Goalkeeper & Defense
With Marc-Andre ter Stegen is currently one of the best goalkeepers on the planet between the posts of FC Barcelona. To the collection of titles from Ex-Keeper Victor Valdes but the German does not come close. Valdés can call himself a three-time Champions League winner. He also celebrated six Spanish championships and numerous national and continental cup wins.
Acting as central defenders in the FT millennium Gerard Piqué and Carles Puyol two players who shaped an era for Barça. Puyol retired as the club’s figurehead in 2014 after 595 appearances for Barcelona. Piqué is still playing for the Blaugrana. There are 581 bets on the account for him. Come across outside Jordi Albawho came from Valencia CF in 2012 and Dani Alveswho just sealed his return to Camp Nou.
The infamous midfield around Sergio Busquets, Xavi and Andres Iniesta was largely responsible for the fact that FC Barcelona dominated international football for years. Under Pep Guardiola, the team celebrated an incomparable ball possession football with the three ball-safe Spaniards in the headquarters – Tiki Taka was born.
Xavi and Iniesta have been involved in all four Champions League victories since the turn of the millennium. But not only Barcelona led the strategists to historic triumphs. The Spanish national team also benefited from the trio. One world and two European championship titles jumped out for the Furia Roja.
Ronaldo de Assís Moreira, kurz: Ronaldinho. A name like a poem. And the artistic aspect was not neglected for the Brazilian on the pitch. With his tricks and dribbles he made the hearts of the fans beat faster. Ronaldinho was also not lacking in effectiveness. In 145 league games he collected 70 goals and 50 assists. At its zenith, the cheerful nature grabbed the Ballon d’Or in 2005.
If names like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thierry Henry, Samuel eto’o, David Villa or Neymar not appearing in the millennium, one can imagine how well the Catalans have been positioned on the offensive since 2000. Luis Suarez is preferred due to its strong performance in the 2015/2016 season, among other things. The Uruguayan cracked the 40-goal mark and was fully deserved to be the top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Last but not least, it goes without saying Lionel Messi its place in the millennium. La Pulga not only shaped FC Barcelona, but all of football. The Argentine is one of the most influential footballers of all time. Messi played 778 competitive games for Barça, scoring 672 goals and providing 301 goals. Incredible numbers that secure the ball virtuoso a place for eternity in all history books.
This is the Barça eleven of the millennium