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Josep Samitier
Born: Barcelona, Spain 1902
Joined Barça from Internacional
Barça appearances: 454 (1919-1932) with 326 goals
Major Honors: La Liga 1929 - Copa Del Rey 1920, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1928
International appearances: 21 caps for Spain with 2 goals
Josep "The Grasshopperman" Samitier was the first Barça superstar. He joined Barca at the age of 17 and played the 1920's golden age one of the best sides in the clubs history.

Cesar Rodriguez
Born: Leon, Spain 1920
Joined Barça from Frente de Juventudes de Leon
Barça appearances: 433 ( 1942- 1955 ) with 294 goals
Major Honors: La Liga 1948, 1949, 1952, 1953 - Copa Del Rey 1951, 1952, 1953
International appearances: 12 caps for Spain
Cesar "The Wig" Rodriguez was Barça's leading post war scorer and joined Barca for a bargain 1,000 pesetas in 1939. Cesar was the teams top scorer for six sesons straight between 1945 and 1951. He won the picichi during the 1948/49 season scoring a total of 28 goals. He aslo coached FC Barcelona during the 1963/64 season.

Antoni Ramallets
Born: Barcelona, Spain 1923
Joined Barça from Europa
Barça appearances: 473 (1947-1961)
Zamoras 1952, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960
Major Honours: La Liga 1948, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1959 - European Fairs Cup 1958, 1960
International appearances: 35 caps for Spain
Ramallets was also known as "The Maracana Cat" for his skillful performance during the 1950 World Cup in Brazil. Ramallets was part of the leagendairy Barça team that won 5 titles during the 1950's.  He had a testamorial match at the Camp Nou where Barca beat Hamburg 5-1.

Ladislao Kubala
Born: Budapest, Hungary 1927
Joined Barça from Hungaria Barça
Barça appearances: 329 (1951-1960) with 243 goals
Major Honors: La Liga 1952, 1953, 1959, 1960 - Copa Del Rey 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1959 - European Fairs Cup 1958, 1960
International appearances: 19 caps for Spain with 11 goals
Ask any Barça fan over a certain age who is the teams greatest player of all time and odds are they will pick Kubala. The name may not be well known outside Spain nowadays but he was one of the best players ever to play the game. Kubala scored a record 7 goals in a game against Sporting Gijon and won four titles at the Camp Nou. He also played for the Czechoslovakian and the Hungarian national teams making him the only player ever to do so in the history of FIFA.

Luis Suarez
Born: La Coruna, Spain 1935
Joined Barça from Depotivo La Coruña
Barça appearances: 216 (1954-1961) with 112 goals
Major Honors: La Liga 1959, 1960 - Copa Del Rey 1957, 1959 - European Fairs Cup 1958, 1960
International appearences: 32 caps for Spain with 14 goals
Luis Suarez joined Barça from Depotivo in 1954 as a youngster. At first Barça fans were split between Kubalaists and Luis Suarez fans. Luis Suarez became the first Barça player to win the European Player of the Year Award and the fifth to pick the honor in 1960. He remains the only Spainish player to pick up the award and is arguebly the best Spainish player of all time.

Carles Rexach
Born: Barcelona, Spain 1947
Joined Barça from the youth academy
Barça appearances: 638 (1965-1981) with 197 goals
Major Honors: La Liga 1974 - Spainish Cup 1968, 1971, 1978, 1981 - Fairs Cup 1966 - European Cup Winners Cup 1979
International appearences: 15 caps for Spain with 2 goals
Rexach is the type of player you found at most football clubs ten years ago or so: the ones who have been around the place for so long that if you cut them they would bleed the club colors. ''All my life is contained in the kilometer between my house and the Camp Nou''. Rexach has the second most caps for the club behind the great defender Migueli. He played a vital part in Barca's cup wins of 68 and 71.

Johan Cruyff
Born: Amsterdam, Holland 1947
Joined Barça From Ajax
Barça appearances: 228 (1973-1978) with 78 goals
Major Honous: La Liga 1974 - Spainsh Cup 1978
International appearences: 48 caps with 33 goals
Johan Cruyff arrived at the Camp Nou after leading Ajax to a hat-rick of European Cup's. He made his Barça debut seven games into the 1973/74 season and scored twice in a 4-0 victory against Granada. With the Dutch master of "total football" on board, Barça embarked on a 24 game unbeaten streak and were champions with 5 games to spare. It was the clubs first title victory since 1960. His debut season also produced the most celebrated league victory game in Barça's history - a 5-0 win over Madrid in Madrid.

Born: Ceuta, Spainish North Africa 1951
Joined Barça from Cadiz
Barça appearances: 649 (1973-1989) with 27 goals
Major Honors: La Liga 1974, 1985 - Spainish Cup 1978, 1981, 1983, 1988 - European Cup Winners Cup 1979, 1982, 1989
International appearances: 32 caps for Spain with 1 goal
Migueli has played more games wearing the BlauGrana colors than any other player in the 106 year history of the club. The 1973/74 season may have belonged to Johan Cruyff but it produced another highly significant Barcelona debut, a tough tackling defender from Ceuta. He was one of the most commitment players the club has ever seen. An example os this commitment was when he played in the 1979 Cup Winners Cup Final with a broken collar bone.


Johan Neeskens
Born: Heemstede, Netherlands 1951
Joined: Barca from Ajax
Barca appearances: 219 (1974-1979) with 53 goals
Major Honors: Spanish Cup 1978, European Cup Winners Cup 1979
International Record: 49 games and 17 goals
If Cruyff was the thoroughbred of the great Dutch side of the 1970s, his compatriot Johan Neeskens was the Orangeman’s conscience, a midfield workhorse who labored diligently to create opportunities for the master up front. Neeskens joined Cruyff and coach Rinus Michels after Holland had seduced a worldwide audience at the 1974 World Cup. The Dutch trio were seen as the foundation for a serious European Cup bid in 1974-1975.


Bernd Schuster
Born: Augsburg, Germany 1959
Joined Barça from Cologne
Barça appearances: 295 (1980-1988) with 103 goals
Major Honors: Spanish Championship 1985, Spanish Cup 1981, 1983, 1988, European Cup Winners Cup 1982
International appearances: 21 caps for West Germany with 4 goals
Bernd Schuster decision to turn his back on international football at the age of 21 meant he never garnered the wider plaudits his immense talent deserved. (El Tel) Terry Venables once described him as ‘’the best player I have ever coached’’. He joined Barcelona in 1980 after his coming-of-age at the European Championships in Italy. The German ace was awe-inspiring as Barcelona lost just two league games coming ten points clear of second placed Atletico de Madrid.