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In 2009–10, Futbol Club Barcelona started the new season with the prospect of winning six major competitions in the 2009–2010 season. They contested for the Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Copa del Rey, La Liga, and the UEFA Champions League. During the summer transfer window, the club swapped their top league goal scorer during the treble season, Samuel Eto'o to Italy's Inter Milan in exchange for Zlatan Ibrahimović, along with 48 million, bringing the total to €69 million. On 16 May, Barcelona claimed its 20th league title[1] with a then-record 99 points via a 4–0 victory over relegated side Valladolid to finish their 2009–10 season with four titles.[2]

Barcelona
2009–10 season
PresidentJoan Laporta
Head CoachPep Guardiola
StadiumCamp Nou
La Liga1st
Copa del ReyRound of 16
UEFA Super CupWinners
FIFA Club World CupWinners
Supercopa de EspañaWinners
UEFA Champions LeagueSemi-finals
Top goalscorerLeague: Lionel Messi (34)
All: Lionel Messi (47)

Contents

OverviewEdit

Over the summer of 2009, along with Ibrahimović, Barcelona reinforced their squad with the signings of Inter Milan defender Maxwell, Brazilian club Palmeiras forward Keirrison (sent on loan with Portuguese club Benfica, then loaned out during the winter transfer window to Italian side Fiorentina), and Ukrainian team Shakhtar Donetsk defender Dmytro Chygrynskiy. Continuing its tradition of using canteranos on the first team, Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola also promoted four players from the youth reserves, Jonathan dos Santos, Jeffrén, Andreu Fontàs and Marc Muniesa.[3] Barcelona player Henrique, previously on loan with Bayer Leverkusen, briefly rejoined the squad for the pre-season but was again loaned out, this time to [Racing de Santander].

Off the field eventsEdit

On 23 September, it was discovered by Catalan newspaper El Periódico of an investigation into the daily lives of four possible candidates for the Barcelona presidential election in 2010. The investigation was authorized by FC Barcelona director general, Joan Oliver, who hired investigating company Metodo 3 to gather daily information on vice president of institution and assets administration Joan Franquesa, vice president for marketing and media Jaume Ferrer, vice president for finance and treasurer Joan Boix, and vice president for sport Rafael Yuste between late March and early April 2009.[4] Oliver stated in a press conference the next day at the Camp Nou that "Barça did no spying but were just protecting the entity of the club".[5]

President Joan Laporta stated that "this happened five months ago. Certain events happened and when I found out about them, the corresponding explanations were given. These explanations were understood and accepted since no law was broken." He added that "it was understood that the reports that were asked for were within the limits of legality and were to protect the affected parties and the club. Therefore, the page was turned and the case was closed." Laporta also said that "we are better than we have ever been in our entire history in our methods of operation, and now, because they want to destabilise us, people drag up issues like these. We will continue the same way, because everyone does it as well. We are used to living under pressure and people trying to destabilise us… Barça is united and united we are unbeatable."

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola stated that "he has shielded the squad from the scandal of the investigation" and that "the subject has not been spoken of in the locker room and even the captains have not mentioned it, there's total concentration."[6]

On 11 November, vice-president Joan Franquesa handed in his resignation for "personal reasons". Continuing the turmoil in the Barcelona Board-Room.[7] President Joan Laporta took action by restructuring the board of directors and making Albert Perrín, the new vice-president. Laporta stated "He was making changes for these individuals to get to know the best club better."[8]

Ballon d'Or & FIFA World Player of the YearEdit

On 1 December, France Football magazine announced Lionel Messi was the winner of the 2009 Ballon d'Or, thus making him the ninth player while playing at Barcelona and the first Argentine and canterano from La Masia to win the coveted footballer prize.[9][10][11] Messi dedicated his triumph at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper to "my family, who have always been by my side and my teammates at Barça who've done everything to ensure I could win the award". He also addressed his teammates Xavi and Andrés Iniesta, who finished third and fourth respectively: "They've given everything for Barça and they deserve their recognition. If I'd had a vote I would have voted for any of the Barça players."[12]

On 21 December, Messi was named 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year at the Kongresshaus Zürich in Zürich. Messi claimed the prize by a record vote with a considerable wide margin, receiving 1,073 votes to Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo's 352 votes, who finished second after winning the year before. Teammates Xavi and Iniesta finished in third and fifth respectively, closing out 2009 as one of the most memorable years in Barcelona history.[13]

On 16 January, Messi became the youngest player to score 100 official goals for the Catalan club. He achieved the feat by scoring a brace in a league match vs Sevilla at the Camp Nou. He stated, "It was a relief to get the goal" and "the truth is that with all the big things that have happened to me, well I’m not giving them too much importance. I just try and live quietly and normally and keep my eye on achieving more." [14]

On 16 May, Messi completed the 2009–10 as the Pichichi Throphy and the European Golden Shoe winner with 34 league goals.[15] Víctor Valdés won the Zamora Trophy for the best La Liga goalkeeper of the season.

IFFHS AwardsEdit

On 13 January, the International Federation of Football History & Statistic named Xavi the 2009 World's Best Playmaker and both teammates Lionel Messi and Andrés Iniesta received second and fourth place respectively. Lastly, manager Pep Guardiola was named 2009 World Club Coach. [16]

FIFA Club World Cup & season friendlyEdit

On 6 November, director general Joan Oliver confirmed that Barcelona would play a friendly in Kuwait on 21 December against Kuwaiti club Kazma Sporting Club at Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium. It took place after the FIFA Club World Cup which was being hosted in the same region by the United Arab Emirates.[17] The match finished 1–1 with both goals coming in the last 10 minutes of the match in front of a sold out crowd that gathered 45 minutes ahead of the kick-off time.[18] Barcelona received €1.7 million to participate in the match.[19]

On 16 December, Pedro became the first player in history to score in six different club competitions during a single season. He scored in La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Supercopa de España and the FIFA Club World Cup.[20]

On 19 December, Barcelona was crowned FIFA Club World Cup champion with a 1–2 win over Argentine club Estudiantes in the final, making it the sixth title they've won in 2009 and the first club to accomplish that feat within one calendar year known as The Sextuple.[21]

SquadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Víctor Valdés
2   DF Dani Alves
3   DF Gerard Piqué
4   DF Rafael Márquez
5   DF Carles Puyol
6   MF Xavi
8   MF Andrés Iniesta
9   FW Zlatan Ibrahimović
10   FW Lionel Messi
11   MF Bojan
13   GK José Manuel Pinto
No. Position Player
14   FW Thierry Henry
15   MF Seydou Keita
16   MF Sergio Busquets
17   FW Pedro
18   DF Gabriel Milito
19   DF Maxwell
20   MF Jeffrén
21   DF Dmytro Chygrynskiy
22   DF Eric Abidal
24   MF Yaya Touré

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Total squad cost: €200 million

From youth systemEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
26   DF Marc Bartra
28   MF Jonathan dos Santos
29   MF Víctor Vázquez
30   GK Rubén Miño
31   FW Gai Assulin
32   DF Andreu Fontàs
No. Position Player
33   DF Marc Muniesa
34   MF Thiago
36   FW Jonathan Soriano

Players in / outEdit

InEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
9 FW   Ibrahimović 27 EU Internazionale   Transfer Summer 2014 €46M
+ Samuel Eto'o[22]
FCBarcelona.cat
19 LB   Maxwell 27 Non-EU Internazionale   Transfer Summer 2014 €4.5M
+ €0.5M in variables
FCBarcelona.cat
FW   Keirrison 20 Non-EU Palmeiras   Transfer Summer 2014 €14M
+ €2M in variables
FCBarcelona.cat
21 DF   Chygrynskiy 22 Non-EU Shakhtar Donetsk   Transfer Summer 2014 €25M FCBarcelona.cat
17 FW   Pedro 22 EU Barcelona B Promoted Summer 2014 Free
20 FW   Jeffrén 21 EU Barcelona B Promoted Summer 2014 Free

Total spending:   €85.5 million + Samuel Eto'o

OutEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
DF   Botía 20 EU Sporting Gijón Loan Summer N/A
16 LB   Sylvinho 35 EU Manchester City   Contract Termination Summer Free FCBarcelona.cat
9 FW   Eto'o 27 EU Internazionale   Swap Summer Free FCBarcelona.cat
21 MF   Hleb 28 Non-EU VfB Stuttgart   Loan Summer N/A FCBarcelona.cat
2 DF   Cáceres 22 Non-EU Juventus   Loan Summer N/A FCBarcelona.cat
FW   Keirrison 20 Non-EU Fiorentina   Loan Summer N/A FCBarcelona.cat
DF   V. Sánchez 22 EU Xerez Loan Summer N/A FCBarcelona.cat
25 GK   Jorquera 40 EU Girona Contract Termination Summer Free FCBarcelona.cat
23 DF   Henrique 22 Non-EU Racing Santander   Loan Summer N/A realracingclub.com
7 AM   Guðjohnsen 30 EU Monaco   Transfer Summer €2M asm-fc.com

Total income:   €2 million.

Expenditure:   €83.5 million + Eto'o.

Player statisticsEdit

Squad statsEdit

Total UEFA Champions League La Liga Copa del Rey Others1
N
Pos.
Name
Nat.
GS
App
Gls
Min
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
Notes
1 GK V. Valdés   55 55 -37 4200 12 -10 38 -24 5 -3 (-) means goals conceded
13 GK Pinto   4 4 -2 360 4 -2 (-) means goals conceded
2 DF Dani Alves   47 48 3 3767 11 29 3 3 5
3 DF Piqué   43 49 4 3198 11 2 32 2 1 5
4 DF Márquez   14 23 1 1179 4 15 1 3 1
5 DF Puyol   47 48 1 3556 9 32 1 2 5
18 DF Milito   12 16 931 5 10 1
19 DF Maxwell   32 36 2229 7 25 3 1
21 DF Chygrynskiy   12 14 942 12 2
22 DF Abidal   27 31 2337 8 17 2 4
32 DF Fontàs   2 38 1 1
40 DF Bartra   1 29 1
6 MF Xavi   47 53 7 3814 11 1 34 3 3 2 5 1
8 MF A. Iniesta   31 43 1 2838 9 30 1 3 1
15 MF Keita   36 44 6 2539 10 29 6 1 4
16 MF Busquets   36 51 1 2941 10 33 3 5 1
24 MF Touré Yaya   30 36 1 2041 8 22 1 1 5
28 MF Jonathan   2 6 186 1 3 2
34 MF Thiago   1 2 1 83 1 1 1
9 FW Ibrahimović   35 45 21 2980 10 4 29 16 2 1 4
10 FW Messi   43 53 47 3636 11 8 35 34 3 1 4 4
11 FW Bojan   16 36 12 1080 5 1 23 8 4 2 4 1
14 FW Henry   22 32 4 1805 6 21 4 1 4
17 FW Pedro   31 50 23 2638 8 4 33 12 4 3 5 4
20 FW Jeffrén   8 18 2 498 2 12 2 2 2
31 FW Assulin   1 1 57 1
36 FW Soriano   1 6 1
Last updated: 18 May
Source: FCBarcelona.cat
Ordered by position
0 shown as blank
1 Other Competitions: Supercopa de España, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup

Disciplinary recordsEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
      Notes
1 GK   V. Valdés 2
13 GK   Pinto
2 DF   Dani Alves 11 1
3 DF   Piqué 11 1
4 DF   Márquez 4 1
5 DF   Puyol 11 1
18 DF   Milito 3
19 DF   Maxwell 6
21 DF   Chygrynskiy 3
22 DF   Abidal 2
6 MF   Xavi 4
8 MF   A. Iniesta 3
15 MF   Keita 9
16 MF   Sergio 8 1
24 MF   Touré Yaya 6
34 MF   Thiago 1
9 FW   Ibrahimović 8 1
10 FW   Messi 6
11 FW   Bojan 3
14 FW   Henry 4
17 FW   Pedro 5
20 FW   Jeffrén 2

Last updated: 16 May
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

Pre-seasonEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Special kit worn during Joan Gamper Trophy match vs. Manchester City
M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 24 July Wembley Cup 1 day N   Tottenham Hotspur  1 – 1
Report Report link
Kick off
21:00 CEST
Attendance
57,932
Referee
Barcelona Tottenham Hotspur
Bojan   32'
  83' Livermore
2 26 July Wembley Cup 2 day N   Al Ahly  4 – 1
Report Report link
Kick off
14:15 CEST
Attendance
64,562
Referee
Barcelona Al Ahly
Bojan   15'
Rueda   40'
Jeffrén   55'
Pedro   66'
  30' El-Agazy
3 1 August USA Tour N   LA Galaxy  2 – 1
Report Report link
Kick off
20:00 PST
Attendance
93,137
Referee
Barcelona LA Galaxy
Pedro   11'
Touré   43'
Jeffrén   66'
  44' Beckham
  53' Gordon
4 5 August USA Tour A   Seattle Sounders FC  4 – 0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:30 PST
Attendance
66,848
Referee
Barcelona Seattle Sounders FC
Messi   21'40'
Busquets   31'
Jeffrén   74'
Pedro   89'
  81' Fucito
5 9 August USA Tour N   Guadalajara  1 – 1
Report Report link
Kick off
20:00 PST
Attendance
61,572
Referee
Barcelona Guadalajara
Bojan   63'
  19' Araujo
  49' Morales
  58' Pineda
6 19 August Joan Gamper Trophy H Manchester City  0 – 1
Report Report link
Kick off
22:15 CEST
Attendance
94,123
Referee
Barcelona Manchester City
  28' Petrov

Last updated: 26 November
Source: FC Barcelona
1Barcelona goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Barcelona.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

As in nine out of the last ten seasons, Barcelona is going to be present in all major competitions: La Liga, the UEFA Champions League and the Copa del Rey. The previous season's treble success means that Barcelona will also contest the FIFA Club World Cup, the UEFA Super Cup and the Supercopa de España. The side will also be present in the Copa Catalunya.

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
La Liga Winner 30 August 2009 16 May 2010
UEFA Super Cup Final Winner 28 August 2009
FIFA Club World Cup Semi-final Winner 16 December 2009 19 December 2009
Supercopa de España Final Winner 16 August 2009 23 August 2009
Copa del Rey Round of 32 Round of 16 28 October 2009 13 January 2010
UEFA Champions League Group stage Semi-final 16 September 2009 28 April 2010

Last updated: 16 May
Source: Competitions

Supercopa de EspañaEdit

UEFA Super CupEdit

FIFA Club World CupEdit

La LigaEdit

League tableEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 38 31 6 1 98 24 +74 99 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Real Madrid 38 31 3 4 102 34 +68 96
3 Valencia 38 21 8 9 59 40 +19 71

Updated to games played on 16 May.
Source: LFP and Yahoo! Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) 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.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

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 31 6 1 98 24  +74 99 18 1 0 57 11  +46 13 5 1 41 13  +28

Last updated: 8 May.
Source: Competitive Matches

Results by roundEdit

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
ResultWWWWWWDWDWDWWWWDWWWWWLWWDWWWWWWWDWWWWW
Position21212111112111111111111122222211111111
Updated to match(es) played on 4 May. Source: Competitive Matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

Copa del ReyEdit

Round of 32Edit

Round of 16Edit

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Group E
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Barcelona 6 3 2 1 7 3 +4 11
  Internazionale 6 2 3 1 7 6 +1 9
  Rubin Kazan 6 1 3 2 4 7 −3 6
  Dynamo Kyiv 6 1 2 3 7 9 −2 5

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 16Edit
Quarter-finalsEdit
Semi-finalsEdit

FriendlyEdit

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