Top 225 Barcelona Quotes

In this post, you will find great Barcelona Quotes from famous people, such as Marc Gasol, Toni Duggan, Edgar Davids, Emma Hayes, Julian Nagelsmann. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I don't know how many Michelin stars Barcelona has, but

I don’t know how many Michelin stars Barcelona has, but you don’t have to spend big money to eat great.
I’m always bragging, always laughing with my Spain team-mates at Barcelona, saying I’ll take 30 per cent possession and two goals – a win is a win. It’s football.
It hurts me that Puyol is leaving Barcelona, and I wish him well. For me, he was always the fire that the team needed.
I am happy to play Barcelona in a one-off game, in a neutral venue. Why? Because Spanish teams are tricky.
I’ve said many times: Barcelona is a beautiful city, a beautiful club.
Of course I would like to play for Barcelona. Who wouldn’t?
What I have learnt from my time at Barcelona is the invisible work that goes on off the pitch. It’s about the fine details.
I support Barcelona because I watched the Spanish league.
I would’ve coached Barcelona for free. Well, maybe not for free, but in almost any circumstance.
Juventus rejected an offer from Barcelona for me. It was a big offer, and that means I’m an important player for the club, and I have to thank them for that.
It would have been naive to believe that it’s an easy job to become the undisputed No. 1 at Barcelona, but that’s my target, and it’s something I will tackle with all my ambition.
I had 11 or 12 years in Barcelona, my family is there and also many friends. The fans loved me, I felt highly valued throughout the club and it is always hard to leave the club of your dreams.
It’s hard to comprehend beating Barcelona 8-2.
Everybody could use the money, but you don’t play for it – you play with your heart – and that’s a big difference you see in Barcelona. Everybody wants to play there; everybody wants to enjoy themselves. It’s maybe a small percentage, but maybe it’s the difference.
When I have signed for clubs, I have always spoken a long time with the CEO or with the owners, not only at United, but also at Bayern Munich and Barcelona, and I have the faith that they always support me.
I would say the best Croatian player in 2014 was Ivan Rakitic, leading Sevilla to Europa League glory and earning a big transfer to Barcelona.
When I was in Barcelona, people thought I would join them, but that’s not the case. Everyone knows that I think Barcelona is a beautiful club, but I don’t know if I should see my career as a city trip.
Frenkie de Jong
Juventus will never be like Real Madrid or Barcelona because its history and playing style speak for itself.
I don’t speak Spanish. I understand enough of it, having spent some time running Telemundo, and I put in a lot of time in Spain during the Barcelona Olympics. But I don’t pretend to speak Spanish, and I don’t want anyone to think that I can.
Guardiola was a very special coach for me, the first when I was at Barcelona. He is a great coach, a lovely person, and I have very good memories of that time, but I would have liked to have had a full year with him.
I proved myself in Barcelona, and after I proved myself in Germany, I wanted to prove myself in England.
I’m in love with Barcelona, life there is fantastic. It was my best period playing.
Barcelona wanted me to play for their B team. But I wanted to stay and win the Copa Libertadores and after that I didn’t want to go down to a B team.
Davinson Sanchez
Why would I accept to earn less money to play for Barcelona? Why are players the ones supposed to sacrifice themselves?
Whenever you lose, it’s always bad, and especially against Barcelona.
I know British stadiums from my time with Barcelona and Villarreal. The atmosphere is phenomenal, and my first match at Anfield will be very emotional.
Pepe Reina
Barcelona is an open and multicultural city. It’s brimming with a very special creative energy. If you pay attention, you may be easily inspired by the places and people living there.
It is possible to stop Messi. Teams do it when he plays for Argentina. But the Barcelona Messi is different.
Italy has great food and Barcelona has great energy.
Stefon Harris
It’s always difficult to face Barcelona. They always have top-quality players.
Playing for Barcelona’s academy was a very important time for me and my career, as I learned a great deal here.
I was close to joining Barcelona and Real Madrid, but I

I was close to joining Barcelona and Real Madrid, but I am happy to have remained at Inter because I knew that sooner or later our moment to shine would arrive, and it did.
I have big dreams, but if God would’ve told me that I had to sing in a local bar in Barcelona, and that that would be my life, that would be my life, I would’ve done it with the same passion.
I respect opinions, I don’t give opinions on them. I learnt to respect them. And I also have a very clear opinion on Rivaldo. He was a great player and the image that comes to me is of him controlling the ball on the chest and scoring in Barcelona. The most beautiful thing in this world. That’s my opinion.
You don’t have to be too clever to know that if Barcelona loaned me to another team, it’s because they have little interest in me.
I always watch Barcelona on TV at home because I like how they play.
Barcelona need somebody at the back who can defend and has that passion the fans love.
I’m not here to substitute Neymar. Barcelona needed a player in my position, and I’m here to help.
Not many players would turn down a chance to play for Real Madrid and Barcelona, as they’re right at the top the tree in terms of football.
Guardiola won so many trophies at Barcelona that he had a huge impact.
Every manager is different in one way or another, but what stays the same is coaching Barcelona players – players who want the ball, who want to be protagonists on the field – so each manager who’s been here has been able to take advantage of that, and, luckily, I feel we’ve become more complete because of it.
I never hid my move to Real Madrid was almost done… my fate changed, and I arrived at Barcelona instead.
One day I won’t play for Barcelona. I’ll go and play somewhere else, and I’m sure I’ll do so as a central midfielder. That’s what I’ll try to do because it’s the position I like.
At Barcelona, we didn’t do gym work until the age of 18. That was really hard.
Completely, in the end, being at a club like FC Barcelona who must win titles, you have to stay motivated, and often times, using your head is more important than using your body.
Chicago is constantly auditioning for the world, determined that one day, on the streets of Barcelona, in Berlin‘s cabarets, in the coffee shops of Istanbul, people will know and love us in our multidimensional glory, dream of us the way they dream of San Francisco and New York.
I want to concentrate on winning things with Barcelona and Argentina. Then if people want to say nice things about me when I have retired, great. Right now, I need to concentrate on being part of a team – not just on me.
We come from Spain, from Barcelona. We could perform in many places around the world, and it’s been amazing to bring our music to so many people in so many different places. That’s been amazing.
If you want to keep up with the changes, then you have to watch as much football as you can. Live is the best way but also on television. All the best teams: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and now City. What are they doing? If possible, go and see them training. You can always learn.
I’d like to manage in England at some point. My wife wouldn’t like the weather; she‘s from Barcelona and likes the sun. It would depend on the team and the football they played.
As the years have passed I have kept growing and I notice the affection from the fans even more. I have always seen myself in Barcelona and my dream is to retire here.
I want to go to a club like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, or Bayern Munich.
There is definitely a difference when you are fighting for a title against clubs like United or Real Madrid or Barcelona. They are so used to winning, it means that you have to have a different frame of mind when you challenge them because that’s the only way to overcome them.
Legend has it that when Franco’s troops crushed Catalonia in 1939, relegating it for the next thirty-five years to abuse and neglect, one of his generals was asked what more he could possibly want now that he had Barcelona.
Everyone has their own opinion. They can state it publicly, or not if they don’t like to, but for me, the best players are here at Barcelona, starting with Lionel Messi and followed by everyone else.
Right now I’m living my boyhood dream, which was to play for a European club. The fact that it’s a huge club like Barcelona makes it a tremendous honour. I like everything about the city: the climate, the people. It’s quite similar to Brazil, which helps a lot. There’s even a beach!
I love Barcelona. Barcelona is a very, very nice city.
I’ll never forget how frustrated I felt when I didn’t make the team for Barcelona in 1992.
Leo Messi is the best player in the world for me, but look at the others that have been at Barcelona.
I prefer Real Madrid to Barcelona.
I’m very fortunate to have worked at two unbelievable clubs, Manchester City and Barcelona, and I feel like I’ve really changed the way I look at football from being around and in those environments, so I feel really privileged.
My dream is to play for Barcelona.
It is obvious that it is nice for any player to know he

It is obvious that it is nice for any player to know he is wanted by a team like Barcelona, with Guardiola as coach, and with players like Messi or Puyol.
I was in Barcelona working with Shakira, and it was an amazing experience. She’s a great artist, and I learned a lot while working with her.
I didn’t leave Barcelona in the best way but I took the decision to leave and I don’t regret it. There were a few problems with the club – some misunderstandings – and so I decided to leave because I wanted to develop as a player.
At 21, Real Madrid or Barcelona would have been more difficult for me. If I play well enough at Chelsea, I could win my place in the starting team, and my priority is to play.
When I was 18, I moved across the ocean just for the opportunity to play for a club that played against Barcelona. So to have the honour of playing for Barca? It was incredible.
Before I came to Barcelona, I only thought about one facet of the game: destroying. My qualities were completely defensive, and I wouldn’t take responsibility for organising my team’s game, our attacks.
England really is the birthplace, the heart and soul of football. If Barcelona had Liverpool‘s fans, or Arsenal‘s, or United’s, we’d have won 20 Champions Leagues, hahaha!
I left Barcelona because I believed it was very difficult to have minutes in the first team, as there are very good players.
There is a specific mentality that is put into the young players at Barcelona, and from nine or 10 years old, you have to make good seasons because, if not, you are out.
The more better players we have at Barcelona, the better it is for the team and coach.
Marseilles, Barcelona, Trieste, Istanbul – each romances the Mediterranean in its own fashion, mostly by embracing the sea in sweeping C-shaped bays that date back to antiquity.
People might talk more about Real Madrid and Barcelona than about Atletico, but what matters to me is what happens on the pitch. We compete with them year after year. I am not interested about the club’s reputation.
I live between Barcelona and Berlin. Staying in Spain over the winter and Berlin for spring and summer is an ideal combination.
I thank God for having played for four years in the best Barcelona team in history, but playing in the Premier League is also very important.
If Messi didn’t have it clearly in his head that Barcelona have a winning project, maybe he would go, but Barcelona are always looking to have a winning project.
I will always be a Barcelona supporter, no matter what finally happens.
It’s unbelievable. I changed the way Barcelona played. Now, Spain have had to change.
I went to Spain with my brother when I was about 17. We stayed near Barcelona and it was terrible. There were floods and I ended up missing my flight home.
Barcelona is the best club in the world, there’s no other place like this.
I’ll never play in Barcelona, because in Spain I am a Real Madrid supporter.
If it were up to me, I would stay at Barcelona all my life. But it does not depend on me but on what the club wants.
I admire Arsenal and the philosophy that the young players have. Liverpool, with their Spanish players, they also have an incredible squad. And Manchester United and Chelsea are teams that are very big, like Real Madrid and Barcelona, with money and incredible players.
How many times have I beaten Barcelona? I don’t know, three times at least.
I have not betrayed Barca, and I’m surprised anyone would doubt my commitment to Barcelona, because I’ve been a fan since birth.
Obviously, training at Barcelona is a fantastic experience. You train alongside players like Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, who are clearly some of the best players in the world.
I don’t want to leave Barcelona. I’m very happy here, and I want to stay on.
It’s my belief that Barcelona are successful because they have a number of youth teams alongside the first team. They are where it begins.
The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people.
Bill Alexander
My father‘s parents were from Sardinia and my mother‘s from Barcelona.
I would like to thank Barcelona for putting their trust in me and my future abilities.
Claudio Bravo
In Europe, I always say that Barcelona and Real Madrid are the ones to look out for.
It's not just about going to play football abroad: it's

It’s not just about going to play football abroad: it’s a chance to live and work in a fantastic city like Barcelona.
Barcelona is very similar to Santa Monica.
Like so many of the players, I started at La Masia at the age of 11. I can’t ever imagine not playing for Barcelona, let alone not playing soccer for a career. I don’t ever want to play anywhere else.
I really liked Stoichkov when he played at Barcelona. I played in his position then… more or less! I loved to watch him on matchdays because of the personality he showed team-mates and fans.
I love Spanish cities, particularly Barcelona, Madrid and Palma, which has the most amazing cathedral that I once went to for a wedding.
I have fantastic memories. It was a memorable time in my life, and I was pleased to get the chance to come to Barcelona and help the team.
During my time away from football I was with Milan and Barcelona during training. The most impressive thing about Barcelona was how humble they all are. The humility of the players and staff was fantastic.
At Barcelona, it wasn’t about winning all the time; it was first about how to win.
This is a huge club, everyone is interested in what’s happening in Barcelona, you lose one game and you are criticised a lot, then in seven days‘ time you win and everyone loves you again.
My best has to be for Barcelona against Villarreal in 2006 – that is the one I am asked most about, and it is the one I am most proud of. Xavi chipped the ball to me, I chested it down, twisted and hit an overhead kick. It was the final goal in a 4-0 win.
When I was 17 Sevilla came for me. At 18 Valencia, at 19 Villareal before Barcelona.
Davinson Sanchez
I will aim to become a No. 10 who can score goals. Just like Lionel Messi does for Barcelona.
A woman can be physically fit enough to drive a Formula 1 car. I did the race distance in Barcelona so I have proved that it is possible.
Who does not want to coach Barcelona?
Before I went to Juventus, I made a final promise to the board at Barcelona. I said, ‘You’re going to miss me.’ I didn’t mean as a player. Barca have plenty of incredible players. What I meant was that they were going to miss my spirit.
I believe Philippe Coutinho is a player who would totally fit in Barcelona.
I never really understood the game until I saw Cruyff’s Barcelona play. The first time that happened it opened up a new world to me. I began to understand that football was a collective thing, and that association between players meant you could keep the ball the whole game.
I fell for a Spanish woman and followed her to Spain. We got married there, and then I got involved in the Spanish film industry and got the material for ‘Barcelona.’ It was my way of breaking into the film industry.
Luis Enrique has shown at Barcelona that he is a great coach with many qualities and I believe he would be good for any club, but I do not know him a lot on a personal level.
In my childhood, I always played as Barcelona on the PlayStation.
I have always kept in mind the advice of Ronaldinho, and he spoke wonders of Barcelona and the city, which he told me is marvellous.
There was an option to sign for Barcelona and other teams before I moved to Madrid.
Show me a team of the stature of Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid, or Barcelona who is not obsessed with winning the Champions League. If they are not, I’d be surprised why they play in it.
Barcelona is one of the best cities in the world. I love it there. I love Big Sur. It’s stunning and you get a therapeutic experience there. The drive up the coast is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever done. Also, Hong Kong. I could easily live there!
I have no regrets about leaving Barcelona.
If you are Cesc, going to Barcelona, he will make more money, more sponsorship, and he is going home. What did Arsenal do to keep him at the club? Absolutely nothing. Now the fans say he is not loyal. When you leave Arsenal, you become a traitor, regardless of what you have done.
We have to remember, Mourinho worked at Barcelona. He has good memories of Barcelona. The club did well when he was here.
Clubs like Manchester United or Barcelona have a system, and then you hire personnel who fit this system.
So in my sophomore year of high school, I ran in Barcelona for the World Junior Championships, and I set the national record for the girls’ 1,500 meters in doing so.
I’ve been a Gunner for life. They play similar football to Barcelona. So ball movement and player movement is important to me in basketball; I think I picked it up from watching those guys.
Thon Maker
Yes, the national team is all one team. We are not Real Madrid players, Barcelona players, Celta Vigo players… all of us are a group.
I am a curious creature and put my finger in as many ca

I am a curious creature and put my finger in as many cakes as I can: history, film, technology, etc. I’m also a freak for urban history, particularly Barcelona, Paris and New York. I know more weird stuff about 19th-century Manhattan than is probably healthy.
Obviously my strength is going up and down the wing – that’s what has given me the opportunity to play for the national team and at Barcelona.
I was a Barcelona fan. My favorite player was Ronaldinho. But I watched a lot of English football and admired lots of English teams.
The first couple days I didn’t realize it that much, but when I look back, I’m just like, ‘Wow, I play for Barcelona!’ Because everything went so fast the first couple days.
Sergino Dest
There is absolutely no chance of me going back to Barcelona. They don’t want me to, and I don’t want to, either.
I was 17 years old and missed many things about Barcelona, particularly the food. Fortunately, Sir Alex Ferguson realised my situation and helped me to grow. For me, the gaffer was like a second father.
I would like Ajax to be people’s favourite second team. Like in Spain, if you are a Real Madrid fan, then you can’t be a Barcelona supporter. It’s the same in Italy. But you can be an Ajax fan.
Many great teams have players who have come through the youth system or have been at the club for a long time as their captains. I’m thinking of Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, John Terry at Chelsea, Raul at Real Madrid, as well as Puyol at Barcelona and Gary Neville at Man United.
I am never going to be manager of Barcelona or Arsenal because I am so identified with Tottenham and Espanyol.
I am much more grateful and linked to Real Madrid than to Barcelona.
If a club like Barcelona can do it, then why can’t other clubs? It’s amazing that we can be here alongside the men and the way everyone is integrated in the club. People aren’t just walking past you going, ‘Who’s that?’
At Barcelona, all men’s and women‘s teams have the same style and philosophy.
The entire world knows what I have with Barcelona and what Barcelona have with Ronald Koeman, so if I could become Barcelona coach one day, I would be delighted.
Having coached Ajax, Barcelona, the Netherlands, FC Bayern, and Manchester United like I did, it is difficult for any offer to be interesting.
Barcelona is one of the best teams in the world… so far, nothing has come to me, because if anything comes, it comes to my manager.
I have followed Newcastle my whole life. I had two Newcastle shirts when I was little. It was unusual; most people choose a team like Manchester United or Barcelona, but for me, it has always been Newcastle.
I had criticism in different clubs I played for. When i played in Corinthians, Tottenham and Barcelona there was some criticism but I always did my work, trying to do my best.
Al Ain are among the absolute best in Asia. When explaining their place in football in this part of the world, they are compared with Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Marcus Berg
The rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona is very big.
I spend a lot of time in L.A., and when it rains there you get the entire rainfall for the year in two days, raindrops the size of mangoes. And in Barcelona, the Mediterranean storms come up from the sea, thunder and lightning; it’s like the end of the world.
To me, doing the Olympics in 1992 in Barcelona for NBC, just seeing the Dream Team take the floor, was a thrill for me. I don’t think there was another team in any sport with that high level of athletes playing together.
Marv Albert
When United play at home, they get some advantage that other teams don’t get. I think when you go to United, Madrid, Barcelona, or Milan, when the referees referee these kind of games, it’s always difficult to go against these kind of teams.
You have to have something in your head to understand the Barcelona play. You have to adapt as quickly as possible.
Barcelona are always a candidate to win the Champions League.
The truth is my idea has been to always stay at Barcelona and see out the rest of my career here. Like I always say, one doesn’t know what can happen in the future, but if it were up to me to decide, I would stay at Barcelona for the rest of my career.
When Pep was at Barcelona, I was so young, 16 or 17 years old. I went to training a lot, and Pep Guardiola told me a lot of things, but I didn’t stay in the first team. He is an amazing coach, and if he comes to the Premier League, I think he will win a lot of titles.
What Barcelona almost always do is play a good game, but we don’t always win.
I felt very fulfilled after doing ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ because I’d always wanted to work with Woody Allen. That was like a lifelong dream, and that was thrilling for me, to enter that world.
It’s the Champions League that really gets the Barcelona fans buzzing.
There would have been no Barcelona, and a lot of other things besides, for me if I hadn’t signed for Celtic.
It’s nice there are a lot of big clubs that are interested in me, but if one of those is Barcelona, that’s special.
English clubs should not be pleased to go to places lik

English clubs should not be pleased to go to places like Barcelona and get away without a thrashing. They should be able to compete. They have the resources.
When you get to 16 at Barcelona, it’s the age that you sign your main contract. I was about to sign that, but we knew there were a lot of other options because you always get them from other teams at that time. I didn’t have the option to come to Arsenal until I was right about to sign with Barcelona.
I always try to start my weekend by running on the beach, which is great fun here in Barcelona.
I’d love to play with Ajax against Barcelona.
Frenkie de Jong
There is a company in Barcelona called Headless, and I was a huge fan. I love their style. I had been trying to work with them for years. ‘A Monster Calls‘ was the perfect project to work on with them.
Juan Antonio Bayona
At Brazil, we play as a collective, something that also happens in Barcelona, but not at Real Madrid.
When we are little, we always dream, and the first teams that come into your head are those on the world stage for their marketing, their image, their publicity. That makes you dream about how nice it would be to play for Real Madrid, to play for Barcelona.
People remember the treble in 1999 as if we only had to turn up to collect three trophies. But on that cup run, we were 1-0 down against Liverpool going into injury time, and we turned it around to win 2-1. And everyone remembers the Champions League final in Barcelona, where the same thing happened.
It is impressive that Barcelona and Bayern have been interested in me. It is the fruit of my hard work, but I think you have to take a certain lightness because it does not correspond to a reality.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, City – there are many teams you’d want to play against.
I always remember sitting with my son, Anthony, at Arsenal one night and watching Barcelona during the warm-up. Messi launched this ball miles into the air and then killed it dead with his foot when it came back down. Anthony and I just looked at each other. Normal human beings aren’t capable of doing that.
Barcelona want to be at their best in every match.
‘The Wine of Summer’ is a beautiful film about love lost and found, and the complexities of life while discovering who you are. It was filmed primarily in and around Barcelona, and the imagery is breathtaking.
It is my goal to stay with Barcelona for a long time and be successful here.
We want the best players to be at Barcelona.
I have always said there are just two people who could make me change my decision to stay at Barcelona. One of those two people is my wife.
Obviously, I grew up in Barcelona, and when I watch them play I want them to win. The team are always going to be in my heart.
In Barcelona, things seem so different. For example, I know that it’s traditionally the least Spanish city, but you’d never know they had a monarchy, coming here as a tourist – as opposed to the U.K., where the Queen is probably the best-known animal, vegetable and/or mineral going when it comes to overseas visitors.
People travel north from Barcelona, not south.
I’ve always been a great lover of Barcelona and the structure of the club.
When you watch Barcelona play you want to see Lionel Messi score two goals. If he hasn’t after 80 minutes you can perhaps get restless.
Barcelona or Real Madrid, I think I would say yes to playing for these teams.
It’s like Barcelona who have Messi. He decides games with his attacking play; Oblak resolves them with his saves.
I was getting ready to take a free-kick in a game between Brazil and Argentina. Suddenly, I saw Messi behind me getting closer bit by bit, and he says ‘are we going to Barcelona or not?’ I said, ‘if you want to bring me there, you can. I’ll go.’
I was only 15 when I left Barcelona to do my own thing. Luckily, after some years, they have signed me again.
I am not saying that I am at the same level as Messi or Ronaldo. They are the best two players in the world, but I am very proud that I managed to finish above them in the goalscoring charts, especially as I was playing for Atletico Madrid, not Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Everyone knows what a good player Ruben Neves is and I have no doubt he could play for massive clubs like Manchester United, Barcelona or Real Madrid one day.
In December 2005 I had a very good opportunity to test Renault’s world championship-winning car at Barcelona, and after 30 laps I was setting really good times, so I know what it’s like to drive a really good car.
I miss everything that surrounds the club. I miss my colleagues, my friends and everyone who cares for Barcelona.
I’ve watched Barcelona all my life.
It seems Barcelona are expected to win every title, but it is not always like this. People think Barca win automatically, but that’s not the case.
Barcelona is the best club in the world; My team-mates

Barcelona is the best club in the world; My team-mates are Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suarez, or King Lionel Messi.
We know the Premier League is a spectacular league. We would like to play there, but if you take all the positives and all the negatives, it’s very difficult to leave Barcelona. If you feel at home and you’re from Barcelona it’s difficult to change.
I’m comfortable with Spain and with Barcelona.
I still have to work on my cardio because I get tired very quickly. At Barcelona, I have a better lifestyle. At Dortmund, I didn’t have a great lifestyle, and I didn’t get injured, so it’s not that.
Everyone knows I have a relationship with Barcelona.
I like a lot of sports. Especially football – it’s my favourite sport. My uncle played football in Barcelona for nine years and played for Spain in three World Cups.
And call me a pig, but isn’t it brilliantly refreshing how early the Dutch eat dinner? When they’re still laying out the cutlery in achingly hip Barcelona, they’re hanging the Closed sign on the restaurant doors of old Amsterdam.
I played for Barcelona, for Ajax, where it’s important to develop and integrate young talent.
I don’t think people can imagine a Liverpool team without Gerrard. It is like Raul at Real Madrid and Puyol at Barcelona. They are a rare breed, these types of players.
When you stay with Barcelona and are only 15 or 16, the people show you a lot of time, and you are in the newspaper every day. This sometimes is good, but sometimes this is bad.
‘One Minus One’ and ‘Barcelona, 1975’ are more or less autobiographical.
I know the pressure of being Barcelona’s goalkeeper, but I’m here to play my football and the football Barca want to play. I’m not afraid.
I’d love to be popular in Barcelona. That sounds like a fun job.
Bobby Heenan
If I ever leave Fiorentina, I would very much like to go to Manchester United because out of the three best teams in Europe – United, Lazio, and Barcelona – Manchester, in my opinion, is the best.
Barcelona are a great club, and Brazilians have always done well there.
I just saw the movie ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ and fell in love with that city.
For the last decade, the last 50 years, Barcelona dominate football matches. I love the way they play.
In Barcelona, Bayern Munich, in Spain and Germany we were able to do it. But people say, ‘You only did it because you were in Barcelona and Bayern Munich. You will not be able to do it in England.’ So, let’s do it. We are going to try.
Asking Siri where the nearest sushi bar is – that’s not interesting. What’s interesting is asking your phone where one of your friends have last had dinner in the neighborhood, or having it recommend a cool paella place in Barcelona because it knows you eat paella all the time at home.
Coutinho is a great player, he will help Barcelona to reach their goals.
I gave everything for Valencia – they have to understand that I left to go home. I decided to go to Barcelona, which is where I’m from, and the best club in the world.
It’s true, in the past there was interest from Barcelona, but I’d have been a ball boy there.
Sebastian Giovinco
I’m very satisfied with everything I have done with both Barcelona and Brazil.
I was captain in Atletico at 19, playing in the same team as Demetrio Albertini, who won three Champions Leagues, and Sergi Barjuan from Barcelona, who had won everything, and they were 32, 33. I was a kid as captain, so I wasn’t the real captain, just a kid learning from them.
I love Barcelona for the same reasons I love Arsenal. It is as if they do not even think of the result, they just want to play and score and if they lose, OK, then they will go out and do it again and win next time.
Andrey Arshavin
England’s very different. I was at Barcelona for 10 years, and it’s another world.
My father is a massive Barcelona and Atletico fan because he used to play in those teams.
With what I’ve already achieved in my career – winning trophies and playing in finals, important matches against Real Madrid and Barcelona, winning the Europa League and the Super Cup, and in the Champions League – sometimes you’ve earned the right to say something.
I am happy at Everton, but the only team I want to play for is Barcelona.
If all goes well, I can play for many years at Barcelona.
The big clubs will always talk about the same names such as Ancelotti, Mourinho, and Wenger. Louis Van Gaal is always in there as well. He has his own style and is a very determined man. He knows exactly what he wants. He’s got direction, the ability and experience at big clubs such as Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Spain have got a big influence from Real Madrid and Bar

Spain have got a big influence from Real Madrid and Barcelona, and when you watch Spain play, it’s almost like watching Barcelona or Real Madrid at times.
You read things in the papers but I never really expected Barcelona to choose me. It all happened in a hurry.
Both Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic are classy players, top midfielders. They play for Real Madrid and Barcelona. That tells you everything.
All I learned in Barcelona was about being surrounded by stars, by the best in the world.
There are a lot of teams that don’t want to play, that only want to defend against Barcelona, and that makes it difficult. We’re always looking for the open space. A lot of times we’ll face six defenders and four midfielders.
I made my debut very early and a lot of things happened to me at a young age, but I was there for the best time in Barcelona’s history and played with the best players in the world.
At Barcelona, there is always talk of signings, but I want to compete with the best.
It’s normal that a club like Barcelona need more than one top-level goalkeeper.