Spanish centre-back who joined FC Barcelona in 2008 and helped Spain win the FIFA World Cup in 2010. He was named La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2009 and La Liga Best Defender in 2010.
He started his youth career with Barcelona in 1997 at the age of 10.
He played for Manchester United from 2004 to 2008 and helped the team capture a Premier League title in 2008.
He has two sons named Milan and Sasha with pop superstar Shakira, whom he began dating in 2011.
He joined Lionel Messi on Barcelona in 2008.