Tag: barcelona

A-Z of the 2000s: Xavi

“Xavi is eternal. Even when he is not at his very best level physically, he plays a kind of football that gives oxygen to a team. He is football”

A-Z of the 2000s: Carles Puyol

Carles Puyol was the architect of an enduring legacy that heralds him one of the best defenders in Barcelona and world football history

A-Z of the 2000s: Zlatan Ibrahimović

It was between 2000 and 2010 that Ibrahimović reached a peak he would maintain into the next decade and discovered what kind of man he wanted to be

A-Z of the 2000s: Thierry Henry

There are few players who define a generation as adroitly as Thierry Henry, the man who reinvented what it meant to be a striker in England

A-Z of the 2000s: Samuel Eto’o

The greatest son of his nation and a true African legend, Samuel Eto’o would forge a unique path to immortality at Barcelona in 2000s

Barcelona

From Cruyff and Guardiola to Ronaldinho and Messi, Barcelona is a club that has shaped modern football as we know it. We celebrate it in stunning print

When Mark Hughes played two games in one day

Between stints at Barcelona and Man United, Mark Hughes starred for Bayern Munich. This is the story of how he played for Wales and Bayern in 24 hours