His partnership in midfield with Sancho and Samitier was legendary | FCB ARCHIVE

Born in Aragón but a Catalan by adoption - he moved to Catalonia when he was just two years old - Torralba was holding midfield player who stood out for his strength and limitless capacity for sacrifice. He formed a formidable and celebrated partnership with Sancho and Samitier. Indeed, many people believe that this threesome constituted the best ever Barça midfield.

He was a regular in the starting line-ups from the 1914/15 season until the 1925/26 season and kept himself in excellent physical condition throughout. In the 1924/25 season, at the age of thirty, he still managed to play 42 matches.

He was the first player in the history of Barça to be granted a testimonial match. This took place on 4 February 1917 at the stadium in Industria Street when he was still an active player. The second, and farewell, testimonial took place on the 1 July 1928 at the Les Corts stadium.


Seasons with the Club: 1914-28
Games played: 475
Goals scored: 16


5 Spanish Championships (1919/20, 21/22, 24/25, 25/26 and 27/28)
10 Catalan Championships (1915/16, 18/19, 19/20, 20/21, 21/22, 23/24, 24/25, 25/26, 26/27 and 27/28)