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21.10.2009 13:33

Guardiola: 75 games in charge

Jordi Clos / Vanessa Forns

Josep Guardiola took charge of his 75th game as FC Barcelona when Rubin Kazan visited on Wednesday and, despite the defeat, he has some impressive statistics.

guardiolamanteado.JPGHaving taken at the start of last season, the Blaugrana boss led the team to unprecedented treble last term as his team conquered the Spanish league, Copa del Rey and Europe.

Debut day

debut_wisla.jpgAfter spending a year in charge of Barça's B team, Guardiola stepped up to take over as first-team coach in the summer of 2008 after Frank Rijkaard left the club. On August 13, 2008 the new trainer took charge of his first official match which they won 4-0 against Wisla Krakow.

Match stats

Guardiola has gone on to take charge of another 74 matches since then and hsa an impressive record. The 75 games breaks down into 45 in the la Primera and 18 in the Champions League, nine in the Copa del Rey, two in the Spanish Super Cup and another in the European Super Cup. Of that tally the coach has overseen 52 wins (69.3 per cent) and only eight defeats (10.6 per cent. The other very impressive statistic is that the team have scored 184 goals and let in just 61.

League records

guardiolabanqueta.jpgIn the league Guardiola has set a club record. He has an 88.8 per cent record of games without defeat, surpassing every Barça coach before him. Terry Venables came closest with 85.34 per cent while Helenio Herrera (84,37%), Salvador Artigas (83,07%), Johan Cruyff (82,67%) and Frank Rijkaard (82,63%) were next.

Guardiola has also overseen 13 friendlies, nine of which ended in victory with two draws and two defeats.
Guardiola: 75 games in charge
50th in Munich
Pep Guardiola celebrated his 50th game in charge of FC Barcelona by watching from the stands last season when he was suspended for the Champions League tie against Bayern Munich in the Allainz Arena.

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