Former Barcelona stars career is turning into a nightmare Former Barcelona stars career is turning into a nightmare Normally once you’ve made over 350 starts for Barcelona and won 23 major honors you can expect to easily slot into another top team. Just ask Dani Alves, Cesc Fabregas or Pedro. Only the very best can make it at Barcelona and the few that do normally go on to have hugely successful careers wherever they go. However for one former star their career just keeps getting worse and worse. Former Barcelona stopper Victor Valdes made 387 appearances for Barcelona over a 12 year period. In that time he picked up six la liga’s three champions league’s and two copa del reys.Valdes has a trophy haul most footballers can only dream about, he was part of a core group that dominated European football for years winning three champions leagus in six seasons. So when the Middlesbrough submitted their list of released players to the premier league and Valdes was on the list you’ve got to ask just where has it gone wrong? Instead of fighting for the league title Valdes spent the past season fighting to stay in the league with Middlesbrough. Their fight was unsuccessful and now Valdes must make his next move carefully because his move to the North East of England has been an absolute disaster.