Arturo Vidal in line to win an incredible EIGHTH league title in a row from three different countries if Barcelona clinch La Liga this weekend
- Barcelona will retain their La Liga crown if they beat Levante on Sunday
- Arturo Vidal joined Barca last summer and is bidding for an eighth title in a row
- He won Serie A four times and Bundesliga three times before joining the club
Arturo Vidal is on the verge of winning a stunning eighth consecutive league title this weekend from a third different country.
Barcelona can retain La Liga this weekend if they beat Levante at the Nou Camp on Sunday, a feat that will secure their 26th title and their eighth in the last 11 years.
Vidal moved to Catalonia for an undisclosed fee last summer from Bayern Munich and has made 29 league appearances for the club – enough to help secure what would be his eighth personal domestic title in a row.
Barcelona can retain La Liga on Sunday and Arturo Vidal will win an eighth straight league title
Vidal won the Bundesliga three times during a three year stay between 2015 and 2018
The Chilean midfielder has enjoyed phenomenal success in Europe since signing for Juventus from Bayern Leverkusen back in 2011.
2011-12: Juventus, Serie A
2012-13: Juventus, Serie A
2013-14: Juventus, Serie A
2014-15: Juventus, Serie A
2015-16: Bayern Munich, Bundesliga
2016-17: Bayern Munich, Bundesliga
2017-18: Bayern Munich, Bundesliga
2018-19: Barcelona, La Liga?
The Old Lady won the Serie A title undefeated under former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte in his first season and would go on to win the championship again in 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15.
Juve’s dominance would continue until the present day, with former team-mates Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini winning their eighth-straight title last week, but Vidal repeated the feat the hard way, by accomplishing it overseas.
The 31-year-old joined Bayern Munich for £28million in 2015 and achieved more title success in Pep Guardiola’s final season in Bavaria, before adding two more Bundesliga crowns to his collection under his successor Carlo Ancelotti.
Success with Barcelona would be an improbable achievement for the Chile international, although he may have his sights set on another trophy.
Before that the Chilean lifted the Serie A crown four times in a row between 2011 and 2015
Despite having a knack for lifting domestic league titles, the Champions League trophy has long evaded him – with one final appearance back in 2015 ending in heartbreak with Juventus.
They were beaten by his current employers Barcelona, who still have a shot of success this year.
They comfortably dispatched of Manchester United in the last-eight but face further Premier League competition in the semi-finals of the tournament next week, when they take on Liverpool.
After eight years of title triumphs, this year could finally be the season where Vidal gets his hands on the Champions League trophy.