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Top 5 strikers who have truly excelled for FC Barcelona

Omene Osuya
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21.44K   //    11 Mar 2018, 18:30 IST

#4 Quini (1980-1984)

Quini was a great scorer of goals despite his rather ungainly appearance
Quini was a great scorer of goals despite his rather ungainly appearance

Despite scoring more for hometown club Sporting de Gijón than he did for Barca, Enrique Castro González (Quini’s full name) was a brilliant striker for the Blaugrana and fully merits his place on this list.

The brilliant Asturian was famous for his aerial abilities, his quick thinking which helped him get into good scoring positions and despite his rather ungainly appearance, quick feet that always seemed to have that extra step whenever it came to burying the ball in the net.

The well-loved striker, who was famously kidnapped during his Barca days, was a goal-scoring monster and won the Trofeo Pichichi (award for La Liga’s top scorer each season awarded by the influential Madrid-based newspaper; Marca) 5 times during his playing career (three times at Sporting de Gijón and twice as a Barcelona player).

Despite playing for just four seasons at the Nou Camp and the trauma associated with his kidnapping, Quini scored 112 goals in 178 games for Barca and won five trophies during his time with the club.

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