As soon as Goikoetxea ‘charged’ Maradona after Gavi’s injury, many of his players were culés who had a long period of time without being able to play
Maradona, the star of the team, suffered a serious injury during a match against Goikoetxea. The medical report issued by the club’s medical services stated that he had a fractured left ankle with deviation and tearing of the internal lateral ligament. This injury had already sidelined him for four days.
Ronald Koeman’s Injury
During his time at Barça, Ronald Koeman suffered a severe injury to his Achilles tendon, which kept him off the field for five months. He made a comeback in a Copa de Europa match in March 1991, a year before the historic victory at Wembley that secured Barça’s first Copa de Europa title.
Angel Cuéllar’s Injury
On the day of his La Liga debut for Barça, Angel Cuéllar suffered a severe injury to his right knee’s anterior cruciate ligament. He was sidelined for six months and never fully recovered. In late 1997, he left Barça and joined Betis, a club he had played for years ago.
Henrik Larsson’s Injury
In the 2004-05 season, Barça faced numerous long-term injuries. Henrik Larsson, in his first year with the team, underwent an arthroscopy that revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. As a result, he missed a significant portion of the season.
The Brazilian center suffered a severe knee injury during a match against Numancia at Camp Nou. Edmilson had to undergo a six-month recovery period. This incident occurred in the 2004-05 season.
Gabri Garcia, a former player of FC Barcelona, also suffered a cruciate ligament injury during the 2004-05 season. The injury occurred in a match against Zaragoza at Camp Nou, forcing him to be sidelined for six months.
Thiago Motta, an Italian-Brazilian midfielder, suffered a serious injury during a match against Sevilla on September 11, 2004. This injury kept him out of the game for several months.
In the 2005-06 season, FC Barcelona achieved both the league title and the Champions League victory despite the absence of Xavi Hernández. Xavi suffered an anterior cruciate ligament rupture in his knee during training after the 2005 finals. He was unable to play for five months.
In the final season under Frank Rijkaard’s management, Samuel Eto’o suffered a serious knee injury during a Champions League match against Werder Bremen. The Cameroonian striker was visibly in pain and was diagnosed with insufficient rotation of the external meniscus in his knee. He had to be sidelined for four months.
Albert Jorquera, a goalkeeper from FC Barcelona’s youth academy, suffered an anterior cruciate ligament rupture during a friendly match between Euskadi and Catalonia. He was unable to play for a year, which led to the signing of Pinto as the second-choice goalkeeper for the team.
Barcelona recognized the 2011 Club World Cup as a sanction for Villa’s injury. The Spanish striker fractured his tibia in the semi-finals and was unable to compete in an official match for a period of time.
In March 2014, Víctor Valdés suffered a knee injury during a match against Celta. The goalkeeper, who came through Barcelona’s youth academy, tore the cruciate ligament in his right knee. Despite having a contract with Barcelona, he later joined Monaco.
The young forward suffered a serious injury during a match against Real Betis at Camp Nou on November 6, 2020. He was sidelined for three years due to contractual issues before making a successful comeback during his loan spell at Brighton.
The young Barcelona midfielder suffered an injury during a match between Spain and Georgia in Valladolid. The club will provide further information after conducting medical examinations, but it is reported to be a complete anterior cruciate ligament tear in the knee joint, along with an associated meniscus injury. Surgery will be required, and his recovery period is yet to be determined.