Carlos Puyol

Carles Puyol in action for Barcelona on March 18, 2000.
Carlos Puyol: 'Lionel Messi best player in history'
Carlos Puyol brands former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi 'the best player in the history of football'.
Nov 15, 22:28
Barcelona's President Josep Maria Bartomeu gives a press conference at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 7, 2015
Josep Bartomeu backs Louis van Gaal to succeed at Manchester United
Josep Bartomeu backs Louis van Gaal to succeed at Manchester United, after the Dutchman endured a slow start to life in England at the beginning of last season.
Jul 25, 06:30
Luis Enrique Martinez faces the media during his official presentation as the new coach of FC Barcelona at Camp Nou on May 21, 2014
Luis Enrique threatens to quit Barcelona
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique claims that he will step down if his players don't back him amid recent setbacks both on and off the pitch.
Jan 11, 06:30
Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates with his teammates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the La Liga match against Sevilla FC at Camp Nou on November 22, 2014
Report: Barcelona want Eduardo Macia as new sporting director
A report claims that Barcelona want Fiorentina's Eduardo Macia to become the Spanish club's new sporting director.
Jan 6, 12:39
Luis Enrique Martinez faces the media during his official presentation as the new coach of FC Barcelona at Camp Nou on May 21, 2014
Report: Luis Enrique given two-game ultimatum
A report claims that Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has two games to save his job.
Jan 6, 12:26
Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona with the match ball after scoring three goals during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on December 7, 2014
Report: Lionel Messi in fresh link to Premier League
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is a summer target for Manchester City and Chelsea.
Jan 6, 03:04
Carles Puyol in action for Barcelona on March 18, 2000.
Carlos Puyol leaves Barcelona
Carlos Puyol announces his departure from Barcelona after the club's decision to sack sporting director Andoni Zubiarreta.
Jan 5, 17:13
Adama Traore of FC Barcelona during the UEFA Youth League Semi Final match between Schalke 04 and FC Barcelona at Colovray Stadion on April 11, 2014
In profile: Adama Traore
Sports Mole takes a closer look at 18-year-old Barcelona attacker Adama Traore.
Dec 20, 10:48
Carles Puyol in action for Barcelona on March 18, 2000.
Carlos Puyol expecting tough Champions League test for Barcelona
Former Barcelona defender Carlos Puyol looks ahead to the Spanish side's Champions League last-16 clash with Manchester City.
Dec 16, 14:36
Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque during the Confederations Cup against Italy on June 27, 2013
Possible Spain XI for Euro 2016
Sports Mole picks out who could feature for Spain at Euro 2016.
Nov 15, 12:45
Carles Puyol in action for Barcelona on March 18, 2000.
Carlos Puyol: 'Easy to be critical from the outside'
Former Barcelona defender Carlos Puyol insists that outside critics will not harm the atmosphere inside the club.
Nov 12, 17:46
Sergio Busquets of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at Camp Nou on September 14, 2013
Sergio Busquets "happy" to be among four captains
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets says that he is "happy and proud" to be named one of the club's four captains for the coming season.
Aug 9, 15:29
Barcelona's Javier Mascherano in action during the match against Atletico Madrid on August 28, 2013
Report: Javier Mascherano to be handed Barcelona captaincy
Reports claim that Javier Mascherano is a strong candidate to become the new Barcelona captain next season.
Jul 15, 13:45
Celtic's Giorgos Samaras and Barcelona's Marc Bartra battle for the ball during their Champions League group match on October 1, 2013
Marc Bartra vows to continue improving
Barcelona defender Marc Bartra hopes to cement a regular first-team spot at the Camp Nou next season.
Jul 6, 13:17
Celta de Vigo head coach Luis Enrique looks on during the La Liga match between Getafe CF and RC Celta de Vigo at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on September 26, 2013
Five choices for new Barcelona skipper?
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique is reportedly still undecided as to who will take on the captain's armband at the Camp Nou next season.
Jun 28, 13:53
Carlos Puyol of Barcelona in action during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona at Amsterdam Arena on November 26, 2013
Andoni Zubizarreta explains Carlos Puyol role
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta says that Carlos Puyol will work "both internally and externally" for the Catalan outfit next season.
May 31, 15:55
Celta de Vigo head coach Luis Enrique looks on during the La Liga match between Getafe CF and RC Celta de Vigo at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on September 26, 2013
Luis Enrique: 'Squad to vote for new captain'
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique says that he will allow the squad to vote for the club's new captain for the 2014-15 campaign.
May 25, 13:05
Celta de Vigo head coach Luis Enrique looks on during the La Liga match between Getafe CF and RC Celta de Vigo at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on September 26, 2013
Five important tasks for Barcelona boss Luis Enrique
Sports Mole identifies five important tasks that new Barcelona boss Luis Enrique needs to address at the club.
May 21, 15:42
Andres Iniesta of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and CA Osasuna at Camp Nou on March 16, 2014
Andres Iniesta: "Barcelona will always live on"
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta insists that the club "will always live on".
May 12, 18:43
Carlos Puyol of Barcelona in action during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona at Amsterdam Arena on November 26, 2013
Gerardo Martino: 'Carlos Puyol hoping to make Atletico Madrid clash'
Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino hopes that Carlos Puyol features in the club's last game of the season against Atletico Madrid later this month.
May 4, 13:17
Celta de Vigo head coach Luis Enrique looks on during the La Liga match between Getafe CF and RC Celta de Vigo at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on September 26, 2013
Luis Enrique plays down Barcelona talk
Celta Vigo boss Luis Enrique refuses to discuss reports that he could take charge of Barcelona next season.
May 3, 13:30
Barcelona's captain Carles Puyol gives a press conference in Barcelona on May 31, 2013
Report: Carlos Puyol to become Barcelona assistant
A report claims that Barcelona skipper Carlos Puyol could become the club's new assistant manager next season if Celta Vigo boss Luis Enrique takes charge.
May 3, 12:26
Barcelona's Brazilian defender Adriano Correia celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 15, 2014
Report: Adriano to start at centre-back
A report claims that Barcelona defender Adriano will start at centre-back in tonight's Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid at the Mestalla.
Apr 16, 13:18
Barcelona head coach Gerardo 'Tata' Martino looks on during the Champions League quarter final match against Atletico Madrid on April 9, 2014
Barcelona confirm Copa del Rey squad
Carlos Puyol, Gerard Pique and Marc Bartra are all out of the Barcelona squad for Wednesday's Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid.
Apr 15, 12:52
Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs FC Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium in Valencia on January 19, 2014
Report: Gerard Pique fails fitness test
A report claims that Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has failed a fitness test ahead of the Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Apr 14, 18:18
Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF duels for the ball with Sergio Busquets of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match on October 26, 2013
Preview: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Mestalla.
Apr 14, 17:25
Barcelona's Carles Puyol performs a slide tackle against Rayo Vallecano on December 07, 2002.
Carlos Puyol: 'We will not give up'
Barcelona skipper Carlos Puyol is confident that the Catalan outfit will enjoy a successful end to the season.
Apr 14, 13:44
Barcelona's captain Carles Puyol gives a press conference in Barcelona on May 31, 2013
Carlos Puyol hints at Barcelona stay
Carlos Puyol hints that he could yet remain at Barcelona this summer following the Catalan outfit's transfer embargo.
Apr 14, 13:18
Carlos Puyol of Barcelona in action during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona at Amsterdam Arena on November 26, 2013
Report: Carlos Puyol to start Copa del Rey final?
A report claims that Barcelona skipper Carlos Puyol made himself available for Wednesday's Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid.
Apr 14, 13:05
Andres Iniesta of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and CA Osasuna at Camp Nou on March 16, 2014
Andres Iniesta to make 500th Barcelona appearance against Atletico Madrid
Andres Iniesta will make his 500th Barcelona appearance in tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Atletico Madrid.
Apr 9, 16:21
Barcelona's captain Carles Puyol gives a press conference in Barcelona on May 31, 2013
Carlos Puyol named in Barcelona squad
Carlos Puyol is named in the Barcelona squad for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Atletico Madrid.
Apr 8, 14:10
Carlos Puyol of Barcelona in action during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona at Amsterdam Arena on November 26, 2013
Report: Carlos Puyol trains with Barcelona
A report claims that Barcelona defender Carlos Puyol trained with the Catalan outfit on Wednesday.
Apr 2, 18:10
Atletico Madrid's Portuguese midfielder Tiago Mendes (L) vies with Barcelona's midfielder Andres Iniesta (C) during the Spanish league football match on January 11, 2014
Preview: Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou.
Mar 30, 19:26
Barcelona's captain Carles Puyol gives a press conference in Barcelona on May 31, 2013
Report: Carlos Puyol to miss final La Liga Clasico
Carlos Puyol is expected to miss Barcelona's La Liga clash with Real Madrid at the weekend.
Mar 19, 13:04
Carles Puyol in action for Barcelona on March 18, 2000.
Fernando Hierro praises Carlos Puyol
Former Spain and Real Madrid centre-back Fernando Hierro pays tribute to Barcelona defender Carlos Puyol, who will leave the Camp Nou in the summer.
Mar 12, 16:20
Barcelona's Argentinian coach Gerardo 'Tata' Martino reacts during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs FC Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium in Valencia on January 19, 2014
Hristo Stoichkov: 'Barcelona need two or three signings'
Former Barcelona forward Hristo Stoichkov claims that the Catalan outfit need to sign "two or three players" in the summer.
Mar 12, 15:54
Barcelona head coach Gerardo Martino on the touchline during the Champions League group match against Celtic on October 1, 2013
Team News: Two changes for Barcelona for Real Valladolid clash
Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino makes two changes to his side to take on Real Valladolid in their La Liga clash at Jose Zorrilla this afternoon.
Mar 8, 14:51
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta in action against Sevilla during their La Liga match on September 14, 2013
Andres Iniesta out for "personal reasons"
Barcelona will be without Andres Iniesta for their clash with Real Valladolid on Saturday.
Mar 8, 12:13
Carles Puyol in action for Barcelona on March 18, 2000.
Marc Bartra: 'Carlos Puyol departure sad for everyone at Barcelona'
Young Barcelona centre-back Marc Bartra admits that it is sad news for all of this teammates following veteran defender Carlos Puyol's decision to leave the Camp Nou.
Mar 6, 21:34
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs UD Almeria at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 2, 2014
Lionel Messi praises Carlos Puyol
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi lavishes praise on teammate Carlos Puyol.
Mar 5, 18:13



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