Guardiola on the sidelines

Josep Guardiola will manage the first team for the 200th time in Prague tonight, only the fifth time a Barça manager has reached that figure. But none have such an extraordinary win rate as he does – in fact, his statistics are quite simply stunning, as we show here:

  • 71.8% wins: Of the last 199 matches, Barça have won 143, drawn 39 and only lost 17. That 71.8% is somewhat better than the achievement of the second man in the list, Helenio Herrera, who managed a 70.6% win rate in 143 games. Next comes Ferdinand Daucik (60.7% wins in 150 games), Frank Rijkaard (58.6% wins in 273 games) and Johan Cruyff (58.1% wins in 430 games).


  • Only 17 losses: Of these 199 games, Guardiola and his players have only lost 17, two of which came at the end of the 2008/09 season when the league title was already in the bag. This season, the team has not lost any of its 17 official matches.


  • 496 goals scored: There has been plenty of action in these games. The team has almost scored half a thousand goals, 496 to be precise. That’s an average of 2.48 goals a game. Leo Messi, with 199, is the highest goalscorer under Guardiola.

  • Nearly 100 goals in Europe: Of these, about a fifth have been in European matches. Barça have scored 95 goals in 44 Champions League matches, the most productive season being 2008/09 (36 goals in 15 matches).


  • 143 goals against: The Barça defence has also been fantastic, leaking just 143 goals (0.71 per game), and in the Liga (84 goals conceded), this has been enough for Víctor Valdés to secure three consecutive Zamora Trophies.


  • 306 points in Liga: When it comes to points won in the league, Barça are clearly record breakers under Guardiola. In 124 matches, the side has collected 306 points. Guardiola finished his first three seasons at the club with 87, 99 and 96 points respectively, which was always enough to win the title. This season, they already have 24 points.


  • 12 titles out of 15: The 199 games have involved Guardiola’s side winning 12 titles out of the 15 that were at stake. These were 3 Ligas, 3 Spanish Supercups, 2 Champions Leagues, 2 European Supercups, one Clubs World Cup and one Copa del Rey.
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