The activity of the first team moved, this Wednesday, from the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper to the Camp Nou, and before training Guardiola's team had the official photo taken for the 2011/12 season, with players, coaches, coaching staff, and club President Sandro Rosell all present.
First photo, formal dress
In the first photo the players had taken, on the Camp Nou pitch, they were wearing the official outfit of Sacoor Brothers, the Club's official partner, who supply the formal outfits for all the professional teams. First, the players had individual photos taken, and then they all got together so the photographer could capture the image of them all together, in their formal dress. As always this was the moment that generated most banter between the players, as all of them are more accustomed to wearing football kit than a suit and tie.
Eight players make their photographic debut
After the formal photos the players changed into the FC Barcelona first team strip. In this photo, in addition to every first team player, Marc Muniesa and Cristian Tello, from Barça B, were also present, but these were not the only two debutants in the official photo, as also included for the first time were players like Andreu Fontàs, Isaac Cuenca, and Thiago, who last year were with the B team, and the two new signings this season, Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez.
Interestingly it is also the first official photo for Ibrahim Afellay, who joined the team in the winter transfer market last year, and therefore was not in the 2010/11 season official photo.