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A look at the Top facts about Jordi Alba, including his childhood, love life, career and his most interesting quotes.

Jordi Alba is considered as one of the best left-backs in the history of football. The 31 years old has won every possible trophy in his prolific career. However, Alba, like other Barcelona players, had a torrid year in 2020.

Barcelona was in control of their destiny until February 2020. They were the leaders in

La Liga

and top of their group in the Champions League. But a bitter loss to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super cup lead to the sacking of Barcelona Manager, Ernesto Valverde.

Former Barcelona player, Quique Setien replaced Valverde but failed to get the best out of his players and Barcelona's form soon dropped dramatically. Then football was suspended for three months due to COVID-19 pandemic.

After the restart of the competitions, Barcelona quickly lost the La Liga title race to arch rivals

Real Madrid

and was later humiliated in the quarter finals of the Champions League by 8 goals to 2 against eventual winners Bayern Munich.

Following the defeat against Bayern Munich, Quique Setien was sacked after only 6 months in charge and another former Barcelona star, Ronald Koeman took over the job.

Barcelona has shown many improvements since the start of the 2020-21 season but Jordi Alba missed some of the first games of Barcelona due to Injury. He was back to the starting line-up in October and is trying to find his best form in the new season. For now let's have a look at the

top facts about Jordi Alba

.

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Top facts about Jordi Alba you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the Top facts about Jordi Alba. First we present you with some of the general information.

  • Full Name

    : Jordi Alba Ramos

  • Date and Place of Birth:

    21 March 1989/ L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

  • Height & Weight

    : 1.70 m / 70 kg

  • Family Members

    : Miguel (Father), Maria Jose (Mother), David (Brother), (sisters)

  • Marital Status:

    Single (in a relationship with Romarey ventura)

  • Girlfriends:

    Mellisa Morilas and Sara Molto (Ex. Girlfriends), Romarey ventura (Current Girlfriend)

  • Children

    : two, one Boy, Piero and one girl with Romarey ventura

  • Current team:

    Barcelona

  • Jersey Number:

    18 at Barcelona and Spain National team

  • Zodiac Sign:

    Aries

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Jordi Alba Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on facts about Jordi Alba is about his birthday.

Jordi Alba Birthday

is at 21st of March 1989.

Jordi Alba nationality is Spanish. He was born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain. A district of Barcelona famous for its population's passion of football. So it was not a surprise when Jordi became obsessed with football since early age.

Jordi Alba zodiac sign is Aries. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 21th of March are:

Footballers

: Antoine Griezmann and Ronaldinho /

Actors and Actresses:

Timothy Dalton, Gary Oldman, Matthew Broderick and Rosie O'Donnell

Jordi Alba Childhood story and Parents

At this part we will look at the facts about

Jordi Alba Childhood

story and the family and the background he grew up in. Jordi Alba was born in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, A district of Barcelona famous for its population's passion of football. So it was not a surprise when Jordi became obsessed with football since early age.

Jordi Alba's parents were passionate football fans. When Jordi was only seven years old, his parents decided that football could be a good career for him. They enrolled him in Catalonia's local club, Hospitalense.

Jordi impressed his coaches from the start and soon he was up for a trial with Barcelona's famous academy, La Masia. He was accepted although the managers of

Barcelona youth team

were concerned about Jordi's height. However his pace and precision were so good that they eventually decided to give him a chance, hoping he would grow to become taller.

One of the best moments of Jordi Alba amateur career at Barcelona was when in a ceremony he was invited to the Barcelona coach, Luis Van Gaal table and the famous Dutch manager chatted with Jordi about football.

Despite Jordi's good start to life at Barcelona's academy, the club eventually decided to release him because of his short height and weak body. Jordi was heartbroken but soon got over the drama and went to another football academy, Cornella.

Alba continued to grow as an amateur footballer and his quality performances caught the eyes of

Valencia

scouts and he ended up joining Valencia academy soon after. Alba stayed at Valencia until the start of his professional career in 2008.

Jordi Alba girlfriend, Relationships and Marital Status

The first known

Jordi Alba girlfriend

was Mellisa Morilas. The two met each other for the first time in 2009, in a night club at Valencia. The couple stayed together for three years but eventually parted ways. Alba complained after the break up that Mellisa had temper issues and that she used to treat him like a kid!

Alba found love again 5 years later and this time Jordi Alba girlfriend was Romarey Ventura, a Spanish model and later business woman. Romarey Ventura was born on May 10, 1991, in Spain. She got her bachelor's degree in Tourism at the University but chose modeling as her preferred occupation.

Romarey Ventura is a famous Instagram influencer with around half a million followers on

her account

. She is also an ambassador for Valeria Savannah clothing brand. A few years ago Ventura decided to develop her own shopping app, which is called 21 Buttons.

If you wonder about

Jordi Alba children

, you have to know that despite not being married, the couple have two children, a son and a daughter together. In 2018, Romarey Ventura gave birth to their first child, a boy named Piero. In 2020, Jordi and Romarey announced via Instagram that they are expecting their second child.

Any new information about

Jordi Alba love life

will be published here at SportMob. 

Jordi Alba Career

Jordi Alba is known for his incredible pace, amazing crosses and stamina. Professsionally,

Jordi Alba career

started in 2008 when he made his debut for

Gimnastic

. He played 22 games on loan at Gimnastic and then returned to his parent club, Valencia.

Alba made his La Liga debut in September 2009, against Real Valladolid. He scored his first goal in April 2010 against Mallorca. Alba stayed at Mestalla for the next two seasons and reached the Champions League with the club. In total, he played 110 games for Valencia, registering 6 goals and 8 assists to his name.

In 2012 Alba returned to Barcelona and this time there was no doubt of his quality as he soon found his place in the team's starting line-up. In his first season with Barcelona, Alba scored 5 goals, his best stats so far.

Jordi Alba's best season with Barcelona was the 2014-15 season in which the club won 5 out of the possible 6 trophies in a footballing year. He has been a key figure for Barcelona in each of his 9 seasons with the club. As of November 2020,

Jordi Alba

has played 344 games for Barcelona, scoring 17 goals and providing 69 assists.

On the international level, Jordi Alba has played70 games for Spain, Winning many trophies including the 2012 European Championship and the 2010 FIFA World Cups.

Jordi Alba made his debut for

Spain

in a 3-1 win against Scotland at Euro 2012 Qualifiers. He scored his first goal for Spain in the 2-0 against Italy back at 2012. His best game, however was against Nigeria at 2013 Confederation Cup as he helped Spain to a 3-0 win with two goal.

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Jordi Alba Net worth, Salary and Market Value

Jordi Alba net worth

is estimated to be 67.5 million Euros in 2020, including all of his properties and earnings.

Jordi Alba market value

is at 30 million Euros. He is ranked number 10 among Barcelona players.

Jordi Alba salary

in 2020 is reportedly 3 million Euros annually.

Jordi Alba Transfermarket stats

According to

Jordi Alba Transfermarket

stats, he has played a total of 489 games for three clubs (Gimnastic, Valencia and Barcelona). Overall, He has scored 27 goals and has provided 77 assists for his team mates.

Jordi Alba Transfermarket stats shows why he is considered among the best left-backs in the world. He is often praised for his speed and pinpoint crosses. During his career, he has played 385 games as a left-back, 29 games as a left-winger and 11 games as a left midfielder.

On the international level Jordi Alba Transfermarket stats shows that he has registered 8 goal and 12 assists to his name in 70 games for Spain. He was also a member of Spain U19, U20,

U21

and U23 youth teams. 

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Some Short top facts about Jordi Alba

  • A very fun fact about Jordi Alba is that he does not have a driver's license and his father still takes him to trainings.

  • Like many of his fellow footballers, Jordi Alba is obsessed with playing the FIFA game. Jordi Alba rating in FIFA 21 is 86 (his overall rating) with a potential of 87.

  • Jordi Alba religion is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth.

Jordi Alba instagram

 is active and he has millions of followers in social media.

Jordi Alba Instagram account

has around 12.9 million Followers.

  • In 2015, Jordi Alba made his first TV show appearance on the comedy talk-show, En el aire con Andreu Buenafuente.

The most interesting facts about

Jordi Alba tattoos

is that he unlike many of his fellow football stars, he has yet to have any tattoos on his body.

Jordi Alba Height

is 1.70 meters. Jordi Alba weight is 70 kg.

Jordi Alba position

is left-back. Jordi Alba age is 31.

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Jordi Alba Quote

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on top facts about Jordi Alba is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On the different celebration in the Bundesliga:

"In the

Bundesliga

, after a goal, they don't hug, they hardly even celebrate. It's a bitch. We will see how we can control it." (From Torres interview with @El_Hormiguero)

On the difficult situation of players in a corner:

"17 people can gather in a corner. It will be difficult because it is a contact sport. With a game every three days, you have to be very careful." (From Torres interview with @El_Hormiguero)

On his telepathic connection with Leo Messi on the field:

"Whenever I have the ball, I always look to see where Messi is," Marca quotes Alba as saying. "He scores so many times, he is a very important player in our team and he is the best player in the history of football." (From Torres interview with Sport.es)

On Luka Modric winning the 2018 Ballon d'OR:

“For me The Best is a big lie. Modric is a great player, just one of the best but

Messi

is on an entirely different level, he just is. He proved he is the world’s greatest. When he runs we can only do the same. He’s the best and he makes us better,”

Jordi Alba records and achievements

We round up our article on the

top facts about Jordi Alba

with a list of his most notable achievements at club and international level.

With Barcelona:

La Liga: (5 titles), Copa del Rey (4 titles and 2 runner-up), Spanish Super Cup (three titles),

Uefa Champions League

(one title in 2014-15), FIFA Club World Cup (2015), UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament (2012), UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2014–15, FIFA FIFPro World11 second team (four times), La Liga Team of the Season: 2014–15 and ESM Team of the Year ( two times)

With Spain National team:

Mediterranean Games with Spain U20 (2009), UEFA European Championship (2012), FIFA Confederations Cup runner-up: 2013

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