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The historic figure that Ter Stegen will reach in Barça-Mallorca


Marc-André ter Stegen will have a historical appointment this Friday in the meeting between the FC Barcelona and the RCD Mallorca (21:00 hours/Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys). The guardameta German will reach the stood out figure of 400 meetings defending the Barcelona goal, turning into the third goalkeeper of the Barcelonan square in attaining this quantity of commitments, surpassing to Andoni Zubizarreta (410) and Víctor Valdés (536).

The guardian of the portico of the Catalan picture arrived to the combined of the City Condal in the year 2014 by a total of 12 million euros, pertinent of the Borussia Mönchengladbach. In this same market of incorporations veraniego, the Barça made other investments stood out, like the purchase of Luis Suárez to the Liverpool and Ivan Rakitić to the Seville FC.

The start of the adventure of Marc-André ter Stegen in the FC Barcelona

The ‘1’ would assimilate under the orders of the then trainer of the club, Luis Enrique. It joined to a group that already had a very very settled Claudio Bravo in the goal, by what had to share the titularity with the Chilean goalkeeper until the campaign 2016-17, when Bravo left to the Manchester City.

From this period 2016-17, that youngster that debuted with 22 years of age on 17 September 2014 in the UEFA Champions League, in the victory 1-0 in front of the APOEL Nikosea, turned into the guardameta indisputable of the Catalan square. Although along the campaigns have gone through the club culé other good goalkeepers like Jasper Cillessen and Net Walled, any could snatch him the titularity that, nowadays, perhaps Iñaki Crag could try contest him.

The numbers of the ‘1’ like guardian of the Barcelona goal

From his debut to date have happened no less than 10 years. During this time has been under the tutela of trainers like Luis Enrique, Ernesto Valverde, Quique Setién, Ronald Koeman and Xavi Hernández. Equally, in the 399 parties that has contested, according to the metric of ‘Transfermarkt’, has received a total of 388 goals and has kept his goal to zero in 167 occasions, with a total of 918 stops made.

Besides, the German is the player in active of the current staff with more parties contested, occupying the seventeenth place in the list of players with more parties in all the history of the club. Like footballer of the FC Barcelona, has heaved a total of 16 titles: five Leagues (2014-15, 2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2022-23), five Glasses of Rey (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2020-21), three Supercopas of Spain (2016-17, 2018-19 and 2022-23), a Champions League (2014-15), a Supercopa of Europe (2015-16) and a World-wide of Clubs (2016).

How it has gone him in the campaign 2023-24 to the guardameta German?

Up to now, the guardameta, the one who has agreement with the Barça until 2028, only has played a total of 22 meetings in the current season, since it lost 17 parties because of problems related with his back (in total, has been absent by problems of health in 41 occasions along his career culé). His return has been vital so that the Barcelona team was solider in defence, having attained to keep the goal to zero in the two last meetings contested by the Barcelonan cast.

The duel against the Mallorca could be the third consecutive party without receiving goals, and is a crucial meeting to reaffirm the feelings of a Barcelona group that has to be entirely concentrated of face to his clash against the Naples to obtain his pass to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, and treat like this finalise the season of the best possible way.

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