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1. Marc-André ter Stegen

FC Barcelona Goalkeeper

Marc-André ter Stegen signed for FC Barcelona in the summer of 2014 from Borussia Mönchengladbach and is currently the first choice goalkeeper for the 2016-17 season.

Ter Stegen was born in Mönchengladbach on April 30th 1992 and soon began to stand out as a very talented goalkeeper. He began his career in the Borussia Mönchengladbach youth system in 1996 aged only 4 and made his first team debut against FC Köln on April 10th 2011. Borrussia won the match 5-1 and Ter Stegen became the side's first choice goalkeeper until the end of the season, conceding only three goals in the next six games and saving the club from relegation in his seventh and eighth games.

The following season he was first choice keeper and was chosen best goalkeeper in the Bundesliga. He played 108 matches in the Bundesliga and became a German international in 2012.

Ter Stegen made his official debut with FC Barcelona on September 17th 2014 in the Champions League against APOEL Nicosia FC. Despite wearing Number 1 on his shirt, throughout the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, Ter Stegen was only first choice keeper in the Champions League and Copa del Rey.

He is expected to be first choice keeper in all competitions this 2016-17 season.



Technical Analysis

Given his height of 1m 87, it's not surprising that Marc-André ter Stegen is particularly good in the air. However, he also controls the ball very well with his feet, an essential characteristic in a Barça goalkeeper. Despite his youth, he has a very strong character, probably due to playing top level football from an early age. This also means he's very experienced.




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