Barcelona: Ranking the top 10 legends to have played for the Blaugrana
Barcelona are arguably the most prestigious team in Spain, even more so than their arch-rivals, Real Madrid, thanks to their rich history in the game. They have produced and developed some excellent players over the years and created legends out of them in the process, which, in this list, we'll go through one-by-one and rank the top ten.
Some of the players included in this list will be legends who have now retired, but there are also some who are still playing football professionally that have achieved legend status at the Nou Camp.
But before we get into it, do you think you can guess which names will appear on here - and in what order? Leave a comment below with your personal top ten Barca legends if your choices differ from ours.
#10 Ronald Koeman
Ronald Koeman played as a sweeper for much of his time with Barcelona, which was a role that required him to carry the ball out of the defence and then pick out a pass. He was very adept at these duties because he was naturally strong in terms of his vision and composure on the ball. Sometimes defenders can be clumsy, but Koeman was smooth.
He was known for his pin-point long-range passing, free kick ability, and shooting accuracy - especially from distance. Koeman remains to this day the highest scoring defender in world football.
Koeman joined Barcelona from PSV Eindhoven for £5m back in July 1989 and made an instant impact in the side, as he could comfortably carry out roles that others would struggle with. He won a plethora of trophies with Barca, including four La Liga titles in a row from the 90/91 season to the 93/94 campaign.
Now, Koeman is the manager of the Netherlands national team, having gone there just shy of two years after he left his job at Everton in the Premier League.