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The records FC Barcelona and Ter Stegen have already set, and the records they could still break in 2022/23

XAVI’S team has already clinched the 2022/23 LaLiga Santander title, but can still break a few more records.

FC Barcelona is celebrating, having clinched the 2022/23 LaLiga Santander title with their 4-2 win at RCD Espanyol on Sunday. Xavi’s team already have 85 points after 34 matchdays and has been dominant this season. Barça have broken a few records along the way, but still have a few to target over the remaining four matchdays.

The records this FC Barcelona squad have already broken

Never before has a team won the LaLiga Santander title while recording 10 or more 1-0 victories, but FC Barcelona have won by this scoreline on 11 occasions during 2022/23. Having ground out some tight victories over the season, this record already belongs to the Catalan club.

Of the 34 matchdays already played, 25 of them have seen Marc-André ter Stegen keep a clean sheet and that means the German has already surpassed Claudio Bravo’s single-season club record, set by the Chilean in 2014/15 when he had 23 clean sheets.

Marc-André ter Stegen

Ter Stegen and Barça can secure even more records

With four matchdays to go, there are further records that this incredible team and goalkeeper can secure. In the 21st century, the record across the five major European competitions for clean sheets in one league campaign was set by José Mourinho’s Chelsea side in 2004/05, with 25. Ter Stegen already shares this record of 25 clean sheets and can become the outright leader with one more.

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Ter Stegen is also likely to set a brand new record for the Zamora Trophy, the prize given out each season in LaLiga Santander to the goalkeeper with the best goals conceded record per 90 minutes, with a minimum of 28 appearances required to qualify. His rate is currently at just 0.38 goals conceded per match, which would surpass the current record which is shared by Jan Oblak and Paco Liaño when they each let in 0.47 goals per game in 2015/16 and in 1993/94 respectively.

On a European level, FC Barcelona could even become the best-ever defensive unit of the continent’s top five leagues. That record is currently held by Italian side Cagliari, who gave up just 11 goals in the 1969/70 Serie A season, although it only had 30 matchdays. Breaking that down per game, Cagliari conceded 0.37 goals per match in that season, but Barça is currently close to that with their rate of 0.38 per game.

With players like Pedri, Frenkie de Jong and Ousmane Dembélé having returned from injury, there’s every reason to believe that Xavi’s team can keep racking up good performances. Whatever happens between now and the end of the season, this FC Barcelona team is already historically good.

FC Barcelona in numbers
3 – The only club in history to have won a league, cup and European Cup treble more than once (2009, 2015).
17 – The age at which Ansu Fati became the Champions League’s youngest ever goalscorer (17 years and 40 days).
27 – The club have won 27 LaLiga trophies throughout their history, the most recent title in 2023.
31 – The club with the most Copa del Rey titles, with 34 triumphs in that tournament and the most recent coming in 2021.
42 – With Ernesto Valverde as the coach, FC Barcelona went 42 games unbeaten in LaLiga Santander between 2017 and 2018, an all-time record in Spain.
67 – Barcelona have played 67 consecutive seasons in European competition, the only team to have done so since it began in 1955.
672 – The number of goals scored by the club’s record goalscorer, Lionel Messi.
1899 – The club was founded in 1899 by Swiss businessman Hans Gamper.
6,392 – The number of goals scored by FC Barcelona in the history of LaLiga Santander, which is the most of all clubs.
99,354 – Barcelona’s home stadium, the Camp Nou, has the biggest capacity in all of Europe.
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By The African Mirror