Pep Guardiola: A Barcelona Legend, In Numbers


Guardiola: Signed, Sealed, delivered. Briefly, that's what Pep did at Barcelona. Since the day he sat in the offices above FCBotiga, signed the contract and posed for pictures with Joan Laporta. Guardiola managed to take us Cules on a voyage filled with rapturous moments. Titles, and a fantastic style of football.

Pep Guardiola promised us a fun ride, and he duly delivered. Let's pay tribute to our departing icon, by covering his career both as a player and manager in 41 numbers, a figure that represents his years of age upon his departure.

1- Is Pep's Rank among Barcelona's most successful coaches of all time.

2- Is the number of UEFA Champions League titles, Copas del Rey, UEFA super cups, and FIFA club world cups won as manager.

3- Is the number of Cups he won under Bobby Robson's management during the 1996-1997 season.

4- Is the number of seasons he managed Barcelona's first team.

5- Is the number of goals he scored for the Spanish national team in 47 appearances.



6- Is the number of titles he won in his first season as manager. And that's out of six.

7- Is the number of games he played for the Catalunya National Team.

8- Of May 2008 is the day Joan Laporta announced that Pep Guardiola would succeed Frank Rijkaard.

9- Is the total number of La Ligas won both as player and manager of Barcelona.

10- Is the number of League games he played for Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico, under the management of his friend Juan Manuel Lillo.


11- Is the number of League goals he scored for the five teams he represented.

12- Is the number of first team goals he scored in a Barcelona shirt.

13- Is the age at which he joined La Masia.

14- Is the number of titles Pep Guardiola achieved in four years as manager.

15- Is the number of times Barcelona drew in the Champions League under his tutelage.

16- Is the number of trophies he won as a Barcelona first team player.

17- Is the number of years he serviced the club as a player.

18- Of January 1971 is the day he was born in Santpedor.

19- Of December 2009 is the day he won Barcelona their first ever FIFA Club World Cup.


20- Is his age when he became a first team regular under Johan Cruyff's management.

21- Is the total number of victories he achieved in the Copa del Rey as manager. And that's out of 30 games. Collecting 2 titles in the process.

22- Is the number of Honors he won as player. 1 Segunda division B, 6 La Liga, 2 Copa del Rey, 4 Supercopa de Espana, 1 European Cup, 1 UEFA Cup Winners Cup, 2 UEFA super cup, 1 Olympic Gold medal, 1 individual Bravo award, 2 UEFA Euro team of the tournament, 1 Olympics - Spain best player.

23- Is his age when Pep Guardiola played his first World cup with the national team.

24- Is the number of draws he achieved in 148 La Liga games as manager.

25- Is the total number of draws in La Liga during 4 seasons.

26- Is the initial fee in millions paid for Alexis Sanchez. A player bought based on Pep's request; one of his last two signings.

27- Is the number of victories Barcelona achieved in La Liga during his first season as manager.

28- Is the number of games he played in the Serie A, with two teams, during three seasons.


29- Is the initial fee in millions he agreed to be paid for Arsenal in exchange for Fabregas; The other of his last two signings.

30- Is the number of victories he achieved in the UEFA Champions League during his four year stint.

31- Is the number of victories Barcelona achieved in La Liga in his second season. His highest in four years.

32- Is his age when he decided to join Al-Ahli in the Qatari League.

33- Is the total number of titles Pep Guardiola won as a player and manager.

34- Is the total number of honors he won as managers with Barcelona B and the first team.

35- Is his age when he hung up his boots. Last playing for Dorados de Sinaloa

36- Is the total number of games he played in the Qatar Stars League, during two seasons.


37-Is the total number of games he played in all Italian competitions.

38- Is his age when he won his first La Liga coach of the year.

39- Is the total number of goals his Barcelona conceded in all competitions during his second and third seasons.

40- Is the number of games he played during his last season in a Blaugrana shirt.

41- Is his age when he decided to step down as Barcelona coach.

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What's your favourite Barcelona moment under Pep Guardiola?

Did I miss out on any important points you would like to share with us?

I welcome and appreciate all respectful feedback.

Força Barça!!

Posted by: Hassan Chakroun, Columnist at 'Blaugrana Insight'          

Comments

  1. A very interesting article, Hassan. I love how your detailed research pays a well-deserved tribute to the greatest coach in Barcelona history.

    I also wrote a tribute to Pep in the past, you can read it following the link below:

    http://www.barcablog.com/2012/04/pep-guardiola-departure-barcelona.html

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  2. I also loved watching the following tribute video, simply remarkable:

    http://www.barcablog.com/2012/05/pep-guardiola-barcelona-hero.html

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  3. Thanks for the feedback Fran..

    I really think that whatever we write or say, one can never pay proper homage for this person.

    We are forever grateful for Guardiola..

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  4. Great research to come up with this article.

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  5. it a good did dat a coach camed to barcelona and had a great achievement,i hope pep a good luck, and 4 d best team in d whole world i crossed my finger for FC BARCELONA, UP BARCA 4 LIFE

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