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Jordi Masip López

Goalkeeper

Jordi Masip has been with the first team since 2014 and is known as an athletic keeper who is excellent with his feet

Born in Sabadell on January 3 of 1989, Jordi Masip López started his career at CE Marcantil. He began playing as field player, but at the age of 12 he became a goalkeeper. Three seasons later he joined FC Barcelona’s youth system, where he rose through the ranks until he made the jump to the Barça B squad.

He made his debut for the B team on 19 December 2009 in a game against Valencia Mestalla (1-1). He spent five seasons with the B team, first under the managerial guidance of Luis Enrique and then under Eusebio. He featured for Barça B in 79 matches and conceded 101 goals.

He made the leap to the senior side in the summer of the 2014/15 season.

Jordi Masip made his official debut for the Club on 16 December 2014 in the Cop del Rey against Huesca. The match ended with a Barça victory (8-1). The Catalan goalkeeper played just one more game in the 2014-15 season, appearing against Deportivo La Coruña in the last match of the season at Camp Nou, which ended in a 2–2 draw.

Technical profile

Agility and quick reflexes are Jordi Masip’s best qualities. He’s known for his quick movements in goal and, especially, his excellent skill with the ball at his feet. His years as a field player allowed him to develop his passing abilities, a quality that is very important in Barça’s system. Even though he’s not especially tall (1.80 m), Masip dominates areal play, and his agility allow him to deal with complicated plays.