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Dr Paulino Alcantara in action for FC Barcelona in the early 20th century

#4 Andoni Zubizaretta

A rock at the back: Andoni Zubizaretta

Most people familiar with current-day FC Barcelona might be familiar with Andoni Zubizaretta’s name. He was with the club in a directorial capacity until 2015 when he was sacked by current President, Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Before all this and on the field, however, Zubizaretta was one of Barcelona’s prized jewels. Signing with the club in 1986 for a goalkeeper record fee of €1.6 million, Zubizaretta was part of the side that won four La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey titles, one European Cup, one UEFA Super Cup and one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.

A tall, almost monumental figure between the sticks, Zubizaretta was one of the toughest goalkeepers in the game continuously guiding the team to silverware in his capacity as a captain. He remains one of their most successful goalkeepers and one who helped them get back into the top teams in Europe.

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