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Carles PUYOL
Retired
 
Full name Carles Puyol i Saforcada
Date of Birth April 13, 1978
Birthplace La Pobla de Segur, Spain
Height 178 cm
Position Centre back (or right full back / left full back)
Foot Right
Nationality Spanish
Club Retired (July 1, 2014)
Nation Spain
Int. debut Age 22 (November 15, 2000 - vs. Netherlands)
World Cups 14 matches (2010: 7 / 2006: 3 / 2002: 4)
CAREER STATISTICS
Sesaon Club
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Lvl
App
Gls
Int
2013-14 Barcelona
-
1
5
1
-
2012-13 Barcelona
-
1
13
1
1
2011-12 Barcelona
-
1
26
3
5
2010-11 Barcelona
-
1
17
1
7
2009-10 Barcelona
-
1
32
1
11
2008-09 Barcelona
-
1
28
1
10
2007-08 Barcelona
-
1
30
0
10
2006-07 Barcelona
-
1
35
2
6
2005-06 Barcelona
-
1
35
1
12
2004-05 Barcelona
-
1
36
0
10
2003-04 Barcelona
-
1
27
0
10
2002-03 Barcelona
-
1
32
0
6
2001-02 Barcelona
-
1
35
2
9
2000-01 Barcelona
-
1
17
0
3
1999-00 Barcelona
-
1
24
0
-
1998-99 Barcelona
-
1
0
0
-
1997-98 Barcelona
-
1
0
0
-
1996-97 Barcelona
-
1
0
0
-
Lvl = League Level // App = Appearances in domestic League //
Gls = Goals in domestic League // Int = Internationals
 
CAREER TRANSFERS
None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TFR PLAYERS
Teams represented (central column) +
TFR Players Rankings (right column)
2013-14 Barcelona
-
2012-13 Barcelona
-
2011-12 Barcelona
71
2010-11 Barcelona
103
2009-10 Barcelona
11
2008-09 Barcelona
38
2007-08 Barcelona
34

OTHER TFR RANKINGS
2013-14 None
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2012-13 None
-
2011-12 None
-
2010-11 None
-
2009-10 None
-
2008-09 None
-
2007-08 None
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DID YOU KNOW ?

Puyol started playing football for his hometown club, La Pobla de Segur, as a goalkeeper. However, after injury problems with his shoulder, he switched to striker. In 1995, he moved to join FC Barcelona's youth team, switching positions again, to play as a defensive midfielder. In 1997, Puyol stepped up to play for the club's B-team, occupying the position of right back.

Puyol's long shaggy hair has been a distinctive feature throughout his career. After his first training session with the senior players at Barcelona manager Louis van Gaal suggested he get it cut: "What's your problem, can't you afford the money for a haircut?", Van Gaal asked him in his office.

Puyol is known for his work ethic. He often continues training alone after the end of a team practice session or on days off. He once said: "I don't have Romário's technique, Overmars' pace or Kluivert's strength. But I work harder than the others".