Guardiola has had great success both as a player and as a coach | FCB ARCHIVE

Josep Guardiola was a class footballer who played almost all his career at FC Barcelona, which he joined as a youngster. In the 1990/91 season, he alternated between Barça Atlètic and the first team, where he made his debut on 16 December 1990 in a league game against Cádiz.

Until his departure at the end of the 2000/01 season, Guardiola was the team's organiser in his traditional number 4 shirt. His principal quality was the speed of his reactions, always seeming to know where to make his pass and take the best option. Such was his good positioning that he rarely needed to get into a tackle. Among the trophies he won at Barça are six leagues (1990-91, 91-92, 92-93, 93-94, 97-98 and 98-99), a European Cup (91-92), a Cup Winners' Cup (96-97) and two Copas del Rey (96-97 and 97-98).

He finally left Barça in 2001 to sign for Italian club Brescia. On the international stage his highlight was winning a goal medal with the Spanish national side in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. 


Seasons at the club: 1990-2001
Games played: 472
Goals scored: 10


1 European Cup (1991/92)
1 Cup Winners' Cup (1996/97)
2 European Super Cups (1992 and 1997)
6 Leagues (1990/91, 91/92, 92/93, 93/94, 97/98 and 98/99)
2 Copa del Rey (1996/97 and 97/98)
4 Spanish Super Cups (1991, 1992, 1994 and 1996)
3 Copes de Catalunya (1990/91, 92/93 and 99/00).