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In 2008–09, Futbol Club Barcelona started a new era with a new manager, former player and Barcelona Atlètic coach Pep Guardiola, who led the team to the first treble in Spanish football history. After selling off high-profiled players such as Deco and Ronaldinho, Barcelona played scintillating football throughout the season, winning the Copa del Rey, La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. This Barcelona team is considered to be one of the best in the history of club football.[1][2]

Barcelona
2008–09 season
Rua Barça - Tricampió 2009.jpg
FC Barcelona players celebrating their historic treble-winning campaign, 2009
PresidentJoan Laporta
Head CoachPep Guardiola
StadiumCamp Nou
La Liga1st
Copa del ReyWinners
UEFA Champions LeagueWinners
Top goalscorerLeague: Samuel Eto'o (30)
All: Lionel Messi (38)

Contents

Pre-seasonEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Source : FC Barcelona

PlayersEdit

Squad informationEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK   Víctor Valdés (VC) 27 EU 2002 260 0 2010 Youth system
2 DF   Martín Cáceres 22 Non-EU 2008 0 0 2012 €16.5M
3 DF   Gerard Piqué 22 EU 2008 0 0 2012 Youth system Bought from Manchester United for €5M
4 DF   Rafael Márquez 30 EU 2003 200 8 2010 €5M
5 DF   Carles Puyol (captain) 31 EU 1999 270 4 2010 Youth system
6 MF   Xavi (VC) 29 EU 1998 288 28 2014 Youth system
7 FW   Eiður Guðjohnsen 30 EU 2006 72 13 2010 €12M
8 MF   Andrés Iniesta (VC) 25 EU 2002 211 17 2014 Youth system
9 FW   Samuel Eto’o 28 EU 2004 119 89 2010 €27M
10 FW   Lionel Messi 21 EU 2004 109 54 2014 Youth system
11 FW   Bojan 18 EU 2007 54 12 2013 Youth system
13 GK   José Manuel Pinto 33 EU 2008 3 0 2010 €0.5M
14 FW   Thierry Henry 31 EU 2007 59 31 2011 €24M
15 MF   Seydou Keita 29 EU 2008 0 0 2012 €14M
16 DF   Sylvinho 35 EU 2004 92 3 2009 €2M
18 DF   Gabriel Milito 28 EU 2007 27 1 2011 €17M
20 DF   Dani Alves 26 EU 2008 0 0 2012 €29M
21 MF   Alexander Hleb 28 Non-EU 2008 0 0 2012 €15M
22 DF   Eric Abidal 29 EU 2007 40 0 2011 €15M
24 MF   Touré Yaya 26 Non-EU 2007 32 2 2012 €9M Under Bosman ruling
25 GK   Albert Jorquera 30 EU 2003 17 0 2010 Youth system
27 FW   Pedro 21 EU 2008 2 0 Undisclosed Youth system
28 MF   Sergio Busquets 20 EU 2008 0 0 2013 Youth system
29 DF   Víctor Sánchez 21 EU 2008 0 0 Undisclosed Youth system

Players in and outEdit

InEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
15 MF   Keita 28 EU Sevilla Transfer  Y Summer 2012 €14M Barcelona.cat
3 DF   Piqué 21 EU Manchester United   Transfer  Y Summer 2012 €5M Barcelona.cat
13 GK   Pinto 32 EU Celta de Vigo Transfer  Y Summer 2010 €0.5M Barcelona.cat
2 DF   Cáceres 21 Non-EU Villarreal Transfer  Y Summer 2012 €16.5M Barcelona.cat
20 DF   Alves 25 EU Sevilla Transfer  Y Summer 2012 €29M
+ €6M in variables
Barcelona.cat
21 MF   Hleb 27 Non-EU Arsenal   Transfer  Y Summer 2012 €11.8M Barcelona.cat
12 DF   Henrique 21 Non-EU Palmeiras   Transfer  Y Summer 2013 €8M
+ €2M in variables
Barcelona.cat
28 MF   Busquets 20 EU Barcelona B Promote Summer 2013 Free

Total spending:   €88M

OutEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
15 DF   Edmílson 31 EU Villarreal Contract Termination  N Summer Free Barcelona.cat
11 DF   Zambrotta 31 EU Milan   Transfer  Y Summer €9M
+ €2M in variables
Barcelona.cat
17 FW   Dos Santos 19 EU Tottenham Hotspur   Transfer  Y Summer €6M
+ €5M in variables
Barcelona.cat
21 DF   Thuram 36 EU Retired Contract Termination  N Summer Free Barcelona.cat
18 FW   Ezquerro 31 EU Osasuna Contract Termination  N Summer Free Barcelona.cat
20 MF   Deco 30 EU Chelsea   Transfer  Y Summer €10M Barcelona.cat
10 FW   Ronaldinho 28 EU Milan   Transfer  Y Summer €21M
+ €4M in variables
Barcelona.cat
12 DF   Henrique 21 Non-EU Bayer Leverkusen   Loan   Summer N/A Barcelona.cat
23 DF   Oleguer 28 EU Ajax   Transfer  Y Summer €3M
+ €2.25M in variables
Barcelona.cat
26 MF   Crosas 20 EU Celtic   Transfer  Y Summer €0.5M +
€0.8M in variables
Barcelona.cat

Total income:   €49.5M

Squad statsEdit

Total Champions League La Liga Copa del Rey Copa Catalunya
No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
1 GK   V. Valdés 49 49 14 35
13 GK   Pinto 11 11 2 9
25 GK   Jorquera 1 1 1
41 GK   Oier 1 1 1
2 DF   M. Cáceres 16 23 3 13 7
3 DF   Piqué 44 45 3 14 1 25 1 6 1
4 DF   Márquez 36 37 3 10 1 23 1 4 1
5 DF   Puyol 41 45 1 11 28 1 6
16 DF   Sylvinho 22 30 1 7 1 15 8
18 DF   Milito
20 DF   Dani Alves 52 54 5 12 34 5 8
22 DF   Abidal 31 32 5 25 2
29 DF   V. Sánchez 6 12 3 7 2
37 DF   Botía 1 1
46 DF   Muniesa 1 1
6 MF   Xavi 49 54 10 14 3 35 6 5 1
8 MF   A. Iniesta 38 43 5 11 1 26 4 6
15 MF   Keita 29 46 6 12 2 29 4 5
21 MF   Hleb 19 36 9 19 8
24 MF   Touré Yaya 39 43 3 12 25 2 6 1
28 MF   Sergio B. 31 41 3 8 2 24 1 9
30 MF   Vázquez 1 1 1
35 MF   Abraham 2 1 1
44 MF   Thiago 1 1
45 MF   Xavi Torres 2 2 2
7 FW   Gudjohnsen 17 34 4 5 24 3 5 1
9 FW   Eto'o 46 52 36 12 6 36 30 4
10 FW   Messi 41 51 38 12 9 31 23 8 6
11 FW   Bojan 18 42 10 10 3 23 2 9 5
14 FW   Henry 36 42 26 12 6 29 19 1 1
27 FW   Pedro 6 14 5 6 3
31 FW   Jeffrén 2 2
Source: Competitive matches
Ordered by position and then numbers
0 shown as blank

Disciplinary recordEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
      Notes
1 GK   V. Valdés 2 0 2
13 GK   Pinto 1 0 0
20 DF   Dani Alves 8 0 0
3 DF   Piqué 10 2 0
4 DF   Márquez 8 1 0
5 DF   Puyol 4 0 0
22 DF   Abidal 3 0 2
2 DF   M. Cáceres 3 1
24 MF   Touré Yaya 7 0 0
6 MF   Xavi 5 0 0
28 MF   Busquets 12 0 0
8 MF   A. Iniesta 3 0 0
15 MF   Keita 1 0 1
29 MF   V. Sánchez 1 0 0
9 FW   Eto'o 9 0 0
14 FW   Henry 5 0 0
11 FW   Bojan 1 0 0
10 FW   Messi 2 0 0
7 FW   Gudjohnsen 1 0 0

Source: Competitive matches
Only competitive matches
  = Number of bookings;   = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card;   = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.

ClubEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach   Pep Guardiola
Assistant coach   Tito Vilanova
Goalkeeping coach   Juan Carlos Unzué
Physical fitness coach   Lorenzo Buenaventura
Lead fitness coach   Paco Seirul·lo
Field work   Aureli Altimira
Strength work   Francesc Cos

Source: FC Barcelona

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

As in nine out of the last ten seasons, Barcelona was present in all major competitions. First division and Copa del Rey in Spain and UEFA Champions League in Europe.

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
La Liga Winner 31 August 2008 31 May 2009
Champions League Third qualifying round Winner 13 August 2008 27 May 2009
Copa del Rey Round of 32 Winner 28 October 2008 13 May 2009

Source: Competitions

La LigaEdit

League tableEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 38 27 6 5 105 35 +70 87 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Real Madrid 38 25 3 10 83 52 +31 78
3 Sevilla 38 21 7 10 54 39 +15 70

Source: 2008–09 La Liga
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 27 6 5 105 35  +70 87 14 3 2 61 14  +47 13 3 3 44 21  +23

Last updated: 8 May.
Source: Competitive Matches

Results by roundEdit

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GroundAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA
ResultLDWWWWWWWWWDWWWWWWWWWWDLLWWWWWWWDWDLLD
Position1715965442111111111111111111111111111111
Source: Competitive Matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

All kickoff times are in CEST.   Win   Draw   Loss

Copa del ReyEdit

Round of 32Edit

Round of 16Edit

Quarter-finalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

FinalEdit

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Third qualifying roundEdit

Group stageEdit

Group C
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Barcelona 6 4 1 1 18 8 +10 13
  Sporting CP 6 4 0 2 8 8 0 12
  Shakhtar Donetsk 6 3 0 3 11 7 +4 9
  Basel 6 0 1 5 2 16 −14 1

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 16Edit
Quarter-finalsEdit
Semi-finalsEdit
FinalEdit

RecordEdit

Competition Won Draw Lost
League 27 6 5
Copa del Rey 7 2 0
UCL 8 5 2
Friendly 6 0 0
Total 48 13 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=2218180.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ http://www.espn.com/sports/soccer/news/_/id/5894424/why-barca-best-all-time. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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