Carles Puyol

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Carles Puyol Saforcada (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkaɾles puˈjɔl 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 best defenders and captains in the history of the sport.He was Barcelona's captain from August 2004 until his retirement in 2014, and appeared in 593 competitive matches for the club. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carles Puyol has received more than 3,011,936 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Carles Puyol is the 163rd most popular soccer player (up from 164th in 2019), the 312th most popular biography from Spain (up from 322nd in 2019) and the 9th 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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Among soccer players, Carles Puyol ranks 163 out of 16,923Before him are René Higuita, Hirokazu Ninomiya, Helmut Rahn, Kazu Naoki, Cafu, and Laurent Blanc. After him are Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Gyula Grosics, Zizinho, Peter Schmeichel, Nagayasu Honda, and Didier Deschamps.

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

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Among people born in Spain, Carles Puyol ranks 312 out of 2,595Before him are Niceto Alcalá-Zamora (1877), Sigeric (370), Ferdinand II of León (1137), Hisham I of Córdoba (757), Al-Bakri (1014), and Mercè Rodoreda (1908). After him are Carme Forcadell (1955), Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba (1453), Muhammad I of Córdoba (823), Sancho VII of Navarre (1154), Antipope Clement VIII (1370), and Joan Fuster (1922).


Among soccer players born in Spain, Carles Puyol ranks 9Before him are Francisco Gento (1933), Ricardo Zamora (1901), Miguel Muñoz (1922), Quique Setién (1958), Telmo Zarra (1921), and Iker Casillas (1981). After him are Carles Rexach (1947), Xavi (1980), Joaquín Peiró (1936), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Ernesto Valverde (1964), and Emilio Butragueño (1963).

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