Cristian Tello was born in Sabadell on August 11th 1991 and joined Barça as an eleven year old. After five years in the academy’s lower teams from 2002 to 2007, he joined Damn and then moved on to Espanyol as a Youth team player. In the summer of 2010 he re-joined Barça and played for the B team and since the 2011 season, he has taken an active part of the first team squad.
Tello made his debut on November 8th 2011 in a Spanish Cup game against Hospitalet, when he scored twice. He made his league debut against Villarreal at El Madrigal on January 28th 2012 and he scored his first league goal against Real Sociedad a week later. Since then, both Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova have placed their trust in his speed, ability to beat a man, tactical discipline and goal scoring ability.
On 17th December 2012, he renewed his contact with the Club and became a full member of the first team squad.
2002-03 Aleví A FCB 2003-04 Infantil B FCB 2004-05 Infantil A FCB 2005-06 Cadet B FCB 2006-07 Cadet A FCB 2007-08 Damm 2008-09 Espanyol 2009-10 Espanyol 2010-11 FC BARCELONA B 2011-12 FC BARCELONA B 2012-13 FC BARCELONA