This blogger Artur Yanturin of Russia copied many of my blog teams. This blog was one of them. It was my Russia All-Time Team here. His team was written in 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2014. His Spartak Moscow All-Time team entry of was published in October 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2017. His entry of the Dutch-German rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona was written in 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2014. He also copied many many of my blog entries.
|Catalonia vs Honduras 2010|
Austria-Hungary World Cup 1954
Angels with Dirty Faces with Di Stefano in the WC 1958
Scotland World Cup 1970
United Kingdom World Cup 1970
England World Cup 1974
United Kingdom World Cup 1982
Italy Euro 1992
Yugoslavia World Cup 1994
France World Cup 1994
Germany World Cup 2002
Netherlands World Cup 2002
USA World Cup 2010
Ireland/Northern Ireland Combined Team 1986 World Cup
Netherlands Euro 1984 with Cruyff, Van Basten, Gullit
Victor Valdes spent most of his career with Barcelona. With them, he won three Champions' league title. He also had a unsuccessful stint with Manchester United. For the national team, he only managed 20 caps due to playing behind Iker Casillas during the prime of his career. He was part of the Spanish squads that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012, despite not playing in either tournament. He also played 12 times for Catalonia.
Gerard Pique left the youth team of Barcelona to join Manchester United's academy in 2004. He made his debut with the senior side in the same year. He returned to Barcelona in 2008. He had been ever present in Bareclona's glorious period. From 2008 to 2018, he earned 102 caps for Spain. He was a part of the Golden Generation that won the 2010 World Cup and two European Champions.
At the club level, Joan Capedevila started his career with Espanyol in 1998. He later played for Atletico Madrid, Deportivo la Coruna, Villarreal and Benfica. The peak of his career was with Deportivo la Coruna and Villarreal. He was capped 60 times for Spain, in a period where Spain won the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 European Championship. He was their disputed starting leftback in that era. He was the only starting player in the 2010 Final who was not a member of Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Known for his dirty style of play, Sergio Busquets was Spain's unsung hero at winning the 2010 World Cup and the Euro 2012 tournaments. He made his national team debut in 2009. He has earned 142 caps at the time of writing. He captained the 2022 World Cup team. At the club lebel, he started his career in 2008 with Barcelona. He has been an important member of the team ever since. His father Charles played goalkeeper for Barcelona during the 1990's.
Xavi was perhaps one of greatest playmakers of his generation. He won everything in football. Xavi has won 31 trophies, only surpassed by Andrés Iniesta as the most successful Spanish player in history. For the national team, he had 133 caps and was a part of the team that won the 2010 World Cup and two European Championship in between. He was named Euro 2008's player of the tournament. He was finished third at the Ballon d'Or in 2010 and 2011.
Cesc Fabregas was lured to play for Arsenal's academy in 2003 from Barcelona FC. He made his first team debut as a teenager. he helped Arsenal to reach the Champions' league Final in 2005. He was named on the PFA Team of the Year twice. He returned to Spain in 2011 with Barcelona, but returned to England in 2014, joining Chelsea. He earned 110 caps. He was a part of Spain that won the World Cup in 2010 and two European Championships.
Raul Tamudo was a club legend with Espanyol, where he played from 1997 to 2010. He captained the side for a decade. He won two Copa Del Rey with the club as well as reaching the Final of UEFA cup in 2007. He is their all-time leading scorer. He also played for Real Sociedad, Rayo Vallecano Mexico's C.F. Pachuca and Sabedell FC. He picked up 13 caps for Spain between 2000 and 2007. He was a member of their 2000 silver medal winning team at the Olympics.
Catalonia's results between 2008 and 2012
0-1 vs Argentina Under 212-1 vs Colombia4-2 vs Argentina4-0 vs Honduras0-0 vs Tunisia1-1 Nigeria (played in January, 2013)
|Xavi and Cesc Fabregas|
|Pique and Puyol|