Piers Morgan names the 10 greatest players in Barcelona history

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Piers Morgan had a day off from moaning about Arsenal on Monday.

The TV host, who last week asked Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez to join the Gunners, turned his attentions to Barcelona in a refreshing change of tact.

When the Daily Mail published a list counting down the Spanish club’s 50 greatest players, Morgan chimed in with his top 10.


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And there was a fierce reaction with Morgan’s selections. Surprise, surprise.

Disputes seems to come from everything that comes out of Morgan’s mouth, or every tweet he sends, and, though it’s impossible to call his Barca top 10 necessarily incorrect - it’s his opinion, after all - there are certainly some debatable decisions.

Morgan's top 10

Like Lionel Messi, the club’s all-time top goalscorer, at number two, for example.

Check out Morgan’s list below.

The reaction, of course, soon followed.

Suarez over Thierry

One fan took umbrage to Luis Suarez being included over Thierry Henry - the Uruguayan all the way for us - but there was no way Morgan could name the Arsenal legend after his departure from the club in 2007.

Morgan claims that Henry broke his heart, but the Frenchman did tremendous things for the club in his eight years in north London. His goals helped them to title success in 2001-02 and 2003-04 and three FA Cups in four years.

Henry even returned to the club in 2012 in a loan spell from New York Red Bulls and scored the winning goals in his first game and last league game back.

There’s a reason Henry has his own statue outside the Emirates Stadium. He deserves his legendary status after scoring 228 goals for the club.

At the Camp Nou he went on to capture the Champions League trophy that eluded him at Arsenal.

Daily Mail's 50-41

For what it’s worth, here’s 50-41 on the Daily Mail’s list of all-time Barcelona greats. The entire list will be published each day this week. 

50. Ivan Rakitic
49. Salvador Sadurni
48. Luis Figo
47. Enrique Castro Quini
46. Luis Enrique
45. Josep Maria Fuste
44. Carles Rexach
43. Estanislao Basora
42. Eric Abidal
41. Carles Comamala

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