|Full name||Albert Ferrer i Llopis|
|Date of birth||6 June 1970|
|Place of birth||Barcelona, Spain|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|1990||→ Tenerife (loan)||17||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Ferrer was a pacy and tough-tackling defender. He began his professional career with FC Barcelona B, then served a loan with CD Tenerife in 1989–90, with whom he made his La Liga debuts at the age of 19.
Ferrer returned to the main squad the following summer, and became the club's first-choice right-back, remaining as such for the following eight years, in which he scored once; he often partnered another club graduate, Sergi Barjuán, in the defensive wings.
Ferrer was a key member of the famous Dream Team and, during his time with the Blaugrana, won five leagues, a European Cup, a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, two domestic cups, four Supercups and two UEFA Super Cups.
As the Dutch dominance at the Camp Nou – in terms of players – was still an important one (the club was coached by Louis van Gaal), Ferrer left the club in June 1998 amongst other club greats as Guillermo Amor, moving to Chelsea for £2.2 million, and quickly established himself in the side, helping the club qualify for its first ever Champions League campaign, in his first season. Chelsea won the FA Cup the following year (but he missed the final through injury) and reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League; during the run in the latter, he played in 14 of the club's 16 games, and scored his only goal for the Blues, in a 2–0 win against Hertha BSC.
A combination of injuries and manager Gianluca Vialli's squad rotation policy reduced Ferrer's opportunities in the following season and he made only 14 league appearances. Chelsea reached another FA Cup final in 2002 (which he again missed, though this time through not being selected). Out of favour and facing strong competition from younger defenders at the club, he made just seven league appearances in his final two years at Chelsea and left in May 2003, upon the expiry of his contract, playing 113 overall games for the London-based club and retiring shortly after, at 33.
Subsequently, Ferrer was an everpresent figure in the national side, appearing as starter at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and playing once in the 1998 edition, the 2–3 group stage loss against Nigeria, missing Euro 1996 and 2000 through injury (with Barça teammate Sergi on the other flank in all these tournaments).
After retiring, Ferrer spent several years working as a color commentator, working for a number of Spanish broadcasters. In late October 2010, he was announced as new head coach of Vitesse Arnhem in the Eredivisie, his staff also including compatriot Albert Capellas (formerly youth coach at Barcelona) and former Dutch goalkeeper Stanley Menzo, who left his post at SC Cambuur in order to join the Spaniards.
- European Cup: 1991–92
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1996–97
- UEFA Super Cup: 1992, 1997
- Spanish League: 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98,
- Spanish Cup: 1996–97, 1997–98
- Spanish Supercup: 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996
- Euro 2000 profile; BBC Sport
- Moore, Glenn (3 November 1999). "Chelsea's big night is spoiled by Sutton". London: The Independent. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
- Ferrer set to retire; BBC Sport, 8 May 2003
- Camacho blow for Ferrer; BBC Sport, 15 May 2000
- "Oud-Barcelonaspeler Ferrer opvolger trainer Bos" [Former Barcelona player Ferrer is Bos' successor] (in Dutch). De Telegraaf. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
- "Vitesse en Ferrer gaan uit elkaar" [Vitesse and Ferrer part company] (in Dutch). Vitesse. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
- BDFutbol profile
- National team data
- Albert Ferrer career stats at Soccerbase
- Albert Ferrer at National-Football-Teams.com
- Albert Ferrer – FIFA competition record