|Full Name||Sergio Busquets Burgos|
|Date of Birth||July 16, 1988|
|Birth Place||Sabadell, Spain|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Debut||September 13, 2008|
|Agent||Josep Maria Orobitg|
Sergio Busquets is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for La Liga side FC Barcelona. He is a devoted player and can also play as a central defender. His defensive attributes, amazing control over the ball, and accurate passing ability make him a unique key player in the midfield. He is also regarded to be one of the best defensive midfielders of all time.
Sergio Busquets was born on July 16, 1988, in Sabadell, Spain. Growing up, Busquets played for several youth teams in his hometown, including CE Sabadell and CF Badia del Vallès. He also spent time in the youth academies of both Barcelona and Espanyol, two of the biggest football clubs in Catalonia.
In 2005, at the age of 17, Busquets joined Barcelona's youth academy, La Masia. He quickly impressed with his technical ability, tactical awareness, and vision on the pitch, and was promoted to the reserve team after just one season.
Busquets made his professional debut for Barcelona in 2008, under manager Pep Guardiola. In his first season, he quickly established himself as a key player for the team, helping them win the La Liga title and the Copa del Rey.
Busquets was up to the mark in almost every game for Barcelona since his debut which earned him praise from several veteran footballers. He achieved a huge fan following in a very short span of time and also got a regular place in the squad.
Since his debut, Busquets has won numerous titles and accolades with Barcelona, including 8 La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles, and 3 UEFA Champions League titles. He has also played for the Blaugrana for 15 seasons, making over 700 appearances.
Busquets made his debut for the Spanish national team in April 2009, in a World Cup qualifier against Turkey. He quickly became a regular for the team and was a key player in their success during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.
At the 2010 World Cup, Busquets played a crucial role in Spain's midfield, helping them win their first-ever World Cup title. He started in all but one game and was instrumental in their possession-based style of play.
In Euro 2012, Busquets once again played an important role for Spain, helping them win the tournament and defend their title. He started in every game and was praised for his performances in midfield.
Busquets has also represented Spain in several other major tournaments, including the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups and the 2016 UEFA Euro. He has made over 140 appearances for the national team, making him one of the most capped players in Spanish football history.
He announced his retirement from international duty on December 16, 2022, after Spain were knocked out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Busquets has won the La Liga title with FC Barcelona eight times, making him one of the most successful players in the history of the competition.
Busquets has made over 700 appearances for Barcelona in all competitions, making him the third-most capped players in the club's history.
Busquets has a remarkable passing accuracy of around 90% in his career, which is among the highest for any midfielder in the world.
|Barcelona||La Liga: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19|
|Copa del Rey: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21|
|Supercopa de España: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2022–23|
|UEFA Champions League: 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15|
|UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015|
|FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015|
|Spain||FIFA World Cup: 2010|
|UEFA European Championship: 2012|
|Individual||Bravo Award: 2009|
|La Liga's Breakthrough Player: 2009|
|FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 2010|
|UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2012|
|UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2014–15|
|La Liga Team of the Season: 2015–16|
|UEFA Nations League Finals Player of the Tournament: 2021|
|Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit: 2011|
Off the field, Busquets is known for his modest and reserved personality. He is also involved in various philanthropic activities, including supporting children's charities and donating to hospitals and medical research organizations.
Busquets is a keen follower of chess, and he has been known to play the game during his free time. He is also interested in other sports, such as basketball and tennis, and he has been spotted attending matches and tournaments of these sports.
As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be around $45 million.
He was born to parents, Carles and Loli Busquets. He also has a sister, Aïda Busquets.
Busquets married Elena Galera in July 2013, and the couple has two sons, Enzo and Levi.
He owns a luxurious house in the exclusive Pedralbes neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain. The house reportedly has a value of around €5 million and boasts several amenities such as a swimming pool, gym, and a large garden.
The midfielder's deal expires in June 2023 but the club might offer him a short extension. FC Barcelona captain Sergio Busquets is nearing the end of his time at the club and reportedly wants to finish his career in the USA, possibly with Inter Miami, and was said to be looking at departing in January.
He has won 33 trophies for club and country.
Barcelona captain Sergio Busquets has identified Frenkie de Jong, Franck Kessie and Nico Gonzalez as three possible midfielders who could replace him in the Blaugrana's starting lineup in the future.
He has 143 caps for Spain, having made his debut in 2009.
He has scored 18 goals in 711 appearances in all competitions for Barcelona from 2008-09 to 2022-23.