2010–11 FC Barcelona season

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Barcelona
2010–11 season
President Sandro Rosell
Manager Pep Guardiola
Stadium Camp Nou, Barcelona
La Liga 1st
Copa del Rey Runners-up
Supercopa de España Winners
UEFA Champions League Winners
Top goalscorer League:
Lionel Messi (31)
All:
Lionel Messi (53)
Highest home attendance 99,354 vs Real Madrid
(29 November 2010)
Lowest home attendance 38,971 vs Ceuta
(10 November 2010)
Average home league attendance 79,390[1]
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2010–11 season was Futbol Club Barcelona's 111th in existence and the club's 80th consecutive season in the top flight of Spanish football. Barcelona will start the season with a new President after Joan Laporta reached his term limit on 30 June, leaving behind a very successful club tenure.

Sandro Rosell was elected President on 13 June by securing a record total of 35,021 votes (61.35%), more than the 27,138 achieved by Laporta in 2003. Rosell began his tenure on 1 July as the 39th President in Barcelona's history.[2]

Season overview[edit]

June[edit]

Barcelona started their transfer window only three days after the end of the 2009–10 season, by reaching an agreement with Valencia for Spanish international David Villa worth €40 million.[3]

On 30 June, Xavier Sala-i-Martin, treasurer and director in charge of the economic area, announced that Barcelona reached a record €445.5 million in revenues during the 2009-10 season. According to Xavier, "that's the highest revenues achieved by any club, in any sport including the U.S." This means FC Barcelona is the richest club in the world in terms of revenues.[4]

Coach Pep Guardiola later expressed disapproval of the transfer of Chygrynskiy indicating he was pressed to let him go. Speaking at a press-conference Guardiola said: "My opinion counts, but the needs of the club go above that and that's why he was sold, I would like to have kept him." Speaking on Touré, Guardiola said he would have preferred him to stay, but the player was set on moving.[5]

On 14 July, Thierry Henry and Barcelona agreed to rescind his contract in order for Henry to become a free agent, where he subsequently signed a new four-and-a-half year contract with Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls. He stated, "This is a new and exciting chapter in my career."[6] The club also agreed with Josep Guardiola on a one-year extension to stay as coach of the first team, along with long-time assistant Tito Vilanova.[7]

August[edit]

On 27 August, Barcelona reached an agreement with English club Liverpool for the services of Argentine international Javier Mascherano. The deal was worth €24 million and was reached "after considerable effort from the club (Barcelona) over the last few hours and the willingness and desire of the player to make the move."[8] On the same day, the executive committee of the FC Barcelona board of directors publicly "denounced the conduct over the last few days of the agent of our player Zlatan Ibrahimović, Mino Raiola, whose declarations have put into question the honour and moral integrity of our coach Josep Guardiola." The club's legal department considered the possibility of rescinding the contract and the cessation of the annual payment Mr. Raiola's company receives from the club as part of their agreement.[9] The next day, Barcelona and Italian club A.C. Milan agreed to a one-year loan for the Swedish international with Milan paying all his earnings for the 2010-11 season and including in the agreement is the option for Milan to make the move permanent next summer for a fee of €24 million.[10]

September[edit]

Coach Guardiola stated, "It will cost us a lot. We expect a difficult year in which things have to be won by ourselves. Right now, the team is not at full strength at this point in the season."[11]

On 19 September, Lionel Messi suffered an ankle injury due to an ill-advised tackle[12] by Atlético Madrid defender Tomáš Ujfaluši in the 92nd minute of their Round Three match at the Vicente Calderón Stadium. At first sight, it was feared that Messi suffered a broken ankle that could have kept the star player away from the pitch for a minimum of six months, but MRIs performed the next day in Barcelona showed he suffered a sprain in the internal and external ligaments of his right ankle.[13] Teammate David Villa stated "the tackle on Messi was brutal" after watching the video of the play and also added that he believed the Atlético defender "didn't go into the tackle to hurt."[14] The incident caused widespread media attention because of Messi's high profile in the football world and brought up the debate of equality in protecting all players in the game. Debates whether the fact that Messi's status prompted the intensive media and fans scrutiny of Ujfaluši and subsequent two match ban by the Competition Committee[15] appeared all over the internet, television, and print in the days following the incident.[16][17][18][19]

October[edit]

Due to the findings of the audit, Barcelona compromisarios (commissioners) voted to enforce the social action of responsibility against the club's previous board with 468 in favour, 439 against, and 113 abstaining.[20] Ex-President Laporta's board will be called upon to respond in court due to €48.7 million that went missing during his presidency.[21]

On 18 October, Laporta defended his presidency in front of the media by stating that, "We just want them to give us the documentation regarding the biased and demagogic statement made by the representative of KPMG." He also stated, "The board has not had the courage to explain things", and "We have nothing to hide, everything has its explanation and justification." Laporta did not hold back and branded the new President "envious, resentful and jealous" and "I have a very clear conscience and the truth on my side." He continue to berate the new board by stating, "My greatest desire after spending a few years of my life at Barça and the results we got was to become a socio, go back to my seat, go to football games with my kids and enjoy this club. They do not let me. And not only do they not let me, but I see some attempts to ridicule, dishonor the reputation we have. No way I'm left alone. After the assembly of delegates, I understand that there was an indecent maneuver with the exposure of the 'due diligence'.. It was sectarian, demagogic and an interest to scorn against me and create an alarm among the social mass."[22]

November[edit]

On 29 November, one of the most eagerly-awaited Clásico in recent times, was scheduled on Monday due to the elections to the Parliament of Catalonia, which was held on the day before. The match featured 13 of the 23 winning players on Spain's 2010 FIFA World Cup squad and currently the two most successful managers in Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho. The match itself was a complete domination by Barcelona, with an emphatic 5–0 trashing of their eternal rival.[23] The game showcased Barça's mastering of the tiki-taka in combination with the Total Football philosophy and the superb team-work of whom many consider the top 3 players in the world, Messi, Xavi and Iniesta.[24] The international press hailed Barcelona's impressive win and their football as currently the best in the game.,[25][26][27][28][29][30] while some questioned whether the Real Madrid squad was "ready" for the magnitude of this match.[31]

Guardiola stated, "it was a spectacle"[32] and "how we did it - that makes us proud. Now just let us sit back and enjoy that win - we’ll reflect and look at the whole game, but now it would be wrong not to revel in the win. Games like that happen very rarely indeed".[33] In regards to Madrid, Pep stated "this match isn't representative of the difference between the two teams. They are a very good team, they came here unbeaten and as league leaders. Today all of our players played well and that was the difference."[34]

After the victory, Barcelona took over first place in La Liga's table. Ahead of Madrid by two points with 25 rounds left to play.

December[edit]

On 6 December, the finalists for the FIFA Ballon d'Or were announced. Barcelona players took all three spots. Messi, Xavi, and Iniesta will discover which one of them is the world's best player on 10 January in Zurich, Switzerland. This will be a monumental moment for FC Barcelona, as the three best players in the world will not only be from the club, but all three will have come from Barcelona's youth system.[35]

On 13 December, president Rosell made final the signing of a 5½ years, €170 million shirt sponsorship with the Qatar Foundation thus ending Barça's tradition of not having paid sponsors on their shirt.[36] The deal makes it the highest paid shirt sponsorship in the world, beating both Manchester United's deal with Aon and Liverpool's deal with Standard Chartered reached last year.[37]

January[edit]

On 10 January, Lionel Messi was crowned the 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or winner in Zurich, Switzerland.[38] His team-mates Iniesta and Xavi finished second and third, respectively. Messi became the first player to win the new prize after the FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d'Or merged to become the FIFA Ballon d'Or. Messi became the first player since Marco van Basten to win the Ballon d'Or and Ronaldinho the FIFA World Player of the Year in consecutive years after an impressive year where he tallied 60 goals in 64 games.[39]

On 19 January, Barça's team record of 28 matches unbeaten streak was ended after going down 3–1 against Real Betis of the Segunda División in the second leg of their quarter-finals tie of the Copa del Rey. Barcelona however advanced to the semi-finals on a 6–3 aggregate score after winning the first leg at the Camp Nou with a scoreline of 5–0.[40]

On 29 January, Barça defeated Hércules 0–3 to match the record for most consecutive league wins in a La Liga season, at 15. The record was previously set by Real Madrid during the 1960–61 season.[41]

February[edit]

On 2 February, both Barcelona and Real Madrid advanced to the Final of the Copa del Rey by defeating Almería (8-0 on aggregate[42]) and Sevilla (0-3 on aggregate[43]), respectively. This will be the first final between the Spanish giants after 21 years in the making when the clubs last faced in 1990 with Barça winning 2–0 at the Mestalla in Valencia.[44]

On 5 February, Barcelona broke the record for most consecutive league wins with 16 victories after they defeated Atlético Madrid 3–0 at the Camp Nou.[45] Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to ensure the victory for his side and after the match he stated, "it's an honor to be able to pass a record set by a great like Di Stéfano" and "if the record has been around for so long is because it's very complicated to achieve and we have reached it by defeating a very difficult team who's going through a bad situation, which makes it even more difficult."[46]

March[edit]

On 2 March, Adriano assisted Lionel Messi to score a late goal and give Barcelona a 0–1 away win against Valencia. Messi has now tallied 27 goals in La Liga for the season keeping him in the running for the Pichichi Trophy as top scorer.[47]

On 8 March, Barça eliminated Arsenal from the Champions League in a 3–1 win at the Camp Nou with a 4–3 aggregate score. Barcelona dominated all offensive categories and limited Arsenal to zero shots for the whole match with their lone goal coming off an own goal by Sergio Busquets.[48] But the match was not without controversy after Arsenal forward Robin van Persie was sent off for a second yellow card for what referee Massimo Busacca interpreted as time wasting after the player kicked the ball towards goal after the referee had blown the whistle on him for being called offside by the linesman.[49]

On 14 March, Spanish radio station Cadena COPE reported that Real Madrid would request for the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to tighten its control on doping in the league. According to the report, Real Madrid was suspicious to why Eufemiano Fuentes was allowed to work for Valencia when they won the league in the early 2000s and why are doctors with doubtful reputation working at Barcelona.[50] Barcelona in defence released a statement "publicly expressing its total indignation at these unfounded references which link the club to doping practices and to condemn such attitudes, which have nothing to do with fair play and gravely affect the image of sporting competition." It also stated "its legal department is studying possible legal action to defend the club's honour, alongside that of its coaching staff, players and medical staff and is prepared to take such action to its final consequences."[51] COPE later on issued an apology stating "our objective is to inform. In no case, did we participate in a campaign to defame or bring doubts to Spanish clubs or athletes."[52]

On 15 March, Barcelona's Secretary and Spokesperson Toni Freixa appeared in a press conference to make public that Barcelona will sue Cadena COPE after the reports implicating Barcelona in doping. He stated that "yesterday [14 March], FC Barcelona released a statement and, paralleled, sent a fax to Cadena COPE requesting the rectification and the origin of the grave report of defamation. The rest of the day it waited for the express and convincing rectification of the report." He also added "since this correction has not occurred satisfactorily and whether they can finally be produced, for the serious attack on the reputation and good name of FC Barcelona, for their athletes and doctors, a fact that we cannot leave unpunished, FC Barcelona announced to act with firmness and force that the gravity of the offense deserves. In the coming days it will request at first instance with the Barcelona's courts a order of protection of their right to honor claims for damages caused by those responsible for defamation."[53]

On the same day, Barcelona announced that French international defender Éric Abidal was diagnosed with a tumour on his liver which would be operated on the Friday of the same week. Citing privacy concerns as wished by the player, the club did not release additional information in regards to his condition.[54] In response to the announcement, players and fans from all over the wold alike dedicated well wishes for the ill player on multiple social networking sites and sports websites.[55][56] Before their Round of 16 match in the Champions League both Real Madrid and Olympique Lyonnais players exited onto the pitch wearing Ánimo Abidal (Strength Abidal) t-shirts along with the same message on the Santiago Bernabéu's scoreboards in show of support and solidarity.[57][58]

April[edit]

On 2 April, Barcelona defeated Villarreal 1–0 at El Madrigal with five missing starters due to injuries and rest with a goal in the 66th minute from centre back Gerard Piqué.[59] With the victory, they increased their league lead to 8 points after Real Madrid's 1–0 shock loss to Sporting Gijón at the Santiago Bernabéu.[60]

On 12 April, Barcelona defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 0–1 at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine to reach their 4th consecutive semi-finals appearance in the UEFA Champions League with a 6–1 aggregate score.[61] Lionel Messi assured the victory with a goal in the 43rd minute to take his season tally to 48 goals in all competitions, breaking the club's mark of 47 goals set by himself last season and Ronaldo in the 1996-1997 season.[62]

On 16 April, the first of four Clásicos was disputed at the Bernabéu, ending in 1–1 with penalty goals respectively by Lionel Messi (53rd minute) and Cristiano Ronaldo (82nd minute).[63] The draw ended Barcelona's Clásico streak at 5 wins since manager Pep Guardiola took over the side for the 2008–09 season. The match was the start of four Clásicos between the two Spanish giants, including the league, Copa del Rey Final and the semi-finals of the Champions League.[64]

On 20 April, Barcelona lost the final of the Copa del Rey to Real Madrid 0–1 after extra time with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring the winning goal in the 103rd minute.[65] The defeat was a first for Guardiola in a finals match and ended his unbeaten streak against Real Madrid since he became first team coach.[66]

On 27 April, Barcelona and Real Madrid met at the Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie. Although Barcelona enjoyed most of the possession throughout the first half of the game, it wasn't until the sending off of Real Madrid's Pepe that the game swung to Barcelona's favor with Lionel Messi scoring twice in the closing minutes to give Barcelona a 2−0 first-leg victory.[67] With these 2 goals, Lionel Messi now has 11 goals in 11 Champions League games and is threatening to set the all-time Champions League record of 14 goals.[68]

The match was not without controversy as both teams exhibited what most consider to be the dark arts of football.[69] Real Madrid manager José Mourinho accused UEFA of playing favorites to Barcelona after he was ejected for mocking the 4th official after Pepe's red card. At the press conference following the match, Mourinho stated that UEFA's referees have been assisting Barcelona for the past three years.[70] Barcelona's back-up goalkeeper José Manuel Pinto saw a red card at half-time for a scuffle with Real Madrid's defender Álvaro Arbeloa when both teams went to the locker rooms. The match was marred by more incidents of diving, play-acting and violence in what many consider to be one of the worst Clásicos in recent times.

UEFA officials released a statement stating they have opened disciplinary cases against the clubs to be heard by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body on Friday 6 May.[71]

On 30 April, Barcelona's 32-games unbeaten run came to an end after a 2–1 loss to Real Sociedad at Anoeta.[72]

May[edit]

On 3 May, Barcelona booked a trip to Wembley Stadium for the UEFA Champions League Final after a 1–1 draw (3–1 aggregate) with Real Madrid at Camp Nou. Barcelona's forward [Lionel Messi] sealed it with a 54th minute goal and thus insuring the progress for his club.[73]

On 11 May, Barcelona clinched its third consecutive La Liga title with a 1–1 draw against Levante at the Ciutat de València.[74] The result gave Barcelona a 6 point lead with two matches remaining which, combined with their better head-to-head record with Real Madrid, ensured that they finished top of the table.[75] Barcelona led the table since defeating Madrid 5–0 back in November and since then, they've only lost one match en route to winning the title.[76] It was the third straight title for manager Guardiola, who became the first manager to do so in his first three seasons managing in La Liga.[77]

On 21 May, Barcelona finish its league season with a win 1–3 over Málaga at La Rosaleda while playing most of the back-up and canterano players.[78] Goals from Bojan, Afellay and Bartra assured the victory and a club record of 14 away victories.[79]

On 28 May, Barcelona clinched its fourth Champions League trophy with a 3–1 victory over Manchester United at Wembley Stadium. The Barcelona attack, spearheaded by its three forwards of Messi, David Villa and Pedro, of whom all scored a goal, dominated United.[80] Messi was awarded Man of the Match[81] and with his goal he matches Ruud van Nistelrooy as the all-time top season scorer with 12 goals in this year's version.[82]

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK  ESP Valdés (VC) 29 EU 1998 406 0 2014 Youth system
2 RWB  BRA Dani Alves 28 EU 2008 153 12 2015 €32M Second nationality: Spain
3 CB  ESP Piqué 24 EU 2008 144 11 2015 €5M Bought from Manchester United for €5M
5 CB  ESP Puyol (captain) 33 EU 1999 514 9 2013 Youth system
6 CM  ESP Xavi (VC) 31 EU 1998 576 58 2016 Youth system
7 FW  ESP David Villa 29 EU 2010 51 22 2015 €40M
8 CM  ESP A. Iniesta (VC) 27 EU 2002 360 33 2015 Youth system
9 FW  ESP Bojan 20 EU 2007 161 40 2015 Youth system
10 FW  ARG Messi 24 EU 2004 268 179 2016 Youth system Second nationality: Spain
11 RW  ESP Jeffrén 23 EU 2008 32 3 2012 Youth system Second nationality: Venezuela
13 GK  ESP Pinto 35 EU 2008 33 0 2012 €0.5M
14 DM  ARG Mascherano 27 EU 2010 42 0 2014 €19M Second nationality: Italy
15 CM  MLI Keita 31 EU 2008 142 18 2014 €14M Second nationality: France
16 DM  ESP Sergio 22 EU 2008 138 5 2015 Youth system
17 FW  ESP Pedro 23 EU 2008 119 44 2015 Youth system
18 CB  ARG Milito 30 EU 2007 75 2 2012 €18M Second nationality: Italy
19 LWB  BRA Maxwell 29 Non-EU 2009 75 1 2014 €4.5M
20 MF  NED Afellay 25 EU 2010 24 1 2015 €3M Second nationality: Morocco
21 FB  BRA Adriano 26 Non-EU 2010 30 1 2014 €9.5M
22 LB  FRA Abidal 31 EU 2007 137 1 2014 €9M

Total squad cost: €154.5 million

From youth system[edit]

As of 1 September 2010.[83]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
26 Spain DF Andreu Fontàs
27 Spain FW Nolito
28 Spain MF Sergi Roberto
29 Spain MF Víctor Vázquez
30 Spain MF Thiago Alcântara
31 Spain GK Rubén Miño
32 Spain DF Marc Bartra
No. Position Player
33 Spain DF Sergi Gómez
34 Mexico MF Jonathan dos Santos
35 Spain DF Marc Muniesa
37 Spain MF Oriol Romeu
38 Spain GK Oier Olazábal
40 Spain DF Martín Montoya
41 Spain FW Gerard Deulofeu

Players in / out[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
DF  URU Martín Cáceres 27 Non-EU Juventus Italy Return of loan Summer 2012 Free
MF  BLR Aliaksandr Hleb 33 Non-EU VfB Stuttgart Germany Return of loan Summer 2012 Free
MF  ESP Víctor Sánchez Mata 26 EU Xerez Return of loan Summer undisclosed Free
FW  BRA Keirrison 25 Non-EU Fiorentina Italy Return of loan Summer 2014 Free
DF  BRA Henrique 27 Non-EU Racing Santander Return of loan Summer 2013 Free
7 FW  ESP David Villa 32 EU Valencia Transfer Summer 2014 €40M FCBarcelona.cat
14 MF  ARG Javier Mascherano 30 EU Liverpool England Transfer Summer 2014 €19M FCBarcelona.cat
21 DF  BRA Adriano 29 EU Sevilla Transfer Summer 2014 €9.5M FCBarcelona.cat
20 MF  NED Ibrahim Afellay 28 EU PSV Netherlands Transfer Winter 2015 €3M FCBarcelona.cat
11 LW  ESP Jeffrén Suárez 23 EU Barcelona B Promoted Summer 2014 Free

Total spending: Decrease €71.5 million

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
4 DF  MEX Rafael Márquez 35 EU New York Red Bulls United States Contract Termination Summer Free FCBarcelona.cat
14 FW  FRA Thierry Henry 36 EU New York Red Bulls United States Contract Termination Summer Free FCBarcelona.cat
21 DF  UKR Dmytro Chygrynskiy 27 Non-EU Shakhtar Donetsk Ukraine Transfer Summer €15M FCBarcelona.cat
24 MF  CIV Touré Yaya 31 Non-EU Manchester City England Transfer Summer €28.5M FCBarcelona.cat
9 FW  Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 32 EU Milan Italy Loan Summer N/A FCBarcelona.cat
FW  BRA Keirrison 25 Non-EU Santos Brazil Loan Summer N/A FCBarcelona.cat
DF  BRA Henrique 27 Non-EU Racing Santander Loan Summer N/A FCBarcelona.cat
MF  ESP Víctor Sánchez 26 EU Getafe Loan Summer N/A FCBarcelona.cat
DF  URU Martín Cáceres 27 Non-EU Sevilla Loan Summer N/A FCBarcelona.cat
MF  Belarus Alexander Hleb 33 EU Birmingham City England Loan Summer N/A FCBarcelona.cat

Total income: Increase €43.5 million.

Expenditure: Decrease €28 million.

Player statistics[edit]

Team stats[edit]

La Liga Champions League Copa del Rey Total Stats
Games played 38 13 9 60
Games won 30 9 5 44
Games drawn 6 3 2 11
Games lost 2 1 2 5
Goals for 95 30 22 147
Goals against 21 9 6 36
Shots 588 198 135 921
Corners for 254 59 67 380
Corners against 137 24 30 191
Players used 28 26 25 29
Offsides 148 46 30 224
Fouls received 537 204 138 879
Fouls committed 390 132 87 609
Yellow cards 73 12 10 95
Red cards 2 1 0 3

Last updated: 25 May 2011
Source: Competitive matches

Squad stats[edit]

Total UEFA Champions League La Liga Copa del Rey Others1
N
P
Name
Nat.
GS
App
Goals
Min
App
Goals
App
Goals
App
Goals
App
Goals
Notes
1 GK V. Valdés  ESP 44 44 -25 4039 11 -9 32 -16 1 (-) GA
13 GK Pinto  ESP 17 17 -11 1609 2 6 -5 9 -6 (-) GA
31 GK Miño  ESP 1 1 -3 90 1 -3 (-) GA
2 DF Dani Alves  BRA 50 54 4 4744 12 2 35 2 5 2
3 DF Piqué  ESP 48 51 4 4456 12 1 31 3 7 1
5 DF Puyol  ESP 25 27 1 2199 8 17 1 2
18 DF Milito  ARG 12 17 1 1028 2 10 4 1 1 Injured - tear in calf muscle Source
19 DF Maxwell  BRA 31 41 1 2993 7 25 7 1 2
21 DF Adriano  BRA 23 31 1 2098 6 15 8 1 2
22 DF Abidal  FRA 34 41 1 3136 8 26 5 1 2
26 DF Fontàs  ESP 7 8 1 657 1 1 6 1
32 DF Bartra  ESP 4 5 1 235 1 2 1 2
33 DF S. Gómez  ESP 1 1 90 1
40 DF Montoya  ESP 1 2 22 2 Injured - broken collarbone Source
6 MF Xavi  ESP 47 50 5 4070 12 2 31 3 6 1
8 MF A. Iniesta  ESP 46 50 9 4197 10 1 34 8 5 1
14 MF Mascherano  ARG 35 45 3094 11 27 7
15 MF Keita  MLI 27 56 6 2831 10 1 35 3 9 2 2
16 MF Sergio  ESP 42 46 1 3883 12 28 1 5 1
20 MF Afellay  NED 10 29 2 1053 7 16 1 6 1
28 MF S. Roberto  ESP 1 3 27 1 1 1
29 MF V. Vázquez  ESP 1 1 77 1 1
30 MF Thiago  ESP 10 17 3 730 1 12 2 3 1 1
34 MF Jonathan  MEX 3 5 135 1 2 1 1
37 MF Romeu  ESP 1 2 90 1 1
7 FW David Villa  ESP 48 52 23 4119 12 4 34 18 5 1 1
9 FW Bojan  ESP 17 37 7 1630 3 27 6 5 1 2
10 FW Messi  ARG 48 55 53 4675 13 12 33 31 7 7 2 3
11 FW Jeffrén  ESP 6 13 1 394 2 8 1 3
17 FW Pedro  ESP 40 53 22 3632 12 5 33 13 7 4 1
27 FW Nolito  ESP 2 5 1 159 2 3 1

Last updated: 12 Aug
Source: Competitive matches, Other matches
Ordered by
0 shown as blank
1 Other Competitions: Supercopa de España , UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup

Disciplinary records[edit]

No. Pos. Nat. Player Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svgRed card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Spain V. Valdés 0 0 0
13 GK Spain Pinto 0 0 1
2 DF Brazil Dani Alves 0 0 0
3 DF Spain Piqué 0 0 0
5 DF Spain Puyol 0 0 0
24 DF Spain Fontas 0 0 0
19 DF Brazil Maxwell 2 0 0
21 DF Brazil Adriano 5 0 0
22 DF France Abidal 3 0 0
32 DF Spain Bartra 1 0 0
6 MF Spain Xavi 6 0 0
8 MF Spain A. Iniesta 4 0 0
14 MF Argentina Mascherano 7 0 0
15 MF Mali Keita 2 0 0
16 MF Spain Sergio 9 0 0
20 MF Netherlands Afellay 1 0 0
30 MF Spain Thiago 1 0 0
7 FW Spain David Villa 3 0 1
9 FW Spain Bojan 2 0 0
10 FW Argentina Messi 4 0 0
11 FW Spain Jeffrén 0 0 0
17 FW Spain Pedro 4 0 0

Last updated on 28 May.

Club[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach First Team Spain Pep Guardiola
Assistant Coach Spain Tito Vilanova
Goalkeeping Coach Spain Carles Busquets
Physical fitness coach Spain Lorenzo Buenaventura
Director of Football Spain Andoni Zubizarreta

Last updated: 2 July
Source: FC Barcelona Official Website

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Barcelona is going to be present in all major competitions: La Liga, the UEFA Champions League and the Copa del Rey.

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
La Liga 1st 29 August 2010 21 May 2011
Supercopa de España Final Winner 14 August 2010 21 August 2010
Copa del Rey Round of 32 Runner Up 27 October 2010 20 April 2011
UEFA Champions League Group stage Winner 14 September 2010 28 May 2011

Last updated: 28 May
Source: Competitions

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Supercopa de España[edit]

La Liga[edit]

Main article: 2010–11 La Liga

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 38 30 6 2 95 21 +74 96 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Real Madrid 38 29 5 4 102 33 +69 92
3 Valencia 38 21 8 9 64 44 +20 71

Updated to games played on 21 May.
Source: LFP, sportec.es, Yahoo! Sport
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head (if all matches has been played): a) head-to-head points; b) head-to-head goal difference; c) head-to-head goals scored; 3rd goal difference; 4th number of goals scored; 5th Fair-play points (ascending order).
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 30 6 2 95 21 +74 96 16 2 1 46 10 +36 14 4 1 49 11 +38

Last updated: 21 May.
Source: Competitive matches

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A
Result W L W W W D W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W D W W W W D W W W D W L W D D W
Position 3 8 6 4 3 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Last updated: 21 May.
Source: Competitive matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Kickoff times are in CET.

Copa del Rey[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group D
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Barcelona 6 4 2 0 14 3 +11 14
Denmark Copenhagen 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10
Russia Rubin Kazan 6 1 3 2 2 4 –2 6
Greece Panathinaikos 6 0 2 4 2 13 –11 3

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]
Quarter-finals[edit]
Semi-finals[edit]
Final[edit]

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