Sergio Busquets is a Spanish-born international professional footballer known for his extremely successful career with the Spanish giant FC Barcelona and also with the Spanish national team. Busquets is a solid defensive right-foot midfielder who stands out because he doesn’t lose balls easily and also because of his ability to read games intelligently. He made his senior team debut with FC Barcelona in July 2008, and just a few months after his La Liga debut he was called up to the Spanish national team for the first time.
With FC Barcelona, the football star has won all sorts of trophies that can be found in European football at the club level. Busquets was also part of the victorious Spanish team that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the country’s first, and Euro 2012. Few footballers can boast an impressive career at both club and country level, and Busquets is one of those chosen few. In fact, his career statistics are the envy of some of the greatest footballers the world has ever known.
Sergio Busquets Bio, Age
Sergio Busquets Burgos was born on 16 July 1988 in Sabadell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, the son of Loli Burgos and Carles Busquets. Busquets grew up alongside his younger brother Aitor Busquets, who is also a professional footballer. His father, Carles Busquets, was also a professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Spanish club FC Barcelona in the 1990s. After the club won the 3rd Champions League trophy on 27 May 2009, Busquets and his father became the third father-son duo to win the Champions League at the same club.
In 1995, the then 7-year-old Sergio Busquets joined the youth team of the Catalan club CD Badia del Vallès. He then played for CEF Barberà Andalucía, UE Lleida, and UFB Jàbac Terrassa. In the summer of 2005, the talented player joined the prestigious La Masia Youth Academy in Barcelona, which marked the beginning of one of the most famous football careers in the history of football.
Thanks to his impressive form, Busquets quickly made it to the ranks of the Barcelona youth teams before finally securing a place in the senior national team. He spent two impressive seasons (2005-2006 and 2006-2007) in Barca’s U19A team before moving up to the B squad in the 2007-08 season under coach Pep Guardiola. When Guardiola took charge of Barcelona’s first team in the 2008/09 season, he could not fail to bring Busquets with him.
On 13 September 2008 Busquets made his La Liga debut for FC Barcelona and started with a 1-1 home game against Racing de Santander. He scored his first goal on 12 October 2008 in a 5-0 win over Basel in the UEFA Champions League group stage. In his debut season 2008-09, the club enjoyed great success, winning the La Liga, the UEFA Champions League, and the Copa del Rey. Sergio Busquets personally accepted the award for “La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year 2009”.
In Busquets’ second season (2009-10) he earned considerably more playing time than the then first-choice midfielder of Coach Guardiola. Over the years, he has maintained this great form and has played as a defensive midfielder and central midfielder on a number of occasions.
Just like at the club level, Sergio Busquets has had a very successful career with his Spanish national team. He made his first appearance for the Spanish U-21 national team on 11 October 2008 in an away game against Switzerland. He scored the only goal of his team in the match, which ended 2-1 in favor of the hosts.
Less than 6 months later, Busquets earned his first cap for the senior national team in Spain’s international match against England in February 2009. He made his World Cup debut on 1 April 2009, replacing David Silva in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Turkey. In the run-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Busquets showed an impressive form that earned him a permanent place in the senior national team. He was the first-choice midfielder during Spain’s victory at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Busquets started all the matches that the later champions played during the tournament. Sergio Busquets also made a major contribution to Spain’s victory at UEFA Euro 2012.
Is Sergio Busquets Married? Wife
The Spanish International is currently unmarried. However, he is in a long-term relationship with his partner Elena Galera. The duo met in 2013 and their relationship has developed further. On 8 March 2016, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Enzo Busquets. In April 2018, the couple announced on social media that they were expecting a second child.
Height And Other Body Measurements
Sergio Busquets stands at a height of 6′ 2″ (189 cm). This impressive height, coupled with his tactical intelligence, gives him a degree of versatility that allows him to operate in positions that are different from his natural defensive midfielder position. You can rely on Busquets to be a solid defender and occasional scorer. He also has a fit physique with an average body weight of 76 kg (167.5 lbs).