Josep Guardiola made 378 league appearances in club football during a 16-year career, though 322 of them were for his beloved Barcelona.
A splendid defensive midfielder, Guardiola epitomised everything Barcelona stand for on and off the pitch. Economical yet flamboyant and with a work rate second to none, it was no wonder the Spaniard collected numerous awards during his time with the Catalan club.
During his 11-year stint with the Blaugrana, Guardiola won six league titles, two cup titles, the European Cup Winners' Cup and European Super Cup. He was also a member of Johann Cruyff's dream team that were crowned European Cup champions for the first time during the 1991/92 season.
Guardiola left Barca in 2001 and enjoyed stints in Italy, Qatar and Mexico before calling time on a glistening career in 2006.
One year later he was named coach of the Barcelona B side and instantly led them to promotion. He was subsequently named as the man to replace the outgoing Frank Rijkaard who was then in charge of the La Liga side.
Guardiola spent four years in charge of Barcelona and imprinted his own style of play on the Spanish giants.
Some of the world's best players—including the likes of Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto'o and Zlatan Ibrahimovic—came and left whilst “Pep” was in charge, though a solid spine made up of players that had graduated from the famed La Masia academy remained.
Guardiola's influence on his Barcelona side was based on greater focus on possession and a disciplined and aggressive pressing style, whilst moving the ball amongst the 11 players at a fast and stylish pace.
Guardiola's Barcelona claimed 14 trophies in the four years he was at the club, winning the league three times and the league cup, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup all twice.
The Spaniard left his boyhood club in 2012, taking a year's sabbatical before taking charge of Champions League winners Bayern Munich in 2013, replacing the outgoing Jupp Heynckes.
His first task as boss of the Bavarian club was to win the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, which he duly did.