1996–97 FC Barcelona season

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FC Barcelona
1996–97 season
President Josep Lluís Núñez
Head coach Bobby Robson
La Liga 2nd
Copa del Rey Winners
Cup Winners' Cup Winners
Supercopa de España Winners
Top goalscorer League: Ronaldo (34)
All: Ronaldo (47)
Home colours
Away colours

FC Barcelona enjoyed a decent season by winning both Copa del Rey and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. The team extended its increasingly frustrating run without winning the league title to three years, as Real Madrid emerged as league winners. During the season, Ronaldo was the club's top scorer, netting 47 goals in all competitions. Upon winning both trophies, manager Bobby Robson left the club, eventually signing with PSV Eindhoven after spending a sabbatical year. He was replaced by former Ajax coach Louis Van Gaal. Top scorer Ronaldo would leave the club after this season in a surprise transfer to Inter Milan.


Squad at end of season[1][2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Portugal GK Vítor Baía
2 Spain DF Albert Ferrer
3 Spain DF Abelardo Fernández
4 Spain MF Josep Guardiola
5 Romania MF Gheorghe Popescu
6 Spain MF José Mari Bakero (captain)
7 Portugal MF Luís Figo
8 Bulgaria FW Hristo Stoichkov
9 Brazil FW Ronaldo
10 Brazil MF Giovanni
11 Spain FW Ángel Cuéllar
12 Spain DF Sergi Barjuán
13 Spain GK Carles Busquets
15 France DF Laurent Blanc
No. Position Player
16 Spain MF Óscar García
17 Nigeria MF Emmanuel Amunike
18 Spain MF Guillermo Amor
19 Spain FW Juan Antonio Pizzi
20 Spain DF Miguel Ángel Nadal
21 Spain MF Luis Enrique
22 Croatia MF Robert Prosinečki
23 Spain MF Iván de la Peña
24 Portugal DF Fernando Couto
25 Spain GK Julen Lopetegui
26 Spain MF Albert Celades
27 Spain MF Roger García
28 Spain GK Francesc Arnau


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