With more than 103 million followers on Facebook as well as 75 million fans on Instagram, FC Barcelona is one of the most favourite football club’s in the world. They are undoubtedly one of the most successful clubs in Europe and Spain too. The Blaugranas have got 26 La Liga titles as well as 5 UEFA Champions League titles in their bag. Besides, The Catalans have got 30 Copa Del Rey titles along with 4 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Moreover, they have bagged 4 UEFA Super Cup, 13 Spanish Super Cup and 3 FIFA Club WC titles in the cabinet. So many stars have played for this highly famous club and entertained the fans. In this article, we will inform you about the 10 top rated Barcelona players of all time.
# 10 Top Rated Barcelona Players:
10) Carles Puyol:
The Beast guided Barcelona through the most prosperous time in the club’s history. He has featured in 593 matches for the Blue and Clarets. The World Cup winner with Spain led Barcelona to 3 champions league titles along with numerous league titles. He also scored on 18 occasions for them.
The forward represented Barcelona for 14 years. During this long period, he appeared in 351 matches for the Blaugranas. He placed himself among the top goal scorers in the club’s history with 232 goals beside his name.
8) Pep Guardiola:
Guardiola was not only a sensational player for this Camp Nou based club but also the best manager in the club’s history. In his 366 outings for this team, he netted the ball on 12 occasions. He was also the part of the Barca’s first-ever Champions League-winning side.
After the departure of his Brazilian teammate Ronaldo, Barcelona recruited Rivaldo to fill the vacant shoes left by the Phenomenon. Joining the Catalans, Rivaldo showed his magic. The former Brazil international gained huge popularity in just one season. He scored 130 goals in his 199 appearances in his 6 years long career at Barca.
6) Johann Cruyff:
The name which is inextricably engaged with this club’s name. One of the finest ever players to play for this club. The Dutch legend introduced the famous Tiki-Taka style of play. He netted 61 goals for the Blaugranas and was the manager of the “Dream Team”.
When you get a standing ovation from the Real Madrid fans, despite being a Barca player, you are very very special for sure. The smiling magician scored 94 goals in his 207 appearances for Barcelona. He played the most vital role in Barca’s 2006 Champions League glory and also won the 2005 Ballon d’Or for his superb performances.
4) Andres Iniesta:
When you look at the stats, you will see, this guy scored no more than 55 goals for this team. But you simply can’t feel the role he played for this club without watching those sublime performances. He appeared in 600 matches and placed himself not only as one of the best midfielders in club’s history but also in the football history.
3) Laszlo Kubala:
The legend from the 50’s decade. More especially, the man with the Bronze Statue outside of Camp Nou. He featured in 256 matches for the Spanish giants. He put his name on the scoreboard on 194 occasions.
The Best ever midfielder to play in Barca shirts. Arguably the best midfielder of his generation. He represented the Catalans for 17 seasons, played 59 thousand minutes, scored 85 goals and won 25 trophies. Moreover, he is the man with the most appearances for the Blaugranas.
1) Lionel Messi:
Unquestionably, the best of all. He is not only the best ever player to wear the Barca shirt, but also arguably the best ever player to play this beautiful game. More than 600 goals for this club and still counting! Numerous titles and uncountable magical performances. The only Barcelona player to win more than 2 Ballon d’Or for the club and the number reads 5! Do not forget, he has been labelled as the best ever La Liga player. Doesn’t matter how many adjectives you use to describe him, it will still fall short to describe his contributions and achievements.