His performances on the pitch, as well as his attitude off it, have turned Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a fan favourite at Barcelona.
The German has managed to place himself next to Blaugrana legends such as Antoni Ramallets, Salvador Sadurni, Maximiliano Urruti, Andoni Zubizarreta and Victor Valdes.
After his first season, when he only featured in the Champions League and Copa del Rey, he asked the club hierarchy to become a starter or otherwise he would ask for a move.
Claudio Bravo left instead, and since then Ter Stegen hasn’t looked back, while his teammates have frequently praised his quality.
“Marc touches the ball much better than me,” said once Lionel Messi and Sergi Roberto agreed.
“He is the best goalkeeper in the world and for us he is key for the saves he makes,” said the Spaniard.
It is said that his position is the loneliest in football and that goalkeepers are made of a something special.
There are just a few people who have managed to earn the love of the fans and the German is definitely one of them.
He lives in one of the Barcelona neighbourhoods around ordinary people and rides a scooter, and many times he has been seen around the city.
At the age of 26 he has already won several titles with the Catalans and has turned himself into one of the most important and most decisive players in the team, alongside their captain Lionel Messi.
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