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Carles PUYOL
Career End
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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 Career End (since July 1, 2014)
Nation Spain
Int. debut Age 22 (November 15, 2000 - vs. Netherlands)
World Cups 14 matches (2010: 7 / 2006: 3 / 2002: 4)
Honours

Country
1
FIFA World Cup (2010)
1 UEFA European Championship (2008)
Club
2
FIFA World Cup (2009, 2011)
3 UEFA Champions League (2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11)
2 UEFA Super Cup (2009, 2011)
6 Spanish Championships (2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13)
2 Spanish Cups (2008-09, 2011-12)
6 Spanish Super Cups (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
Individual
1
Spanish League Breakthrough Player of the Year (2000-01)

CAREER TRANSFERS
Date From - To Fee €m
07.1996
Barcelona (Y)
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Barcelona
Free
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

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

CAREER STATISTICS
League Appearances & Goals
2013-14 Barcelona
5
1
2012-13 Barcelona
13
1
2011-12 Barcelona
26
3
2010-11 Barcelona
17
1
2009-10 Barcelona
32
1
2008-09 Barcelona
28
1
2007-08 Barcelona
30
0
2006-07 Barcelona
35
2
2005-06 Barcelona
35
1
2004-05 Barcelona
36
0
2003-04 Barcelona
27
0
2002-03 Barcelona
32
0
2001-02 Barcelona
35
2
2000-01 Barcelona
17
0
1999-00 Barcelona
24
0
- Barcelona B
8
0
1998-99 Barcelona B
38
2
1997-98 Barcelona B
36
1
1996-97 Barcelona B
1
1



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".