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Sergio Busquets, starting this Sunday against Levante at the Camp Nou, plays his 593rd match as an azulgrana and equals Carles Puyol, who played the same number of matches between 1999 and 2004.

Busquets, in this way, catches Carles Puyol and will only have Xavi Hernández (767), Lionel Messi (746 -including this Sunday's match against Levante-) and Andrés Iniesta (674) in front.

The son of former Barcelona goalkeeper Carlos Busquets, will share the 593 matches he has played so far in six competitions: League (389), Champions League (117), King's Cup (64), Spanish Super Cup (15), World Club Championship (5) and European Super Cup (3).

In these 592 appearances, he has scored 15 goals: nine in the League, four in the Champions League, one in the Cup and one in the Club World Cup.

Busquets, who made his debut at the age of 20 on 13 September 2008 in a Barça-Racing (1-1) League match with Pep Guardiola, will be the fourth FC Barcelona player to reach 600 official matches with the first team.

He is eight away from doing so, seven if he plays today against Levante. Xavi, Messi and Iniesta have already achieved this in their day.

With 500 or more matches we find, besides Carles Puyol and Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué (553 - the injury has slowed down his progression), Migueli (549, reached between 1973 and 1989) and Víctor Valdés (535, between 2002 and 2014).

In the club of the 400 are Carles Rexach (449), Guillermo Amor (421), Andoni Zubizarreta (410), the mythical Joan Segarra, the Gran Capitan (404) and the first player of FC Barcelona to lift the Champions in 1992 (then European Cup) José Ramón Alexanco (400).

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