Olympique Lyonnais and F.C. Barcelona signing
It is his last season in the French league and the year of his transfer to the Spanish League with FC Barcelona. He started a new stage in his career and his life.
On the 17th of January 2007 he scored the first goal for Lyon against FC Le Mans in the semifinals of the French League Cup where Lyon won 1-0. This goal was important because it gave the victory to his team and they were qualified for the final.
On the 28th of June 2007 Abidal signed for FC Barcelona with the number 22. Frank Rijkaard was the team manager.
That same year he was named as the best-left defender in Europe according to FIFA.