 14 August 2013, starting in a 2Ã¢â‚¬â€œ0 friendly win in Ecuador.