The Club reaches an agreement with the player to extend the contract linking the two parties for four additional seasons, the player’s buyout clause is set at 90 million euros
FC Barcelona have agreed to terms with Adriano Correia to renew the player’s contract for four additional seasons, through June 30 of 2017. The player’s buyout clause is set at 90 million euros.
The agreement was reached this afternoon in Barcelona after Club officials discussed the terms of the contract extension with the player’s representative, Paulo Affonso Neves.
The prefect multi-purpose player
The Brazilian signed for the Blaugrana from Sevilla in the summer of 2010. Since then he’s become known as one of the most versatile players on FC Barcelona’s roster. He’s performed well in the centre back position, as well as the right and left full back positions and as an attacking midfielder. Even though Adriano has picked up a handful of injuries during his three seasons at the Club, he’s managed to score 10 goals in his 105 matches for the Blaugrana.
FC Barcelona will host two football clinics in the Middle East this August. The first will be in the Palestinian Territories on August 3 and the second will be in Israel on August 4
All proceeds of from the FC Barcelona Peace Tour will be donated to the promotion of peace between Israelis and Palestinians through the values of sport
FC Barcelona, with the full cooperation and support of the Government of Israel and the Palestinian National Authority, will host two football clinics for peace next August. One will be in Israel and the other in the West Bank and both will involve children from Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
FC Barcelona wants to thank Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his personal commitment to this project, as well as President Shimon Peres and the President of the Palestine National Authority Mahmoud Abbas for their vision and leadership.
The Peres Center for Peace, the Israeli Football Association and the Palestinian Football Association will all be involved in the events. The Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority will provide all necessary assistance.
Leo Messi, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta, Gerard Piqué, Carles Puyol, Cesc Fàbregas are amongst the players from FC Barcelona that will be paying a visit to the Palestinian Territories on August 3, and to Israel on August 4. The team will travel with their families, friends and fans and they are looking forward to the warm hospitality of both the Israelis and the Palestinians.
FC Barcelona has become a channel for dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. The FC Barcelona Foundation has organised sports activities between the two communities in the past and is committed to continuing to do so as part of its ongoing effort to bring peace to the area.
FC Barcelona is firm in its commitment to promote freedom and democracy. The Club’s long relationship with UNICEF puts children at the very centre of our initiatives.
All proceeds of from the FC Barcelona Peace Tour will be donated to the promotion of peace between Israelis and Palestinians through the values of sport.
The Barça midfielder would make his one hundredth appearance for FC Barcelona if he plays in Sunday’s derby with Espanyol (20.00)
The Spanish-Brazilian made his first team debut on May 17, 2009 in a league match with Mallorca and has gone on to score 11 goals for FC Barcelona
The magic, improvisation and quality of Thiago Álcantara have made the midfielder one of the most promising youngsters in the current Barça squad. He is still only 22, but on Sunday could make it to 100 appearances in the famous jersey.
To make the game even more special, FCB meet Espanyol at Cornellà-El Prat with the challenge of completing the club’s first ever 100-point Liga season still on the horizon.
Debut against Mallorca
On May 17, 2009, Thiago came onto the pitch at the Iberostar Stadium in Mallorca to show the first team what he is fully capable of for the first time in his career. That was the only game he played that season, while in 2009/10 he played on one league match and another in the Copa del Rey, where he also scored his first goal. Since then, it has become normal to see him getting time on the pitch in Barça matches.
In the 2010/11 season, even though he was still officially playing for the B team, Josep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova starting showing more confidence in the youngster, giving him 12 games in the league, three in the cup, one in the Champions League and one in the Spanish Supercup. In a total of 17 matches, he scored three times. In the summer of 2011 he became a full-time member of the first team squad, and his appearances continued to rise. He played 45 official matches in the league, Spanish Supercup, Champions League and the Clubs World Cup, and added four more goals to his account.
This year, he has continued to improve and has taken his career total up to 99 official matches, which he could take into three figures if he appears this weekend at Cornellà-El Prat.
Curiously, it was earlier this season against the same side that Thiago made his 50th league appearance for Barcelona.
Schuster, Bakero, Stoichkov, Eusebio, Ferrer, Kluivert, Xavi, Eto’o, Iniesta and Pedro and their goals against Espanyol
Kick off time between Barça and Málaga is subject to change if the outcome of the match doesn’t impact the standings
The LFP announced this Tuesday afternoon that FC Barcelona’s last match of the season, against Málaga, will be played on Saturday, June 1 at 21.00. Every match where something is at stake, whether that be fighting to climb out of the relegation zone or securing a berth in a european for the upcoming season, will be played at the same time.
Therefore, this stated schedule above is not definite; kick off time is subject to change if the Andalusian side mathematically qualify for Europe. At the moment, Málaga are sixth. The fifth spot in the table gives access to the Europa League next season. Rayo, who are eighth, are only five points adrift of Pellegrini’s team.
Here’s an overview of the the last round of La Liga:
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