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No.25: Albert Jorquera Fortià


Albert Jorquera Fortià is a Spanish goalkeeper born on March 3, 1979 in Bescanó.

Jorquera joined the youth ranks of Barça on 2nd November 1994 from Vilobí CF. In 1998, he went to Barcelona C, and was promoted to the FC Barcelona B team the following season. He spent the 2000/01 and 2001/02 seasons on loan to second division B clubs AD Ceuta, and CE Mataró. He then returned to Barca B, also in second division B, as first choice keeper for the 2002/03 season.


He made the leap to the first team in the 2003/04 season as third choice goalkeeper, making a spectacular first team debut against Athletic Club Bilbao in the Nou Camp on  January 17,2004.

He has always performed well when called upon and has never complained about spending so much time on the bench.

On December 29th, 2007, playing an unofficial match for the Catalonia national football team, Jorquera suffered an ACL injury to his right knee and he is still recovering.


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