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Alejandro Balde
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Balde in October 2019 with Spain U17
Personal information
Full name Alejandro Balde Martínez[1]
Date of birth (2003-10-18) 18 October 2003 (age 19)[1]
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Position(s) Left-back
Club information
Current team
Barcelona B
Number 22
Youth career
2007–2009 Sant Gabriel
2009–2011 Espanyol
2011–2021 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020– Barcelona B 29 (0)
2021– Barcelona 21 (0)
International career
2019 Spain U16 6 (0)
2019–2020 Spain U17 9 (0)
2019 Spain U18 3 (0)
2021 Spain U19 5 (0)
2022– Spain U21 2 (0)
2022– Spain 4 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:35, 28 January 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 6 December 2022

Alejandro Balde Martínez (born 18 October 2003) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Barcelona Atlètic and the Spain national team.

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Club career

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, to a Guinean father and a Dominican mother,[3] Balde joined FC Barcelona in 2011 at the age of eight after coming up through ranks at RCD Espanyol.[4] In July 2021, he signed a contract renewal with Barcelona until 2024 with a release clause of 500 million euros.[5]

Balde impressed during pre-season in the summer 2021, and began the new campaign as Jordi Alba's primary back-up at Camp Nou.[6] He sat on the bench for the opening match against Real Sociedad[7] and the next game against Athletic Bilbao.[8]On 14 September 2021, he played his first official match for Barcelona's first team replacing Alba in the 74th minute of a 3–0 loss to Bayern Munich in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.[9]

From the start of 2022–23 season, Balde was given a more prominent role by coach Xavi, starting in more league matches than Jordi Alba and receiving more minutes in important matches.[10]

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Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona is a city on the coast of northeastern Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the fifth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, the Ruhr area, Madrid, and Milan. It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres high.

Catalonia

Catalonia

Catalonia is an autonomous community of Spain, designated as a nationality by its Statute of Autonomy.

FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona

Futbol Club Barcelona, commonly referred to as Barcelona and colloquially known as Barça, is a professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, that competes in La Liga, the top flight of Spanish football.

RCD Espanyol

RCD Espanyol

Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona, commonly known as Espanyol, is a professional sports club based in Barcelona, Spain, that competes in La Liga, the top tier of the Spanish football league system.

Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba Ramos is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a left-back for La Liga club Barcelona and captains the Spain national team. He is often regarded as one of the best left-backs of his generation.

Camp Nou

Camp Nou

Camp Nou, officially branded as Spotify Camp Nou for sponsorship reasons, is a football stadium in Barcelona, Spain. It has been the home stadium of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957. With a current seating capacity of 99,354, it is the largest stadium in Spain and Europe, and the third largest association football stadium in the world.

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad de Fútbol, S.A.D., more commonly referred to as Real Sociedad, Erreala or Reala in Basque, La Real in Spanish, is a Basque professional sports club in the city of San Sebastián, Basque Country, founded on 7 September 1909. It plays its home matches at the Anoeta Stadium.

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Club, commonly known as Athletic Bilbao or just Athletic, is a professional football club based in the city of Bilbao in the Basque Country of Spain. They are known as Los Leones because their stadium was built near a church called San Mamés, which was named after Saint Mammes, an early Christian thrown to the lions by the Romans. Mammes pacified the lions and was later made a saint. The team plays its home matches at the San Mamés Stadium. Its home colours are red and white-striped shirts with black shorts.

FC Bayern Munich

FC Bayern Munich

Fußball-Club Bayern München e. V., also known as FC Bayern, Bayern Munich, or simply Bayern, is a German professional sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. It is best known for its professional men's football team, which plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system. Bayern is the most successful club in German football history, having won a record 32 national titles, including 10 consecutively since 2013, and 20 national cups, along with numerous European honours.

2021–22 UEFA Champions League

2021–22 UEFA Champions League

The 2021–22 UEFA Champions League was the 67th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 30th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

Xavi

Xavi

Xavier Hernández Creus, commonly known as Xavi, is a Spanish professional football manager and former player who is the manager of La Liga club Barcelona. Widely considered one of the greatest midfielders of all time, Xavi was renowned for his passing, vision, ball retention, and positioning.

International career

Balde received a surprised call up to the Spain national football team two days before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as fellow left-back José Gayà had injured his ankle in training.[11] On 23 November 2022, he made his first international appearance in a 7–0 win against Costa Rica, substituting Jordi Alba in the 64th minute.

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Spain national football team

Spain national football team

The Spain national football team has represented Spain in international men's football competitions since 1920. It is governed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.

2022 FIFA World Cup

2022 FIFA World Cup

The 2022 FIFA World Cup was an international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of FIFA's member associations and 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup. It took place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022, making it the first World Cup held in the Arab world and Muslim world, and the second held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.

José Gayà

José Gayà

José Luis Gayà Peña is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a left-back for La Liga club Valencia, whom he captains, and the Spain national team.

Costa Rica national football team

Costa Rica national football team

The Costa Rica national football team represents Costa Rica in men's international football. The national team is administered by the Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUTBOL), the governing body for football in Costa Rica. It has been a member of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) since 1927, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) since 1961, and a member of the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) since 1990.

Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba Ramos is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a left-back for La Liga club Barcelona and captains the Spain national team. He is often regarded as one of the best left-backs of his generation.

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 28 January 2023[12]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2020–21 Segunda División B 15 0 1[a] 0 16 0
2021–22 Primera División RFEF 14 0 0 0 14 0
Total 29 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 30 0
Barcelona 2021–22 La Liga 5 0 0 0 2[b] 0 0 0 7 0
2022–23 La Liga 16 0 2 0 4[b] 0 1[c] 0 23 0
Total 21 0 2 0 6 0 1 0 30 0
Career total 50 0 2 0 6 0 2 0 60 0
  1. ^ Appearances(s) in Segunda División B play-offs
  2. ^ a b Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in Supercopa de España

International

As of match played 6 December 2022[13]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Spain 2022 4 0
Total 4 0

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2020–21 Segunda División B

2020–21 Segunda División B

The 2020–21 Segunda División B season was the 44th since its establishment and the last as the third tier. A total of 102 teams participated, and were distributed in three groups of 20 teams each and two groups of 21, with eight subgroups of ten teams each and two with eleven teams each.

2021–22 Primera División RFEF

2021–22 Primera División RFEF

The 2021–22 Primera División RFEF season was the first for the Primera División RFEF, the new third highest level in the Spanish football league system. It succeeded the old Segunda División B, which renamed itself Segunda División RFEF and downgraded to the fourth level in the pyramid. Forty teams participated, divided into two groups of twenty clubs each based on geographical proximity. In each group, the champions automatically promoted to Segunda División and the second to fifth placers played promotion play-offs and the bottom five were relegated to the Segunda División RFEF.

FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona

Futbol Club Barcelona, commonly referred to as Barcelona and colloquially known as Barça, is a professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, that competes in La Liga, the top flight of Spanish football.

2021–22 FC Barcelona season

2021–22 FC Barcelona season

The 2021–22 season was the 122nd season in the existence of Futbol Club Barcelona and its 91st consecutive season in the top flight of Spanish football. In addition to the domestic league, Barcelona participated in this season's editions of the Copa del Rey, the Supercopa de España, the UEFA Champions League, and the UEFA Europa League, entering the latter competition for the first time since 2003–04. This was also the first season since 2003–04 and 1999–2000 in general not to feature Lionel Messi, who transferred to Paris Saint-Germain after his contract expired.

La Liga

La Liga

The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División, commonly known simply as Primera División in Spain, and as La Liga in English-speaking countries and officially as LaLiga Santander for sponsorship reasons, stylized as LaLiga, is the men's top professional football division of the Spanish football league system. Administered by the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional, it is contested by 20 teams, with the three lowest-placed teams at the end of each season being relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top two teams and a play-off winner in that division.

2022–23 FC Barcelona season

2022–23 FC Barcelona season

The 2022–23 Futbol Club Barcelona season is the 123rd season in existence and the club's 92nd consecutive season in the top flight. In addition to the domestic league, Barcelona are participating in this season's editions of the Copa del Rey, the Supercopa de España, the UEFA Champions League, and the UEFA Europa League. The season covers the period from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.

Segunda División B play-offs

Segunda División B play-offs

The Segunda División B promotion play-offs are a series of playoff matches contested by the teams finishing from 1st to 4th in each Segunda División B group. Sixteen teams play to take four promotion places.

UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-division European clubs, deciding the competition winners through a round robin group stage to qualify for a double-legged knockout format, and a single leg final. It is one of the most prestigious football tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in European football, played by the national league champions of their national associations.

Spain national football team

Spain national football team

The Spain national football team has represented Spain in international men's football competitions since 1920. It is governed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.

Source: "Alejandro Balde", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 29th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejandro_Balde.

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References
  1. ^ a b "Alejandro Balde Martínez". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Alejandro Balde". www.fcbarcelona.com. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Alejandro Balde: A great opportunity for the la Masia left back". sport.es. 13 July 2021.
  4. ^ Rogé, Albert (12 November 2020). "Profile: Electric Alejandro Balde has a lot to offer". sport.
  5. ^ Soldevila, Adrià (11 August 2021). "Alejandro Balde: Barcelona's 'spectacular' teenage left-back with a €500m release clause". Goal. Archived from the original on 13 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Barca tie down Alejandro Balde, their Jordi Alba backup". sport.es. 22 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Barcelona vs Real Sociedad lineup in LaLiga". fotmob.
  8. ^ "Athletic Club vs Barcelona lineup in LaLiga". fotmob.
  9. ^ "Champions League vs Barcelona".
  10. ^ "Xavi on Balde: An 18-year-old playing at this level never ceases to amaze". sport.es. 17 September 2022.
  11. ^ Marsden, Sam; Llorens, Moises (18 November 2022). "World Cup 2022: Barcelona youngster Alejandro Balde replaces injured Jose Gaya in Spain squad". ESPN. Retrieved 18 November 2022.
  12. ^ Alejandro Balde at Soccerway
  13. ^ "Alejandro Balde". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 27 November 2022.
  14. ^ "Spanish Super Cup: Barcelona beat Real Madrid". BBC Sport. 15 January 2023.
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