20 Greatest Barcelona Playmakers Ever

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20 Greatest Barcelona Playmakers Ever
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Playmaker is an ambiguous term in football these days—particularly at a club like Barcelona.

When you originally draw connotations you immediately visualize a No. 10 who buzzes around with a mix of guile, vibrance and creativity, enhancing his team's effectiveness in the final third.

It doesn't have to be from a predominantly advanced midfield position anymore though, with players like Xabi Alonso and Andrea Pirlo excelling as deep-lying playmakers. All the while there have been forwards who are equally adept at dropping 10 yards and dictating play.

The following slides take a look at Barcelona's greatest ever playmakers, allowing plenty of poetic license for anyone who has been labelled a creator, at one time or another, in the club's long history.


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