Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has taken pride in equaling Carles Puyol’s record for the club.
Busquets made his 593 appearances for Barca on Sunday in their win over Levante to become the fourth player with the highest number of appearance in Barca colours with the Spaniard record only bettered by Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta.
And taking to Instagram to acknowledge the feat, Busquets said: “Last night was a special game for me, equaling a Club legend like Carles Puyol. It’s a pride to be able to make history and put my name beside the greats of this club.
“This has been the club of my life and the best in the world. I also want to thank all the people that have made it possible and accompanied me in these games. I am very happy to be the player with the fourth-most games for Barcelona.”
The midfielder who is on the twilight of his career was expected to have a reserved role under Ronald Koeman after the arrival of Miralem Pjanic but that hasn’t been the case with the midfielder starting nine of Barca’s 11 La Liga games this season.
Sergio Busquets se iguala ao número de jogos de Carles Puyol com a camisa do Barcelona— O Melhor do Futebol (@OFute17) December 13, 2020
7️⃣6️⃣7️⃣ 🇪🇸 Xavi
7️⃣4️⃣6️⃣ 🇦🇷 Leo Messi
6️⃣7️⃣4️⃣ 🇪🇸 Andrés Iniesta
5️⃣9️⃣3️⃣ 🇪🇸 Carles Puyol
5️⃣9️⃣3️⃣ 🇪🇸 Sergio Busquets pic.twitter.com/X3DGtHatXT