Bulgaria legend, Hristo Stoichkov, has revealed how his prank dovetailed in Ronaldo de Lima buying a meal for all Barcelona players the first day the Brazilian arrived at the club in 1996. The 1994 Ballon d'Or winnner, who played alongside Ronaldo during his second stint with the Catalans from 1996 to 1998, said this during an interview with Radio MARCA, in which he reflected on his entire illustrious playing career. "The first day that Ronaldo arrived, he asked me if we had training the next day, I lied to
Some of the game’s greats have adorned the number nine for Barcelona in their recent history and we’ve decided to look back at some of the fantastic footballers of the club’s past.
Stoichkov: Cruyff would sign Mbappe over Haaland Hristo Stoichkov says he believes Erling Haaland would be the best fit for Barcelona, although he also thinks Johan Cruyff would prefer Kylian Mbappe.
FC Barcelona before now used to be one of the dominant football clubs in Spain and in the continent of Europe as the Catalan club is widely admired across the globe for its tiki-taka brand of football which in many quarters is often referred to as ‘sexy football’. The prestigious club has taken in quite a number of football greats such as the great Ronaldo da Lima, Johan Cruyff, Rivaldo, Romario, Ronaldinho, Lius Enrique, Ronald Koeman, Lius Figo, Hristo Stoichkov and a host of many other football champions.
The aim of any football team is to score goals. And the members of the team whose area of speciality is to score goals are the strikers. Some of the greatest footballers we've ever known in the history of football are the strikers due to their amazing scoring skills.
The number ten shirt is unquestionably the most revered jersey in world football. Steeped in history and mystique, those two emphatic digits on the back of a shirt somehow inflate the player deemed worthy to wear it. At Barcelona, a club to have had some of the best players in the history of the game wear their colours, those who have claimed the number ten shirt are among the greatest.
Former Barcelona star Hristo Stoichkov blasted French international Antoine Griezmann, following the lose to PSG in the Uefa champions league last 16.The Bulgarian called the ex Ath Madrid man a waste of space in the Barca line up.Harsh!!
Barcelona is one of the most decorated football Team in Europe and Spain.They are also known for their Trademark football which was Nicknamed Tiki Taka.
Barcelona is Messi and Messi is Barcelona. This saying is already proven to be infact an understatement on his part. Other Barcelona goal scorers however, have contributed to the growth of the club as a powerhouse in the footballing world, and although none have reached Messi and might never even reach, they are worthy of recognition. These are the top 10 highest goal scoring players starting from the 10th up to the first. Pedro: 99 goals in 196 appearances. Neymar: 105 goals in 186 appearances. Luis Enrique:
Barcelona have announced that Martin Braithwaite will wear the club's ninth shirt for the upcoming season. The shock signature has now crossed the famous mark following the departure of Luis Suarez. Braithwaite has only scored one league goal since joining Barcelona and it was a shock to see him finish ninth, a player who struggled to make an impact on the championship with Middlesbrough, now wearing one of the world's most iconic shirts. . Here are five of the Nine Greatest Barcelona: 5. Hristo Stoichkov Date
Diego Maradona – “I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi. Messi is a genius.” Luis Figo- “ For me, to watch Messi play is a pleasure – it’s like having an orgasm – it’s an incredible pleasure.” Hristo Stoichkov– “Once they said they can only stop me with a pistol. Today you need a machine gun to stop Messi.” Samuel Eto’o- “Messi is God, as a person and even more as a player. I knew him when he was a boy and I’ve watched him
The way Barcelona is pushing forward to clinching the La Liga title this season is awesome.FC Barcelona has not lost a single game in La Liga since 2021 and could go on to win La Liga ahead of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
For every genuine Barcelona Supporter, letting Messi leave on free transfer would not be an option as many won't even want to negotiate his exit because"he must stay".
Barcelona, despite their fall in performance in recent times, remains the club at the top with the most Ballon D'or won as they have won it 12 times, thanks to players like Lionel Messi winning it six times, Ronaldinho (2005), Rivaldo (1999), Hristo Stoichkov (1994), Johan Cruyff (1973, 1974) and Luis Suarez (1960).
When will we finally settle it? Hristo Stoichkov – ex-Barcelona, 1994 Ballon d'Or winner "Messi is a myth and it is difficult to compare him with anyone. There is no one who has won what he won. Six Ballon d'Ors, six Golden Boots and best player award at the 2014 World Cup. "Nobody is going to win what Messi won. You Argentines always have the discussion, it is not fair to compare times." Robert Prosinecki – Ex-Real Madrid and Barca "For me, Messi is the best there is. He has made a difference in Bar
Barcelona's last bad record in the Champions League continued on Friday night with a humiliating performance in the hands of Bayern Munich, one of the most famous clubs in Europe that experienced a disciplinary night against the Bundesliga champions. The investigation into the Catalan team has already begun with manager Quique Setien set to be sacked and reports that Lionel Messi is ready to do his job at the Camp Nou career, although their latest embarrassment is not the first time Barcelona has suffered shock
Barcelona legend Hristo Stoichkov has named Erling Haaland and David Alaba as the two ideal signings for the Camp Nou side this summer.The legendary striker believes the two players will make the side competitive again and boost their chances of winning a trophy.
Barcelona seem to have wrapped up their first signing new president Joan Laporta and it's quite a big one.Barcelona take on Real Sociedad tonight as they look to stay within touching distance of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.
According to football fans, here are the 20 footballers they think are the best from the '90s. 20. Paul Scholes He wasn't bad was he? Scholes was at his magnificent best during the '90s, helping Manchester United win the treble in 1999. 19. Lothar Matthaus A midfielder that could do it all, Matthaus excelled with Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Germany winning the 1990 Balling d'Or for his efforts. 18. Raul The legend just keep on coming. Raul is the most popular Real Madrid player ever. 17. Gheorghe Hagi 16.
Barcelona were embarrassed by Bayern Munich in the UEFA champions league quarter finals match. The final score was 8-2 and and Alphonso Davies gave a sensational performance and a world-class assist in the match. Alphonso Davies is a Canadian footballer of Liberian origin and Barcelona had the chance to sign him months before his move to Bayern Munich. Barcelona legend Hristo Stoichkov recommended the Canadian ace to Barcelona president Bartomeu, but surprisingly the Barcelona president discarded the option