10 players who have played for Chelsea and Barcelona
Football players who played for Chelsea and Barcelona? Footballers who have played for Chelsea and Barcelona? Here we will take a look at players who have played for Chelsea and Barcelona.
Some great players have played for both FC Barca and Chelsea FC. Take a look at the 10 players who have played for both of these great clubs!
10 players who played for both Chelsea and Barcelona
10. Juliano Belletti is one of the players who have played for Chelsea and Barcelona
Belletti played for FC Barcelona (2004-07) and Chelsea (2007-10)
Juliano Belletti played for FC Barcelona from 2004 to 2007. From there, he moved to Chelsea in 2007. The right-back was great in his prime at Chelsea. He could get up and down the flanks the whole match and was adept at shooting from far off distances. His lethal right foot earned him some goals at Chelsea!
9. Mark Hughes is one of the players who have played for Chelsea and Barcelona
Hughes played for Barça (1986-87) and Chelsea (1995-98)
Mark Hughes played for FC Barcelona from 1966-87. The English striker was one of the first English players to play in the La Liga for Barcelona. Hughes then went on to Bayern Munich on loan and then returned to his first club Manchester United in 1988 for a then club record fee of £1.8 million. Hughes is also on our list of players who have played for Manchester United and Chelsea. The Englishman then joined Chelsea in 1995 for £1 million.
The English striker made 28 league appearances for FC Barcelona and scored four goals. While he made 95 league appearances for Chelsea and scored 25 goals.
8. Samuel Eto’o
Eto’o played for Barça (2004-09) and Chelsea (2013-14)
The Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o played for FC Barcelona from 2004 to 2009 and Chelsea from 2013 to 2014.
The great striker made 145 league appearances for Barca and scored an amazing return of 108 goals. He then went onto a number of clubs before he joined Chelsea in 2013 under Jose Mourinho.
Because of his age (33), Eto’o made just 21 appearances and scored nine goals for Chelsea.
7.Ricardo Quaresma is one of the players who have played for Chelsea and Barcelona
He played for Barça (2003-04) and Chelsea (2009)
Ricardo Quaresma was meant to be the next big thing. The exciting and talented Portuguese attacker had all the skills and tricks to get past any defender. And lets not forget that amazing cross he can whip in from the outside of his right foot. Similar to Cristiano Ronaldo, he never went on to become the player he could have been. After failed spells at FC Barca and Chelsea among many others, he now plays for Besiktas in the Turkish league/
However, he did put in some good performances for Portugal when he won the Euro 2016 trophy.
Quaresma played just five times for Chelsea in his failed loan spell at the club in 2009.
6. Anderson Luis de Souza “Deco”
Deco played for Barça (2004-08) and Chelsea (2008-10)
Deco was a mesmerising play maker in his prime. He could put in an inch-perfect pass to set up goals with ease. However, he never quite reached the heights of his previous Barca form at Chelsea. Deco did win the Premier League with Chelsea though in 2010.
5. Albert ‘Chapi’ Ferrer
Ferrer played for Barça (1990-98) and Chelsea (1998-03)
Albert Ferrer played as a right-back for FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC. The Spanish defender spent most of his career at FC Barca, rising through the youth ranks. He went on to make 204 league appearances for Barca and scored just one goal.
Ferrer then moved to England to join Chelsea in 1998 after a decade at Barca. He stuck true to his nature and stayed loyal at his second club Chelsea until he retired in 2003. Ferrer made 76 league appearances for Chelsea.
4. Eidur Gudjohnsen is one of the top players who have played for Chelsea and Barcelona
Eidur Gusjohnsen played for Chelsea FC (2000-2006) and FC Barca (2006-2009)
Icelandic striker Eidur Gudjohnsen was a legend at Stamford Bridge. Gudjohnsen made 186 league appearances for Chelsea over six years at the club and scored 54 league goals. That was quite a return. He formed a famous deadly striker partnership with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink during his years at Chelsea.
Eidur Gudjohnsen then moved to FC Barca in 2006 and made 72 league appearances for the Catalans although he only scored ten goals. Gudjohnsen will always be remembered for his time at Chelsea though.
Gudjohnsen is widely regarded as one of the best Chelsea strikers of all time.
3. Emmanuel Petit
Emmanuel Petit played for FC Barca (2000-2001) and Chelsea FC (2001-2004)
Frenchman Emmanuel Petit made only 23 league appearances for FC Barca before his move to Stamford Bridge. The former midfielder had been at Arsenal prior to his move to Barca but he could not replicate his form at the Catalans.
In 2001, Petit joined Chelsea for £7.5 million. The French midfielder enjoyed initial success at Chelsea and formed a solid midfield partnership with Frank Lampard. But injuries plagued him later on in his career before leaving in 2004. It would be his last club he played for as he announced his retirement shortly after leaving the Blues.
Petit made 55 league appearances and scored two goals for Chelsea.
2. Pedro is one of the players who have played for Chelsea and Barcelona
Pedro played for FC Barcelona (2008 to 2015) and Chelsea FC (2015-)
The Spanish winger joined Chelsea late in the transfer window in August 2015 for £19 million from former club FC Barcelona.
The Spaniard enjoyed ten years at the Catalans as he rose through the youth ranks. Pedro finally made the Barcelona first team in 2008 after playing for Barca B and C teams. He made 204 league appearances for Barca and scored 58 goals despite being on the bench for a majority of his time there.
Pedro has done relatively well at Chelsea since then. He has made 95 appearances for the Blues and scored 20 goals. He was particularly excellent in the 2016/17 season when Chelsea won the Premier League title.
1. Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas played for FC Barcelona (2011 to 2014) and Chelsea FC (2014-)
Fabregas had enjoyed nine years at Arsenal before making the move to FC Barcelona. There, the Spanish midfielder made 96 league appearances for Barca and scored 28 goals from 2011 to 2014. However, much of his career at the Catalans was spent on the bench with players like Andreas Iniesta and Xavi dominating the midfield.
Fabregas joined Chelsea in 2014
Fabregas then made a controversial switch to Chelsea in 2014 for only £25 million. Arsenal had the first right to buy him according to his contract, but the Gunners chose not to buy him. Fabregas had a highly successful first season at the Blues after making a fantastic assist of the season in the first game. The wonderful assist, which is shown in the video below, was just one of many from Fabregas in the Premier League winning 2014/15 season. The Spainard made 18 assists for Chelsea in that season.
Fabregas amazing assist on debut for Chelsea
Fabregas did not have a fantastic season for Chelsea in the 2017/18 season. The Blues finished fifth, missing out on a Champions League place, which was a major disappointment after the Blues won the Premier League in the season prior.
However, on his day, Fabregas is still one of the best play-making midfielders on the planet. He is also third on the list of the top ten Chelsea players with most assists in the Premier League. He now plays for AS Monaco.