Before his move to Japan, Culés have never seen Andrés Iniesta in another club jersey. Yet back in the days when Frank Rijkaard was managing Barcelona, Rangers almost secured a loan for the then teenage midfielder. More than that, they also asked about a certain Lionel Messi.
Since Johan Cruyff returned to Barcelona in 1988, La Masia has produced some of the best players that the world has ever seen. The Barcelona Podcast counts down the Top 10 players to come from the fabled academy.
On episode 186, Dan and Francesc discuss Lionel Messi’s reaction to the pay-cut agreement with the club. Then your hosts talk about the Top 50 Ranking of the best players in FC Barcelona history. They make their picks for omissions, players ranked too high or too low, and much more! Top 50 Ranking: HERE Running Order: Was Messi right to […]
On episode 171 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan and Francesc take turns drafting Barcelona’s Team of the Decade! It’s Lionel Messi, Xavi, Sergio Busquets…. but why is Adriano in one of the teams? Running Order: Who got to draft Messi? Will Xavi, Iniesta, and Sergio Busquets wind up on the same team? Who has the […]
From Lionel Messi to Dani Alves, FC Barcelona’s squad has been one of the world’s best for the last decade. But who would make Barcelona’s Best XI from the last 10 years?
Could Neymar return? The international break and the lull in club football always brings sensational rumors, and a potential return to Catalonia for Neymar takes the cake this time around. After the Brazilian’s shock move to Paris Saint-Germain now over a year ago, it would certainly be an even bigger shock to see him back […]
By guest contributor Emile Avanessian (@hardwoodhype). Between the departure of Xavi following the 2014-15 season and that of Andrés Iniesta this past spring, FC Barcelona suffered losses in midfield in three calendar years on par with arguably any team in the history of club football. In terms of technical skill, institutional knowledge and a preternatural […]
For more on Rakitic and Rafinha rumors, check out the latest edition of The Barcelona Podcast: Rafinha to Real Betis, loan or buy? The rumor of the week involves Rafinha to Real Betis, but it is much more than a rumor. Clearly negotiations between the La Liga clubs are ongoing, with the separation between the […]
Andres Iniesta deserves a TBPod Special, and here it is! Francesc and Dan look back at the career of the brilliant Don Andres, sharing first-hand experiences of his early days in Barcelona and analysing his impact under Pep Guardiola, Tito Vilanova and others during his time at the Camp Nou. Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to […]
Not all magicians use wands. One of the best midfielders of all time, if not the best, Andrés Iniesta has announced that he will be leaving FC Barcelona this summer. His impact on world football has been second to none. What does he leave behind? Let’s find out. Andrés Iniesta Luján, a shy kid, joined […]