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Carles Puyol

Clubs: FC Barcelona

• A proud Catalan, Puyol experienced both promotion and relegation with the Barcelona B side before graduating to the first team in 1999 − won no trophies in his first six seasons with Barça until he captained the club to the 2004/05 Spanish title, retaining it 12 months later.

• Lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy in 2006 after victory in the Paris final against Arsenal FC − played in 12 of 13 matches.

• Was a regular for Spain at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, UEFA EURO 2004 and the 2006 World Cup, where he won his 50th cap in the 3-1 defeat by France in the second round; started five matches for Spain at UEFA EURO 2008, where he was selected in UEFA's Team of the Tournament.

• Followed success with the national team by skippering Barça to a fabulous treble of Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League in 2008/09; added the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup to the haul the following season.

• Played all but six minutes of Spain's 2010 World Cup-winning campaign, heading a semi-final winner versus Germany, and earned his 90th cap in the final against the Netherlands  − selected in the tournament's All-Star Team.

• Named in the Team of the Year for a record sixth time for his efforts in 2010 and ended the 2010/11 season with a substitute appearance in the UEFA Champions League final against Manchester United FC.

UEFA honours 
UEFA European Championship: winner 2008 
UEFA EURO 2008: Team of the Tournament 
UEFA Champions League: winner 2006, 2009, 2011
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2009 
UEFA Club Defender of the Year: 2006 users' Team of the Year: 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010

Last updated: 04/03/14 17.08CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 06/08/2014 00:45 CET
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSpainSpain3-1UruguayUruguay4600

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Carles Puyol
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 13/04/1978 (36)
  • Country: Spain

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 80kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    27/10/99: Barcelona 5-0 AIK
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    27/05/00: Spain 1-1 Czech Republic

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Spain U-2130

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 06/08/2014 00:44 CET