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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jordi Alba Biography & images 2011

Squad No: 17
Position: Midfielder
Age: 22
Birth Date: Mar 21, 1989
Birth Place: Spain
Height: 1.70m
Weight: 69 kg

Born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Alba started his career in the youth ranks of FC Barcelona, but was released in 2005 after being deemed too small.[1] He then joined fellow Catalan club UE Cornellà and in 2007, after just one season, departed in a €6,000 deal to Valencia CF,[1] where he finished his football education. After helping the reserves earn promotion from the fourth division in 2007–08, he made his professional debut the following season, playing on loan at second level outfit Gimnàstic de Tarragona,[2] where he performed consistently (24 starts).
After returning to Los Che, Alba made his La Liga debut on 13 September 2009, in a 4–2 win at Real Valladolid.[3] He then started in two consecutive UEFA Europa League group stage contests, against Lille OSC and SK Slavia Prague (both 1–1 draws, respectively away and home). Due to continuing injuries in Valencia's defensive sector, he played much of the 2009–10 season 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 against RCD Mallorca.[4]
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. He contributed with 27 league games as Valencia again finished third, with the subsequent UEFA Champions League qualification.

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