Instead Of Having No.5 Jersey Retired By Barcelona, Carles Puyol Personally Hand-Picks The Next Man To Wear It…

Chris Wright

1st, August 2014


By Chris Wright

Spain Soccer Copa del Rey

There were whispers that Barcelona were planning to retire their No.5 jersey as a tribute to recently retired ex-club captain Carles Puyol, who called time on his 19 peerless years at the club at the end of last season.

However, at the personal request of Puyol himself, Barca have reneged on their plans to retire the shirt and instead let the former incumbent of the No.5 jersey hand-pick its next recipient.

Sergio Busquets (who previously wore the No.16 shirt), take a bow…

Quite the vote of confidence.

Almost unilaterally regarded as a bit of a cheating git the rest of the world over, taking over Puyol’s vacated shirt is testament to just how highly the defensive midfielder is regarded by everyone at Barca.

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  1. Cosa says:

    As much of a feigning twat as Biscuits is, he is one of the best defensive midfielders to ever play the game.

  2. Hootie says:

    I won’t go as far as @cosa, but, aside from the rolling around on the ground and being wholly insufferable thing, Busquets is pure quality.

    Still mildly/wildly sad that I’ll never again get to see Puyol sprint 80 yards to make a goal saving tackle then yell at Pique for being out of position before he’s even picked himself off the ground.

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