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Carles Puyol Passes on His Barcelona No. 5 Shirt to Team-Mate Sergio Busquets

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 29:  Carles Puyol of FC Barcelona looks on  runs with the ball during the Copa del Rey Quarter Final 2nd leg match between FC Barcelona and Levante U.D Camp Nou on January 29, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJanuary 17, 2017

Barcelona legend Carles Puyol won't be honoured with the retirement of his shirt—instead, he has chosen who gets to wear it next.

And the defender has passed his No. 5 to Sergio Busquets.

The two play slightly different roles, but it's a sign of the respect that Busquets is held in that Puyol would single him out for the shirt.

Busquets previously wore No. 16 for the Blaugrana.

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