Jordi Alba breaks down in tears and is comforted by Barcelona stars as he waves goodbye to fans after 11 years

JORDI Alba cried as he left the Camp Nou pitch to a standing ovation for the last time.

The Spanish left-back was in action against Mallorca, a game Barcelona would comfortably win 3-0.

Jordi Alba cried as he left the Camp Nou pitch for the last time


Jordi Alba cried as he left the Camp Nou pitch for the last timePhoto credit: VIAPlay
Alba is thrown into the air by his teammates at the final whistle


Alba is thrown into the air by his teammates at the final whistlePhoto credit: Rex

However, Alba was replaced by Marcos Alonso in the 79th minute and received a standing ovation from the home side.

The Spain star, who has won 91 caps, was visibly touched by the gesture and burst into tears as he made his way to the touchline.

Along the way, he was comforted by various teammates who hugged him as his emotions took over.

It was announced last week that the 34-year-old would leave the LaLiga giants this summer after 11 years of trophies.

He is set to leave the club with immediate effect despite having one year left on his contract.

He uploaded a farewell video on his social media pages, which was also shared by Barcelona.

Alba confirmed in February that he was ready to leave the club following Barcelona’s recent financial woes.

And it’s likely numerous clubs will draw the attention of the defender to his signing after he was closely linked with Inter Milan last year.

Alba joined Barcelona from Valencia in 2012 for around £11million.

Since then he has scored 27 goals in 458 games for the Spanish giants.

And Alba has won numerous trophies including six LaLiga titles, five Copa del Reys and a Champions League.

The veteran has been a good member of Xavi’s squad this season, making 29 appearances in all competitions.


But the signing of Alonso from Chelsea last year and the rise of young Alejandro Balde meant that most of Alba’s appearances have been on the bench.

He’s not the first old boy to call it quits, with Gerard Pique retiring from football mid-season.

Sergio Busquets is also moving on this summer.


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