• Xavi Hernández

    Xavi (Terrassa, Barcelona, 1980) is, statistically, the most successful player in Spanish football history. A midfielder from the club’s youth system, he’s the perfect example of the Barça values. The conductor of the FC Barcelona orchestra reads the game to absolute perfection

  • Victor Valdés

    Valdés (l’Hospitalet de Llobregat, 1982) was Barça’s first choice keeper for 12 seasons and 602 games, and is considered the club’s greatest ever stopper alongside the legendary Ramallets

  • Carles Puyol with the captain's armband

    Carles Puyol

    Puyol (La Pobla de Segur, Lleida, 1978) has been one of the most important in Barça’s history. His determination, strength, heart and love for the club were his defining characteristics and that is what made him a vital figure in the team’s defence for so many years

  • Samuel Eto'o

    Eto’o (Nkon, Camerún, 1981) goes down in Barça history as “the indomitable lion”, the forward who never gave up. For 5 years he was the team’s target man, and the host of titles won were, to a massive extent, thanks to the crucial goals he scored

  • Anderson Luis de Souza ‘Deco’

    Even though he was born in Brazil (Sao Bernardo, 27-08-1977) Deco made his name as a player in Portugal before coming to Barça. His coach at the Catalan club, Frank Rijkaard, said that Deco was the barometer of the first team

  • Ronaldo de Assís Moreira ‘Ronaldinho’

    The Brazilian striker (Porto Alegre,1980) joined the Club in 2003 and changed its history forever. In his five seasons at the club he became one its greatest ever footballers and made a decisive contribution to winning two League titles and the Champions League

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    Vitor Borba Ferreira 'Rivaldo'

    Rivaldo (Recife, Brazil, 1972) was signed from Deportivo la Coruña at the start of the 1997-98 season as a direct replacement for his compatriot Ronaldo, who had left for Inter Milan after an exceptional year in Catalonia

  • Ronaldo Luiz Nazario

    Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1976, Ronaldo joined Barça in 1996 from PSV Eindhoven, as an outstandingly promising young striker. He scored 47 goals in 51 matches, many of them unforgettable strikes, in his only season in Barça shirt

  • Luis Enrique Martínez

    The popular ‘Lucho' (Gijón, 1970) came to FC Barcelona in the summer of 1996 as a free agent after having played at Real Madrid for five seasons. As versatile a player as there has been, he won the Barça fans over very quickly due to his leaderships skills and his commitment

  • Sergi Barjuan

    Sergi Barjuan (Les Franqueses, Barcelona 1971) was a pacey and strong left back with a penchant for getting forward. He was one of the mainstays of the famous ‘Dream Team’ and later in his career was one of the captains of the first team

  • Romario da Souza

    Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1966, Romario came to FC Barcelona from PSV Eindhoven in 1993. In just a season and a half at Barça he showed that he truly was a 'comic book player' just as Jorge Valdano had described the Brazilian striker

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    Hristo Stoichkov

    Hristo Stoichkov was born in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) in 1966 and was one of the key elements of the 'Dream Team'. The striker was a firm favourite with the Barça fans due to his talent and his fighting spirit. His two spells as a blaugrana were seprated by a year with Italian club Parma

  • Josep Guardiola

    One of the finest players to come out of the Club's youth ranks, Josep Guardiola (Santpedor, 1971) was a gifted midfielder with an exquisite technique and an ability to read the game, he was the fulcrum of the team with the famous number '4' on his back

  • Ronald Koeman

    'Tintin' Koeman will always get a mention in FC Barcelona history for scoring the goal that handed Barça victory in the 1992 European Cup at Wembley. He scored 102 goals in his six years at Barça, an incredible tally for a defensive player

  • Aitor Beguiristain 'Txiki'

    Aitor Begiristain (Olaberria, Guipúzcoa, 1964), or 'Txiki' as he is known, was another of the key members of the legendary 'Dream Team'. He was a versatile striker who could play behind the striker or out wide in his preferred position on the left wing

  • Guillermo Amor

    Amor (Benidorm, Alicante, 1967) is an important figure in the Club's history after having made 550 appearances in a Barça shirt. A player who is a symbol for the Club's youth set up, his arrival to the first team squad coincided with the explosion of the 'Dream Team'

  • Michael Laudrup

    'Michelino' Laudrup (Frederiksberg, Denmark, 1964) arrived at the Club from Italian side Juventus and quickly became the artist of the 'Dream Team', a creative striker of such elegance that it was often joked that he was the kind of player that could play in a coat and tails

  • José Mari Bakero

    Bakero, the tireless midfielder from the Dream Team, was born in Goizueta (Navarra) in 1963. He will always be remembered for his crucial goal in Kaiserslautern in the 1991/92 European Cup which Barça would go on to claim in the famous final at Wembley

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    Andoni Zubizarreta

    Zubizarreta (Vitoria, 1961) was one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history not only of FC Barcelona, but of Spanish football in general. Together with Ronald Koeman the goalkeeper was one of the heroes of the 1992 European Cup final at Wembley

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    Diego Armando Maradona

    Considered the best player in the world in the 1980s, and one of the greatest of all time, Maradona (Lanús, Argentina, 1960) won three trophies in this two seasons with the blaugranes before his departure for Napoli

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    Fco. Javier González Urruticoechea

    The unforgettable Urruti (San Sebastián, 1952 – Barcelona, 2001) is one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the Club. He stood out for his spectacular agility and solidity between the posts as well as his ability to lead the team on and off the field

  • Portrait of Schuster

    Bernd Schuster

    Midfielder of exceptional quality, Schuster (Augsburg, Germany, 1959) was the driving force of Barça throughout nearly all of the eighties. He stood out for his vision, his physical presence and his fierce shot

  • Enrique Castro, 'Quini'

    Quini (Oviedo, 1949) was the epitomy of goalscoring excellence. Known as ‘el Brujo', ‘Quinocho' and ‘Quinigol', he was one of the best known striker's in European football at the time. A real poacher in the area, 'Quini' famously survived a kidnapping during his time at Barça

  • José Ramón Alexanko

    Popularly known as “Talín”, José Ramón Alexanko (Barakaldo, 1956) was a star signing for Barça in 1980 when he moved from Athletic Club. He was the typical central defender who transmitted calm to the rest of the team with his intelligent and elegant style of play

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    Francisco José Carrasco

    ‘Lobo’ Carrasco (Alcoy, Alicante, 1959) was considered one of the best wingers in Europe in the 1980s and is one of the most popular Barça players in recent times. He was a tricky and speedy winger, a great dribbler with a thin frame

  • Hans Krankl

    Krankl (Vienna, Austria, 1953) wrote his name in the Barça history books by proving to be one of the best strikers and also one of the most adored players by the fans to have appeared for the club. The Austrian played a key role in Barça's Cup Winners' Cup victory in Basel in 1979

  • Johan Neeskens

    ‘Johan II’ (Heemstede, Holland, 1951) arrived in Barcelona in 1974 from Ajax with fellow team mate Johan Cruyff. He was a player who always gave everything thanks to his impressive physical presence

  • Miguel Bernardo Bianquetti 'Migueli'

    ‘Tarzan’ Migueli (Ceuta,1951) occupies a priviledged place in Club's history as one of the players who has made most appearances in a Barça shirt and as one of the best central defenders that FC Barcelona has ever seen

  • Johan Cruyff (1947 - 2016)

    Cruyff (Amsterdam, 25/04/1947 - Barcelona, 24/03/2016) was one of the best players in the world of all time and in his time, he was considered number one

  • Joan Manuel Asensi

    One of the most emblematic players Barça had in the seventies, Asensi (Alicante, 1949) was a hard-working midfielder, the genuine lungs of a great team. He was one of the goalscorers in the Cup Winners' Cup final in Basel in 1979 when he lifted the trophy as captain

  • Antoni Torres

    Antoni Torres (Balaguer, 1943-Barcelona 2003) was a central defender (even though sometimes he played at right back) and he was the one who “marked the line” i.e. attacking and tough while also being disciplined and regular. He spent a total of 11 seasons as a Barça player

  • Carles Rexach

    Born in Barcelona in 1947, Charly (also known as the Pedralbes' boy) is an institution at FC Barcelona where he was an exquisitely talented right winger in his playing days before continuing his relationship with the Club after hanging up his boots in 1981

  • Francisco Fernández "Gallego"

    Gallego (Puerto Real, Cádiz, 1944) was only 20 when he joined Barça from Sevilla. In his eleven years at the club he came to become one of its most iconic figures of the period, widely regarded for his powerful physique and immense strength

  • Joaquim Rifé

    'Quimet' Rifé (Barcelona 1942) has been one of the players in the history of Barcelona who has most worn the Barcelona shirt; A total of 535 played matches during a career in which he was the heart of the side and led to a well deserved testimonial in 1976

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    Josep Maria Fusté

    Known as 'la liebre de Linyola' - 'the Linyola hare' because of his speed, Josep Maria Fusté (Linyola, Lleida, 1941) is remembered as one of Barça’s most famous players. He was the team's thermometer, when Fusté played well then Barça played well

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    Eladio Silvestre

    Born in Sabadell in 1940, Eladio was a strong, hard tackling defender who was famous for his no-nonsense, no prisoners taken style. He was a pillar in the Barça defence for an entire decade

  • Julio César Benítez

    Julio César Benítez (Montevideo, Uruguay, 1940 - Barcelona, 1968) was one of the classiest defenders Barça has ever had. He died unexpectedly at the age of just 27 due to gastroentiritis

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    Jesús Maria Pereda

    Jesús María Pereda (Medina de Pomar, Burgos, 1938 – Barcelona, 2011) was better known to the fans as ‘Chus’, although his teammates used to call him ‘Gunpowder’ because of his temperament on the pitch. He was one of the all-time Barça greats, forming one half of an extraordinary midfield partnership in the sixties with Fusté

  • Salvador Sadurní

    Sadurni (L'Arboç, Baix Penedès, 1941), considered the successor to the great goalkeeper Ramallets, always had a lot of competition for his place, firstly from Pesudo and then also Reina. He stood out for his calmness under pressure and his excellent positioning

  • Sandor Kocsis

    Known as ‘Golden Head’ due to his amazing abilities in the air, Kocsis (Budapest, Hungary, 1929 – Barcelona, 1979) escaped from Hungary in 1956 following the Soviet intervention in his country, when he was already an established star of his time

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    Evaristo de Macedo

    Evaristo de Macedo (Río de Janeiro, Brazil, 1933) was one of the best foreign signings Barça ever made, and was an outstanding goalscorer. He had typically Brazilian skills, an ability to shoot with both feet and an undeniable nose for the net

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    Ferran Olivella

    Olivella (Barcelona 1936) has been one of the greatest captains in the history of the Club and one of the players who has played the most amount games for Barça (500). He was a talented, consistent defender who read the game excellently

  • Portrait photo of Eulogio Martínez

    Eulogio Martínez

    Eulogio Martínez (Asunción, Paraguay, 1935 – Calella, 1984) was one of the highest Barcelona goalscorers ever, with 168 goals in 225 appearances. He also had the honour of being the first man to score at Camp Nou

  • Luis Suárez

    Considered one of the great masters of Spanish football, Luis Suárez (la Coruña, 1935) was one of the stars of the Barça side of the late fifties, but sadly his greatest and most successful period came when he was no longer a Barça player

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    Ramón Villaverde

    Ramón Villaverde (Montevideo, Uruguay, 1930 - Barcelona, 1986), one of Barça’s greatest ever South American imports, came from Millonarios of Bogotá, where he had formed an incredible partnership with Alfredo Di Stéfano.

  • Sigfrid Gràcia

    Gràcia (Gava, 1932 – Barcelona, 2005) came from a barcelonista background, where his style of play was highlighted by the sacrifices he made on pitch. His commitment and his honesty led to him admired by everybody, fans and team mates alike

  • Ladislao Kubala

    A legendary figure at the Club, Kubala (Budapest, Hungary, 1927 – Barcelona 2002) signed for FC Barcelona in June 1950, when he arrived with a team of refugee players from Eastern Europe called Hungaria

  • Gustau Biosca

    Gustavo Biosca (Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, 1928) is 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

  • Joan Segarra

    Known as “the great captain”, Segarra (Barcelona, 1927 - Taradell, 2008) was one of the moast charismatic players in the history of FC Barcelona. He was a true gentleman on the pitch, and his noble and very proper attitude won him the admiration of respect of the entire footballing world

  • Antoni Ramallets

    Antoni Ramallets (Barcelona, 1924 - Barcelona, 2013) was one of the best goalkeepers in the history of Barça and in Spanish football in general. 'The Maracaná cat' as he was known stood out for his quick reactions and his intelligence between the posts

  • Estanislau Basora

    Basora (Colònia Valls, Barcelona, 1926 - Las Palmas, 2012) was considered one of the best wingers in the history of Spanish football. He was known as the "Monster of Colombes" following his memorable performance in an international friendly between France and Spain

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    Gonzalvo III

    Marià Gonzalvo (Mollet del Vallès, 1922 - Barcelona, 2007), known as Gonzalo III (his other two brothers also played for FC Barcelona), is one of the best players to ever have worn the blaugrana colours. He was a terrific all round footballer during his career

  • Josep Seguer

    Born in Parets del Vallès (Barcelona) in 1923, Josep Seguer spent his entire career at FC Barcelona. He was a very versatile player who was comfortable in any position on the pitch and he became one of the pillars of the 'FIve Cups' side

  • Photo of César Rodríguez challenging for a header

    César Rodríguez

    One of Barça’s greatest ever players. A natural centre forward and an extraordinary goalscorer, famous for his powerful headers, César (León 1920 –Barcelona 1995) is one of the players who has scored most times for for the Club. In the Spanish League in the 1947-48 season he was top scorer with 27 goals in 24 games

  • Mariano Martín

    Known as the ‘fury of the area’, Mariano Martín (Dueñas, Palencia, 1919 – Barcelona, 1998) was one of the best strikers ever to grace FC Barcelona, incredibly scoring more than one goal a match. He suffered a serious knee injury in February 1944

  • Josep Valle

    Josep Valle (Oliete, Teruel, 1917 - Barcelona, 2005) was a two-footed winger with outstanding skills, tremendous speed on the break and a thunderbolt of a shot. When his playing career came to an end he went on to become a coach

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    Francesc Calvet

    Francesc Calvet (Sant Joan Despí, Barcelona, 1921 - Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, 2001) was a member of the legendary Five Cup Winners of the 1951/52 season and one of Barça’s best ever full backs

  • Josep Escolà

    The gentleman of football, Escolà (Barcelona 1914 – Barcelona 1998), was a striker who was known as "The Professor". His 223 goals in 253 games mean he is one of the Club's top scorers of all time

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    Martí Ventolrà

    Considered one of the best wingers in Barça history, Ventolrà (Barcelona, 1906 – Mexico City, 1977) was one of the biggest stars in the team in the thirties. An explosive player, he was amazingly fast and an expert dribbler.

  • Ángel Arocha

    Ángel Arocha (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1907 – the Ebro front, 1938) is considered one of the leading goal scorers in the Club’s history. He scored 215 goals in 207 games for Barça before losing his life fighting for the Francoist forces in the Civil War at the age of 31

  • Ferenc Platko

    Platko (Budapest, Hungary, 1898 – Santiago, Chile, 1983) was signed in 1923 as the replacement for another legendary Barça keeper, Ricardo Zamora. He achieved it thanks to his exceptional quality in between the posts

  • Vicenç Piera

    Known by the nickname of “The Witch”, Piera (Barcelona 1903-1960) was born in the Barcelona district Santos and was one of the best right wing players in the history of Spanish football. With his exceptional talent, he was one of the pillars of famous side from the 1920s

  • Josep Samitier

    Considered the most emblematic player in the history of FC Barcelona and the best European forward of his times, Josep Samitier (Barcelona 1902-Barcelona 1972) led the terrific Barça in the golden age of the twenties. As technical secretary years later he was the man who signed Kubala

  • Agustí Sancho

    Agustí Sancho (Castellón, 1896 - Barcelona, 1960) was an outstandingly powerful midfielder. Strong, powerful and resistant, he was an excellent marker and almost unbeatable in the air. He was the ideal complement for the likes of Samitier, Sagi-Barba, Alcántara, Piera and company

  • Photo of Emili Sagi-Barba

    Emili Sagi-Barba

    Emili Sagi (Bolívar, Argentina, 1900 - Barcelona, 1951) was born in Argentina to Catalan parents is considered one of the finest players of the pre-Civil War era. Sagi was a quick and powerful player who was always capable of the unexpected

  • Ramon Torralba Larraz

    Popularly known as 'la Vella' (the Old One), because of his long career with the Barça, Ramon Torralba (Ardisa, Zaragoza, 1895 – Mexico, 1986) is a legendary figure in the history of FC Barcelona due to his loyalty to the Club during fourteen seasons

  • Paulino Alcántara

    Paulino Alcántara (Iloilo, Phillipines, 1896 – Barcelona, 1964) was the Club's top goalscorer with 369 goals in 357 games before he was finally overtaken by Leo Messi in 2014. He is widely considered to have been the first real 'star' in the Club's history

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    Carles Comamala

    Carles Comamala (Madrid, 1887 – Barcelona, 1976) was a personal friend of Gamper’s and the real successor to the Swiss player in the Barça attack when the club founder retired in 1903. Comamala was an extraordinarily prolific goalscorer

  • Joan Gamper

    Founder of FC Barcelona on the 29th of November 1899 and five times president of the club between 1908 and 1925, Joan Gamper (Winterthur, Switzerland, 1877 – Barcelona 1930) has also passed into the Club's history as Barça's first real important figure