The Greatest Team of All Time!

Even Marca has accepted that 6-for-6 is the greatest feat in footballing history.

We are the greatest team of all time.

Just think about that and now you know why Guardiola was crying. Now you know why this is so special. No one has ever done this before and it is unlikely that anyone will ever do it again. Amazing is as amazing does, I suppose, but this is just too much. I’m almost in tears here and I think you should be too.

Love this team forever because nothing will ever rival it.

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Isaiah is a co-founder and lead writer for Barcelona Football Blog. He currently lives in the greater New York City area with his wife and daughter.


  1. Eduard
    December 19, 2009

    Forca Barca!!! This is great, and the character of the team to keep pushing, and a new-make-shift formation, just GENIOUS!!!

    What’s the closest a team has ever been to this feat?

    • December 19, 2009

      The Ajax team of 1972, led by Johan Cruyff, won every trophy possible (5). They didn’t make it to six because their domestic Super Cup didn’t exist at the time.

    • Eduard
      December 19, 2009

      Johan Cruyff? Why does that not surprise me?

  2. eklavya
    December 19, 2009

    NO ONE!!WE ARE THE BEST!! We ARE PEANUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Khairallah
    December 19, 2009

    5 goals from the cantera in this championship… sweeet 😀

    • eklavya
      December 19, 2009

      sweet? ITS FREAKING GREAAAAT!!!!

    • Khairallah
      December 19, 2009

      ….Freaking great* 😀 😛

  4. eklavya
    December 19, 2009

    and just because I couldn’t doit properly before:

    • Kari
      December 19, 2009

      PEANUUUUUUUTS! Eklavya, you won’t believe how many peanut jokes we were dishing out before and after P! scored.

      This sooooo makes up for the last 2 years under Rijkaard!

      Well done everyone on the Barcelona Football Blog/the Old Barca Offside. It’s been more than awesome enjoying the success with you guys. Let’s keep the good times rolling!

    • eklavya
      December 20, 2009

      I just went through the LiveBlog again…Oh, those jokes haha 😀

    • Aeneas
      December 19, 2009


    • eklavya
      December 20, 2009

      Pep Peanut Guardiola? LOL

  5. barca96
    December 19, 2009

    if i die tomorrow(touch wood)
    ill die as a happy man..
    BARCA 4EVER!!!!!

    • eklavya
      December 19, 2009

      me too! We’ll all die as happy men and women cause WE HAVE SEEN AND FOLLOWED A PHENOMENA THAT IS UNHEARD OF

  6. Xu
    December 19, 2009


    Valdes – 6: Was again exposed by his defenders. Could not have done anything with Boselli’s goal and didn’t have too much to do after that.

    Dani Alves – 7: Left gaps at the back but his influence in attack was priceless. Whipped in a pin-point cross for Messi to chest home the decisive winner.

    Puyol – 6.5: Again looked ragged and was caught out of position a few times. His mis-timed jump allowed Boselli to score the opening goal. But made up for it with a strong showing for the rest of the game.

    Pique – 7: Made a few critical interceptions and tackles on the ground. Cushioned a header for Pedro to score the equaliser.

    Abidal – 6: Was the other guilty party in the opening goal, although there was little he could do. Caught out of position a few times but made a few decent surging runs forward.

    Xavi – 6: Spurned an early chance when he opted to cross instead of shoot. He did provide a few deadly accurate through balls but not his usual self in this game.

    Busquets – 7: Marshalled the centre of his midfield with calm but too reluctant to roam forward and help out in attack.

    Keita – 6: Picked up an early injury and never looked comfortable. Had to be withdrawn at half-time.

    Messi – 8: Had to drift to the middle just to avoid being outnumbered on the flanks. Came alive in extra-time after a quiet second period and his tenacity paid off as he struck a late winner.

    Ibrahimovic – 7: Had plenty of chances in front of goal but also supplied a lot of through balls and crosses.

    Henry – 5: Saw plenty of the ball down the left but didn’t know what to do with it every time he had it. Had to be moved to a central-forward role in the second half after struggling out wide.


    Pedro – 7: Had three clear chances immediately after coming on at half-time but eventually found the back of the net with a looping header two minutes from time.

    Toure – 5.5: Struggled to settle into the game. Gave away a late free kick which almost cost his side.

    Jeffren – 7: Provided a number of threatening crosses from the left.

  7. cliveee
    December 19, 2009

    my tear came out as i saw pep was crying… it is all about love……

  8. Necro Spaaw
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  9. jnelson
    December 19, 2009

    Visca el Barca!
    That was simply amazing!
    I need. some. oxygen. and. the.… .

  10. lovelymofo
    December 19, 2009

    I think this sums up what you wrote pretty well.

  11. December 19, 2009

    The child, who joined this team when he was barely able to walk, ended up walking through the club’s history adding the best pages to the tale of a club that’s more than a club.

    No wonder that the moment his life script concurred with the greatness of the moment the man-once a skinny child- expressed his cheers in tears.

    Nostalgia is a strong monster. Not only it’s the current moment, where the years of ups and downs we had to live in the past two decades finally showed it forth all the waiting. But also the future that promises this generation of fans to be always labeled as “The lucky ones” that make this day H.U.G.E!

    Being an eyewitness fan is something, being Pep who was involved in that adventure, dedicating his life for the best of Barcelona is something else.

    Congratulations for The best Coach in the Club History, and the best team in football History.

  12. Cesc Blanc
    December 19, 2009

    You know, right today when I went on ESPN and their best of decade stuff, they had the shot by Robert Horry as the top play of the decade. So I posted it on my facebook with “Dear Mr. Big Shot, please channel your spirit tonight for Barca and Pedro!” and our very own Mr. Big Shot delivered. So, a big thank you to the Almighty Robert Horry for this, who truly proved that he is a superior being. Thank you to Pep Guardiola, the father of Pep Guardiola and the mother that gave birth to him. Thank you Cruyff for coaching him. Thank you Rijkaard for the final year to make sure we get him as coach. Thank you universe and God the almighty for letting everything happen the way it happened. Thank you..this is the most incredible moment as a culé in 20 years. Thank you, thank you, thank you…and thank you!
    Men lie, Women lie, Hexacampions don’t!

    • jnelson
      December 19, 2009


    • December 19, 2009

      Major props for the Jay-Z reference.

  13. December 19, 2009

    I jst cant explain d extent of my joy.D only thing i can say is dat i wil hav a lovely dream about barca today!Cheers

  14. Vj
    December 19, 2009

    “I’m almost in tears”

    Sober already? 😀

  15. December 19, 2009

    This made me cry-

    Remember this. Enjoy it. Cherish it. It will never get any better. When we are grandfathers and grandmothers we can tell our grandchildren that we saw and lived through the great Barca de las Seis Copas. We saw the 6-2 beatdown, the great Messi snatching victory from the jaws of defeat in hostile pitches in Cantabria and Pamplona, Yaya’s laser in the Copa final, Pique insisting that he can be a striker, the Iniestazo, the Messi-Xavi-Iniesta connection humiliating the defending world champions, the now legendary Pedro saving us time and time again, and Pep Guardiola crying tears of joy. This team is legendary and so are all the moments of the past season and a half.

    • Blow-Granite
      December 19, 2009

      The guy in the end, with, white hair, has been the Barca kit man for 30 years. Cleaning and arranging kits for Barca players for 30 years.

  16. Kari
    December 19, 2009

    I’m not Catalan and I haven’t bled the colours from birth. I don’t speak Catalan and, no, I’ve never been to Barcelona, let alone the Camp Nou.

    But I have watched every game I could-even if the stream or time was less than ideal. I have enjoyed the good times and suffered through the bad times. I’m not afraid of donning my Messi jersey-even though it’s from 2007. And yes, that IS my team wearing the pink kit and I’m not embarrassed to admit because it’s a pink kit worn by THE BEST TEAM EVER!

    My name is Kari and I’m a Cule!

    • December 19, 2009


    • lovelymofo
      December 19, 2009

      This! The rest of the day is gonna be AWESOME, I can tell.

      I hope some genius puts together a really good Barça 2009 video. And ends it with Pep overcome with the reality of what he and his team have accomplished. I hope one day he writes an autobiography, it would be genius.

    • Blow-Granite
      December 19, 2009

      To all the bathroom moments!!!! Visca El Barca!!!

    • December 19, 2009

      Amen. Although I was in Barcelona the night we won the champions league. That night is (and probably will remain) one of the top 5 nights of my entire life. And that’s really only because I’m reserving the other four for marriage, children, ect.

  17. Rakka
    December 19, 2009

    Long Live FC Barcelona. Mes Que Un Club!

  18. jordi
    December 19, 2009

    Not sure where my comment went but Di Maria score a sick goal the other day


  19. messi108
    December 20, 2009

    Cheers guys \m/

  20. barca96
    December 20, 2009

    i still have goosebumps….
    and tears…
    it’s so unbelievable…
    so proud to be a barca fan for over 10years…
    can’t wait to tell my children and grandchildren about this..
    love you all…
    long live barca

  21. Helge
    December 20, 2009

    When I saw Pep crying, I also had to cry.

    This year has been indescribable. I still didn’t realize what we’ve achieved, we should be soooooooooo grateful that we are living in this time, that we can experience this unique team. This is the best christmas present of my life!

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