Best XI players from Barcelona history!

All-time Best Barcelona 11

All-time Best Barcelona 11? Who features in the All-time Best Barcelona 11? Which players make the All-time Best Barcelona 11? Here we look through the archives and select for you the All-time Best Barcelona 11

While a vast majority of the best players would have been from the Pep era (due to some amazing) we will also select some of the best Barcelona players from before Pep.

All-time Best Barcelona 11

All-time Best Barcelona 11 : Formation: 4-3-3

All-time Best Barcelona 11: Goalkeeper

Andoni Zubizarreta

In 1986, Zubizarreta signed with FC Barcelona for a record for a player in the position of a goalkeeper for €1.7 million, rapidly expelling Urruti from the starting lineup and once in a while missing a match a short time later.

After the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League, where Barça lost 0–4 to A.C. Milan in the last, Zubizarreta was considered surplus to necessities and completed his career at Valencia CF, as yet playing at an elevated level. He resigned after the 1997–98 season at about 37, having played in almost 1,000 competitive games (622 in the league alone – the unequaled record – surrendering 626 goals).

On 2 July 2010, Zubizarreta was named Barcelona’s chief of football by president Sandro Rosell, taking over from previous club and national partner Txiki Begiristain. Over the earlier decade, he had served in a similar limit at Athletic Bilbao, while likewise filling in as a radio and correspondent.

On 5 January 2015, Zubizarreta was sacked as Barcelona chief of football by club president Josep Maria Bartomeu. On 27 October 2016, he marked with Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille in a similar limit.

All-time Best Barcelona 11: Defence

Right Back: Dani Alves

One of the better players the game has ever seen. He has been a game changer for how full backs should play. He is also one of the most decorated players in the history of the game in terms of silverware.

Dani Alves was a threat in every attack Barcelona made. Playing in a team that scored for fun and kept the ball under their belt all the time, it was important Alves knew how to bomb forward but also run back by sensing danger. 

He was perfect for it. However, the champion that he is, he chose to move to Juventus and Paris Saint Germain after that and challenged himself to win league titles and did so.

Centre Back: Carles Puyol

The lion haired defender was a captain for the Barcelona team for the longest time. He was a Barcelona player all throughout his life and having come through the ranks of La Masia he was integrated into the team rather early.

Puyol played with the big established stars like Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto’o, Ronaldinho and Deco and led them. However, later when Pep Guardiola came in with his students like Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Pique and Busquets, Barcelona played a different brand of football.

Puyol adjusted seamlessly to the change and led the new generation of youngsters to unprecedented success in the Barcelona club history.

Centre Back: Ronald Koeman

We all know him as the coach. However, back in his playing days he was way more than a smart player. Yes, we all know about his technical skills but he also is a rugged leader at the back who gave the club brilliant strength and leadership at the back.

Koeman was a part of the club in their greatest days of success in the modern era and brushed shoulders with the likes of Sir Bobby Robson, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho at Nou Camp. No wonder he is a brilliant coach now.

Left Back: Jordi Alba

All-time Best Barcelona 11

The left back has been hailed as one of the best players to play in this generation. If you do not believe us, go talk to Andy Robertson!

All-time Best Barcelona 11: Midfielders

Central Holding Midfield: Johann Cryuff

The master of the Cryuff turn himself, he immortalised not one but two clubs and remains a legend at Nou Camp. He was the master and inventor of the pass and play football along with total football for Holland.

Central Right Midfield: Xavi

Another brilliant man on the ball. Despite being short in size, he knew how to wiggle the ball through and was always a step ahead of his opposition. He was the master of passing, short or long, Xavi was the midfield orchestrator.

Central Left Midfield: Iniesta

He could not be touched. So swerve and so fast on the ball, he was too good at balance play. He would take on 5 defenders at a time and leave them all dead by going through them. He was an unselfish team player as well.

All-time Best Barcelona 11: Attackers

Left Winger: Ronaldinho

He not only gained fans in Barcelona but also in Madrid and that just shows how good he was. The Brazilian was good at dribbling, shooting, crossing, free kicks, you name it. 

He won the World Cup, the Champions League, the La Liga and the Ballon d’Or. Ronaldinho was a Brazil and Barca legend.

Striker: Kubala

Playing in the tough times of the 1950s, he was a striker who scored 280 odd goals in 340 odd games. He has a statue of him outside the club and was voted as the best Barcelona player to ever play in 1999.

But hold on maybe?

Right Winger: Lionel Messi

Yes there we have it. Not just the best Barcelona player but possibly the best player ever is Lionel Messi. The Argentine magician scores, dribbles and wins too much. More than we can imagine. 

He is a legend and we are lucky to see him live!

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  1. Harsh on Kenedy to be worst LB, not really his position and done some nice bits for a young bit part player. Are you forgetting the likes of Del Horno?


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