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1. Andoni Zubizarreta

Signed from Athletic Club for a record fee for a goalkeeper at the time, Zubizarreta was one of the many Basque players that formed the backbone of the Barça squad in the early nineties.

Better known simply as 'Zubi', the Spain goalkeeper at four World Cups was the captain of the Barça team at the Wembley final.

A stalwart of the Dream Team era and one of the most fondly remembered goalies ever to wear the club crest, he left for Valencia in 1994 but returned to the Camp Nou as director of football from 2010 to 2015.

He’s currently serving in the same capacity at Olympique Marseille.

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2. Nando

A fine right-footed defender, Fernando Muñoz García (to give him his full name) arrived from Sevilla in 1990 and was a firm favourite of Johan Cruyff's. But a clause in his contract meant Sevilla had the right to buy the player back, and the Andalusian club exercised that option following the 1992 final.

However, in somewhat controversial circumstances, Nando never returned to his former club and instead ended up putting on the Real Madrid shirt at the Bernabéu.

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3. Albert Ferrer

The regular right-back throughout the Dream Team era, Chapi was a product of the Masia youth system. He was quick, but he was also tough, and as British television viewers can attest, he is also a very likeable fellow who knows the game inside out.

He left for Chelsea in 1998 and was a huge hit in London before a series of injuries eventually led to his retirement. As well as his media involvement, he’s also worked in management, most recently at Mallorca.

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4. Ronald Koeman

Leo Messi recently stole his record as Barça’s most prolific free-kick taker of all time, but Koeman remains the club’s highest scoring defender. And nobody will ever take away his honour of being the man who scored the goal that won Barça its first ever European Cup.

He was also the only player to already be a continental champion before the 1992 final, having also featured in the PSV team that beat Benfica in 1988.

He is also one of the true gentlemen of the world game – even though English fans may not have felt that way after a certain World Cup qualifier in 1993...

But England is where you’ll find the Dutchman now. After doing a fine job of coaching Southampton, he’s now in the hot-seat at Everton. He’s also been both a player and a manager at each of the Big Three in his native Holland, and surely that has to be a record too? 

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5. Juan Carlos

Like so many Spanish players, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Moreno chose to be known professionally by his first name. A solid left-sided defender, he was the kind of player who got the job done without making a big song and dance about it. The kind of player that Johan Cruyff loved.

He’d arrived from Atlético Madrid in 1991 and left for Valencia a year after, and is now back at his boyhood club Real Valladolid, working as a youth coach. 

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6. José Mari Bakero

A Basque signed from Real Sociedad in 1988, Bakero was a forward who Cruyff converted into a midfielder. Goals came easy to him, but perhaps his most remarkable trait was how despite his short-stature he’d leap like Super Mario to beat much taller players in the air.

If it hadn’t been for his last-minute headed goal against Kaiserslautern, none of Wembley ’92 would ever have happened.

After retirement in 1997, Bakero started managing in countries from Peru to Poland, and he was also the coach of the Barça Legends team that played Real Madrid in Beirut recently.

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7. Julio Salinas

Yet another Basque, Salinas was originally a product of the Athletic academy, and his 20 league goals in his first season at Barça was an excellent total in the days before the trident came along and ripped up the record books.

But as Cruyff stocked up his forward line with new signings, Salinas would spend most of his time on the bench, though he quickly acquired ‘super-sub’ status for his knack of coming on late and scoring decisive goals.

Even in his Barça days, Salinas was presenting a footy-themed TV show called Fantàstic, which featured several of his team-mates, and after he hung up his boots a career in the media was a natural next step, where he is now one of Spain’s best-loved soccer analysts.

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8. Hristo Stoichkov

“Hristo who?” asked Barça fans when Cruyff signed the CSKA Sofia striker in 1990. But they’d soon realise what an astute signing he was. “El Pistolero” as they called him, Stoichkov was one of football’s greatest characters, aggressive on the pitch and never afraid to speak his mind off of it.

Arguably the most famous Bulgarian of the 20th century and top goalscorer at the 1994 World Cup, the year he also won the Ballon d’Or, he was at Barça for two spells in the nineties.

Since retirement, he’s been in a number of different managerial roles and is currently working as a match analyst in the North American media.

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9. Michael Laudrup

There have been some wonderful Danish footballers over the years, but Laudrup is generally regarded as the best of them all. An elegant central playmaker, he’s fondly remembered at Barça today despite his controversial move to arch rivals Real Madrid in 1994.

As well as running a very successful wine business, the Great Dane has moved into management, including spells with Getafe in LaLiga and with Swansea City in the Premiership, and is now on the bench at Al Rayyan in the Qatar Stars League.

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10. Josep Guardiola

If there is any one player from the class of ’92 that needs absolutely no introduction, then that man is Pep. At the time he was only 20, and after being plucked out of the Masia academy by Johan Cruyff, the 1991/92 season was his first as a regular starter in the first team.

By the time of the Wembley final, he was already being regarded as one of the most promising midfielders in the world. He wouldn’t disappoint. The rest, as they say, is history.

First as a player and later as a manager, Guardiola’s name is synonymous with the most glorious period in FC Barcelona history.

And in case you didn’t know, he’s now manager of Manchester City. But you knew that already, didn’t you? 

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11. Eusebio Sacristán

A product of Real Valladolid who came to Barça via Atlético Madrid, Eusebio was a more than competent player, but as Cruyff went about assembling one of the finest midfields to ever grace the game, he realised he would need to look elsewhere if he wanted more regular football.

After retiring, he returned to FCB to join the coaching staff under Frank Rijkaard. He’d have mixed results in charge of Celta and Barça B before being named replacement manager in November 2015 for David Moyes at Real Sociedad, who he has guided this season to the verge of Europa League qualification.

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16. Andoni Goikoetxea

A product of the Osasuna youth system in Pamplona, ‘Goiko’ came on for Julio Salinas in the 65th minute of the Wembley final.

An attacking midfielder famed for his piercing runs from the wing, he was voted Spanish Footballer of the Year after his first year at Barça, but like so many of the Basque contingent in Cruyff’s early days at the club soon found it hard to hold down a regular place.

He left for Athletic Bilbao in 1994 and is now back at Osasuna working as director of sport.

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12. José Ramón Alexanko

The only survivor of the fateful 1986 European Cup Final, when not one Barça player (Alexanko included) managed to convert a penalty in the decisive shootout, the Basque central defender was able to dispel past demons by coming on the for the last eight minutes at Wembley to help lock up shop at the back after Koeman had scored his legendary free kick.

He’s been attached to football in different capacities ever since, and is currently director of football at Valencia.

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13. Carles Busquets

The reserve goalkeeper, who would take the number one jersey after Zubizarreta left, and of course the father of current midfielder Sergio Busquets. He’s still at FCB, working as a goalkeeper coach.

14. Txiki Begiristain

He was a regular for Barça who made over 300 official appearances for the club, but Txiki ended up watching the Wembley final from the bench. He’s now at Manchester City with Pep Gurdiola, working as director of football.

15. Miguel Ángel Nadal

A great tennis player in his youth (although it was his nephew Rafa who truly carried the family name in that sport), this was Nadal’s first season at Barça after signing from Mallorca. He’d make over 200 appearances for the club, but the 1992 European Cup Final wouldn’t be one of them.

Note: One of the most regular members of the FC Barcelona squad in 1991/92, Guillermo Amor, sat out the final due to suspension.

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