Tag: barcelona

Enjoy Ivan Rakitić while you can …

There are still enough people who don’t quite get the hype around Ivan Rakitić – but they should. We should all enjoy his sumptuous skills while we can

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