Jordi Alba still gets lifts to Barcelona training by his dad


Jordi Alba has been one of the best left-backs in world football over the past decade.

The Spaniard left Valencia for Barcelona in the summer of 2012 for €14 million and has established himself as a permanent fixture in the side ever since.

The 30-year-old has played more than 300 times for the La Liga champions and has represented Spain on 70 occasions.

Incredible going forward and solid defensively, there’s not too much Alba can’t do.

On the football pitch, that is.

Because off the football pitch, Alba still doesn’t own a driving licence.

That was revealed by teammate Gerard Pique whilst appeared on late-night Spanish television show, 'La Resistencia'.


Pique was asked how 17-year-old teammate Ansu Fati gets to training and the defender revealed the same way Alba does - by his dad.

"His Dad brings him," he said. "Just like Jordi Alba."

There’s just something rather humorous about a 30-year-old Alba, earning £140,000-per-week and getting lifts to Barcelona training from his dad.


You can imagine him being dropped off at the training centre, giving his dad a kiss, stepping out a Volvo Estate with his lunchbox as the likes of Pique, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez park their expensive cars and laugh at him.


The subject of Barcelona’s collapse to Liverpool last season was also brought up on 'La Resistencia' by a cheeky person in the audience as he shouted “What about Liverpool?”

Pique's reply was good-natured as he quipped: "No Liverpool. I'm leaving! We said that we wouldn't talk about that."

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