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All-rounder from La Masia

Defender who came through La Masia, from the academy teams through U19 and the B team. A versatile, quick, battling defender who after being loaned to Oviedo and Racing arrived in the first team, where he only played for one season, 1995-96, he later played for a number of teams in the Spanish league such as Mallorca, Atlético Madrid, Murcia and Alavés, the team with which he would hang up his boots in 2007.

Full biography:

After living at La Masia and rising through the different youth ranks at the club, Lluis Carreras made his first team debut while still a reserve team player in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou. That 5 December 1990 was not the best of debuts as the all-whites won 1-0 thanks to a Michel goal. The return a week later confirmed Barça’s fate. Madrid beat Barça 4-1 to take the title. Carreras also played in the game at the Bernabeu. After two seasons he got a new chance with the first team. In April 1993 he played in a 3-0 win for Barça over Logroñés, and in the quarter finals of the Copa del Rey he was there as Barça beat Valladolid, also 3-0. Before being definitively made part of the first team he had a loan spell at Oviedo in 1993-94 and the following year at Racing Santander. Finally in the 1995-96 season, he joined the Barça first team. Carreras played a total of 24 games. At the end of that season and with the departure of Johan Cruyff, the Catalan player left for Mallorca where he’d be a star player. With the islanders, he won the European Cup Winners’ Cup and the Spanish Super Cup, precisely against Barça in 1998. After that, he signed for Atlético Madrid and was there for two seasons, the first in the Second Division and then in the First Division in 2002-03. In the 2003-04 season, he played for First Division newcomers Murcia. Finally he spent his last three seasons as a professional at Alavés, before retiring in 2007.

Honours:

2 Ligas (1991 and 1993)
1 European Super Cup (1993)
1 Spanish Super Cup (1992)

Place of birth
Sant Pol de Mar (Barcelona)
Date of birth
24/09/1972
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