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FC Barcelona News: 29 December 2016; Players Return to Training on Friday, Luis Suarez Recognized by IFFHS

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The first team returns to training on Friday | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona first team returns to training on Friday after enjoying several days off over the Christmas period. The session will take place at 6.00pm CET at Ciutat Esportiva, while an open door training day will be held on 3 January.

Luis Suárez, world's top scorer for 2016 | FC Barcelona
Luis Suárez has been named the best goalscorer in the world by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS). The Uruguayan star demonstrated his lethal prowess in front of goal, topping the league scoring charts with 40 goals, finishing ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic (38), Gonzalo Higuain (36) and Cristiano Ronaldo (35).

Andrés Iniesta: The Masia made me the person and player that I am today | FC Barcelona
A model footballer who was developed at La Masia, a paradigm of professionalism and humility who carries Barça’s DNA in his blood, Andrés Iniesta is at the peak of his career. Having recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut for the Club, the Fuentealbilla (Albacete) native has blossomed into one of Barça’s household names.

Barcelona's Denis Suarez: I can be Andres Iniesta's midfielder partner | ESPN
Denis Suarez has told Mundo Deportivo he is targeting more playing time at Barcelona in the second half of the season and can play in the same midfield as Andres Iniesta. Suarez rejoined Barca from Villarreal in the summer and has made 20 appearances in all competitions but started just seven league games and played only once in the Champions League.

Xavi wants Luis Enrique, Messi and Iniesta to stay at Barcelona | Goal
Former Barcelona captain Xavi is eager for Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and head coach Luis Enrique to remain at the club beyond this season. The future of Argentina star Messi remains the subject of debate as there has yet to be a breakthrough in discussions over a new contract at Camp Nou.

Rafinha: Messi better than Ronaldo | Goal
Lionel Messi may have finished second to Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ballon d'Or, but Barcelona team-mate Rafinha has no doubt the Argentine is the world's best. Real Madrid star Ronaldo won the prestigious award ahead of Messi and Atletico's Antoine Griezmann.

Barcelona did not give me an opportunity - Boro's Adama Traore | ESPN
Middlesbrough forward Adama Traore has told Mundo Deportivo he believes he was not given a chance to prove himself at Barcelona. Traore, 20, joined Barca's youth academy at the age of eight and was tipped by many to have a big future at the club.

FC Barcelona's tweets of the year | FC Barcelona
A look at the Twitter posts that got the most reach over the last 12 months.

FC Barcelona top photos of the year on Instagram | FC Barcelona
The most liked photos on Instagram during 2016 from FC Barcelona's official account.

16 moments which defined 2016 | FC Barcelona
Relive the best moments of an unforgettable year with titles, memories and mosaics that will not be forgotten.