Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s contract renewal with Barcelona means he is fast becoming one of Barcelona’s longest-serving goalkeepers.
It’s a lineage with huge history behind it, with some of the German’s predecessors responsible for the club’s most memorable moments.
We take a look back at some of the most iconic names to have worn the Blaugrana number one jersey.
Antoni Ramallets (1946-1961)
Ramallets was one of the greats of Barcelona and the wider game.
He played without gloves, dampening his hands slightly so his hands would grip the ball better.
He appeared 573 times for the Catalans, winning six Spanish league titles, and was one of the stars of the 1950 World Cup in Brazil.
Salvador Sadurni (1960-1976)
He took over from Ramallets – no easy task – but ended up becoming part of the furniture at the club.
He played 500 times and won a number of trophies including one league title and five Spanish cups.
Sadurni’s 15 seasons in Catalonia makes him one of the club’s longest-serving keepers ever. Continue reading