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7 Barcelona players to have worn the No 7 shirt – The Magnificent 7

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Turkish international star Arda Turan is set to make his official debut for Barcelona against Espanyol in the Spanish Cup next week.

The bearded winger did actually join the reigning La Liga champions over the summer but Barcelona were unable to register him due to the FIFA transfer ban imposed on the club.

Barcelona will finally be able to register Turan in January when the transfer ban is lifted and he is expected to pick the number 7 shirt.

Turan will have a lot to live up to with a shirt number donned by the likes of Luis Figo, Henrick Larsson and David Villa to name a few.

We take a look at the Barcelona magnificent 7: 

Luis Figo: The Portuguese legend one just about every domestic and European title at Barcelona but sparked controversy after joining rivals Real Madrid.

UEFA Champions League Final Ambassador, former Portuguese international footballer Luis Figo holds up the name of Barcelona during the draw for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions league tournament at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon on December 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

David Villa: The former Barcelona striker lifted every trophy in club and European competition football. He also happens to be Spains all-time top goal scorer and a World Cup as well as a European Championship winner.

<> at Camp Nou on June 1, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

Henrik Larsson: He came, he saw, he conquered. The Swedish legend did not spend long at Barcelona but left his mark winning the Champions League and two La Liga titles.

Saint-Denis, FRANCE: Barcelona’s Swedish forward Henrik Larsson celebrates after his team won the UEFA Champion’s League final football match against Arsenal, 17 May 2006 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, northern Paris. Barcelona won 2 to 1. AFP PHOTO LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

Gudjohnson: The former Swedish international spent three seasons as Barcelona and while he was never a star player in the side he did manage to lift just about every title in club football.

Barcelona, SPAIN: Barcelona’s Eidur Gudjohnson (L) celebrates after scoring against Werder Bremen with Deco during a Group A Champions League football match at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona, 05 December 2006. AFP PHOTO/LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

Javier Saviola: One of the Argentinian playmakers tipped to be the ‘next Maradona’ but it never quite happened.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – MAY 13: Melli of Real Betis fends off Javier Saviola of Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Betis at the Camp Nou, on May 13, 2007 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Bagu Blanco/Getty Images). *** Local Caption *** Melli ;Javier Saviola

Pedro: The ultimate super sub wrapped up his Barcelona career coming off the bench and winning the European Super Cup against Sevilla last season. Pedro was never the main man but he was generally a pretty important member of the squad and won a staggering five La Liga titles and lifted three Champions League trophies before joining Chelsea over the summer.

Barcelona’s forward Pedro Rodriguez (R) vies with Athletic Bilbao’s midfielder Oscar de Marcos during the Spanish Supercup second-leg football match FC Barcelona vs Athletic club Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Alfonso Perez: Turan should definitely be aiming to beat Perez’s less than spectacular – brief – spell at Barcelona.

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