The signing of Marc Gual is that of a player with great vision and capable of doing things other players simply can’t. The MVP of last season has come to Barça to continue improving.
Name: Marc Gual Rosell
Place of birth: Sant Sadurní de Noia
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 78.9 kg
In 2010/11, he shared the MVP award with who until now was his team-mate Guillem Trabal. Marc Gual
has signed for Barça Sorli Discau for three seasons.
“I am very happy to sign for Barça and be at this club. I want to improve on my
successes and contribute things to the team”, said Guali, who is possibly enjoying his finest
form ever: “I have been feeling good for years. I think I’ve worked well at all my
clubs. I don’t know if this is my peak but I hope to contribute the maximum”.
Gual started playing the game in his hometown of Sant Sadurní de Noia, but when he was 22 he
moved to Reus and became one of the stars of the OK Liga and European Championship. He was there
for eight seasons.
The midfielder fancied a change and signed for Liceo in 2009/10. He has a great season in
Galicia but didn’t win any trophies, despite being named MVP of the season.
He was only in La Coruña for a year before returning to Reus. The red and blacks reached the
Champions League final, but lost to Liceo. But they did win the OK Liga despite depending on Barça
beating Liceo on the final day. It was the club’s first league title for 38 years.
On moving from Reus to Barça, he said “I am calm. I respect all opinions and there are
people who don’t understand why I left. But I think of myself and I think IO did the best
His is famed for his peripheral vision, and he can play the ball without even looking at it.
He is a great passer, and strong in the one-on-one. He has a great change of pace and can do some
amazing things. He is a link man, who anticipates well in defence and is effective on the counter
The negative thing is that his creativity often leads him to take excessive risks.
1 Supercup (2011/12)
OK Liga (2010/11)
European League (2008/09)
World Clubs Cup (2008)
Copa del Rey (2006)
Spanish national team
2005 World Cup in San José-California (USA)
2006 European Championship in Monza
2007 World Cup in Montreaux
2008 European Championship in Oviedo
2009 World Cup in Vigo
2010 European Championship in Wuppertal (Germany)
2011 World Cup in San Juan (Argentine)