One of the big stars of the Wembley final, when the club won its first European Cup. Player that grew up at La Masia, and hugely popular with the fans for his fighting spirit and dedication to the cause. He’d never give up a ball as lost, and was the ideal man for man-marking opposing strikers. Very quick with considerable physical strength, Cruyff made him an important part of the Dream Team at right back.
Johan Cruyff spotted this quick, fit youngster in the youth teams and after promoting him to the senior squad, sent Albert Ferrer on loan to Tenerife in 1989-90. He impressed and on his return to Barça he became a key member of the Dream Team, playing in defence alongside Koeman, Nando and Juan Carlos, as well as Spain’s Olympic gold medal winning side. Under Cruyff, and then Bobby Robson and Louis Van Gaal he made the right side of defence his own, while also regularly supporting the attack. In 1998, he left for Chelsea at the age of 28, where he played the last five years of his professional career.
5 Ligas (1990-1991, 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1993-1994 and 1997-1998)
2 Copas del Rey (1996-1997 and 1997-1998)
1 European Cup (1991-1992)
1 Cup Winners' Cup (1996-1997)
2 European Supercups (1992-1993 and 1997-1998)
4 Spanish Supercups (1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1994-1995 and 1996-1997)
Olympic Gold Medal (Barcelona 1992)
41 international caps for Spain