Valdés equals Zubi and Ramallets
Victor Valdes played his 268th league game against Bilbao last Saturday and equalled the record of 177 wins held by Andoni Zubizarreta and Antoni Ramallets.
Víctor Valdés laid stake to a place in the history of the club some time ago and he is the keeper
who has played the third highest number of games in goal for Barça- The win in Bilbao meant that he
equalled the record of 177 wins held by Andoni Zubizarreta and Antoni Ramallets.
Eight years of saves
Valdés, who made his debut under Louis van Gaal eight years ago on September 11th
2002 against Atletico Madrid, has made innumerable great stops to save the team over the last few
years and averages 0.84 goals conceded per game in a 269 game run that has seen just 36 defeats.
“The Maracanà Cat
That was how Antoni Ramallets, who thrilled the Brazilian fans with some astonishing
saves in the 1950 World Cup, was nicknamed. Ramallets was the keeper in the team of the 5 Cups,
played 288 league games and enjoyed 177 victories, 47 draws and 64 defeats. Ramallets, who played
for Barça from 1947 till 196, conceded 358 goals – averaging 1.24 a game.
Zubi, 301 games
The “Dream Team” keeper was part of the club’s first European Cup
winning team and is the keeper who’s played most league games for the club, winning his 177,
losing 55 and drawing 69, conceding 273 goals -an average of 0.91 a game.