After a long recovery, Eric Abidal returns to play with F.C. Barcelona until the end of the season.
In July, he starts a new season in his first club, AS Monaco F.C., joined as captain.
On the 7th of April 2013, after 402 days of inactivity, Eric Abidal returns to walk on the field of Camp Nou, it was the match between FC Barcelona and RCD Mallorca.
Minute 68; Eric Abidal finally saw his dream of playing again coming true.
Eric announces that he leaves FC Barcelona in a press conference attended by all his first-team teammates and the board directors.
On the 1st of June 2013 he plays his last match at the Camp Nou. At the end, his teammates and all the supporters pay homage to him.
On the 8th of July 2013 Eric played again in the French League, signing for AS Monaco FC, where he was the team captain until the end of the season.