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Barcelona: Ranking the top 10 legends to have played for the Blaugrana

Ben Roberts
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#9 Cesar Rodriguez Alvarez

Cesar Rodriguez Alvarez
Cesar Rodriguez Alvarez

From the years of 1939 to 1955, Cesar (as he was known) played for Barcelona and scored a whopping 190 goals in 287 appearances, which made him the highest goalscorer in the history of the club for many decades, until he was ultimately passed by Lionel Messi.

In the end, Cesar won five La Liga championships with Barcelona and probably would have won a lot more had military service not interfered with his initial years at the club, as it forced him to be relocated to Granada. Upon his return to the Nou Camp, Cesar scored 15 goals in 24 games to help Barcelona win the national championship, which was his first.

Cesar played for Barcelona over the course of 13 years, scoring double digits in 11 seasons and surpassing the 20-goal mark in three.

After retiring from professional football in 1960, Cesar went on to manage eight different clubs, including the likes of Barcelona, Real Betis, Zaragoza, and Mallorca. His success as a many wasn't as strong as it was when he was a player, but he was relatively good at what he did anyway.

Cesar passed away in 1995, aged 74.

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