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Spanish international midfielder, Sergio Busquets, was born in Sabadell, Catalonia on 16 July 1988. A defensive midfield player, he is known for his superb reading of the game, which allows him to intercept pases, as well as for his own passing ability. He has become a crucial part of both Barcelona and Spain's successes in recent times.

Busquets joined Barcelona's youth team in 2005 and initially competed for the Juvenil A team, before making the step up to Barcelona B, who were managed by Pep Guardiola, in 2007. In September 2008, with Guardiola now serving as first-team manager, Busquets played his first La Liga game, against Racing de Santander. In total, he made 41 appearances during his first season with the senior team, as Barcelona won every competition available to them. Notably, he started in the 2-0 UEFA Champions League final victory over Manchester United. At the 2008-09 LFP Awards, he was named as La Liga's Breakthrough Player of the Year.

Over the course of the next few seasons, Busquets saw off competition from the likes of Yaya Toure and Seydou Keita in order to establish himself as a regular in Guardiola's first eleven, playing alongside the likes of Xavi and Andrés Iniesta. At times, he was even able to fill in as an emergency centre back and as part of the team, he enjoyed further La Liga title wins in 2009–10, 2010–11 and 2012–13, as well as the second Champions League success of his career in 2010–11.

At international level, Busquets was given his debut in 2009 and was called up to the Spain squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He went on to play in every game, as Spain were eventually crowned as World Champions. Then, at Euro 2012, he won his second major international competition with the side.

Headlines

Alonso backs Pepe in Busquets row

Alonso backs Pepe in Busquets row

by Football News

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso said his side will stick by defender Pepe in his war of words with Sergio Busquets. The Barcelona midfielder appeared to stamp on Pepe's head during Real's 4-3 loss to their La Liga rivals on March 23... Read more

Busquets: Barca can be better

Busquets: Barca can be better

by Football News

Midfielder Sergio Busquets acknowledged that Barcelona were not at their best despite a comprehensive 4-1 win over Almeria at Camp Nou... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2013/2014
La Liga
2325 28 26 2 3 4 1 9 0 0
2012/2013
La Liga
2247 31 25 6 4 10 1 9 0 0
2011/2012
La Liga
2435 31 28 3 5 6 1 9 0 0
2010/2011
La Liga
2298 28 25 3 2 11 1 5 0 0
2009/2010
La Liga
2321 33 26 7 5 9 0 8 1 1
2008/2009
La Liga
1533 24 16 8 5 17 1 9 0 0
Total 13159 175 146 29 24 57 5 49 1 1

Games Played

Date Match  
12 Apr 2014 1 0 0 1 0
5 Apr 2014 3 1 0 0 0
29 Mar 2014 0 1 0 1 0
26 Mar 2014 3 0 0 0 0
23 Mar 2014 3 4 0 1 0
16 Mar 2014 7 0 0 0 0
8 Mar 2014 1 0 0 0 0
2 Mar 2014 4 1 0 0 0
22 Feb 2014 3 1 0 1 0
15 Feb 2014 6 0 0 0 0
9 Feb 2014 1 4 0 0 0
1 Feb 2014 2 3 0 0 0
26 Jan 2014 3 0 0 0 0
19 Jan 2014 1 1 0 0 0
11 Jan 2014 0 0 0 0 0
22 Dec 2013 2 5 0 1 0
14 Dec 2013 2 1 0 0 0
1 Dec 2013 1 0 0 1 0
23 Nov 2013 4 0 0 1 0
1 Nov 2013 1 0 0 0 0
29 Oct 2013 0 3 0 0 0
26 Oct 2013 2 1 0 1 0
19 Oct 2013 0 0 0 0 0
5 Oct 2013 4 1 0 0 0
28 Sep 2013 0 2 0 1 0
24 Sep 2013 4 1 1 0 0
14 Sep 2013 3 2 0 0 0
1 Sep 2013 2 3 0 0 0
25 Aug 2013 0 1 0 0 0
18 Aug 2013 7 0 0 0 0