Most Legendary Club Captains

#10 Carles Puyol


The awkward-moving, wild-haired Carles Puyol often looks out of place next to his well-groomed and aesthetically impeccable colleagues in Barcelona. For the Blaugrana faithful, however, the shaggy central defender has played just as big a role in the club's success as Xavi, Lionel Messi or any other of the Catalan club's superstars. The one-club man continues to battle for a place in the Barca first team, despite 17 years of hard knocks, which have taken their toll physically. Some would argue that having the caliber of players in front of him that Puyol does makes his job as captain a simple one; but after six Liga titles and three Champions Leagues, his influence cannot be disputed.

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