Juan Manuel Asensi

Juan 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 signed from Elche, and could not have done any better at FC Barcelona, where he always be remembered for his astounding commitment. His finest hour came in the league campaign of 1973-74, when he played in every game as Barça took the championship, and the year he appeared in the Cup Winners Cup Final in Basel, scoring a goal and collecting the trophy in his capacity as captain.

His Barça career ended in 1980/81 when he signed for Mexican side Puebla. On May 24, 1981 he wore the beloved shirt for the last time in a testimonial between Barça and his new club. After retiring from active football, he went into management, including a spell as a youth coach at FC Barcelona.

Career

  • Seasons with the club: 1970-81
  • Games played: 495
  • Goals scored: 131

Honours

  • 1 Cup Winners' Cup 1978/79
  • Fairs Cup Super Final 1971
  • 1 League 1973/74
  • 2 Copa del Rey 1970/71 and 1977/78
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