The 34-year-old club icon received the trophy belonging to the national title from association president Luis Rubiales. Busquets then took up the microphone to thank the fans for their support throughout the season. Not only the players on the field were considered, a number of players who did not complete the season were also appointed by the departing captain.
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“We also have to thank Hector (Bellerin), Memphis, Auba (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang) and Geri (Gerard Piqué),” Busquets told the crowd at Camp Nou. “They also helped us this season.” Memphis left Barcelona last winter to continue his career at Atlético Madrid. Partly due to injuries, however, his contribution to the title was limited; in September, he made his only league goal of the season on behalf of the Catalans in the game against Elche (3-0).