Joan Jordán reached last Sunday in Madrid a landmark number in his career, playing his 150th La Liga match against Real Madrid. Although he could not celebrate it with a win at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium, the Catalan midfielder, who in July will turn 27, has been one of the standout midfielders of the league, becoming an absolute fixture in Julen Lopetegui's system and ever more making his case for a call-up to the Spanish National Team, a goal he described in an interview with the Club's media as 'a dream and a goal.'
Jordán's great progression in his six years in La Liga has propelled him to be in the mix for Spain's illustrious midfield. Sevilla's number 8 arrived in Seville in the summer of the 19/20 campaign from SD Eibar, where he played 71 league games, scoring ten goals and setting up eight. His good work for the Basque team brought him the chance to sign for Sevilla FC, where he is about to finish what has been an extraordinary second season at the Club.
Jordán has played 67 La Liga matches for Sevilla FC, scoring three goals and setting up eight
In Nervión, where he has now reached 67 games in Spain's First Division, the Catalan has scored three goals and equalled the amount of assists in his career at Eibar. His 150 games are completed with the twelve that he played for RCD Espanyol in 14/15 and 15/16. It is the story of the rise of an exemplary footballer, a leader on the pitch for his teammates despite not wearing the captain's armband. His consistency, high demands and reading of the game have helped him arrive to where he is today.