Born in Aragón but a Catalan by adoption - he moved to Catalonia when he was just two years old - Torralba was holding midfield player who stood out for his strength and limitless capacity for sacrifice. He formed a formidable and celebrated partnership with Sancho and Samitier. Indeed, many people believe that this threesome constituted the best ever Barça midfield.
He was a regular in the starting line-ups from the 1914/15 season until the 1925/26 season and kept himself in excellent physical condition throughout. In the 1924/25 season, at the age of thirty, he still managed to play 44 matches. Until he was surpassed by Samitier in 1963, Torralba was the Club’s all-time leader in games played.
He was the first player in the history of Barça to be given a pre-game tribute. This took place on 4 February 1917 at the Industria Street grounds when he was still an active player. The second, farewell tribute took place on the 1 July 1928 at the Les Corts grounds.