Carles Puyol, captain of captains

Barcelona’s legendary captain Carles Puyol has announce he will leave the Catalan giants at the end of the season. After 14 years at the helm of the Barcelona defense, Puyol has called time on his stay at the club. We look back at some of Carles Puyol’s memorable moments. Carles Puyol

Carles Puyol thinks about hanging up his boots for good

Barca captain Carles Puyol is thinking about hanging his boots up for good at the end of this season according to Mundo Deportivo. This news has generated much interest around the world as the Barca captain revealed to team mates that if his right knee is still giving him problems, then he will retire despite having a contract with Barca until 2016. More on Carles Puyol’s possible retirement

Carles Puyol tests himself in 45 minute game

FC Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has taken another step in his road to recovery and has played 45 minutes in a friendly match behind closed doors against Sant Andreu, a club that plays in the III group of the Second Division B, which resulted in a clear 4-1 in favour of the Catalans. More about Puyol

Isaac Cuenca back training, Carles Puyol almost ready

Barcelona’s Isaac Cuenca, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in May of this year, has been back in training, as reported by the Catalan club.

Cuenca, who played last season on loan at Ajax of Amsterdam, had surgery to address the discomfort he had in the lateral meniscus in his right knee and has been recovering since early June. Continue reading

Carles Puyol ready to join first team again

Carles Puyol joined up with the debut of Tito Vilanova’s son Adrià for a training session for the first team and all indications point to the readiness of the Barca captain. Puyol was happy with his progress and used social networking site Twitter to voice his feelings by saying that it was “one more step” and that he “was very happy to return to play”. Continue reading

Barca captain Carles Puyol still not ready to play

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has suffered a slight setback which rules him out for the time being. The Catalan was penciled in for the game against Sevilla at the weekend but it now seems unlikely.

The club will name him in the squad for the next few games even though he won’t play. This will boost the player’s morale.Continue reading

Carles Puyol back in training with good vibes

Barca captain Carles Puyol trotted out onto the grass at the club’s training ground and came away from a session with a smile on his face. He’s back training and feeling good and his reappearance is penciled in for the weekend of 14th and 15th September when Barca face Sevilla at the Nou Camp. Carles Puyol back in training

Martino to wait for Puyol and Barca may not sign new defender

With the end of August looming and Barca no nearer to signing a new central defender, Tata Martino looks like he’s willing to wait for a fully fit Carles Puyol. Puyol will be ready in mid September and Barca are running out of options to sign either high ticket item David Luiz from Chelsea or Daniel Agger from Liverpool. More on Barca’s defense quandary