FC Barca legends - Luis Enrique
FC Barca legends - Luis Enrique.After starting out as a professional with his hometown club, Sporting Gijón, Luis Enrique was snapped up by Real Madrid in 1991, where he played for five seasons until, following the breakdown of contractual negotiations with the all-whites in the summer of 1996, he ended up making the surprise decision to move to their biggest rivals, FC Barcelona.
The Barça fans rapidly adopted the charismatic and extraordinarily versatile Asturian as one of their own, and in eight seasons in Catalonia, he became firmly established as one of the club's most iconic players. First under Bobby Robson, and later Luis Van Gaal and Frank Rijkaard, he was always an automatic first team choice, scoring 123 goals in his 354 appearances and taking over from Sergi Barjuan as captain in 2002. His major honours at FC Barcelona included two Spanish Ligas, two Spanish Cups and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1997.