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Marc-André ter Stegen signed for FC Barcelona in the summer of 2014 from Borussia Mönchengladbach. Born on 30 April 1992 in Mönchengladbach itself, the German did not take long to make his name as one Europe’s most promising young goalkeepers.
His only previous club was Borussia Mönchengladbach, which he joined in 1996 at the age of just 4, and by the time he was 18 he had already made his first team debut on 10 April 2011 in the Bundesliga against FC Köln. Mönchengladbach won 5-1, and following a fine performance Ter Stegen was soon the regular first choice keeper, conceding just three goals in his first six outings.
In the next two games, Ter Stegen and Mönchengladbach faced a relegation playoff, and won 2-1 on aggregate to stay in the top division. The following season, Ter Stegen was named best goalkeeper in the Bundesliga and he went on to complete four seasons and 108 matches in the German league.
Ter Stegen made his official debut for the Club on 17 September 2014 in Champions League against APOEL Nicosia FC. The match ended with a Barça victory (1-0 ). Aged just 22 years he became the second German goalkeeper at FC Barcelona, following on from Robert Enke. In his debut season, 2014/15, the goalkeeper played every game in the Champions League and had a leading role in the Copa del Rey, both of which Barça won. In La Liga he was back up to Claudio Bravo in his first couple of seasons at the Club but with the departure of the Chilean, Ter Stegen became first choice also in the league in the 2016/17 season.
Consistency is one of the key characteristics of the German keeper and in the 2021/22 season he surpassed 300 games for Barça, taking him into the top 5 on the all time appearance list for foreign players.
The goalkeeper from Möchengladbach has gone from one success to another and as a player he has so far won no less than 14 trophies.
International with Germany since the summer of 2017 Ter Stegen was key in his national side's victory in the Confederations Cup and the goalkeeper was named man of the match in the final against Chile. He was also part of the German squad in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.