Carles Puyol

Football Legend. The most succesful Captain in the history of F.C. Barcelona

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Travels From: Barcelona, Spain

Carles Puyol is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Carles Puyol

    Football Legend. The most succesful Captain in the history of F.C. Barcelona

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: Barcelona, Spain

    Carles Puyol is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Leadership is earned with every key decision, every subtle gesture, and every victory against the odds. For 15 years, Carles Puyol earned his role as soccer’s greatest defender under immense scrutiny. The legendary captain of Barcelona FC, Puyol triumphed on sport’s biggest stages, earning a reputation for unrelenting, gentlemanly play. Events around the world that celebrate leadership find their centerpiece in speaker Carles Puyol.

    Carles Puyol Speaker Biography

    One of the greatest defenders in football, sports speaker Carles Puyol captained his teams to legendary victories. Currently an ambassador for La Liga and UEFA, he now travels the world as a popular speaker. Carles Puyol may be one of football’s great captains, but his message of determination, leadership, and drive is universal.

    Humble Beginnings

    A rare one-team player, speaker Carles Puyol is a paragon of leadership, fair play, perseverance, and resourcefulness. He got his start at age 17, when he signed with FC Barcelona’s nearby youth academy team, La Masia. Four years later, Carles joined the club’s first team. Forced to change positions for the third time since starting out as a goaltender, Puyol was switched to the pivotal center-back role. There he thrived, never relinquishing the captaincy he earned in 2004.

    Legendary Captain

    In that same year, FC Barcelona won its first La Liga title of Puyol’s tenure, followed the next year by the Champions League trophy. In 2008-09, Puyol became the first captain in football history to win the La Liga, Copa del Rey, Champions League, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup in the same year.

    Puyol played nearly 600 games with FC Barcelona while also playing more than 100 for the Spanish national side. His tenacity and courage were exceeded only by his humility and exemplary sportsmanship. Puyol scored the go-ahead goal in Barcelona’s 6-2 drubbing of arch-rival Real Madrid in 2009’s edition of El Clásico. Afterward, he removed his captain’s armband—styled after the Catalonian flag—and kissed it in a legendary gesture of regional pride. For all the trophies he hoisted, he may be most famous for one he did not. After winning the Champions League, Puyol declined the honor, deferring to teammate Eric Abidal, who was recovering from cancer.

    In 2014, the longest-serving captain in Barcelona’s history found himself plagued by chronic knee injuries. For the good of the team, he retired, having won more than 20 trophies for Barcelona, and the World Cup for Spain.

    Carles Puyol Keynote Topics

    Motivational speaker Carles Puyol will participate in a fireside chat with a moderator of your choice, talking about leadership, the importance of having values, and ethics.

    Carles Puyol has won all possible titles with FC Barcelona and also with the national team of Spain. In this motivational fireside chat, he will talk about motivation and having never-ending passion for your profession.

    Football players have a very short professional career: most of them, retire soon after 30. In this fireside chat, Carles will talk about an issue that many people are facing today in business as well - the need of changing jobs, of reinventing ourselves and our professions.

    Carles Puyol is best known as the most legendary captain of FC Barcelona who won all possible titles in one year. In this motivational fireside chat, Carles will talk about the role of the leader, the captain, and the team. Perfect for team-working sessions.

    uyol has won all finals of the Champions League, World Cup, and Eurocups he has ever played. With only a few lost minor finals in his career, he knows the importance of emotional intelligence and stress management in high performance teams.

    Carles Puyol Speaking Videos

    Leadership in the field - Carles Puyol (Spanish)