The 5 Greatest Players of FC Barcelona of All Time

We have brought together the legendary Barcelona players of the 21st century. This line-up includes one of the best center def in the history of the club and the main goalscorer. Top 5 greatest players of Barcelona

Top 5 Greatest Players Of FC Barcelona

1. Carles Puyol

 
 
 
 
 
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Born in 1978
Role: Defender
Total club trophies: 21

Puyol was nicknamed “the shark” for his toughness on the field, swiftness, and focus on his goal

When He Played At The Club

From 1999 to 2014 – for 15 seasons. In this segment, he played 392 games in the Spanish championship.

What Is Remembered For

The fourth player in the history of the club in terms of the number of matches played for the blue garnet – 593. An outstanding central defender of his time, hardy and uncompromising.

He could play not only in the center but also on the flanks. He played excellently on the second floor, which made him irreplaceable in terms of standards.

He was often aggressive in single combats and during his entire career at the club he earned 105 yellow cards – the third result in the team. In the 2005/06 season, he was named the best defender in Europe.

Club Achievements 

Six-time Spanish champion, winner of six Super Cups and two Spanish Cups. With Barcelona, he won the Champions League three times, the European Super Cup, and the Club World Cup twice.

2. Xavi

 
 
 
 
 
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Born in 1980

Role: Midfielder

Total club trophies: 25

Xavi is one of eight players to have played 500 matches in La Liga.

When He Played At The Club

From 1998 to 2015 – for 17 seasons. During this period, he played 505 games in La Liga.

What Is Remembered For

Record holder for the number of matches in La Liga in the history of the club. He also played the largest number of games among the Catalans in the Champions League – 151. In terms of the number of meetings played in Barcelona in all tournaments, it occupies the first line – 767 matches.

In this segment, he scored 85 goals for the blue garnet. Distinguished by excellent technique, high accuracy of passing, and outstanding vision of the field, he was voted the best playmaker in the world four times in his career.

For many years, ensured Barcelona dominance in La Liga in possession and was one of the most important players in charge of developing blue garnet attacks.

Thanks to the high level of interaction with teammates, he perfected the art of tiki-Tachi – a style based on constant possession of the ball, short and fast passes.

Club Achievements

With the blue garnet, Xavi became the champion of Spain eight times, won the country’s Super Cup six times and the Champions League four times. Also on account of Xavi three Spanish Cups, two UEFA Super Cups, and two trophies of the Club World Cup.

3. Andres Iniesta

 
 
 
 
 
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Born in 1984

Position: Midfielder
Total club trophies:

32 Iniesta did not leave the main squad even in the last season for Barcelona. Photo

When He Played At The Club 

From 2002 to 2018 – for 16 seasons. During this time, he played in 442 La Liga matches.

What Is Remembered For

The symbol of the club and the genius of modern football. He became famous for his technical skills, the ability to make the most of the free space and keep the ball in any game situation. He could close any position due to his exceptional efficiency and understanding of the game.

An outstanding dribbler, Iniesta did not give up under pressure and always made the right decisions. Made 674 appearances for the club – the third-best in Barça history. Wore the captain’s armband from 2015 to 2018.

Despite his outstanding achievements, many individual and team awards, he never received the Ballon d’Or, for which France Football editor Pascal Ferret apologized to the player.

Club Achievements 

Nine La Liga titles, six Spanish Cups, seven Spanish Super Cups, and four European Cups. Also on account of Iniesta three UEFA Super Cups and three victories at the Club World Cup.

4. Ronaldinho

 
 
 
 
 
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Born in 1980

Role: Midfielder, Forward
Total club trophies: 5 In his youth, Ronaldinho was fond of beach soccer. The skills acquired in this sport later helped him on the field.

When He Played At The Club 

From 2003 to 2008 – for five seasons. In this segment, he played in 145 La Liga matches.

What Is Remembered For

He has an outstanding performance during his short career at Barça: filigree technique, recognizable goals, and amazing performance. In his first season for the blue garnet, he scored 22 goals, was recognized as the best foreign player in the Spanish championship and the best player in the world according to FIFA.

The next season he reached his peak of the form: he received the Golden Ball and helped Barcelona win the Spanish Championship, scoring 9 goals per season and 15 assists.

In the 2005/06 season, he contributed to the victory of the club in the Champions League, scoring 7 goals in the tournament and giving 5 assists. In total, he scored 94 goals for the Catalans, 70 of them in La Liga and 14 in the Champions League.

Club Achievements

As part of Barcelona, ​​he won La Liga twice, twice – the Spanish Super Cup and once – the Champions League.

5. Lionel Messi

 
 
 
 
 
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Born in 1987

Role: forward
Total club trophies: 34 In June 2020, Lionel topped the Transfermarkt list of the 21st Century Highest Scoring Players. Photo

When Playing At The Club.

Has been playing for Barcelona since 2003. Taking into account the 2019/20 draw, he spent 17 seasons in the blue garnet.

What Is Remembered For

Scored over 600 goals in all tournaments. Captain of Barcelona since 2018. Outstanding striker of our time, who has received six Golden Ball and six Golden Boots. He took part in winning ten league titles for Barcelona.

He first became the top scorer of La Liga in the 2008/09 season, after which he took first place in the list of the most productive players in the championship nine more times.

He became the first and only player in the history of Spanish football to break the 500 goals mark for one club.

Club Achievements 

Ten-time Spanish champion, winner of six Cups and eight Spanish Super Cups. With Barcelona, he won four Champions League, three UEFA Super Cups, and three Club World Championships.

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