FC Barcelona’s handball team and the Cedric Sorhaindo have agreed to terms to extend the player’s contract through the 2014/15 season. Sorhaindo’s contract was due to expire at the end of this season.
Sorhaindo, pleased to continue at FC Barcelona
“I have found a lot of things that I was looking for in handball in Barcelona. I’m experiencing a lot of good things here and I am grateful for the responsibility and confidence that the Club has given me,” said the player.
“I want to thank Barça for everything it has given to me and I want to return the favor,” he said. “In Barcelona, as a player, I’ve found what I’ve been looking for. The values, the confidence from the Club, the team-mates and the managers matter a lot more than money does.
“I feel fantastic in Barcelona and I want to continue enjoying handball, the club and the city,” Sorhaindo added.
The reasons for renovating his contract
The technical secretary of FC Barcelona Intersport, Enric Masip, explained why the Club extended the players contract for two additional years: “Sorhaindo’s evolution as a player has been extremely positive. He’s managed, along with Jernemyr, to take control of the Blaugrana defence and the team’s growth on offence is very evident.
“He’s improved his shot tremendously and he’s been playing at a spectacular level this season. In the two seasons that he’s been here he’s grown a lot as a player. He arrived here to play in a defensive role and to compliment the attack as a pivot,” said the team’s technical secretary.
Success with Barça and France
The 27-year-old plays in the pivot position and was born in Trinité, Martinique (France). He became a FC Barcelona player in the 2010/11 season after leaving Toulouse Handball. Sorhaindo is adept both on defence and on offence and in his three seasons with the Club he’s become one of the most crucial players in Xavi Pascual’s line-ups.
In the Blaugrana strip he’s won the Champions League (10/11), two Asobal Leagues (10/11 and 11/12), one Asobal Super Cup (12/13), one Asobal Cup (11/12), two Pyrenees Leagues (10/11 and 11/12) and one Catalan Super Cup (12/13).
With the French national team he’s won two World Cups (2009 and 2011), one European Championship (2010) and the gold medal in the London Olympic Games.