DC: Carles Puyol (Barcelona)
A legendary centre-back who formed a key part of Barcelona’s most successful sides, Carles Puyol is certainly up there with the best defenders ever.
DC: Gerard Pique (Barcelona)
Not at his best anymore, but Gerard Pique became one of the best defenders in the world under Guardiola’s reign at the Nou Camp and earns his place in this XI.
MC: Xavi (Barcelona)
Still going strong for Barca, Xavi was undoubtedly at the peak of his powers under Guardiola and became one of the best playmakers of all time.
MC: Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)
A player whose career really took off under Guardiola, Andres Iniesta is an insanely gifted player who was perfect for the Spaniard’s system at the Nou Camp.