FC BARCELONA

// Team Backbone //

Gerard Pique

Gerard Pique is a defender with a wide raging skill set. His physical characteristics, specifically his height, 193cm, and his good technique make him the ideal defender for aerial threats. The centre back also knows how to apply his skill on offence and he gives the team additional options on set pieces.

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Sergi Busquets

Busquets is a very complete midfielder renowned for his intelligence on the field. Born in Sabadell, he positions himself well and is a good reader of the game. Busquets adds security to the team because he rarely gives the ball away and is also solid in his defensive duties.

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Andres Iniesta

Intuitive, vertical, fast and intelligent, Andrés Iniesta is a man of many virtues. The midfielder started out in defence for Barça B and before that the club's youth teams. But as he gained in first team experience, he was also moved into a more attacking role. He is now a full-on striker, and is also able to play as a midfielder or on either of the flanks of the Barça forward line.

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Lionel Messi

Messi is an excellent, sensational, unique player. He is astoundingly creative, has amazing individual skill and is able to constantly put his rivals at unease. A natural left footer, he is stunningly versatile, and can play either in the middle or on whichever of the wings required, although it is out on the right that he feels most comfortable.

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Luis Suarez

The Uruguayan is quick and unpredictable and can shoot with either foot, making him a lethal addition to any strike-force. He is so versatile that he can play as on out-and-out centre forward or on the wings. And he doesn’t just get goals, he supplies them too. In fact, Suárez led the Premier League in assists in 2013/14.

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