Sergio Busquets

Inside Biography

Spanish professional, Sergio Busquets Burgos plays as a defensive midfielder for Barcelona and the Spanish national squad.

Best known for his positional sense, defensive attributes, tactical intelligence, his ability to read the game makes him the perfect player of all time.

Started his career with Badia, he helped Spain win the 2010 World Cup and the Euro 2012. He has been included in Julen Lopetegui’s final squad to Russia.

Early Life of Busquets

Busquets was born on July 16, 1988, in Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain. He is the son of Carles Busquets and Loli Burgos.

His father was also a football player who played as a goalkeeper for several years during the 90s. He has a brother named Aitor Busquets.

Busquets' Career

He started playing with the local team called Badia Del Valles followed by some spells with the CEF Barbera Andalucia, UE Lleida, and UFB Jabac Terra s sa. He joined Barcelona’s youth ranks in 2005.

He scored seven goals in 26 games of Juvenil A team in his second season. He was promoted to the B-Team under the coach Pep Guardiola and helped him to achieve promotion to the third division.

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Busquets made his La Liga debut on September 13, 2008, featuring 90 minutes in a 1–1 home draw against Racing de Santander. He scored the second goal in the 15th minute in a 5-0 group stage victory during Barcelona’s UEFA Champions League clash against Basel at St. Jakob-Park on October 22, 2008.

On December 22, 2008, Busquets signed a contract extension with Barcelona until 2013 with a buy-out clause of $93.4 million (€80 million). He scored his first league goal on March 7, 2009, in a 2–0 home win over Athletic Bilbao.

He competed for the spot with internationals Seydou Keita and Yaya Touré on 27 May, having been regularly played the game. He also featured in Barcelona's starting eleven in the Champions League final that ended in a 2–0 victory over Manchester United.

With that victory, Carles and Sergio Busquets became only the third father-and-son combo to both have won Europe's top club competition playing for the same team.

He signed a contract extension on January 27, 2011, that would keep him at the club until 2015 with the buyout clause increase to $175.2 million (€150 million).

Busquets earned his first cap for Spain U21 in their 2009 UEFA European U21 Football Championship qualification play-offs first-leg away match against Switzerland on October 11, 2008. He was first called up to the senior squad on February 11 for a friendly against England.

He scored his first international goal in a 5-1 victory over Macedonia during Euro 2016’s qualifying phase.

He celebrated his 100th appearance for Spain on October 9, 2017, in a 1-0 away win against Israel in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers. He helped Spain win the 2010He was named in Julen Lopetegui’s final squad to Russia.

Busquets' Net Worth and Salary

Busquets’ net worth is $8 million at present. He earns an annual salary of $45 million from his playing career.

His current market value is €80 million as of May 30, 2018. He earns a weekly wage of £180,000 from Barcelona.

Personal Life of Busquets

Busquets stands 1.8 meters and weighs 73 kg. He usually plays both as a central or defensive midfielder and is also capable of playing as a central defender.

The 29-year-old player is unmarried yet. He has been in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend Elena Galera.

The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Enzo in March 2016. In April 2018, his partner Elena announced that she is pregnant with her second child via Instagram.

by ab-rikky, 03 Jun, 2018

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