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Having announced his international retirement following Spain’s triumph at South Africa, Carles Puyol was persuaded by his coach and team-mates to play on for his country.

  • The Week in Quotes

    The Week in Quotes

    This week we feature a sharp back-and-forth at Manchester United, Diego Forlan dreams of a footballing family reunion and Carles Puyol looks back on some FIFA World Cup memories.

  • Puyol: Lifting that trophy was spectacular

    Puyol: Lifting that trophy was spectacular

    Exactly five years after he was crowned world champion in South Africa, Carles Puyol shared his World Cup memories with FIFA.com, including an own goal, a crucial strike at the right end and his encounters with the famous trophy.

Photos

  • Barcelona's forward Pedro Rodriguez (C) and Barcelona's midfielder and captain Carles Puyol (R)
  • Spain's football team coach Vicente del Bosque (R) speaks with defender Carlos Puyol
  • Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique (L) and Barcelona's captain Carles Puyol (C) argue with the referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco
  • Carles Puyol of FC Barcelona jumps for the ball with Ricardo Varene of Real Madrid CF during the Copa del Rey Semi Final second leg
  • AC Milan's Giampaolo Pazzini fights for a ball with Barcelona's Carles Puyol
  • Spain's Cesc Fabregas (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Uruguay

Statistics

9.70
Matches Played7
minutesPlayed654
Goals for1
Yellow cards1
Red Cards0

All Time Statistics

FIFA World Cup™ Final - 2002, 2006, 2010
MPWDLGFGAY2YCR
14102210300
FIFA Confederations Cup - 2009
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320100000
Olympic Football Tournament Final - 2000
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531100000
FIFA Club World Cup - 2006, 2009, 2011
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650100000
FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier - 2002, 2006, 2010
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19127010500

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GER:ESP - Carles PUYOL

1st goal (Spain), (73')
Durban, Durban Stadium
Wednesday 7 July 2010