From Sallent to Camp Nou via La Masia

Gabri was a versatile midfielder groomed in the Barça youth system who was famed for his work-rate and ability to win back balls. First team player from 1999, he played 204 official fixtures and won one Champions League, two Ligas and a Spanish Super Cup. In 2006 he left for Ajax Amsterdam where he would hang up his boots after four years.

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Spent his childhood at La Masia, where he developed as a person and as a footballer. Rose through the youth ranks at the club as far as Barça B. Finally towards the end of the 1998-99 season he was promoted to the first team under Louis Van Gaal. Despite not being a regular feature, Gabri stayed on mainly thanks to his outstanding versatility and capacity to adapt to any circumstance. He was important for every coach he worked for at Barça: Van Gaal, Serra Ferrer, Carles Reixach, Radomir Antic and Frank Rijkaard. It was with Rijkaard that he gained his greatest successes, the midfielder winning the long-sought Champions League in París and two consecutive Ligas, plus a Spanish Super Cup. After the party at Camp Nou to celebrate the fantastic 2005-06 season, Gabri left for Ajax Amsterdam. In Holland he played his last four seasons as a professional player.


2 Ligas (2005 and 2006)
1 Champions League (2006)
1 Spanish Super Cup (2005 and 2006)

Place of birth
Sallent (Barcelona)
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