Carles Puyol

Born: April 13, 1978 (age 39)

Height: 5'10" (178cm)

Hometown: Lleida, Catalonia
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Defender
Carles Puyol
Career History
Senior1999-2014Barcelona
Sports Mole has 176 articles about Carles Puyol. Articles 1 to 40:
Sergio Busquets in action during the Euro 2016 Group D game between Spain and Czech Republic on June 11, 2016
Sergio Busquets 'proud' to reach 100 Spain caps
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets reveals his delight after making his 100th appearance for Spain in their final 2018 World Cup qualifier on Monday night.
Oct 10, 16:48
Sandro Ramirez and Sergio Busquets during the La Liga match between Malaga and Barcelona on November 19, 2016
Sandro Ramirez looking to learn from Wayne Rooney at Everton
Everton youngster Sandro Ramirez admits that he is hoping to learn from Wayne Rooney in the same way that he did from the likes of Xavi and Andres Iniesta at Barcelona.
Jul 30, 12:25
Marc Bartra for Barcelona on October 21, 2014
Marc Bartra hints at Barcelona move
Barcelona centre-back Marc Bartra hints that he will leave Camp Nou this summer after a drop in his release clause.
May 29, 14:59
Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Xavi scores a penalty during the UEFA Champions League group H football match against Ajax on November 26, 2013
Xavi laughs off La Masia crisis talk
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi remains confident that the Catalan outfit's La Masia youth academy will continue to produce players of the highest order.
Sep 14, 13:04
Frank Lampard of Chelsea celebrates with Didier Drogba as he scores their fourth goal from a free kick during the FA Cup with Budweiser Semi Final match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on April 15, 2012
Didier Drogba: 'Frank Lampard best I've ever played with'
Didier Drogba says that Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Carles Puyol have been his toughest opponents to date, while Frank Lampard is the best he has played alongside.
Jul 6, 16:14
Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates with team-mate Cesc Fabregas after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between UD Almeria and FC Barcelona on September 28, 2013
Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas celebrates 28th birthday with Lionel Messi
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas celebrates his 28th birthday with former Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi, Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique.
May 7, 16:15
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: Carles Puyol back in training ahead of Qatar or US move
Former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol is rumoured to be back in training ahead of a proposed move to Qatar or the United States.
Apr 4, 15:59
Manuel Pellegrini manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City at Loftus Road on November 8, 2014
Barcelona linked with Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini
Report suggests that Barcelona could be plotting a future swoop for Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.
Jan 9, 01:15
Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona looks on during the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and Club Leon at Camp Nou on August 18, 2014
Premier League giants monitor Barcelona's Luis Suarez ahead of potential move?
Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea reportedly monitor Luis Suarez's situation at Barcelona due to the uncertainty over his future.
Jan 8, 09:30
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match between Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona in Amsterdam, November 5, 2014
Josep Maria Bartomeu: 'Barcelona don't want to sell Lionel Messi'
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists that they do not want to sell "best player in the world" Lionel Messi amid reports that he is unsettled at the club.
Jan 7, 16:59
Former Barcelona goalkeeper Andoni Zubizaretta in action for Spain at the World Cup on June 18, 1986.
Andoni Zubizarreta leaves Barcelona
Barcelona terminate the contract of director of football Andoni Zubizarreta with immediate effect.
Jan 5, 15:29
Jan Vertonghen of Belgium celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between South Korea and Belgium at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 26, 2014
Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen flattered by Barcelona interest
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen admits that he is flattered to be linked with a move to Barcelona.
Jul 28, 10:12
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 talks up Barcelona captaincy "dream"
Barcelona star Andres Iniesta talks up his "dream" of being asked to captain the side.
Jul 23, 20:59
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi to join Frank Lampard at New York City?
Frank Lampard could be joined by Barcelona ace Xavi at New York City, according to reports.
Jul 22, 06:49
Jan Vertonghen of Belgium celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between South Korea and Belgium at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 26, 2014
Barcelona eye Jan Vertonghen as Carles Puyol replacement
Barcelona are eyeing Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen as a replacement for Carles Puyol, with a £17.5m bid reportedly being readied.
Jul 20, 06:18
Jeremy Mathieu (L) of Valencia competes for the ball with Diego Costa of Atletico de Madrid during the Copa del Rey round of 16 first leg match on January 7, 2014
Barcelona confirm bid for Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta confirms that the club has made an offer for Valencia's Jeremy Mathieu.
Jul 16, 23:38
Barcelona's captain Carles Puyol gives a press conference in Barcelona on May 31, 2013
Former Spain captain Carles Puyol predicts "great" World Cup final
Former Spain captain Carles Puyol is confident that the World Cup final will be a "great game".
Jul 13, 13:27
Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen in action during a friendly match against Swindon on July 16, 2013
Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen wanted by Barcelona?
Barcelona are reportedly considering a summer move for Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen, whose agent has refused to deny the rumours.
Jul 10, 11:37
Germany's defender Mats Hummels celebrates his goal during a quarter-final football match between France and Germany at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014
Barcelona to rival Manchester United for Mats Hummels?
Barcelona are reportedly preparing to snatch Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels from under the noses of Manchester United by offering him a bumper salary.
Jul 8, 01:18
Uruguay forward Luis Suarez puts his hand to his mouth after clashing with Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D football match on June 24, 2014
Carlos Puyol warns Luis Suarez over Barcelona behavior
Barcelona legend Carles Puyol says that Luis Suarez would be a welcome addition at Camp Nou - but only if he cleans up his behavior.
Jul 3, 19:23
Germany's striker Miroslav Klose celebrates after scoring the team's fourth goal against Argentina during the 2010 World Cup quarterfinal football match on July 3, 2010
On this day: Germany thrash Argentina at World Cup
On this day in 2010, Germany thrashed Argentina 4-0 to progress through to the semi-finals of the World Cup in South Africa.
Jul 3, 09:59
Fernando Torres (R) of Spain lifts the trophy with team mates after the UEFA EURO 2008 Final match between Germany and Spain at Ernst Happel Stadion on June 29, 2008
On This Day: Fernando Torres fires Spain to Euro 2008 victory
Sports Mole looks back at Spain's 1-0 win over Germany in the Euro 2008 final.
Jun 29, 09:56
Dejan Lovren of Southampton celebrates after scoring a late goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton at Old Trafford on October 19, 2013
Report: Barcelona join race to sign Dejan Lovren
Barcelona reportedly enter the race to sign Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren.
Jun 14, 02:38
Barcelona's captain Carles Puyol gives a press conference in Barcelona on May 31, 2013
Barcelona appoint Carles Puyol as sporting director assistant
Barcelona announce that Carles Puyol has been appointed assistant sporting director following his retirement.
May 30, 15:52
Former Champions League winners Fernando Morientes and Luis Garcia at the Heineken Ibiza Final on May 24, 2014
Diary: Sports Mole at the Heineken Ibiza Final with Luis Garcia and Fernando Morientes
Find out how Sports Mole watched the Champions League final with Luis Garcia and Fernando Morientes at the Heineken Ibiza Final.
May 29, 13:44
Barcelona's captain Carles Puyol gives a press conference in Barcelona on May 31, 2013
Carles Puyol: 'I've lived a dream throughout my career'
Carles Puyol claims that he "lived the dream" throughout his Barcelona career.
May 16, 03:20
Daniel Agger of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on August 17, 2013
Barcelona to reignite pursuit of Liverpool's Daniel Agger?
Barcelona will reportedly return to Liverpool with an offer for defender Daniel Agger this summer.
May 2, 11:35
Barcelona's coach Tito Vilanova smiles as he leaves a press conference at Luz Stadium in Lisbon on October 1, 2012
Carles Puyol pays tribute to Tito Vilanova
Barcelona captain Carles Puyol pays tribute to the club's former manager Tito Vilanova, who passed away on Friday after battling cancer aged 45.
Apr 26, 16:17
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
Carles Puyol: 'Barcelona players would die for Gerardo Martino'
Barcelona defender Carles Puyol jumps to the defence of under-fire manager Gerardo Martino by claiming that he and his teammates would die for the 51-year-old.
Apr 15, 01:03
Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona
Sports Mole looks ahead to the all-Spanish Champions League quarter-final between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
Apr 8, 15:39
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
Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique out for Barcelona
Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique will both miss Barcelona's league clash with Osasuna on Sunday.
Mar 16, 13:44
Mehdi Benatia of AS Roma in action during the Serie A match between Atalanta BC and AS Roma at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on December 1, 2013
Report: Barcelona want Mehdi Benatia
A report claims that Barcelona want to sign Roma defender Mehdi Benatia in the summer.
Mar 16, 13:05
Carles Puyol in action for Barcelona on March 18, 2000.
Edgar Davids: 'Carles Puyol a big loss for Barcelona'
Former Dutch international Edgar Davids says that Carles Puyol's exit from Barcelona is "a great loss" for the Spanish champions.
Mar 10, 13:43
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
Barcelona to make "big investments" in summer
Barcelona vice-president Javier Faus says that the Catalan outfit will be active in the transfer market this summer.
Mar 10, 12:25
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: Barcelona squad 'needs more than tweaking'
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta admits that the impending departures of Carles Puyol and Victor Valdes will force them to spend more money in the summer.
Mar 9, 09:36
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi: 'I want to remain at Barcelona forever'
Barcelona midfielder Xavi has no plans to follow teammate Carles Puyol out of the Camp Nou next season.
Mar 8, 12:29
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: 'Carles Puyol is irreplaceable'
Gerardo Martino admits that Barcelona will have a tough time replacing centre-back Carles Puyol.
Mar 7, 13:12
River Plate's defender Eder Alvarez Balanta vies for the ball with Tigre's midfielder Joaquin Arzura during their Argentine First Division football match, at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 8, 2013
Eder Alvarez Balanta hopeful of joining Barcelona
River Plate defender Eder Alvarez Balanta admits that he is eager to join Barcelona in the future.
Mar 7, 02:42
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
Result: Barcelona see off Almeria to move to within one point of La Liga summit
Barcelona close the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid to just one point courtesy of a 4-1 home win over relegation battlers Almeria.
Mar 2, 21:56
Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona scores the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between FC Barcelona and Celtic FC at Camp Nou on December 11, 2013
Gerard Pique misses out for Barcelona
Gerard Pique is ruled out of Barcelona's league clash against Almeria on Sunday evening with a calf injury.
Mar 1, 17:43



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