Jordi Alba Ramos (Catalan: [ˈʒɔrði ˈaɫβə i ˈramos], Spanish: [ˈʝorði ˈalβa i ˈramos]); born 21 March 1989) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team. Mainly a left-back and a player of great speed, he can also operate as a left winger.
Alba started his career at Barcelona, but was released for being deemed too small. After joining neighbouring Cornellà, he finished his development at Valencia, rising to prominence in La Liga with the club. In 2012, Alba returned to Barcelona.
He represented Spain at the 2014 World Cup and two European Championships, having first appeared for the team in 2011. Alba won the Euro 2012 tournament.