2008–09 FC Barcelona season

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Barcelona
2008–09 season
Rua Barça - Tricampió 2009.jpg
FC Barcelona players celebrating their historic treble-winning campaign, 2009
PresidentJoan Laporta
Head CoachPep Guardiola
StadiumCamp Nou
La Liga1st
Copa del ReyWinners
UEFA Champions LeagueWinners
Top goalscorerLeague: Samuel Eto'o (30)
All: Lionel Messi (38)

In 2008–09, Futbol Club Barcelona started a new era with a new manager, former player and Barcelona Atlètic coach Pep Guardiola, who led the team to the first treble in Spanish football history. After selling off high-profiled players such as Deco and Ronaldinho, Barcelona played scintillating football throughout the season, winning the Copa del Rey, La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. This Barcelona team is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, in the history of club football.[1][2]

Pre-season[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Source : FC Barcelona

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK Spain Víctor Valdés (VC) 27 EU 2002 260 0 2010 Youth system
2 DF Uruguay Martín Cáceres 22 Non-EU 2008 0 0 2012 €16.5M
3 DF Spain Gerard Piqué 22 EU 2008 0 0 2012 Youth system Bought from Manchester United for €5M
4 DF Mexico Rafael Márquez 30 EU 2003 200 8 2010 €5M
5 DF Spain Carles Puyol (captain) 31 EU 1999 270 4 2010 Youth system
6 MF Spain Xavi (VC) 29 EU 1998 288 28 2014 Youth system
7 FW Iceland Eiður Guðjohnsen 30 EU 2006 72 13 2010 €12M
8 MF Spain Andrés Iniesta (VC) 25 EU 2002 211 17 2014 Youth system
9 FW Cameroon Samuel Eto’o 28 EU 2004 119 89 2010 €27M
10 FW Argentina Lionel Messi 21 EU 2004 109 54 2014 Youth system
11 FW Spain Bojan 18 EU 2007 54 12 2013 Youth system
13 GK Spain José Manuel Pinto 33 EU 2008 3 0 2010 €0.5M
14 FW France Thierry Henry 31 EU 2007 59 31 2011 €24M
15 MF Mali Seydou Keita 29 EU 2008 0 0 2012 €14M
16 DF Brazil Sylvinho 35 EU 2004 92 3 2009 €2M
18 DF Argentina Gabriel Milito 28 EU 2007 27 1 2011 €17M
20 DF Brazil Dani Alves 26 EU 2008 0 0 2012 €29M
21 MF Belarus Alexander Hleb 28 Non-EU 2008 0 0 2012 €15M
22 DF France Eric Abidal 29 EU 2007 40 0 2011 €15M
24 MF Ivory Coast Touré Yaya 26 Non-EU 2007 32 2 2012 €9M Under Bosman ruling
25 GK Spain Albert Jorquera 30 EU 2003 17 0 2010 Youth system
27 FW Spain Pedro 21 EU 2008 2 0 Undisclosed Youth system
28 MF Spain Sergio Busquets 20 EU 2008 0 0 2013 Youth system
29 DF Spain Víctor Sánchez 21 EU 2008 0 0 Undisclosed Youth system

Players in and out[edit]

In[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
15 MF Mali Keita 28 EU Sevilla Transfer Green tickY Summer 2012 €14M Barcelona.cat
3 DF Spain Piqué 21 EU Manchester United England Transfer Green tickY Summer 2012 €5M Barcelona.cat
13 GK Spain Pinto 32 EU Celta de Vigo Transfer Green tickY Summer 2010 €0.5M Barcelona.cat
2 DF Uruguay Cáceres 21 Non-EU Villarreal Transfer Green tickY Summer 2012 €16.5M Barcelona.cat
20 DF Brazil Alves 25 EU Sevilla Transfer Green tickY Summer 2012 €29M
+ €6M in variables
Barcelona.cat
21 MF Belarus Hleb 27 Non-EU Arsenal England Transfer Green tickY Summer 2012 €11.8M Barcelona.cat
12 DF Brazil Henrique 21 Non-EU Palmeiras Brazil Transfer Green tickY Summer 2013 €8M
+ €2M in variables
Barcelona.cat
28 MF Spain Busquets 20 EU Barcelona B Promote Summer 2013 Free

Total spending: Decrease €88M

Out[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
15 DF Brazil Edmílson 31 EU Villarreal Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free Barcelona.cat
11 DF Italy Zambrotta 31 EU Milan Italy Transfer Green tickY Summer €9M
+ €2M in variables
Barcelona.cat
17 FW Mexico Dos Santos 19 EU Tottenham Hotspur England Transfer Green tickY Summer €6M
+ €5M in variables
Barcelona.cat
21 DF France Thuram 36 EU Retired Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free Barcelona.cat
18 FW Spain Ezquerro 31 EU Osasuna Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free Barcelona.cat
20 MF Portugal Deco 30 EU Chelsea England Transfer Green tickY Summer €10M Barcelona.cat
10 FW Brazil Ronaldinho 28 EU Milan Italy Transfer Green tickY Summer €21M
+ €4M in variables
Barcelona.cat
12 DF Brazil Henrique 21 Non-EU Bayer Leverkusen Germany Loan → Summer N/A Barcelona.cat
23 DF Spain Oleguer 28 EU Ajax Netherlands Transfer Green tickY Summer €3M
+ €2.25M in variables
Barcelona.cat
26 MF Spain Crosas 20 EU Celtic Scotland Transfer Green tickY Summer €0.5M +
€0.8M in variables
Barcelona.cat

Total income: Increase €49.5M

Squad stats[edit]

Total Champions League La Liga Copa del Rey Copa Catalunya
No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
1 GK Spain V. Valdés 49 49 14 35
13 GK Spain Pinto 11 11 2 9
25 GK Spain Jorquera 1 1 1
41 GK Spain Oier 1 1 1
2 DF Uruguay M. Cáceres 16 23 3 13 7
3 DF Spain Piqué 44 45 3 14 1 25 1 6 1
4 DF Mexico Márquez 36 37 3 10 1 23 1 4 1
5 DF Spain Puyol 41 45 1 11 28 1 6
16 DF Brazil Sylvinho 22 30 1 7 1 15 8
18 DF Argentina Milito
20 DF Brazil Dani Alves 52 54 5 12 34 5 8
22 DF France Abidal 31 32 5 25 2
29 DF Spain V. Sánchez 6 12 3 7 2
37 DF Spain Botía 1 1
46 DF Spain Muniesa 1 1
6 MF Spain Xavi 49 54 10 14 3 35 6 5 1
8 MF Spain A. Iniesta 38 43 5 11 1 26 4 6
15 MF Mali Keita 29 46 6 12 2 29 4 5
21 MF Belarus Hleb 19 36 9 19 8
24 MF Ivory Coast Touré Yaya 39 43 3 12 25 2 6 1
28 MF Spain Sergio B. 31 41 3 8 2 24 1 9
30 MF Spain Vázquez 1 1 1
35 MF Spain Abraham 2 1 1
44 MF Spain Thiago 1 1
45 MF Spain Xavi Torres 2 2 2
7 FW Iceland Gudjohnsen 17 34 4 5 24 3 5 1
9 FW Cameroon Eto'o 46 52 36 12 6 36 30 4
10 FW Argentina Messi 41 51 38 12 9 31 23 8 6
11 FW Spain Bojan 18 42 10 10 3 23 2 9 5
14 FW France Henry 36 42 26 12 6 29 19 1 1
27 FW Spain Pedro 6 14 5 6 3
31 FW Venezuela Jeffrén 2 2
Source: Competitive matches
Ordered by position and then numbers
0 shown as blank

Disciplinary record[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Notes
1 GK Spain V. Valdés 2 0 2
13 GK Spain Pinto 1 0 0
20 DF Brazil Dani Alves 8 0 0
3 DF Spain Piqué 10 2 0
4 DF Mexico Márquez 8 1 0
5 DF Spain Puyol 4 0 0
22 DF France Abidal 3 0 2
2 DF Uruguay M. Cáceres 3 1
24 MF Ivory Coast Touré Yaya 7 0 0
6 MF Spain Xavi 5 0 0
28 MF Spain Busquets 12 0 0
8 MF Spain A. Iniesta 3 0 0
15 MF Mali Keita 1 0 1
29 MF Spain V. Sánchez 1 0 0
9 FW Cameroon Eto'o 9 0 0
14 FW France Henry 5 0 0
11 FW Spain Bojan 1 0 0
10 FW Argentina Messi 2 0 0
7 FW Iceland Gudjohnsen 1 0 0

Source: Competitive matches
Only competitive matches
Yellow card = Number of bookings; Second yellow card = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Spain Pep Guardiola
Assistant coach Spain Tito Vilanova
Goalkeeping coach Spain Juan Carlos Unzué
Physical fitness coach Spain Lorenzo Buenaventura
Lead fitness coach Spain Paco Seirul·lo
Field work Spain Aureli Altimira
Strength work Spain Francesc Cos

Source: FC Barcelona

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

As in nine out of the last ten seasons, Barcelona was present in all major competitions. First division and Copa del Rey in Spain and UEFA Champions League in Europe.

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
La Liga Winner 31 August 2008 31 May 2009
Champions League Third qualifying round Winner 13 August 2008 27 May 2009
Copa del Rey Round of 32 Winner 28 October 2008 13 May 2009

Source: Competitions

La Liga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 38 27 6 5 105 35 +70 87 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Real Madrid 38 25 3 10 83 52 +31 78
3 Sevilla 38 21 7 10 54 39 +15 70
4 Atlético Madrid 38 20 7 11 80 57 +23 67 2009–10 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
5 Villarreal 38 18 11 9 61 54 +7 65 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
Source: LFP and Yahoo! Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

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 27 6 5 105 35  +70 87 14 3 2 61 14  +47 13 3 3 44 21  +23

Last updated: 8 May.
Source: Competitive Matches

Results by round[edit]

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA
ResultLDWWWWWWWWWDWWWWWWWWWWDLLWWWWWWWDWDLLD
Position1715965442111111111111111111111111111111
Source: Competitive Matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

All kickoff times are in CEST.   Win   Draw   Loss

Copa del Rey[edit]

Round of 32[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Third qualifying round[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Barcelona 6 4 1 1 18 8 +10 13
Portugal Sporting CP 6 4 0 2 8 8 0 12
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 6 3 0 3 11 7 +4 9
Switzerland Basel 6 0 1 5 2 16 −14 1

Knockout phase[edit]

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

Record[edit]

Competition Won Draw Lost
League 27 6 5
Copa del Rey 7 2 0
UCL 8 5 2
Friendly 6 0 0
Total 48 13 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The greatest teams of all time: Barcelona 2008–12". UEFA.com. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Why Barca is the best of all time". ESPN.com. Retrieved 10 September 2019.

External links[edit]