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Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

There are few clubs that are as proud and popular as Barcelona, and in this article, we are going to take a look at the best Barcelona defenders of all time!
Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Throughout the last century, history has repeatedly proven that football is the most popular and widespread sport in the world and presence of big and strong teams has doubled the appeal and popularity of football.

Each of these great clubs has hosted the great stars of the football world. In this case, Barcelona is one of the most famous, strongest and most popular clubs in the world.

In the following, after a brief review of the history and honors of Barcelona, ​​we take a look at the all-time best defenders at Barcelona.

Best Barcelona Defenders of all time!

Before we introduce the best ever Barcelona defenders, we will first briefly review the history of this famous and popular club.

Brief History and Honors of Barcelona

Although this club is very famous and almost everyone knows about it, it is really hard to summarize the history of an old and glorious club like Barcelona. However, before addressing the list of best Barcelona defenders of all time, let us first briefly review the history of this club and its honors.

Brief History of Barcelona Football Club

Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Barcelona Football Club is located in the city of Barcelona in the region of Catalonia in Spain. The club is one of three teams that have never been relegated to the Spanish league. The historical reputation of the club's team is due to its skillful and attractive attacking style of play.

This club was founded in 1899 and now, Barcais the second richest club in the world. Barcelona is the proudest team in Spain after Real Madrid. It is the only team to have played in all European Club Cup seasons from 1955 to 2011.

In 2009, Barcelona became the first club to win the La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League trio. Barça is also the only team to have won six trophies. Barcelona can be considered one of the most successful teams in Europe.

 Barcelona Honors 

Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Barcelona is one of the biggest clubs in the world that has many honors and achievements. Here is a brief summary of these honors:

National titles (74)

  • La Liga
    • Winners (26) in 1929, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1959, 1960, 1974, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019
    • Runners up (26) in 1930, 1946, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2020
  • Copa del Rey
    • Winners (30) in 1910, 1912, 1913, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1942, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1959, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1990, 1997, 1998, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
    • Runners up (11) in 1919, 1932, 1936, 1954, 1974, 1984, 1986, 1996, 2011, 2014 and 2019
  • Copa de la Liga
    • Winners in 1983 and 1986
  • Supercopa de España
    • Winners (13) in 1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2018
    • Runners up (10) in 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2012, 2015 and  2017
  • Copa Eva Duarte
    • Winners in 1948, 1952 and 1953
    • Runners up in 1949 and 1951

European titles (17)

  • European Cup / UEFA Champions League
    • Winners in 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015
    • Runners up in 1961, 1986 and 1994
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    • Winners in 1979, 1982, 1989 and 1997
    • Runners up in 1969 and 1991
  • Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
    • Winners in 1958, 1960 and 1966
    • Runners up in 1962
  • Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Trophy Play-Off: (Winner's Champions Fairs Cup) 1971

UEFA Super Cup

  • Winners in 1992, 1997, 2009, 2011 and 2015
  • Runners up in 1979, 1982, 1989 and 2006

Worldwide titles

  • FIFA Club World Cup
    • Winners in 2009, 2011 and 2015
    • Runners up in 2006
  • Intercontinental Cup
    •  Runners up in 1992

Doubles

  • La Liga and Copa del Rey doubles (8) in 1952, 1953, 1959, 1998, 2009, 2015, 2016 and 2018
  • La Liga and European Cup doubles (5) in 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015
  • Copa del Rey and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1997

Treble

  • La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League in 2009 and 2015

 Best Barcelona Defenders of all time!

After a brief overview of the history and honors of Barcelona, it is time to introduce the all-time best Barcelona defenders!

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#1 of the best Barcelona defenders of all time: Gerard Pique

Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Gerard Piqué Bernabeu
  • Date of birth: 2 February 1987 (age 33)
  • Place of birth: Barcelona, Spain
  • Height: 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre-back

Club information

  • Current team: Barcelona
  • Number: 3

Youth career

  • 1997–2004: Barcelona
  • 2004: Manchester United

Senior career

  • 2004–2008: Team: Manchester United, Appearances: 12, Goals: 0
  • 2006–2007: Team: → Real Zaragoza (loan), Appearances: 22, Goals: 2
  • 2008–: Team: Barcelona, Appearances: 346, Goals: 28

National team

  • 2002–2003: Team: Spain U16, Appearances: 7, Goals: 2
  • 2004: Team: Spain U17, Appearances: 8, Goals: 3
  • 2006: Team: Spain U19, Appearances: 8, Goals: 3
  • 2007: Team: Spain U20, Appearances: 5, Goals: 1
  • 2006–2008: Team: Spain U21, Appearances: 12, Goals: 1
  • 2009–2018: Team: Spain, Appearances: 102, Goals: 5

The top player in the list of the best defenders in Barcelona history in our opinion is Gerard Pique. Piqué started playing for the Barcelona youth team when he was 10 years old, but joined the Manchester United football team in 2004.

Piqué joined Barcelona in 2008 on a 5 5million deal. He currently plays for Barcelona and has a contract with the club until 2022.

His honor list is as follows:

Manchester United

  • Premier League in 2007–08
  • FA Community Shield in 2007
  • UEFA Champions League in 2007–08

Barcelona

  • La Liga in 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18 and 2018–19
  • Copa del Rey in 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–18
  • Supercopa de España in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2018
  • UEFA Champions League in 2008–09, 2010–11 and 2014–15
  • UEFA Super Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2015

Spain

  • FIFA World Cup in 2010
  • UEFA European Championship in 2012
  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2006

Individual

  • La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2008–09
  • La Liga Best Defender in 2009–10
  • La Liga Team of the Season in 2014–15 and 2015–16
  • UEFA Champions League Team of the Season in 2014–15
  • UEFA La Liga Team of the Season in 2016–17
  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament in 2012
  • UEFA Team of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 2nd team in 2013, 2015 and 2017
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 3rd team in 2014, 2018
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 nominee in 2019 (9th defender)
  • ESM Team of the Year in 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15 and 2015–16
  • Footballer of the Year in Catalonia in 2019

#2 of the best Barcelona defenders of all time: Carles Puyol

Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Carles Puyol Saforcada Carles Puyol Saforcada
  • Date of birth: 13 April 1978 (age 42)
  • Place of birth: La Pobla de Segur, Spain
  • Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Playing position(s): Defender

Youth career

  • 1992–1995: Pobla de Segur
  • 1995–1996: Barcelona

Senior career

  • 1996–1997: Team: Barcelona C                  
  • 1997–1999: Team: Barcelona B, Appearances: 89, Goals: 6
  • 1999–2014: Team: Barcelona, Appearances: 392, Goals: 12

National team

  • 1995: Team: Spain U18, Appearances: 3, Goals: 0
  • 2000: Team: Spain U21, Appearances: 4, Goals: 0
  • 2000: Team: Spain U23, Appearances: 5, Goals: 0
  • 2000–2013: Team: Spain, Appearances: 100, Goals: 3
  • 2001–2013: Team: Catalonia, Appearances: 6, Goals: 0

Next player on the list of best Barcelona defenders ever in our opinion is Carles Puyol Saforcada, a Spanish footballer who played for Barcelona and the Spanish national team. After saying goodbye to the football game at the end of the 2013-14 season, he became Barcelona's assistant sporting director.

Although his main position is central defense, he could play well in defense. Puyol is one of the most fanatical Barcelona players in the history of this team.

Carles Puyol honor list is ad follows:

Barcelona

  • La Liga in 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11 and 2012–13
  • Copa del Rey in 2008–09; runner-up in 2010–11 and 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010
  • UEFA Champions League in 2005–06, 2008–09 and 2010–11
  • UEFA Super Cup in 2009
  • FIFA Club World Cup in 2009 and 2011; runner-up in 2006

Spain U23

  • Summer Olympic silver medal in 2000

Spain

  • FIFA World Cup in 2010
  • UEFA European Championship in 2008
  • FIFA Confederations Cup third place in 2009

Individual

  • La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2001
  • ESM Team of the Year in 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05 and 2005–06
  • UEFA Team of the Year in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • UEFA Club Best Defender in 2006
  • FIFA/FIFPro World XI in 2007, 2008 and 2010
  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament in 2008
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Team of the Tournament in 2009
  • FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2010
  • BBVA Fair Play award in 2011–12
  • UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year (published 2015)
  • World XI: Team of the 21st Century
  • UEFA Euro All-time XI (published 2016)
  • Golden Foot in 2016, as football legend
  • One Club Man Award in 2018

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#3 of the best Barcelona defenders of all time: Ronald Koeman

Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Ronald Koeman
  • Date of birth: 21 March 1963 (age 57)
  • Place of birth: Zaandam, Netherlands
  • Height: 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Playing position(s): Defender / Midfielder

Club information

  • Current team: Barcelona (manager)

Senior career

  • 1980–1983: Team: Groningen, Appearances: 90, Goals: 34
  • 1983–1986: Team: Ajax, Appearances: 94, Goals: 23
  • 1986–1989: Team: PSV, Appearances: 98, Goals: 51
  • 1989–1995: Team: Barcelona, Appearances: 192, Goals: 67
  • 1995–1997: Team: Feyenoord, Appearances: 61, Goals: 19

National team

  • 1982–1994: Team: Netherlands, Appearances: 78, Goals: 14

Teams managed

  • 1997–1998: Netherlands (assistant)
  • 1998–2000: Barcelona (assistant)
  • 2000–2001: Vitesse
  • 2001–2005: Ajax
  • 2005–2006: Benfica
  • 2006–2007: PSV
  • 2007–2008: Valencia
  • 2009: AZ
  • 2011–2014: Feyenoord
  • 2014–2016: Southampton
  • 2016–2017: Everton
  • 2018–2020: Netherlands
  • 2020–: Barcelona

Next player on the list of best defenders in Barcelona history in our opinion is Ronald Koeman, a Dutch professional football manager and former player who is the current head coach of La Liga Barcelona. Koeman played as a defender and midfielder, and although he was often in the defensive position, he was known for scoring goals, long-range shots and precision free kicks and penalties.

Among his honors as a player we can mention:

Ajax

  • Eredivisie in 1984–85
  • KNVB Cup in 1985–86

PSV

  • Eredivisie in 1986–87, 1987–88 and 1988–89
  • KNVB Cup in 1987–88 and 1988–89
  • European Cup in 1987–88

Barcelona

  • La Liga in 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93 and 1993–94
  • Copa del Rey in 1989–90
  • Supercopa de España in 1991, 1992 and 1994
  • European Cup in 1991–92
  • European Super Cup in 1992

Netherlands

  • UEFA European Championship in 1988

Individual

  • Dutch Footballer of the Year in 1987, 1988
  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament in 1988
  • UEFA Champions League top scorer in 1993–94
  • UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll: No. 26

And his honors as a manager are:

Ajax

  • Eredivisie in 2001–02 and 2003–04
  • KNVB Cup in 2001–02
  • Johan Cruyff Shield in 2002

Benfica

  • Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira in 2005

PSV

  • Eredivisie in 2006–07

Valencia

  • Copa del Rey in 2007–08

AZ

  • Johan Cruyff Shield in 2009

Netherlands

  • UEFA Nations League runner-up in 2019

Individual

  • Rinus Michels Award in 2011–12
  • Premier League Manager of the Month: September 2014, January 2015, January 2016

#4 of the best Barcelona defenders of all time: Dani Alves

Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Daniel Alves da Silva
  • Date of birth: 6 May 1983 (age 37)
  • Place of birth: Juazeiro, Brazil
  • Height: 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
  • Playing position(s): Right-back / Attacking midfielder

Club information

  • Current team: São Paulo
  • Number: 10

Youth career

  • 1996–1998: Juazeiro
  • 1998–2001: Bahia

Senior career

  • 2001–2002: Team: Bahia, Appearances: 25, Goals: 2
  • 2002–2008: Team: Sevilla, Appearances: 175, Goals: 11
  • 2008–2016: Team: Barcelona, Appearances: 247, Goals: 14
  • 2016–2017: Team: Juventus, Appearances: 19, Goals: 2
  • 2017–2019: Team: Paris Saint-Germain, Appearances: 48, Goals:  2
  • 2019–: Team: São Paulo, Appearances: 21, Goals: 3

National team

  • 2003: Team: Brazil U20, Appearances: 7, Goals: 0
  • 2006–: Team: Brazil, Appearances: 118, Goals: 8

Next player on the list of best Barcelona defenders ever in our opinion is Dani Alves, a Brazilian professional footballer who can play as a right-back and an attacking midfielder. He currently plays for Sao Paulo and is also the captain of the Brazilian national team.

Alves is the most talented player in the history of football with 43 championships. He is also the second decorated defender in European competitions with 9 European medals, sharing this position in the list of football history with Paolo Maldini.

Alves joined Barcelona in 2008 on a € 32.5 million deal and will remain with the club until 2016. His club honors are:

Bahia

  • Copa do Nordeste in 2002

Sevilla

  • Copa del Rey in 2007
  • Supercopa de España in 2007
  • UEFA Cup in 2006 and 2007
  • UEFA Super Cup in 2006

Barcelona

  • La Liga in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016
  • Copa del Rey in 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2016
  • Supercopa de España in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013
  • UEFA Champions League in 2009, 2011 and 2015
  • UEFA Super Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2015

Juventus

  • Serie A in 2017
  • Coppa Italia in 2017

Paris Saint-Germain

  • Ligue 1 in 2018, 2019
  • Coupe de France in 2018
  • Coupe de la Ligue in 2018
  • Trophée des Champions in 2017 and 2018

His international honors with Brazil national team are:

  • Copa América in 2007 and 2019
  • FIFA Confederations Cup in 2009 and 2013
  • FIFA World Youth Championship in 2003

And his individual honors and records are:

  • Campeonato Paulista Team of the Tournament in 2020
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Bronze Ball in 2003
  • UEFA Cup Most Valuable Player in 2006
  • UEFA Super Cup Man of the Match in 2006
  • UEFA Team of the Year in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2017
  • ESM Team of the Year in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 2nd team in 2014
  • FIFA FIFPro World11 nominee in 2019 (4th defender)
  • La Liga Defender of the Season in 2009
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Team of the Tournament in 2013
  • La Liga Team of the Season in 2015
  • France Football World XI in 2015
  • Serie A Team of the Year in 2017
  • IFFHS Men's World Team in 2017
  • UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year in 2018
  • Copa América Most Valuable Player in 2019
  • Copa América Team of the Tournament in 2019
  • Most UEFA Super Cup titles (4) (shared with Paolo Maldini) in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015
  • Most UEFA Super Cup final appearances (5) (shared with Paolo Maldini) in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015
  • Player with most collective honours in football history: 43

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#5 of the best Barcelona defenders of all time: Rafael Marquez

Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Rafael Márquez Álvarez
  • Date of birth: 13 February 1979 (age 41)
  • Place of birth: Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico
  • Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre back - Defensive midfielder

Club information

  • Current team: Alcalá (head coach)

Youth career

  • 1992–1996: Atlas

Senior career

  • 1996–1999: Team: Atlas, Appearances: 77, Goals: 6
  • 1999–2003: Team: Monaco, Appearances: 87, Goals: 5
  • 2003–2010: Team: Barcelona, Appearances: 163, Goals: 9
  • 2010–2012: Team: New York Red Bulls, Appearances: 44, Goals: 1
  • 2012–2014: Team: León , Appearances: 38, Goals: 1
  • 2014–201: Team: Hellas Verona, Appearances: 35, Goals: 0
  • 2016–2018: Team: Atlas, Appearances: 58, Goals: 1

National team

  • 1999: Team: Mexico U20, Appearances: 4, Goals: 2
  • 1997–2018: Team: Mexico, Appearances: 147, Goals: 17

Teams managed

  • 2020–: Alcalá (youth)

Next player on the list of best ever Barcelona defenders in our opinion is Rafael Marquez, a former Mexican footballer who is currently the youth coach (Cadete A) of Alcala at Tercera División, Spain.

Nicknamed the El Kaiser, Marquez played as a central defender, sweeper or defensive midfielder.

In 2003, Marquez moved to Barcelona and became the club's first Mexican player and played in this team until 2010. He announced his retirement from football in April 2018, after which he started coaching. 

His honors are:

Monaco

  • Ligue 1 in 2000
  • Coupe de la Ligue in 2003

Barcelona

  • La Liga in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010
  • Copa del Rey in 2009
  • Supercopa de España in 2005, 2006 and 2009
  • UEFA Champions League in 2006 and 2009
  • UEFA Super Cup in 2009
  • FIFA Club World Cup in 2009

León

  • Liga MX: Apertura 2013, Clausura 2014

International

  • FIFA Confederations Cup in 1999
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2003 and 2011
  • CONCACAF Cup in 2015

Individual

  • Ligue 1 Best Defender in 2001
  • CONCACAF Best Player in 2005
  • Free Kick Masters in 2008
  • CONCACAF Best XI in 2016

#6 of the best Barcelona defenders of all time: Michael Reiziger

Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Michael John Reiziger
  • Date of birth: 3 May 1973 (age 47)
  • Place of birth: Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Playing position(s): Defender

Club information

  • Current team: Ajax (assistant)

Youth career

  • Sint Martinus
  • 1985–1990: Ajax

Senior career

  • 1990–1996: Team: Ajax, Appearances: 83, Goals: 1
  • 1992–1993: Team: → Volendam (loan), Appearances: 10, Goals: 2
  • 1993–1994: Team: → Groningen (loan), Appearances: 34, Goals: 6
  • 1996–1997: Team: Milan, Appearances: 10, Goals: 0
  • 1997–2004: Team: Barcelona, Appearances: 173, Goals: 0
  • 2004–2005: Team: Middlesbrough, Appearances: 22, Goals: 1
  • 2005–2007: Team: PSV, Appearances: 24, Goals: 1

National team

  • 1994–2004: Team: Netherlands, Appearances: 72, Goals: 1

Teams managed

  • 2013–2014: Sparta Rotterdam (youth)
  • 2014–2017: Sparta Rotterdam (assistant)
  • 2017–2019: Jong Ajax
  • 2017: Ajax (interim)
  • 2019–: Ajax (assistant)

Next player on the list of best defenders in Barcelona history in our opinion is Michael Reiziger,a former Dutch professional footballer who often played as a right-back and is currently the assistant director of AFC Ajax.

His honors are:

Ajax

  • Eredivisie in 1995 and 1996
  • KNVB Cup in 1993
  • Johan Cruijff Shield in 1994 and 1995
  • UEFA Champions League in 1995
  • UEFA Cup in 1992
  • UEFA Super Cup in 1995
  • Intercontinental Cup in 1995

Barcelona

  • La Liga in 1998 and 1999
  • Copa del Rey in 1998
  • UEFA Super Cup in 1997

PSV

  • Eredivisie in 2006 and 2007

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#7 of the best Barcelona defenders of all time: Miguel Bernardo Bianquetti

Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Miguel Bernardo Bianquetti
  • Date of birth: 19 December 1951 (age 68)
  • Place of birth: Ceuta, Spain
  • Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Playing position(s): Centre back

Youth career

  • O'Donnell
  • Cádiz

Senior career

  • 1970–1973: Team: Cádiz, Appearances: 77, Goals: 4
  • 1973–1988: Team: Barcelona, Appearances: 391, Goals: 20

National team

  • 1975–1976: Team: Spain amateur, Appearances: 2, Goals: 0
  • 1974–1980: Team: Spain, Appearances: 32, Goals: 1

Next player on the list of all-time best defenders at Barcelona in our opinion is Miguel Bernardo Bianquetti known as Migueli, a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.

Migueli had tremendous physical strength that earned him the title of Tarzan. He owes much of his fame to Barcelona, where he played from 1973 to 1988.

His club honors with Barcelona are:

  • La Liga in 1974 and 1985
  • Copa del Rey in 1978, 1981, 1983 and 1988
  • Supercopa de España in 1983
  • Copa de la Liga in 1983 and 1986
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1978–79 and 1981–82

And his only individual honor is:

  • Best Spanish Player in 1977–78 and 1984–85

#8 of the best Barcelona defenders of all time: Antoni Torres

Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Antoni Torres García
  • Date of birth: 29 June 1943
  • Place of birth: Balaguer, Spain
  • Date of death: 24 February 2003 (aged 59)
  • Place of death: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Playing position(s): Defender

Youth career

  • Balaguer
  • Barcelona

Senior career

  • 1963–1965: Team: Hércules, Appearances: 50, Goals: 1
  • 1965–1976: Team: Barcelona, Appearances: 270, Goals: 2

National team

  • 1963–1964: Team: Spain amateur, Appearances: 8, Goals: 0
  • 1968–1969: Team: Spain, Appearances: 5, Goals: 0

Teams managed

  • 1978–1979: Barcelona B
  • 1980: Barcelona B
  • 1980–1983: Barcelona B
  • 1983–1985: Castellón
  • 1985: Hércules

Next player on the list of best Barcelona defenders ever in our opinion is Antoni Torres, a Spanish former footballer who was playing as a defender. He was active during the 1960s and 1970s, and was officially recognized as a legendary player for FC Barcelona.

His honors are as follows:

  • Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1966
  • Copa del Rey in 1968 and 1971
  • La Liga in 1974

#9 of the best Barcelona defenders of all time: Sigfrid Gracia

Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Sígfrid Gràcia Royo
  • Date of birth: 27 March 1932
  • Place of birth: Gavà, Spain
  • Date of death: 23 May 2005 (aged 73)
  • Place of death: Gavà, Spain
  • Playing position(s): Defender

Youth career

  • Barcelona

Senior career

  • 1949–1966: Team: Barcelona, Appearances: 229, Goals: 5
  • 1949–1952: Team: → España Industrial (loan)
  • 1953–1954: Team: → España Industrial (loan), Appearances: 10, Goals: 0
  • 1954–1955: Team: → España Industrial (loan), Appearances: 3, Goals: 0

National team

  • 1956: Team: Spain B, Appearances: 1, Goals: 0
  • 1959–1962: Team: Spain, Appearances: 10, Goals: 0
  • 1951–1960: Team: Catalan XI, Appearances: 4, Goals: 2

Next player on the list of all-time best Barcelona defenders in our opinion is Sigfrid Gracia, a Spanish footballer who played as a defender. He played for FC Barcelona from 1949 to 1966.

His honors are:

  • La Liga in 1953, 1959 and 1960
  • Copa del Generalísimo in 1953, 1957, 1959 and 1963
  • Copa Eva Duarte in 1952
  • Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1958, 1960 and 1966

#10 of the best Barcelona defenders of all time: Joan Segarra

Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Joan Segarra Iracheta
  • Date of birth: 15 November 1927
  • Place of birth: Barcelona, Spain
  • Date of death: 3 September 2008 (aged 80)
  • Place of death: Taradell, Spain
  • Playing position(s): Defender

Youth career

  • Sansense
  • San Pol

Senior career

  • Vilafranca                           
  • 1949–1964: Team: Barcelona, Appearances: 299, Goals: 17

National team

  • 1953–1955: Team: Spain B, Appearances: 3, Goals: 0
  • 1951–1962: Team: Spain, Appearances: 25, Goals: 0
  • 1954–1958: Team: Catalan XI, Appearances: 3, Goals: 0

Teams managed

  • 1972–1973: Vilafranca
  • 1973–1974: Figueres
  • 1974–1975: Vic
  • 1975–1976: Mahonés
  • 1977–1979: Barcelona B (assistant)
  • 1979–1980: Barcelona B
  • 1980–1981: Barcelona (assistant)

Last player on the list of best ever Barcelona defenders in our opinion is Joan Segarra, a former Spanish footballer and former FC Barcelona captain. He played as a defender in Barcelona between 1950 and 1964, during which time he played 299 games in La Liga.

He coached after retiring from professional football and died in 2008 at the age of 80.

His honors are:

  • Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1958 and 1960
  • Latin Cup in 1952
  • Spanish League in 1952, 1953, 1959 and 1960
  • Spanish Cup in 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1959 and 1963
  • Eva Duarte Cup in 1952 and 1953
Best Barcelona Defenders of all time

Although in this article we have presented a list of all-time best defenders at Barcelona in our opinion, ​​but it should not be denied that Barcelona is a very old, powerful and proud club which has many powerful and well-known players during its years of activity. This has made it difficult to select the best of these players, and in many cases, there is disagreement between different experts in the ranking of these players.

Given that recent years have been one of the best in the history of the club, it is not unlikely that we will soon see the fame of new stars in this club enter the list of all-time best Barcelona defenders.

 

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