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2008–09 FC Barcelona season

Barcelona
2008–09 season
Chairman Joan Laporta
Manager Josep Guardiola
La Liga 1st
Copa del Rey Winners
UEFA Champions League Winners
Top goalscorer League: Samuel Eto'o (30)
All: Lionel Messi (38)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

In 2008–09, Futbol Club Barcelona started a new era with a new manager, former player and FC Barcelona Atlètic manager Josep 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.

Players

Squad information

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK  ESP V. Valdés (VC) 26 EU 2002 260 0 2010 Youth system
2 DF  URU M. Cáceres 21 Non-EU 2008 0 0 2012 €16.5M
3 DF  ESP Piqué 21 EU 2008 0 0 2012 Youth system Bought from Manchester United for €5M
4 DF  MEX Márquez 29 EU 2003 200 8 2010 €5M
5 DF  ESP Puyol (captain) 30 EU 1999 270 4 2010 Youth system
6 MF  ESP Xavi (VC) 28 EU 1998 288 28 2014 Youth system
7 FW  ISL Gudjohnsen 29 EU 2006 72 13 2010 €12M
8 MF  ESP A. Iniesta (VC) 24 EU 2002 211 17 2014 Youth system
9 FW  CMR Eto'o 27 EU 2004 144 108 2010 €24M
10 FW  ARG Messi 21 EU 2004 109 54 2014 Youth system
11 FW  ESP Bojan 17 EU 2007 54 12 2013 Youth system
13 GK  ESP Pinto 32 EU 2008 3 0 2010 €0.5M
14 FW  FRA Henry 30 EU 2007 59 31 2011 €24M
15 MF  MLI Keita 28 EU 2008 0 0 2012 €14M
16 DF  BRA Sylvinho 34 EU 2004 92 3 2009 €2M
18 DF  ARG Milito 27 EU 2007 27 1 2011 €17M
20 DF  BRA Dani Alves 25 EU 2008 0 0 2012 €29M
21 MF  BLR Hleb 27 Non-EU 2008 0 0 2012 €15M
22 DF  FRA Abidal 28 EU 2007 40 0 2011 €15M
24 MF  CIV Touré Yaya 25 Non-EU 2007 32 2 2012 €9M Under Bosman ruling
25 GK  ESP Jorquera 29 EU 2003 17 0 2010 Youth system
27 FW  ESP Pedro 20 EU 2008 2 0 Undisclosed Youth system
28 MF  ESP Sergio B. 19 EU 2008 0 0 2013 Youth system
29 DF  ESP V. Sánchez 20 EU 2008 0 0 Undisclosed Youth system
  • Source: footballdatabase.com

Players in and out

In

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

Total spending: Decrease 88,000,000 €

Out

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
15 DF  BRA Edmílson 31 EU Villarreal Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free Barcelona.cat
11 DF  ITA Zambrotta 31 EU Milan Italy Transfer Green tickY Summer €9M
+ €2M in variables
Barcelona.cat
17 FW  MEX Dos Santos 19 EU Tottenham Hotspur England Transfer Green tickY Summer €6M
+ €5M in variables
Barcelona.cat
21 DF  FRA Thuram 36 EU Retired Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free Barcelona.cat
18 FW  ESP Ezquerro 31 EU Osasuna Contract Termination Red XN Summer Free Barcelona.cat
20 MF  POR Deco 30 EU Chelsea England Transfer Green tickY Summer €10M Barcelona.cat
10 FW  BRA Ronaldinho 28 EU Milan Italy Transfer Green tickY Summer €21M
+ €4M in variables
Barcelona.cat
12 DF  BRA Henrique 21 Non-EU Bayer Leverkusen Germany Loan → Summer N/A Barcelona.cat
23 DF  ESP Oleguer 28 EU Ajax Netherlands Transfer Green tickY Summer €3M
+ €2,25M in variables
Barcelona.cat
26 MF  ESP Crosas 20 EU Celtic Scotland Transfer Green tickY Summer €0.5M +
€0.8M in variables
Barcelona.cat

Total income: Increase 49,500,000 €

Squad stats

Total Champions League La Liga Copa del Rey Copa Catalunya
No.
P
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
1 GK  ESP V. Valdés 49 49 14 35
13 GK  ESP Pinto 11 11 2 9
25 GK  ESP Jorquera 1 1 1
41 GK  ESP Oier 1 1 1
2 DF  URU M.Cáceres 16 23 3 13 7
3 DF  ESP Piqué 44 45 3 14 1 25 1 6 1
4 DF  MEX Márquez 36 37 3 10 1 23 1 4 1
5 DF  ESP Puyol 41 45 1 11 28 1 6
16 DF  BRA Sylvinho 22 30 1 7 1 15 8
18 DF  ARG Milito
20 DF  BRA Dani Alves 52 54 5 12 34 5 8
22 DF  FRA Abidal 31 32 5 25 2
29 DF  ESP V. Sánchez 6 12 3 7 2
37 DF  ESP Botía 1 1
46 DF  ESP Muniesa 1 1
6 MF  ESP Xavi 49 54 10 14 3 35 6 5 1
8 MF  ESP A. Iniesta 38 43 5 11 1 26 4 6
15 MF  MLI Keita 29 46 6 12 2 29 4 5
21 MF  BLR Hleb 19 36 9 19 8
24 MF  CIV Touré Yaya 39 43 3 12 25 2 6 1
28 MF  ESP Sergio B. 31 41 3 8 2 24 1 9
30 MF  ESP Vázquez 1 1 1
35 MF  ESP Abraham 2 1 1
44 MF  ESP Thiago 1 1
45 MF  ESP Xavi Torres 2 2 2
7 FW  ISL Gudjohnsen 17 34 4 5 24 3 5 1
9 FW  CMR Eto'o 46 52 36 12 6 36 30 4
10 FW  ARG Messi 41 51 38 12 9 31 23 8 6
11 FW  ESP Bojan 18 42 10 10 3 23 2 9 5
14 FW  FRA Henry 36 42 26 12 6 29 19 1 1
27 FW  ESP Pedro 6 14 5 6 3
31 FW  ESP Jeffrén 2 2


Source: Competitive matches
Ordered by position and then numbers
0 shown as blank

2009 Champions League Final Starting XI

4–3–3 Formation

Disciplinary record

N
P
Nat.
Name
Notes
1 GK  ESP V. Valdés 2 0 0
13 GK  ESP Pinto 1 0 0
20 DF  BRA Dani Alves 8 0 0
3 DF  ESP Piqué 10 2 0
4 DF  MEX Márquez 8 1 0
5 DF  ESP Puyol 4 0 0
22 DF  FRA Abidal 3 0 2
2 DF  URU M. Cáceres 3 1
24 MF  CIV Touré Yaya 7 0 0
6 MF  ESP Xavi 5 0 0
28 MF  ESP Sergio B. 12 0 0
8 MF  ESP A. Iniesta 3 0 0
15 MF  MLI Keita 1 0 1
29 MF  ESP V. Sánchez 1 0 0
9 FW  CMR Eto'o 9 0 0
14 FW  FRA Henry 5 0 0
11 FW  ESP Bojan 1 0 0
10 FW  ARG Messi 2 0 0
7 FW  ISL Gudjohnsen 1 0 0

Source: Competitive matches
Only competitive matches
sending offs by a direct red card.

Club

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Manager Spain Josep Guardiola
Assistant manager 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

Overall

As in nine out of the last ten seasons, FC 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 28 October 2008 13 May 2009

Source: Competitions

La Liga

League table

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

Source: 2008–09 La Liga
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary

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

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 A H A H A H A H H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A
Result
Position

Source: Competitive Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches

All kickoff times are in CEST.       Win       Draw       Loss

Copa del Rey

Round of 32

Round of 16

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

UEFA Champions League

Third qualifying round

Group stage

Group C
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

Round of 16

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

Pre-season

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 24 July Friendly N Scotland Hibernian Scotland 6 – 0
2 26 July Friendly A Scotland Dundee United Scotland 5 – 1
3 30 July Memorial Artemio Franchi A Italy Fiorentina Italy 3 – 1
4 3 August US Tour N United States Guadalajara Mexico 5 – 2
5 6 August US Tour New York Red Bulls United States 6 – 2
6 16 August Joan Gamper Trophy Boca Juniors Argentina 2 – 1

Source: FC Barcelona
1Barcelona goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Barcelona.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

Record

Competition Won Draw Lost
League 27 6 5
Copa del Rey 7 2 0
UCL 7 5 1
Friendly 6 0 0
Total 47 13 6

External links

  • FC Barcelona official website
  • English Speaking FC Barcelona Supporters
  • ESPNsoccernet: Barcelona Team Page
  • Footballdatabase.com: FC Barcelona (Spain) profile
  • UEFA Champions League
  • Web Oficial de la Liga de Fútbol Profesional
  • Federació Catalana de Futbol
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