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Carles Puyol

Born: April 13, 1978 (age 43)

Height: 5' 10" (178cm)

Hometown: Lleida, Catalonia
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Defender
Carles Puyol
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Career History
Senior1999-2014Barcelona
Sports Mole has 193 articles about Carles Puyol. Articles 1 to 40:
Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal pictured in January 2020
On This Day: Eric Abidal supported after liver transplant news
Team-mates, opposition players and fellow athletes wished Eric Abidal the best.
Mar 15, 08:32
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets pictured in July 2020
Sergio Busquets 'among players not wanted by Ronald Koeman at Barcelona'
Barcelona stalwart Sergio Busquets is reportedly among a host of high-profile players who could see his future at the club come under threat if Ronald Koeman takes over.
Aug 18, 14:04
England captain Bobby Moore on shoulders of teammates holding aloft the Jules Rimet trophy in 1966
Football's greatest ever captains including Moore, Beckenbauer and Keane
West Ham won their only major European trophy in their history after a 2-0 victory over 1860 Munich in the European Cup Winners' Cup final.
May 19, 07:41
Juventus' Miralem Pjanic celebrates scoring their second goal against Brescia on September 24, 2019
Shirt numbers available to Miralem Pjanic at Barcelona
Sports Mole looks at the shirt numbers available for Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic at Barcelona.
May 3, 11:42
General view of Camp Nou, home to Barcelona, taken in May 2018
Andres Iniesta: 'Barcelona golden generation won't be repeated'
Club legend Andres Iniesta claims that Barcelona will struggle to produce another set of players similar to that of their 'golden generation'.
Apr 17, 17:52
Carles Puyol pictured in December 2017
Can you name Barcelona's top 10 all-time leading appearance-makers?
To mark Carles Puyol's 42nd birthday, Sports Mole challenges you to name Barcelona's top 10 appearance-makers of all time.
Apr 13, 11:30
Fernando Torres for Liverpool
Fernando Torres picks Liverpool trio in all-time XI
Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Spain striker Fernando Torres picks his ultimate XI of players he has played with, selecting three of his ex-Anfield teammates.
Mar 25, 18:52
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their fifth goal against Watford on May 18, 2019
News Extra: Xavi 'wants Sterling at Barca', Joe Gomez's frustration, Meunier's Neymar dig
The latest news snippets from across the footballing world, including Xavi's alleged desire to buy Raheem Sterling for Barcelona, Joe Gomez's frustration over game time and Thomas Meunier's apparent dig at Neymar.
Sep 27, 12:19
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi watches on ahead of their match against Liverpool on May 1, 2019
Josep Maria Bartomeu 'calm' over Lionel Messi's Barcelona future
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says that he is calm over Lionel Messi's future at the club amid the recent speculation.
Sep 7, 09:52
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in action during the La Liga clash with Real Madrid on May 6, 2018
Lionel Messi named new Barcelona captain
Five-time Ballon d'Or winner and all-time club-record goalscorer Lionel Messi is named as the new Barcelona captain following Andres Iniesta's departure.
Aug 10, 13:13
Carles Puyol playing for Barcelona
Carles Puyol 'furious over Real Madrid Champions League win'
Former Barcelona centre-back Carles Puyol admits that he is "furious" over Real Madrid's Champions League victory on Saturday night.
May 28, 18:51
Andres Iniesta in action for Barcelona in December 2016
Andres Iniesta's greatest Barcelona XI
To mark Andres Iniesta's final game for Barcelona, Sports Mole selects the greatest XI from his illustrious career with the club.
May 22, 08:48
Carles Puyol playing for Barcelona
Top 10 Barcelona players of all time - #8
Sports Mole's countdown of Barcelona's top 10 players of all time continues with number eight - Carles Puyol.
May 21, 14:29
Gerard Pique in action for Barcelona on October 19, 2016
Barcelona legend Carles Puyol: 'Gerard Pique is best centre-back in the world'
Barcelona legend Carles Puyol says that he considers Gerard Pique to be the best centre-back in world football.
Apr 6, 12:57
Neymar in action for Brazil at the 2016 Olympic Games
Barcelona legend Carles Puyol: 'Neymar could join Real Madrid'
Carles Puyol admits that "it is not that far-fetched" to hear of Real Madrid's rumoured interest in Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, despite his Barcelona past.
Mar 24, 20:42
Eden Hazard and Samuel Umtiti in action during the Champions League group game between Chelsea and Barcelona on February 20, 2018
Carles Puyol wary of Chelsea's counter-attacking threat
Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol warns his side to be wary of Chelsea's counter-attack during the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at Camp Nou.
Mar 14, 13:58
Eden Hazard in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Chelsea on March 4, 2018
Carles Puyol: 'Eden Hazard not yet on Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo level'
Former Barcelona and Spain captain Carles Puyol believes that Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is yet to reach the levels attained by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mar 13, 22:53
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
Generic image of a locker room
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Barcelona to hold early presidential election
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu calls an early presidential election for the end of the season amid increasing tension at the club.
Jan 7, 16:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Andoni Zubizarreta leaves Barcelona
Barcelona terminate the contract of director of football Andoni Zubizarreta with immediate effect.
Jan 5, 15:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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

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