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Spain: FC Barcelona star Carles Puyol to leave Catalan giants

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Spain: FC Barcelona star Carles Puyol to leave Catalan giants

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BARCELONA favourite Carles Puyol will leave the Spanish giants at the end of the season, it’s been confirmed.

The 35-year-old, second only to Xavi Hernandez with 593 appearances for the Catalan team, said a persistent knee injury was behind his decision.

Puyol, a World Cup winner in 2010, has been restricted to just five league games this season.


“I will leave FC Barcelona at the end of the season,” he told a news conference.

“I have told the club the situation and we are both in agreement that it is the right decision. I will rescind the two years left on my contract.

“The injuries I have been suffering from have been worse than I expected and have not allowed me to play at my level.”