Sergio Busquets Burgos was born on the 16th of July 1988, and he is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder and captains both La Liga club Barcelona and the Spain national team. Busquets is considered to be a deep-lying playmaker capable of directing gameplay through short and calm passes, exceptional positioning, and his singular reading of the game and is widely regarded as the foremost defensive midfielder and one of the best midfielders of all time.
Sergio Busquets is a one-club man, he arrived in Barcelona’s first team in July 2008, and made over 600 total appearances. The midfielder was part of their squads that won a treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League in 2008–09 and 2014–15.
Sergio Busquets Burgos, was born in Sabadell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Busquets began playing football with local team CD Badia del Vallès, followed by spells with CEF Barberà Andalucía, Lleida and UFB Jàbac Terrassa, before joining Barcelona’s youth ranks in 2005. The holder midfielder scored seven goals in 26 games for the Juvenil A team in his second season and, two years later, Busquets was promoted to the B team under Pep Guardiola, and helped them achieve promotion to the third division. Still in the season, the season he would make his first-team debut, coming on as a substitute in the Copa Catalunya.
The Spanish international played his first La Liga match on 13 September 2008, featuring 90 minutes in a 1–1 home draw to Racing Santander. However, during Barcelona’s 2008–09 UEFA Champions League clash against Basel at St. Jakob-Park on 22 October 2008, he scored the second goal in the 15th minute in a 5–0 group stage win; in early December, in another start, he scored his second with Barça in the competition, netting in the 83rd minute of a 2–3 home loss against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Sergio Busquets signed a contract extension until 2013 with a buy-out clause of €80 million on the 22nd of December 2008. And on the 7th of March 2009, he scored his first league goal, in a 2–0 home win over Athletic Bilbao. Due to his consistency, he competed for the spot with internationals Seydou Keita and Yaya Touré, he also featured in Barcelona’s starting eleven in the Champions League final on the 27th of May 2009, a 2–0 win over Manchester United in Rome; with that victory, Carles Busquets 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, joining Cesare Maldini and Paolo Maldini (won it with A.C. Milan) and Manuel Sanchís and Manolo Sanchís (Real Madrid).
Again, the Spaniard opened the scoring in a 3–0 win against Las Palmas on 1 October 2017, with the match being played behind closed doors at the Camp Nou due to the ongoing Catalan independence referendum. After a year, Busquets signed a new contract until June 2023, which increased his buyout clause from €200 million to €500 million. He played his 500th game for Barcelona away to Atlético Madrid on the 24th of November 2018, and he made his 100th Champions League appearance on 11 December, in a 1–1 group stage home draw against Tottenham Hotspur.
On 11 October 2008, Busquets earned his first cap for Spain’s under-21 in their 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification play-offs first-leg away match against Switzerland. He scored in the 17th minute of a 1–2 loss, though they eventually emerged victorious 4–3 on aggregate. The midfielder played his first game for the Catalan representative side on the 28th of December, starting in a 2–1 win over Colombia at the Camp Nou.
Sergio Busquets was called up to the senior squad for a friendly against England on the 11th of February 2009. The 33-year old was named as a substitute for a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Turkey on 28 March 2009, making his debut in the return match on 1 April, playing 16 minutes in a 2–1 win in Istanbul after replacing David Silva. During that summer, he went to his first senior tournament, helping Spain come third at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa.
However, the Spaniard celebrated his 100th appearance for Spain on 9 October 2017, in a 1–0 away win against Israel for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Nevertheless, he was named in Julen Lopetegui’s squad for the finals in Russia.
In the final against France on 10 October, he once set-up up Mikel Oyarzabal who scored the opening goal of the match, although Spain ultimately suffered a 2–1 defeat. For his performances throughout the 2021 UEFA Nations League Finals, Busquets won the Hisense Player of the Finals award.
Sergio Busquets’ Net Worth
The Spanish midfielder is a graduate of FC Barcelona’s legendary La Masia academy. Considered to be one of the best midfield players of his generation, nicknamed The Octopus for his unique ability to read and intercept opposition play. According to the website Sports Virsa, Busquets’ net worth stands at 47 million dollars. This figure is based on his FC Barcelona salary as well as various product and sponsorship arrangements.
Sergio Busquets Salary
In September 2018 the defensive midfielder signed a contract with FC Barcelona that nets him a whopping salary of 14.9 Million Euro (13.6 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €74,108 (£67,848) per day and €3,088 (£2,827) per hour!
Per year €14,949,000 £12,999,130
Per month €1,245,750 £1,083,261
Per week €287,481 £249,983
Per day €40,956 £35,614
Per hour €1,706 £1,483
Per minute €28 £25
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
UEFA Champions League: 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
UEFA Super Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
FIFA Club World Cup: 2009, 2011, 2015
FIFA World Cup: 2010
UEFA European Championship: 2012
FIFA Confederations Cup runner-up: 2013; third place 2009
UEFA Nations League runner-up: 2020–21
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 La Liga Team of the Season: 2015–16
UEFA Nations League Finals Player of the Tournament: 2021
Prince of Asturias Awards: 2010
Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit: 2011
In all, The Catalan midfielder, Sergio Busquets is one of the popular FC Barcelona players of the era. He has spent most ho his career time with the Spanish club and national team. He celebrated his 100th appearance for his national team on 9 October 2017.