Who is Barcelona's Player of the Season 2011-2012?

The Barcelona season has been marked by great highs and devastating lows to after last season’s La Liga and Champions League double, the Blaugrana appeared to be in little need of strengthening during the summer and yet they were linked with Giuseppe Rossi, Cesc Fabregas, Neymar, Alexis Sanchez and Javier Pastore among others and the other end, Fabregas and Alexis were the only notable arrivals at Camp Nou to the former bringing an end to one of the most tedious transfer sagas ever by finally securing a move home after eight years at Arsenal and the latter becoming the 1st Chilean to sign for Barca as part of a €26 million transfer from Udinese.

A Catalans looked set to sweep all before them, a suspicion which only intensified after racking up three titles by December in the Spanish Supercopa, Uefa Super Cup and the Club World Cup to were signs that all was not well with Barca, particularly when required to leave the fortress that is Camp Nou of a Blaugrana defeated Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in the December Clasico but repeatedly slipped up on the road most unexpected of places and had fallen 10 points behind Los Blancos by March.

And the barca have conceded the fewest goals in La Liga this season and that is largely down to the hard work of captain Carles Puyol to the 24-year-old has already surpassed last season’s tally of 53 goals in all competition double against Rayo Vallecano to he has now notched a staggering 65 times in 56 games of a barca’s all-time record appearance holder, Xavi was shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or and although he missed out to team-mate Messi and he was included in Fifa’s Team of the Year.

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