Luis Enrique, durant la roda de premsa / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

With FC Barcelona headed to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League and the final of the Copa del Rey, while also the currently leading the La Liga, the team looks primed for success. So much so that Luis Enrique, in 50 games as coach of Barça, has achieved the best fifty-game start for any coach in Club history. Luis Enrique has even outdone past coaches Helenio Herrera and Pep Guardiola.

In fact, Helenio Herrera won 40 games of his first 50 games — two less than Luis Enrique — plus 5 draws and 5 losses. Pep Guardiola, meanwhile, recorded 37 wins, 8 draws, and 5 losses — identical to what Gerardo 'Tata' Martino achieved in his first 50 games as coach. Johan Cruyff, who coached FC Barcelona from 1988 to 1996 and won 11 titles, had 31 wins, 13 draws, and 6 defeats in his first 50 games as FC Barcelona's manager.

Luis Enrique's gaudy numbers

Luis Enrique has accumulated 42 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in his first 50 games, with scoring numbers that are downright scary143 goals scored with just 31 against. Overall, the Barça skipper has 25 victories in La Liga, nine in the UEFA Champions League and is a perfect eight for eight in the Spanish Cup.

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