Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba Net Worth, Income, Career & All Wiki [World Cup 2022]

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What is Jordi Alba recent Net worth?
$16 million

Who is Jordi Alba?

Jordi Alba Ramos (born March 21, 1989) is a Spanish professional footballer who currently plays as a left-back for Barcelona in La Liga and for the Spanish national team.

Alba began his career at Barcelona, but he was discharged due to his size. He went to Valencia after joining Cornellà. He returned to Barcelona in 2012, having won sixteen major titles with the club, including five La Liga titles, five Copas del Rey, and one UEFA Champions League.

Alba made his senior debut for Spain in 2011 after gaining 23 caps and scoring one goal at the youth level. He was a key member of the UEFA Euro 2012 winning team, as well as squads at the FIFA World Cups in 2014 and 2018, as well as the European Championships in 2016 and 2020.

Jordi Alba’s nationality is Spanish. He was born in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, a district of Barcelona famous for its people’s passion for football.

Alba’s Parents were both football fans and helped their son in the early stages of his footballing journey. When he turned 7, His parents enrolled him into their hometown local club, Hospitals. Alba was impressed right from the start and soon was given a chance for a trial with Barcelona’s famous football academy, La Masia.

Jordi Alba was successful in his trial and was admitted to La Masia. His coaches were concerned about his low stature and lack of physicality at the time, but he was complimented for his speed and ability. He appeared to be on his way to becoming another La Masia graduate to play for Barcelona’s senior team.

One of his favorite recollections from this time was being welcomed to the table of Barcelona coach Luis Van Gaal in a ceremony and conversing with the legendary Dutch manager about football.

Despite his development in Barcelona’s academy, fate had other ideas for Alba, and he was eventually released from La Masia, primarily due to his short stature, a decision that devastated the teenager.

Jordi Alba of Barcelona has proposed to his long-term girlfriend Romarey Ventura while on vacation. After losing the Euro 2020 semi-final to eventual victors Italy, the Spain star has been relaxing on a yacht with his new fiancee.

The 33-year-old Spanish is 66inches tall and weighs 68kg.

The Career of Jordi Alba

Alba was born in the Catalan town of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. He began his career as a left-winger in the Barcelona youth system but was released by the club in 2005 due to his size. He subsequently moved to Cornellà, where he stayed for over two years until leaving in a €6,000 transfer to Valencia, where he completed his football schooling.

Alba spent the following season on loan with Segunda División club Gimnàstic Tarragona, where he made 22 starts after helping the reserves secure promotion from Tercera División in 2007–08.

Alba made his La Liga debut against Real Valladolid on September 13, 2009, after returning to Los Che. After that, he started two consecutive UEFA Europa League group stage matches, against Lille and Slavia Prague (both 1–1 draws, away and home, respectively).

Due to Valencia’s defense’s ongoing injuries, he spent much of 2009–10 as a left-back, where he had a successful season. In that role, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2–3 away loss against Mallorca on April 11, 2010.

Alba was almost always utilized as a defender in 2010–11 when Unai Emery was still in charge, and he was competing with Jérémy Mathieu for first-choice status. As the squad finished third again, he made 27 league matches, qualifying for the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League.

Alba signed a five-year contract with Barcelona on June 28, 2012, for a cost of €14 million.  On August 19, he made his official debut, playing the entire 90 minutes in a 5–1 home win over Real Sociedad.

Alba’s first goal for the Blaugrana came on October 20, 2012, when he scored an own goal in a 5–4 triumph over Deportivo La Coruna. He scored in the 93rd minute of the following game, a 2–1 triumph at home against Celtic in the Champions League group stage.

Alba scored his fifth goal of the season in the Champions League round of 16 against A.C. Milan on March 12, 2013, scoring in the final minute to complete Barcelona’s 4–0 home win after a 0–2 first-leg defeat at the San Siro, making his team the first in the competition’s history to overcome such a deficit.

He won the league title in his debut season at Barcelona, as Tito Vilanova’s squad reclaimed the trophy from Real Madrid.

His jersey number for both club and country is 18. He has scored 38goals in his club career and 8goals for the national team.

On 2 June 2015, Alba agreed to a new five-year contract with a new buyout clause of €150 million.

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Alba won his second Copa del Rey in his career on May 22, 2016, when he scored in the 97th minute of the final against Sevilla after a through an assist from Lionel Messi, in a 2–0 extra-time win at the Vicente Calderón in Madrid.

Alba agreed to a new five-year contract with a €500 million buyout clause on March 11, 2019.

Due to a hamstring and muscle injury, Alba missed 50 percent of the games in the 2019–20 season, missing 12 of the 24 games.

Alba had his greatest season in the 2020–21 season when he scored 5 goals and added 13 assists in all competitions while helping his club win the Copa del Rey.

After captain Lionel Messi left the club ahead of the 2021–22 season, Jordi Alba was named the club’s fourth captain on August 9, 2021.

Alba competed for Spain in the 2008 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and in all four games at the 2009 Mediterranean Games, where the country earned the gold medal. He was also a member of the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup squad in Egypt.

Alba was called up to the full national team for the final two UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Scotland on September 30, 2011.

On October 11, he made his debut against Scotland in a 3–1 triumph in Alicante, when his cut-back from the left-wing assisted former Valencia teammate David Silva on the opening goal.

Alba was also chosen for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, which will be held in Brazil. During the tournament, he played four whole matches, scoring twice in a 3–0 group stage win over Nigeria.

Alba was named to Del Bosque’s team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, where he played three times as the reigning champions were eliminated in the group stage.

He was also named to Julen Lopetegui’s 2018 World Cup squad in Russia and Luis Enrique’s 24-man UEFA Euro 2020 squad.

Due to the unavailability of captain Sergio Busquets due to the Coronavirus, Alba was named captain for the time being. He would be a key player for Spain in World Cup 2022.

What is the Net worth of Jordi Alba?

Jordi Alba is living a comfortable life with his family. Thanks to the fame and fortune he has earned from his work as of today. Moreover, his total net worth is about $16 million US dollars as of 2022.

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Awards, Titles, and Achievements

He has won many titles with his clubs, nationals, and individuals.

Barcelona

  • Laliga: 2012-13, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2017-18, 2018-19
  • Copa del Rey: 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2020-2021
  • Supercopa de Espana: 2013, 2016, 2018
  • UEFA Champions League: 2014-2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2015

International Spain

  • Mediterranean Games: 2009
  • UEFA European Championship: 2012

Individual

  • UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2014-2015
  • La Liga Team of the Season: 2014-2015
  • ESM Team of the year: 2017-2018, 2018-2019
  • UEFA European Championship Team of the tournament: 2012