Fontàs as a Barcelona player
|Full name||Andreu Fontàs i Prat|
|Date of birth||14 November 1989|
|Place of birth||Banyoles, Spain|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|Current club||Mallorca (on loan from Barcelona)|
|2012–2013||→ Mallorca (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Andreu Fontàs i Prat (Catalan pronunciation: [ənˈdɾew funˈtas]; born 14 November 1989) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for RCD Mallorca on loan from FC Barcelona mainly as a central defender.
Club career 
Early career 
Born in Banyoles, Girona, Catalonia, Fontàs was a product of FC Barcelona's youth system, having previously played for amateurs CD Banyoles for 11 years. Originally a defensive midfielder, he was reconverted into central defender by the B-team's coach Luis Enrique, a former Barcelona player.
Fontàs made his first team debut on 31 August 2009, replacing another La Masia graduate, Gerard Piqué, in the final six minutes of a 3–0 La Liga home win against Sporting de Gijón. Earlier into the 2009–10 season, he was called by manager Pep Guardiola to the Spanish Supercup and UEFA Super Cup games, respectively against Athletic Bilbao and FC Shakhtar Donetsk, but finally did not make the bench on either occasion. Fontàs spent the vast majority of his first senior seasons registered with the reserve team.
On 20 November 2010, Fontàs started for the first time in the league with the first team, assisting Pedro Rodríguez with a 50-meter pass for the fourth goal, as Barcelona trounced UD Almería 8–0 away. On 7 December he made his UEFA Champions League debut, against FC Rubin Kazan: as the Catalans had already progressed to the knock-out stages as group winners, he scored in the 2–0 home win, converting a pass from fellow youth graduate Thiago Alcântara.
On 16 March 2011, Fontàs was promoted to the senior team on a permanent basis after Éric Abidal was diagnosed with a tumour in his liver, thus becoming unavailable for the rest of the season. He appeared in three consecutive games in May for the eventual champions, always as a left back. On the 15th, as a starter, he returned to his natural position, in a 0–0 home draw against Deportivo de La Coruña.
Fontàs remained a backup in 2011–12. On 12 January 2012, in a game at CA Osasuna for the season's Copa del Rey, he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the 10th minute of the game, being sidelined for several months.
- La Liga: 2009–10, 2010–11
- Copa del Rey: 2011–12; Runner-up 2010–11
- Supercopa de España: 2009, 2010, 2011
- UEFA Champions League: 2008–09, 2010–11
- UEFA Super Cup: 2011
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2011
Club statistics 
- As of 2 December 2012
- La cantera como vía y no como alternativa (Cantera as the way to go and not an alternative); Don Balón, 19 July 2010 (Spanish)
- El Barça-Shakhtar, en anécdotas (Barça-Shakhtar: Curiosities); Sport, 28 August 2009 (Spanish)
- "Rubin blown away by Barcelona young guns". UEFA.com. 7 December 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
- Fontàs joins first team squad
- "Barca back-ups draw blank". ESPN Soccernet. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
- Messi enciende las antiniebla (Messi turns fog lamps on); Marca, 12 January 2012 (Spanish)
- Fontàs, adiós a la temporada (Fontàs, goodbye to season); Marca, 12 January 2012 (Spanish)
- Fontàs loan move to Mallorca; Barcelona's official website, 15 October 2012
- Transfermarkt player statistics
- Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup.
- FC Barcelona profile
- BDFutbol profile
- Futbolme profile (Spanish)
- Andreu Fontàs – FIFA competition record
- Andreu Fontàs – UEFA competition record
- Transfermarkt profile