Carles Saforcada Puyol is a retired former Spanish professional Footballer who plays as a central defender or Right back for country and club. Born on the 13th of April 1978, Carles Puyol spend all his Football career at Barcelona and has been regarded as one of the best defender in his generation. He has served as a long time team captain for Barcelona after talking over from Luiz Enrique in 2004.
Puyol began his professional football career with his hometown club as a goalkeeper but due to constant injury problem with his shoulder,he switched to forward, in 1995 Carles Puyol joined Barcelona youth team at 'la Masia' where he switched position to defensive midfielder. Two years later he started playing for Barcelona team B and he played as a right back for the team and in 1999 he was promoted to Barcelona first-team and made his first Laliga debut match against Real Valladolid.
In 2008 September 16th Carles Puyol made his 400th appearance in all competition for Barcelona,in 2010 November 13 he made his 500 appearance in all competition in laliga for Barcelona and resigned in January 2015 and in 2019 he rejected the offer to become the sport director of Barcelona.
(Puyol and Jay Okocha).
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