Sergio Busquets, a talented central midfielder, was born in Sabadell and joined the Barça youth system in 2005 from Jabac. Playing for the U19A side, he won three major trophies in his debut season alongside the likes of Bojan Krkic, Giovani, Jeffren and Marc Crosas.
Busquets moved up to Barça B in the following season under coach Pep Guardiola, where he scored twice in 23 appearances and contributed to the team’s promotion to Division 2B. He gradually gained more chances for the first team and played a vital role in the famous treble-winning season.
In the 2009-10 season, Busquets established himself as one of the most talented midfielders on the international scene. He continued to shine in the following seasons, helping Barça win numerous trophies, including three Champions League titles and eight league titles. After the departures of Andrés Iniesta and Leo Messi, Busquets was named club captain and is now third on the all-time list of trophy winners in FC Barcelona history.
His impressive performances for Barça earned him international recognition, and he made his debut for Spain in 2009. He played a vital role in Spain’s first World Cup victory in South Africa in 2010, as well as their successful defense of the European Championship in 2012. He also participated in the Confederations Cup in 2009 and 2013, the World Cup in 2014, and Euro 2016, 2020 and the 2018 World Cup in Russia. After the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Busquets announced his retirement from international football.
During the 2021/22 season, Busquets surpassed Andrés Iniesta to become the third player with the most appearances in Barça’s history. He remains an essential player for the club, known for his exceptional ball control and midfield prowess.