Carles Rexach Profile
Carles Rexach is a former Spanish football player who played as a forward for CF Barcelona during the 1960s and 1970s. Born on January 13, 1947, in Barcelona, Rexach began his football career at the age of 17 when he joined CF Barcelona in 1964.
Rexach quickly established himself as a key player for Barcelona and was known for his technical skills, vision, and creativity on the field. He played a total of 442 games for the club, scoring 121 goals in the process. During his playing career, Rexach won a number of titles with Barcelona, including the Spanish League, the Spanish Cup, and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.
One of Rexach's most memorable moments as a player came in the 1970 European Cup Winners' Cup final against England's Chelsea. With Barcelona trailing 1-0, Rexach scored a stunning goal to level the scores and force the game into extra time. Barcelona went on to win the match 2-1 and lift the trophy.
In addition to his success at Barcelona, Rexach also played for the Spanish national team, making a total of 12 appearances and scoring 2 goals. He represented Spain at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, where he helped the team reach the quarter-finals of the tournament.
Rexach retired from professional football in 1981 at the age of 34. He then began his coaching career at Barcelona, where he served as an assistant coach to Johan Cruyff before taking over as the head coach in 1996.
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