No, he’s not gone yet, but today’s press conference has rocked the footballing world, especially for culés. The curly haired gladiator Carles Puyol announced he would be leaving his boyhood Barça after 14 years in the first team. Having survived nine coaches, the player affectionately named Tarzan has endeared himself in the hearts of Catalans for his athleticism, unshakeable courage and ability to lead his team to victory.
Everyone here at totalBarça will be sad to see him go. We wanted to take a moment and share our own thoughts and memories of El Capità and to personally say thank you for all the triumphs and travails that come with leading the greatest club in the world.