Top 10 Greatest Barcelona Players of All-Time:

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A recent study by the Center for Research on Spanish Football History and Statistics named Raul as the best La Liga player of all time. Immediately after the release of the results, fans and pundits began a full-fledged debate ranging from the selection to 150. These lists are usually entirely subjective, people set their own standards with personal emotions. In the spirit of practice, I have decided to make a list of my own, welcoming criticism and name calling from all over my list. In FC Barcelona’s 116-year history, we have had to enjoy and see . that some of the best footballers ever have graced the pitch.

Criteria:

To compile this list, I have developed some categories that I believe are of great value. First, I mentioned the statistics (targets, support, clean sheets, exhibits, etc.). Second, reject success on the pitch (winner, trophy, sustainability) and, finally, the meaning of the club (longevity, Barcelona values, global profile, marketing ability).

10: Carles Puyol (1999-2014)

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Looking like someone you’d find in the middle of a similar pit at a Metallica concert instead of a football pitch, Carles puyol was the ultimate example of hard work and dedication. Despite many disappointing efforts, Puyal was not admitted to La Masia in 1995 at the age of 17. In fact, a winger who had returned to the right, eventually joined Puyol, one of Barcelona’s biggest central defenders. Although not the most technically skilled, Puyol had something you could not measure with a data-heart. He bled blue and clear and played a key role in guiding Barcelona through the most prosperous times in its history. He has won a total of 21 trophies and will always be among the poster boys for which “Mes Que un Club” represents.

9: Cesar (1942-1955)

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Smooth, easy and amazing in the air, Caesar Rodriguez had the natural gift of scoring goals. After joining a very uncertain time for the club in Barcelona, ​​Spaniard scored an incredible 232 goals in 351 games, which was good in terms of Barcelona’s record that lasted until 2012 when a boy named Leo Messi Broke it. Together with the likes of Basora, Kubala, Moreno and Manchon, Cesar won 13 trophies with the club, including five La Liga crowns. Most in the Spanish club of his time.

8: Pep Guardiola (1990-2001)

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Thin, handsome and strategically aware, PP Guardiola served as the lynchpin of John Cruyff’s “Dream Team”, which won four straight La Liga titles in 1991-1994, including a double in 1992. She was only 20 years old.he was only 20 years old. Guardiola relied on a combination of creativity, technique and hair movement, rather than his coach’s expansion, physique and speed on the pitch. While captaining the team from 1997-2001, Pep was the chief inspiration for other La Maisa legends, with features such as Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas. And oh yes, that’s what he did when he took over the club, which guided Barca to 14 trophies (2008-12) and is the happiest place in the club’s history.

7: Rivaldo (1997-2002)

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Following the surprise departure of compatriot Ronaldo in the summer of 1997, Barcelona were desperate to find a player who imitated the filler and destructive finishing ability that made Brazil a legend in just one season. With an amazing left foot, excellent dribbling ability and a shop-like cannonball in the footsteps of Rivaldo. But his roaring words to supporters were actually features of his dead hair, which included free bowing and sharp deception. Perhaps its most fruitful season came in 1999, when it won the FIFA World Player of the Year award and Ballon d’Or for guiding the Catalans to the La Liga title, but its most memorable moment was in 2001. In the final game against Valencia in the 90th minute of the season all equal, Rivaldo got a hat trick with an extra-bicycle kick from outside the box, sending Camp Nou to the undefeated Bedlam. The global strike not only secured his victory, but also guaranteed Barcelona a place in next season’s Champions League.

6: Johan Cruyff (1973-1978)

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A player who will always be synonymous with Barcelona and vice versa. After deciding to leave Ajax in 1973, Cruyff was a wanted man, especially after two of Spain’s biggest clubs lifted the ban on Spanish clubs signing foreign players. Following his decision, Cruyff announced in the papers that he had chosen Barcelona over Real Madrid because he could not play for any club affiliated with Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. Already alone, the club is a legend over the decision, with the flying Dutchman helping him during his opening season with the club. Due to legal issues, he was unable to join until the end of October, with a bar at the bottom. Ultimately free, he scored in his first match against Granada and Barca have not lost again this season. He guided the Catalans to their first La Liga title since 1960, picked Ballon d’Or in the process, and won the prestigious award again the following season. As great as it was, and has a greatest impact on the touchline as the manager of the “Dream Team ” and felt like the man who introduced the Tiki Tiki style game.

5: Ronaldinho (2003-2008)

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In Barcelona’s time, the most interesting player in the world. After four years of barrenness for the club, Joan Laporta decided to start a new project with his cornerstone, which is based around this spy Brazil. He was a brave, strong, tough, and unrestricted playmaker. His arrival restored Barcelona to the elite, winning two La Liga titles, a Champions League (2006) and a Ballon d’Or (2005). He was so captivating that in a match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Brazilian made the team look like two tiny little white teams on the way to scoring two breathtaking goals that made him crowded. Unfortunately, his nightlife stories became as legendary as his game, shortening the profile of a player who was likely to be one of the greatest players of all time. Although the “when” of Ronaldinho’s time in Catalunya is always in question, his symbols will always be strong and remembered in those years with La Blaugrana.

4: Andrés Iniesta (2002-Present)

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A man of fuentealbilla who knows exactly the right time to do everything on a football pitch. Whether moving forward or backward, seeing A work is like painting Picasso’s canvas. Blessed with a vision and a mysterious touch like an eagle, he is often able to create a place you didn’t even know existed. With Xavi and Busquets, he created the best midfield in the history of football at the height of his powers, capturing four Champions League crowns and delivering his best performances in the biggest stages. He came to Paris at half-time in 2006 to change the game against weapons. His incredibly late winner at Stamford Bridge beat Barca in the 2009 Rome final. He played in the 2011 final at Wimbledon, and scored his first goal in 2015 in Berlin. With 29 trophies at the club, his reputation and trophy cabinet have made him Barcelona’s biggest ever winner. Oh, he also scored the biggest goal in Spanish history.

3: Laszlo Kubala (1950-1961)

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A man with a bronze statue outside Camp Nine. The story of Laszlo Kubala is made up of legends of legends. He escaped from Communist Hungary, dressed as a Russian soldier, and could have been killed in the 1949 airstrikes, killing Genius Torino in the 1940s. He was thought to have represented Portugal in a friendly against Benfica, but withdrew at the last second due to family reasons, saving his life. Eventually, Kubala signed with Barcelona in 1950, although he was not allowed to play in the league until the next season, but the boys were able to wait. He scored 39 goals in all competitions, leading Barca to a league double. As its symptoms grew, so did the number of people who wanted to see their abilities with their own eyes. Playing in the 60,000-seat Camp de Les Cartes was no longer so big, so Barcelona began building a new 93,000-seat Camp Nou, which is still the largest football stadium in Europe. Although injuries somewhat hampered a shining career, Kubala won 14 trophies in all and was Barcelona’s first real megastar when he desperately needed to compete with Real Madrid’s Alfredo Di Stefano.

2: Xavi (1998-2015)

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17 seasons, 59,000 minutes, 767 games, 25 trophies. Almost any other club angle will be at the top of this list, but it is not the best club. Instead, he will have to become the greatest Spanish player ever. As a playmaker, Xavi was a master of the Barcelona orchestra, relying heavily on his ability to find and exploit venues. He was constantly pulling the strings and setting the table to enhance the prestige of his teammates. Formed in La Masia at the age of 11, he represented everything Barcelona has to offer, from its values ​​to its style of play. He may never have been the fastest or the fastest, but no one was smart.

1: Lionel Messi (2004-Present)

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Leaving aside many of the greatest players in history, in modern times, Leo Messi has been astonishing us since we first stepped on the pitch.anyhow scoring a hat-trick against Real Madrid at the age of 19 or pulling the closest thing to see Maradona’s “goal of the century” against Getafe the Argentine magician invents new ways to amaze. doing. Strategically intelligent, Messi has the ability to stand out and excel in almost any position on the field. At just 29, he has already scored 461 goals in 539 games, won 5 Ballon d’Or titles, broke almost all club and La Liga records, won 29 titles and what I mentioned What, he’s only 29 runs? If he continues at his current pace, Messi will have the time and ability to become the most decorated club player in football history. One wonders what the future holds for him and the club, but one thing is for sure. Leo Messi is Barcelona’s greatest player of all time and could never be greater.