3. Balde

Defender

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Skill and strength make Alejandro Balde a fast, explosive fullback who can also support the attack

Alejandro Balde, born in Barcelona to Guinean and Dominican parents, is a fast and explosive full back who joined Barça in 2011 at the age of eight after coming up through ranks at Espanyol.

He is of the 2003 generation, but has always played a year above. He won the league at U10 A, B and C, U12 A and C, U 14 A and B, A16 A and B levels, and quickly made the jump to the Barça Atlètic squad. Balde made hs debut for the first towards the end of the 2021/22 season and the following campaign, 2022/23, he quickly made the left back spot his own in Xavi Hernández's team. 

Part of the La Liga and Spanish Super Cup winning squad in 2022/23, in the summer of 2023 he became an official first team player. 

Balde made his debut for the Spanish national side in the World Cup in Qatar in 2022, making four appearances in the tournament. 

 

Place of birth
Barcelona
Date of birth
18/10/2003
Weight
74kg
Height
177cm

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