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Since his arrival in the summer of 2014, Claudio Bravo has become a key figure in Luis Enrique’s team.
Last season’s Zamora trophy winner, after conceding just 19 in 38 league games, has already broken several records in his short time at FC Barcelona. His 754-minute shutout streak at the start of last campaign broke the previous record set by Pedro María Artola in 1977/78. He also kept 23 clean sheets in 37 games, beating the 20 of Víctor Valdés (2004/05) and Andoni Zubizarreta (1988/89).
The first three pieces of silverware for Bravo as a Barcelona player came in quick succession, as the side earned the Spanish league title, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League at the back end of last season.
His quality and experience then played a pivotal role in securing his country’s first ever Copa America title, defeating Argentina on penalties in the final (4-1).
Bravo’s year just kept on getting better, as the start of the 2015/16 started in the same manner as the last one ended. Barça won the European Super Cup in extra-time against Sevilla (5-4) and while the team was unable to win the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Club, there was more silverware to come.
The recent Club World Cup success in Japan sealed Barça’s fifth and Bravo’s sixth title of the year, defeating River Plate 3-0 in the final. With all those trophies under his belt, Bravo surpasses PSG defender Sergie Aurier’s five titles in a year, but the record is held by the keeper’s teammate Dani Alves, who won seven in 2009.
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