Betis players celebrate against Valencia


The most culé Cup of Betis: 7 former Barça players celebrated in Seville

Published:24/04/2022 - 17:49h

Updated:24/04/2022 - 17:49h

Real Betis became champions of the 2021-22 Copa del Rey, a title they had not won since the 2004-05 season. Manuel Pellegrini's men celebrated with 7 former FC Barcelona players on the pitch, several of them trained at the club

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A total of seven ex footballers of the FC Barcelona celebrated the Saturday with the Real Betis the obtaining of the Glass of Rey, between them Juan Miranda, author of the decisive collection in the batch of penaltis in front of Valencia (1-1, 5-4 p.). To the side of 22 years add Claudio Bravo, Martín Montoya, Marc Bartra, Héctor Bellerín, Cristian Tello and Álex Moreno, varied of them formed in the Farm before testing luck in other teams.

That is the case of Miranda, defender arrived to the Barça in 2014 pertinent of the Betis, precisely. The one of Olivares completed his training in the subsidiaries Sub-16, Sub-18, Sub-19 and in the Barça B before leaving yielded by a season to the Shalke 04 German in 2019. A year later would return to the Betis, club that purchased him in property in 2021 after a season to loan. The Saturday, the defender dressed of hero in The Cartuja, an unexpected role considering that only it has played 11 parties in the 2021-22.

Other players formed in the Barça that celebrated the Saturday are Martín Montoya, Marc Bartra and Christian Tello. Montoya Arrived to the club in 1999 and completed all his training in the inferior of LaMasía, debuting with the first team in the season 2012-13. In July of 2013 left yielded to the Inter a year and afterwards alternated loans to Betis, Valencia and Brighton. In 2020 it was purchased as 'free agent' by the 'verdiblancos'.

Similar case is of the of Marc Bartra, the one who arrived to The Farm in 2006 and rose to the first team in July of 2012. In the summer of 2016 was traspasado to the Borussia Dortmund by 8 million euros, club in where militó two seasons. The Betis bought him in 2018 by 10.5 'kilos'. Christian Tello, by his part, also debuted with the first team of the Barça in 2012, after six years forming between The Farm and the inferior of the Espanyol. The midfield player alternated cessions to the Carry and the Fiorentina between 2014 and 2017, year in which fichó with the group sevillano by 4 million euros.

Bravo, Bellerín and Moreno also went through the Barça

Héctor Bellerín and Álex Moreno also had a brief go through The Farm, although they did not arrive to debut with the first team. The first left to the Arsenal in 2011, club where finished to form and the second was free to the Llagostera after a season in the filial Sub-19 culé. Of the seven players mentioned, the one who had greater success was definitely the goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. The Chilean arrived to the club in the summer of 2014 pertinent of the Real Sociedad and won it everything in two seasons with the club. In 2016 it left to the Manchester City by 18 'kilos', 6 more than which the club paid by him in 2014.

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