Three titles and personal records
Samuel Eto'o, Carles Puyol, Thierry Henry and Gerard Piqué have all entered the record books as a result of last night’s victory in the Champions League.
When a team achieves the treble the way Barça has then it’s quite normal to see a few records
broken. But there are not always so many individual stories to tell, stories which will take the
players into the Club’s collective memory. Eto'o, Puyol, Henry and Piqué have just such
stories to tell.
Eto'o strikes again:
The Cameroon international became the
first Barça player to score in two different Champions League finals. He scored the equaliser
against Arsenal in Paris and added the opening goal against Manchester United On Wednesday evening.
He joins a select group of 13 players who have scored in two different finals – the last
person to achieve this was Raúl (Real Madrid).
Puyol, the captain with the most CL medals:
Many Barça captains have achieved fame
but none of them had ever managed to win two Champions Leagues defending the Barça colours. But
apart from Carles, many players in the current squad have also collected two CL winners’
medals with Barça - Valdés, Jorquera, Márquez, Sylvinho, Eto'o, Xavi, Iniesta and Messi.
Henry wins it all:
Thierry Henry signed for FC
Barcelona having already won the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, the French league, the Premier
League (twice) and 3 FA Cups. He was the Premier League’s top scorer four times and Golden
Boot twice. The only thing missing was the Champions League – until last night.
Gerard Piqué, two in a row: At the tender age of 22, Gerard Piqué has won the Champions
League two years in a row, firstly with Manchester United and now with FC Barcelona. He forms part
of a group of just three players - the others being Marcel Desailly (Olympique Marseille and AC
Milan) and Paulo Sousa (Juventus and Borussia Dortmund).
Sergio Busquets, from father to son:
Sergio’s father won a CL medal with
Barça in 1992 so now he and his son can stand proud alongside the winning father and son teams of
Maldini (AC Milan) and Sanchís (Real Madrid).