Barça The Making of the Greatest Team in the World

Graham Hunter

Barca cover
A superbly-written analysis & celebration of Pep, Messi, Xavi etc. A brilliant book. — Henry Winter, Daily Telegraph

Football Book of the Year – British Sports Book Awards

Book of the Year – Football Supporters Federation

Graham Hunter’s unrivalled, award-winning, inside account of how Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona seduced the world of football at the end of the noughties is a landmark piece of sports journalism, taking on the story from every angle – the developing talent of era-defining players such as Leo Messi; the arrival of Guardiola as a game-changing coach and the vicious politics behind a sporting behemoth like Barcelona.

Graham Hunter moved to Barcelona in 2001. He is a journalist of international reputation and covers Spanish football and FC Barcelona for Sky Sports, the BBC and newspapers and magazines across the world – for exclusive content visit

Praise for Barça

This could well be the best football book ever written– Kevin Bridges
Fantastic book. It's can't-put-down good– Oliver Holt, The Daily Mirror
Unmissable– Juliano Belletti, former Barcelona player
Comfortably slots into the top 10 of my all-time sports books– Brendan Crossan, The Irish News
An instant classic– Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated
No one knows Barcelona like Graham Hunter. Penetrating, convincing and fascinating– Sid Lowe, The Guardian
Pep Guardiola once said to his team that Andres Iniesta would retire them all. Graham Hunter has retired all of us who aspire to write about this team– Rob Draper, Mail on Sunday
One of the finest books written on football– Alan Pattullo, The Scotsman
An access all areas pass to the greatest football story of modern times– Hugh MacDonald, The Herald