Carles Puyol

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Carles Puyol

Carles Puyol Saforcada (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkaɾləs puˈjɔl sɐfuɾˈkaðɐ]; born 13 April 1978) is a Spanish former professional footballer. Mainly a central defender, he could also play on either flank, mostly as a right-back, and was regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation.A one-club man, he served as the long-time team captain for his only club Barcelona after taking over from Luis Enrique in August 2004, and went on to appear in 593 competitive matches for the club and win 17 major titles, notably six La Liga trophies and three Champions League titles. A Spain international on 100 occasions, Puyol represented his nation at three World Cups and two European Championships. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carles Puyol has received more than 2,243,002 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 165th most popular soccer player.

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Among soccer players, Carles Puyol ranks 164 out of 13,233Before him are Daniel Passarella, Edgar Davids, Tsukasa Hosaka, Gyula Grosics, Dennis Bergkamp, and Yasuo Takamori. After him are Dragoslav Šekularac, Thierry Henry, Toshio Hirabayashi, Sergio Ramos, Filippo Inzaghi, and Ruud Krol.

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Among people born in 1978, Carles Puyol ranks 4Before him are Gianluigi Buffon, Miroslav Klose, and Volodymyr Zelensky. After him are Didier Drogba, Rachel McAdams, Frank Lampard, Michelle Rodriguez, Ashton Kutcher, Ian Somerhalder, James Franco, and Gennaro Gattuso.

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Among people born in Spain, Carles Puyol ranks 322 out of 1,895Before him are Henry I of Castile (1204), Rosalía de Castro (1837), John of Ávila (1500), Pompeia Plotina (65), Joseph Calasanz (1556), and Eduardo Chillida (1924). After him are Charles, Prince of Viana (1421), Alfonso V of León (994), Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon (1401), Al-Hakam I (770), Sergio Ramos (1986), and César Manrique (1919).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Carles Puyol ranks 11Before him are Miguel Muñoz (1922), Telmo Zarra (1921), Ernesto Valverde (1964), Iker Casillas (1981), Xavi (1980), and Andrés Iniesta (1984). After him are Sergio Ramos (1986), Amancio Amaro (1939), Fernando Torres (1984), Carles Rexach (1947), Emilio Butragueño (1963), and Rafael Moreno Aranzadi (1892).

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