Carles Puyol

Spain 2017 Captain

Carles Puyol, Spain

Carles Puyol was a one club man, leader and a player full of fight and heart. He was the backbone on which all his team’s successes at club and international level were built, using his intelligence and commitment to come out on top. He has won everything there is to win in the game with Barcelona and Spain, and was nicknamed “the wall” by the Catalan fans. He retired from professional football in 2014, 15 years after making his first-team debut for the La Liga giants.

Full name: Carles Puyol Saforcada
Born: 13/04/1978, La Pobla de Segur, Spain
Clubs: Barcelona (1996-2014)
International: 100 apps, 3 goals (2000-2013)
Position: Defender

Honours:

  • La Liga (6): 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13
  • Copa del Rey (2): 2008–09, 2011–12
  • Supercopa de España (6): 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • UEFA Champions League (3): 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11
  • UEFA Super Cup (2): 2009, 2011
  • FIFA Club World Cup (2): 2009, 2011
  • FIFA World Cup (1): 2010
  • UEFA European Championship (1): 2008