With 549 , Carles Puyol has played the second most games for FC Barcelona, only Xavi has played more (617)
El Capitano made his debut on October 2nd 1999 when Van Gaal included him in the squad against Valladolid. 12 years and 5 months later, he’s equalled the defender ‘Trazan’ Migueli that played for Barça from 1973 through 1989.
Puyol lifted his first title in the 2004-05 season, it was the Liga won in Levante. Since then the captain has claimed 17 titles (4 Ligas, 3 Champions Leagues, 1 King’s Cup, 2 European Super Cups, 5 Spanish Super Cups and 2 Club World Cups).
- The eternal Capitano suffered a rough journey to recovery for most of last year. For a player of his characteristics, fitness is key to be competitive. Despite initial fears and even thoughts of retirement, Puyol has returned to his best and continues to ooze determination, driven by tremendous blaugrana power straight from the heart.
HOW MANY more seasons do you expect to see Puyol at the highest level?