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Albert Ferrer
Albert Ferrer Liverpool vs Chelsea CL 08 cropped.jpg
Personal information
Full name Albert Ferrer i Llopis
Date of birth June 6, 1970 (1970-06-06) (age 39)
Place of birth    Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
1986–1989 Barcelona
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1989–1990
1990–1998
1998–2003
Tenerife (loan)
Barcelona
Chelsea
017 0(0)
204 0(1)
076 0(0)   
National team
1988
1988–1989
1989–1990
1990–1991
1991–1992
1991–1999
Spain U18
Spain U19
Spain U20
Spain U21
Spain U23
Spain
007 0(1)
003 0(0)
005 0(0)
002 0(0)
006 0(0)
036 0(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Spain
Men's Football
Gold 1992 Barcelona Team Competition

Albert Ferrer i Llopis (Catalan pronunciation: [əɫˈβɛɾ fəˈre]; born 6 June 1970 in Barcelona, Catalonia) is a former Spanish footballer, who played as a right defender.

Having represented local FC Barcelona for almost a decade, he went on to appear for England's Chelsea until his retirement.

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Club career

A pacy and tough-tackling defender,[1] "Chapi" Ferrer began his career professional career with FC Barcelona B, then serving a loan with CD Tenerife in 1989–90, making his La Liga debuts at age 19.

He returned to the main squad the following summer, and became the club's first-choice right-back, remaining as such for the following eight years, in which he scored once; he often partnered another club graduate, Sergi Barjuán, in the defensive wings.

Ferrer was a key member of the famous Dream Team and, during his time in Catalonia, won five leagues, a European Cup, a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, two domestic cups, four Supercups and two UEFA Super Cups.

As the Dutch dominance at the Camp Nou - in terms of players - was still an important one (the club was coached by Louis van Gaal), Ferrer left the club in June 1998 amongst other club greats, as Guillermo Amor, moving to Chelsea for £2.2 million, and quickly established himself in the side, helping the club qualify for its first ever Champions League campaign, in his first season. Chelsea won the FA Cup the following year (but he missed the final through injury) and reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League; during the run in the latter, he played in 14 of the club's 16 games, and scored his only goal for Chelsea, in a 2–0 win against Hertha Berlin.[2]

A combination of injuries[3] and manager Gianluca Vialli's squad rotation policy reduced Ferrer's opportunities in the following season and he made only 14 league appearances. The club reached another FA Cup final in 2002 (which he again missed, though this time through not being selected). Out of favour and facing strong competition from younger defenders at the club, Ferrer made just seven league appearances in his final two years at Chelsea and left in May 2003, upon the expiry of his contract, playing 113 overall games for the London-based club, and retiring shortly after, at 33.

International career

Ferrer was a Spanish international on 36 occasions. His debut came on September 4, 1991, in a friendly win with Uruguay (2–1) in Oviedo. Spain did not qualify for UEFA Euro 1992.

Subsequently, Ferrer was an everpresent figure in the national side, appearing as starter at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and playing once in the 1998 edition, the 2–3 group stage loss against Nigeria, missing UEFA Euro 1996 and 2000 through injury[4] (with Barça teammate Sergi on the other flank in all these tournaments).

In 1992, Ferrer was first-choice for the Olympic team that won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics, held in his hometown.

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Albert Ferrer
File:Albert Ferrer Liverpool vs Chelsea CL 08
Personal information
Full name Albert Ferrer i Llopis
Date of birth 6 June 1970 (1970-06-06) (age 40)
Place of birth    Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Senior clubs
Years Club
1988-1998
1989-1990
1998-2003
Barcelona
Tenerife (loan)
Chelsea
National team
1991-1999 Spain

Albert Ferrer (born 6 June, 1970) is a former Spanish football player. He has played for Spain national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
SpainLeague
1988-89BarcelonaLa Liga00
1989-90Tenerife170
1990-91BarcelonaLa Liga260
1991-92121
1992-93310
1993-94340
1994-95310
1995-96280
1996-97180
1997-98240
EnglandLeague
1998-99ChelseaPremier League300
1999-00250
2000-01130
2001-0240
2002-0330
CountrySpain 2211
England 750
Total 2961

International career statistics

[2]

Spain national team
YearAppsGoals
199110
199250
199370
1994110
199520
199620
199740
199830
199910
Total360

References


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