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Top 5 moments of Carles Puyol's illustrious career 

Raghav Mehta
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FC Barcelona v Valencia CF  - Liga BBVA
The unmistakable Carles Puyol

Former FC Barcelona captain, Carles Puyol, turned 40 a few days ago. Playing with his heart on his sleeve, always willing to commit to a challenge and never, ever, giving up, Puyol was passion personified.

Puyol won a colossal 25 trophies for both club and country and here are the 5 most memorable moments of an extraordinary career that saw him win everything in world football.

#5 THAT extraordinary chest save

With the goal gaping, Puyol pulls off a brilliant block

23 October 2002, Barca faced Lokomotiv Moscow in a Champions League match. In the 65th minute, with Barca pushing for a goal, Lokomotiv put together a slick counter-attack and Victor Valdes was caught in no man's land.

The Russian outfit looked all but certain to take the lead, only to be denied by a quite remarkable piece of defending by Carles Puyol.

The young Carles Puyol went on to expertly marshall the Barca defence through the course of the game, showing a calmness and judgement much beyond his years. In the end, the Blaugrana only went on to win the game by a slender margin of 1-0, which even further amplifies the importance of Puyol's heroic block.

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