Jordi Alba Ramos is a Spanish professional footballer was born on 21st of March 1989 in L'Hospitalet, Spain. He has the swiftest shoes on the field which enables him to cover the ground in a very short time. Jordi generally plays as a left back and at times as a left winger. He carries a jersey number 18 and currently plays for Spanish giant club Barcelona.
His youth career started with Barcelona in the year 1997. However, he was only 8 years old and was considered to be very young and was released by the club in 2005. He completed his football education at Valencia in 2008, after joining Cornella for two years.
Jordi made his professional debut at the age of 19, representing Gimnàstic. His international debut came on 11th of October 2012 against Alicante in a 3-1 win. Having had an impressive debut, he was considered as a long term prospect. His La Liga debut came against Real Valladolid in a 4-2 win.
Rise to glory
Having started his career at a very tender age, Alba was able to train with the best clubs. He represented Spain in different age level teams.
Known to cover the ground very quickly, Alba is extremely fast and an attacking left back. He even plays as a left winger on many occasions and is technically sound in defense.
In 2016, Alba scored in the 97th minute of the final against Sevilla after a pass from Lionel Messi, winning the Copa del Rey for the second time with a 2-0 margin.
He represented Cornellà in 2007 and move to Valencia B till 2009. He moved to Valencia till 2012. He currently plays for Barcelona.
He has scored 20 goals as a prominent defender in over 250 appearances. He scored 8 goals playing for this national team.