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Carles Puyol

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Carles Puyol Saforcada (Catalan: [ˈkaɾləs puˈjɔl səfuɾˈkaðə], Spanish: [ˈkaɾles puˈʝol safoɾˈkaða]; born 13 April 1978) is a Spanish former professional footballer who played his entire career for Barcelona. He mainly played as a central defender, but he could also play in either full-back position, mostly as a right-back. Praised for his defensive qualities and leadership, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders and captains of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carles Puyol has received more than 3,966,681 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia. Carles Puyol is the 121st most popular soccer player (up from 163rd in 2019), the 262nd most popular biography from Spain (up from 312th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Spanish Soccer Player.

Carles Puyol is most famous for being a defender for the Spanish national team and FC Barcelona.

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  • 2.95

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Among soccer players, Carles Puyol ranks 121 out of 16,880Before him are Nils Liedholm, Fernando Santos, Kunishige Kamamoto, Luigi Riva, Lucien Laurent, and Bobby Robson. After him are Cafu, Ko Arima, Kaká, Miroslav Klose, Robert Lewandowski, and Daniel Passarella.

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Among people born in 1978, Carles Puyol ranks 4Before him are Volodymyr Zelensky, Gianluigi Buffon, and Kobe Bryant. After him are Miroslav Klose, Didier Drogba, Michelle Rodriguez, Omar Sy, Charlene, Princess of Monaco, Rachel McAdams, Steve Chen, and Ashton Kutcher.

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Among people born in Spain, Carles Puyol ranks 262 out of 2,932Before him are Pompeia Plotina (65), Benjamin of Tudela (1130), Alfonso I of Asturias (693), Nachmanides (1194), Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836), and Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1609). After him are Eleanor of Castile (1241), Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur (1626), Eleanor of Toledo (1522), Francis, Duke of Cádiz (1822), Carlos Ruiz Zafón (1964), and Ferdinand IV of Castile (1285).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Carles Puyol ranks 7Before him are Santiago Bernabéu Yeste (1895), Luis Suárez (1935), Francisco Gento (1933), Ricardo Zamora (1901), Miguel Muñoz (1922), and Xavi (1980). After him are Andrés Iniesta (1984), Telmo Zarra (1921), Carles Rexach (1947), Luis Enrique (1970), Iker Casillas (1981), and Sergio Ramos (1986).

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