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Hated by FC Barcelona: The 20 Most Despised Opponents in Barça's History

Andres EhrliCorrespondent IIIJanuary 7, 2017

Hated by FC Barcelona: The 20 Most Despised Opponents in Barça's History

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    Some people hate Barcelona and its fans. But while that is true, there are definitely some opposing teams, players and managers that are truly despised by Culés themselves.

    Be it because of their Anti-Barça talk, their aggressive attitude when they play Barcelona or their flat-out horrible sportsmanship, there have been many rivals hated to the death by the fans at Camp Nou.

    As Barcelona fans, I guarantee you'll hate all of these 20 players down to the bone. 

    For those of you that aren't, I'm sure you won't like some of them yourself.

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20. Emmanuel Eboue

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    Iconic Club: Arsenal FC

    Nationality: Ivory Coast

    Position: Right-back

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    With nil-nil in the score in the 2006 Champions League final, Emmanuel Eboue flopped in front of Puyol (the image speaks a thousand words).

    The match's referee bought into his dive, and made it a free kick for Arsenal which Sol Campbell converted into a goal to make it 1-0 Arsenal. 

    Barcelona eventually came back to win their second European trophy, but Eboue's dive still lives on in the minds of Barcelona fans everywhere.

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Stable

19. Alfredo Di Stefano

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    Iconic Club: Real Madrid

    Nationality: Spain/Argentina/Colombia

    Position: Striker

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    Di Stefano's transfer will always live in infamy in Barcelona lore: one day he was a Barça player, only to dress up for the eternal rivals Real Madrid the next day.

    To add insult to injury, Di Stefano became a nightmare for the Blaugrana every single time he played against them, scoring 18 times and becoming the top scorer in "El Clásico" history. 

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Stable


18. Raul

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    Iconic Club: Real Madrid

    Nationality: Spain

    Position: Striker

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    Raúl was Real Madrid's iconic player for 16 years during which he scored 15 times against Barcelona.

    It should be said, though, that he is more hated because of his sporting success against Barcelona rather than his antics on and off the field.

    Truth is, while "El Ángel" is considered a good sportsman against his rivals, that did not include Barcelona.   

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Declining


17. Fernando Torres

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    Iconic Club: Atlético de Madrid

    Nationality: Spain

    Position: Striker

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    In his time as a Colchonero, Fernando Torres was lethal against Barcelona. His yes game of the season would always come against the Blaugrana.

    It is unknown if it was because he wanted to be a Culé himself, but the fact that he always performed well against Barça became very annoying for Barcelona fans. 

    However, it was even more exasperating that he never played as well against Real Madrid.

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Declining


16. Robinho

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    Iconic Club: Real Madrid

    Nationality: Brazil

    Position: Winger

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    Robinho was very hated in his time with Madrid. 

    His diving and protesting were very tiresome and he was despised for it. 

    It should be said, though, that he was never influential in any Barcelona vs. Madrid match. 

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Declining


15. Robin Van Persie

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    Iconic Club: Arsenal FC

    Nationality: Netherlands

    Position: Striker

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    Moments after he stumped on Messi's foot, gotten in an argument with Adriano and Abidal and slapped Dani Alves in the face (for which he was finally yellow-carded);  Robin van Persie decided to take a shot on goal on a blown-whistle play. 

    It would have been Arsenal's first shot, but instead he got the Gunner's first red card of the game. 

    However, what made him hated for it came after the call itself. 

    He protested the call to the ref, to the media and to anyone who would listen, basically. 

    Talk about a sore loser. 

    You just can't complain that way when your team didn't even shoot in a game. 

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Rising


14. Del Horno

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    Iconic Club: Chelsea FC

    Nationality: Spain

    Position: Left-back

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    Asier del Horno was the man who ignited Messi's career as "theatre actor" as Mourinho adequately put it himself.

    Watch the play, and judge if Messi was acting yourself.  

    Still, Del Horno is still hated for it. 

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Stable


13. Didier Drogba

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    Iconic Club: Chelsea FC

    Nationality: Ivory Coast

    Position: Striker

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    Drogba did it all against Barça. He scored goals, he complained, he got fouled, but mostly, he dived. 

    All of those have made him one of the club's most hated players ever. 

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Stable


12. Michel Salgado

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    Iconic Club: Real Madrid

    Nationality: Spain

    Position: Right-back

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    A man known for his "Defending is kicking player in the kneecaps" philosophy, Salgado was always playing for a red-card when he met Barcelona.

     

    Elbows to the face like the one pictured against Luis García were quite common too. 

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Stable


11. Guti

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    Iconic Club: Real Madrid

    Nationality: Spain

    Position: Attacking Midfielder

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    Guti is not only hated by Barça fans, but by the whole La Liga, and even some Madrid fans themselves.

    His attitude on and off the field was just vomit-inducing. 

    Quite frankly, he's disgusting and got the hate he deserves. 

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Stable


10. Sergio Ramos

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    Iconic Club: Real Madrid

    Nationality: Spain

    Position: Right-back

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    The spiritual heir to Salgado's "Defending is kicking player in the kneecaps" philosophy, Ramos too is always a play away from getting red-carded. 

    In his favor I will say that he doesn't seem to understand just how the rulebook is written.

    I doubt he reads at all, to be honest.

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Rising


9. Fernando Hierro

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    Iconic Club: Real Madrid

    Nationality: Spain

    Position: Centre-back

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    The man that personified Madridism itself for more than a decade, Fernando Hierro will always make Blaugrana fans cringe.

    His comments off the field and his fights with Rivaldo will always live in the Cule's minds. 

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Stable


8. Raul Tamudo

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    Iconic Club: Espanyol 

    Nationality: Spain

    Position: Striker

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    The "other" Raul is way more hated than the Madrid one. Why?

    He won Madrid a league by himself. Without even playing for the Merengues.

    He'll be hated until the end of time for it. 

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Stable


7. Roberto Carlos

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    Iconic Club: Real Madrid 

    Nationality: Brazil

    Position: Left-back

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    Roberto Carlos scored this.

    And it wouldn't have been weird to see him slide in the very next play to upend a Barcelona player, either.

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Stable


6. Marcelo

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    Iconic Club: Real Madrid 

    Nationality: Brazil

    Position: Left-back

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    Marcelo is a dirty, loud-mouthed, disrespectful diver.

    If that's not enough to be widely hated, I don't know what is. 

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Rising


5. Arsene Wenger

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    Iconic Club: Arsenal FC 

    Nationality: France

    Position: Manager

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    He cries when he loses.

    He won't let Cesc leave.

    He has robbed Barcelona with the transfers of Thierry Henry, Aleksadr Hleb, Emanuel Petit and Marc Overmars.

    And he steals away youth talent from La Masia, so on top of that, he's a hypocrite. 

    Yeah, I'd say he's widely hated in Barcelona. 

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Rising


4. Cristiano Ronaldo

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    Iconic Club: Real Madrid 

    Nationality: Portugal

    Position: Striker

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    He's Cristano Ronaldo, I think you all know why he's hated.

    And he could be even more hated if Madrid tops Barcelona this season. 

    Just saying.

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Rising


3. Pepe

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    Iconic Club: Real Madrid 

    Nationality: Portugal

    Position: Centre-Back

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    Pepe has become the Anti-Barça.

    What that means is that he likes to break legs instead of playing football, basically. 

    If Ramos is a red-card waiting to happen, then Pepe is a tackle away from getting jail time. 

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Rising


2. Luis Figo

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    Iconic Club: Real Madrid 

    Nationality: Portugal

    Position: Winger

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    The Bible has Judas Iscariot.

    Barcelona has Luis Figo.

    From loved idol to most-hated man in one day. 

    Quite frankly, he deserved the pig head to be thrown his way. 

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Stable


1. Jose Mourinho

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    Iconic Club: Real Madrid

    Nationality: Portugal

    Position: Manager

     

    Hate inspiring moment: 

    There's only one man that can top Luis Figo's level of hate: Jose Mourinho.

    First it was with Chelsea. Every time the two clubs met, a battle ensued. Then with Inter, The Special One eliminated the Blaugrana in the semifinals.

    But with Real Madrid things have gotten pretty crazy.

    I'll put it this way: every time Madrid and Barcelona meet while Mourinho is manager for Los Blancos it'll be war.

    And not a nice war, at that. 

    Jose Mourinho has become Barcelona's nemesis.

    And he'll remain here for a long, long time. 

     

    Cule-Hatred-O-Meter: Rising (Fast)

     

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