FC Barcelona signed Marc-André ter Stegen in the summer of 2014 from Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he had played since the age of four. Ter Stegen quickly established himself as one of Europe’s most promising young goalkeepers, making his first team debut for Mönchengladbach at the age of 18 and winning the Bundesliga’s best goalkeeper award in his second season.
Ter Stegen made his official debut for FC Barcelona in the Champions League against APOEL Nicosia FC in September 2014, becoming the second German goalkeeper to play for the club. In his debut season, he played every game in the Champions League and played a significant role in the Copa del Rey and La Liga victories.
Ter Stegen became the first choice goalkeeper for Barcelona in the 2016/17 season after Claudio Bravo’s departure, and his consistency has made him a mainstay in the team. In the 2021/22 season, he surpassed 300 appearances for the club, placing him in the top five foreign players in terms of appearances.
Ter Stegen’s success is not limited to club football, as he has won 14 trophies as a player so far and has been a key member of the German national team since 2017. He played a crucial role in Germany’s victory in the Confederations Cup and was named man of the match in the final against Chile. He also represented Germany in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.