sergio busquets

Born in Sabadell on July 16, 1988, the son of Carlos Busquets, the goalkeeper for FC Barcelona in the 90s, came to Barça’s youth football in 2005 from Jàbac. That season, with Juvenil A, he got the treble with a team that included Bojan, Giovani, Jeffren, and Marc Crosas.

In the 2007/08 season, Busquets joined Pep Guardiola’s Barça B and was vital in the subsidiary’s promotion to Second B. Starting in the 2008/09 season, the Santpedor coach began to count on him for the Barça first team. He officially debuted on September 13, 2008, in a League match against Racing (1-1) and became one of the essential pieces in the team that achieved the treble in the same year. He is a starter in the Cup and Champions League finals and thus closes a year with a meteoric rise.

After 14 years as a key player in the Club, Sergio becomes the team’s first captain. Throughout his career as a Blaugrana he has played a fundamental role. With more than 30 titles wearing the Barça shirt, he is one of the footballers in the history of Barça with the most brilliant record.

In addition, his excellent career at Barça has also continued in the Spanish team, with which he made his debut on April 1, 2009, in Ali Sami Yen against Turkey (1-2). In the summer of 2009, he participated in the Confederations Cup in South Africa. Vicente del Bosque gave him continuity and was the starting midfielder of the Spanish team that was proclaimed world champion in South Africa (2010), European champion in Poland and Ukraine (2012), and was a finalist in the Confederations Cup in Brazil (2013). ). Badia’s man was also selected to face the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2018 World Cup in Russia. With Luis Enrique as a coach, he also continued to be a key player. Consolidated as captain, he had a leading role in Euro 2020.