Biosca was always in the right place at the right time on the field | FCB ARCHIVE

Gustavo Biosca (Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, 1928 - Barcelona, 2014) was one of the best central defenders to play for the Club. He came up through the youth teams and broke into the first team in 1950 and from then on was a fixture in the side. During his seven years in the team, he was an authentic emblem of the defence, combining his great strength and wonderful skills with the ball at his feet -something which was hardly typical of defenders in that era. His positioning and reading of the game from his commanding position at the heart of the back line gave him the openings for his trademark long distance, inch perfect passing.

Unfortunately, he suffered a terrible injury in 1957 which kept him out for a long time and although he played with the reserve team- Condal – in an attempt to recover his fitness, he was forced to retire in 1959. Between 1993 and 2000 he was a Club director, with responsibility for the board’s relationship with the players.

Biosca died on 1 November, 2014 aged 86. 

CAREER

Seasons at the Club: 1950-57
Games played: 257
Goals scored: 5

HONOURS

1 Latin Cup (1951/52)
1 Fairs Cup (1955/58).
2 League Championships (1951/52 and 1952/53)
4 Copa Del Rey (1950/51, 1951/52, 1952/53 and 1956/57)
1 Copa Eva Duarte (1951/52)