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Name Carles Puyol
Gender Male
Ethnic Catalan
Job Catalan Footballer
  Barcelona Captain
Desc Puyol was the solid foundation upon which arguably the greatest club side of the modern era was built. Oh, and he also won the World Cup with his country - scoring the winner in the semi finals of the tournament

Affiliation

Org Spain National Team
Club as Player Barcelona FC

2007 03 09 Retrieve

[Carles Puyol on Samuel Eto’o] People think that there is a time bomb in the dressing room, but that isn’t true. Frank Rijkaard has got the team under control. Samuel Eto’o has a good relationship with the rest of the group and the atmosphere is good

2009 08 09 Retrieve

[Carles Puyol have been stunned by the news of Espanyol captain Daniel Jarque’s sudden death at the weekend] It is a sad day for us and football. We send our support to his family and colleagues. I have spoken to some, like Ivan [De la Pena], and they are very upset. We will support his family and colleagues. It has been a very tough shock

2015 08 01 Retrieve

[Carles Puyol tells of his fears before presenting the FIFA World Cup Trophy] I was suffering with a knee injury and we had to go down the stairs. I was afraid that my knee would fail, I would go down and the whole world would watch it on TV! Luckily everything went fine and it ended up being a great memory

2017 02 25 Retrieve

[Carles Puyol tells that his former team can overcome their 4-0 first leg defeat by Paris Saint-Germain in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League] This is a time for the team to be united. By sticking together, they can get through this situation. We know that the result in Paris hurt, but if there is any team that can turn something like this around, then that team is Barca. It is a difficult result, but not impossible. This team has done a lot in recent years and they deserve every confidence in the world. I am with them to the death, not just because they are friends of mine but because at Barca we are all in the same boat. We cannot afford to have doubts. We have to fight to the end

2019 03 30 Retrieve

[Carles Puyol on Gerard Pique] Gerard Pique, without a doubt. Yes, he’s the best central defender in the world. We’re different. He is key to Barcelona in everything he contributes, in his leadership. He’s a phenomenon and a great friend

2019 08 03 Retrieve

[Carles Puyol tells that rivals Real Madrid tried to sign him on two occasions during his career] Real Madrid appointed Jose Antonio Camacho as their new coach and he wanted me and Ronaldinho [in their second approach]. They tried to sign me on those two occasions, but I was at the best club in the world and wanted to win titles there. So I stayed