Sergio Busquets’s Net Worth, Salary, Age, Height, Wife, DOB, Family

Sergio Busquets Burgos is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Barcelona and captains both the club and the national team of Spain.

Full Name: Sergio Busquets Burgos
Estimated Net Worth: €132 million (£121 million)
Salary: 14.9 million euros (13.6 million Pounds) per year
Age: 34 years
Source of Income: Football Career
Girlfriend: Elena Galera

Sergio Busquets’s Net Worth in 2022

Sergio Busquets Net Worth and Salary 2022: In September 2018, the defensive midfielder signed a contract with FC Barcelona worth 14.9 million euros (13.6 million Pounds) per year. According to our calculations, he earns €74,108 (£67,848) per day and €3,088 (£2,827) per hour!

This means that the average man would have to work for at least 38.0 years to earn what The Octopus earns in just one month.

The Spanish midfielder is a product of FC Barcelona’s illustrious La Masia youth system. One of the best midfielders of his generation, dubbed “The Octopus” for his unique ability to read and intercept opposition play. During a career spanning more than a decade, he has amassed a net worth estimated to be in the region of €132 million (£121 million).

The Spaniard has a market value of €50 million (£46 million), but he is invaluable to the way Barça operates, and the Spanish giants have placed a €500 million release clause on his head.

Sergio Busquets’s Age, Birthplace

Sergio Busquets first opened his eyes on July 16, 1988, in Sabadell, Spain. He has Spanish nationality and is of Spanish-white ethnicity because he was born in Spain. Sergio Busquets Burgos was born under the Cancer astrological sign to his parents.

Sergio celebrated his 32nd birthday in 2020 and will celebrate his 33rd birthday in July 2021. As a result, he is white. His father, Carles Busquets, is a former professional footballer who was a goalkeeper for Barcelona in the 1990s, while his mother, Loli Burgos, has no profession. He also has an older brother named Aitor Busquets.

Sergio Busquet’s Girlfriend 

Sergio Busquets is not married because he has been in a romantic relationship with his beautiful girlfriend Elena Galera since 2014. Enzo, the couple’s first son, was born in 2016, and Elena and Sergio welcomed their second son, Levi Busquets, in 2018.

The couple’s relationship has been exceptional up to this point, and they hope it will continue to be so in the future. Sergio’s sexual orientation is heterosexual.

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Caption: Sergio Busquets with his Girlfriend, Elena Galera (Photo: Instagram)

Sergio Busquets’s Height & Weight

Sergio Busquets stands 6 ft 212 in or 189 cm tall and weighs around 77 kg or 170 lbs. He has dark brown hair and blue eyes. He had an Arabic tattoo on his left forearm that said “A thing for you, the life in my country,” which was dedicated to his maternal grandfather, with whom he had a close relationship.

He has an athletic body build, measuring 40-13.5-34 inches. Sergio also tested positive for COVID-19 eight days before Spain’s first game, forcing the entire squad to withdraw from their final warm-up game against Lithuania.

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Caption: Sergio Busquets (Photo: Instagram)

Sergio Busquets’s Career in the Club

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Caption: Sergio Busquets plays as a defensive midfielder for Barcelona (Photo: Instagram)

Busquets began his football career with local club CD Badia del Vallès, before moving on to CEF Barberà Andaluca, Lleida, and UFB Jàbac Terrassa before joining Barcelona’s youth ranks in 2005.

In his second season, he scored seven goals in 26 games for the Juvenil A team, and two years later, he was promoted to the B team under Pep Guardiola and helped them achieve promotion to the third division. That same season, he made his first-team debut as a substitute in the Copa Catalunya.

Busquets made his La Liga debut on September 13, 2008, playing 90 minutes in a 1-1 home draw against Racing Santander. On 22 October 2008, he scored the second goal in the 15th minute of Barcelona’s 5-0 group stage win against Basel at St. Jakob-Park; 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.

Busquets signed a contract extension until 2013 with an €80 million buy-out clause on December 22, 2008. In a 2-0 home win over Athletic Bilbao on March 7, 2009, he scored his first league goal.

On May 27, 2009, after being regularly used as a replacement for internationals Seydou Keita and Yaya Touré, he was named to Barcelona’s starting eleven in the Champions League final, a 2-0 win over Manchester United in Rome; with that victory, Carles and Sergio Busquets became only the third father-and-son combination to both win Europe’s top club competition while playing for the same team, joining Cesare Maldini and Paolo Maldini (won it with (Real Madrid).

Busquets’ excellent form continued in 2009-10, with Guardiola preferring him to Touré as Barcelona’s central holding midfielder. On 28 April 2010, during the second leg of the Champions League semi-final 1-0 victory (and eventual 2-3 aggregate defeat) against Inter Milan at Camp Nou, he collapsed after Thiago Motta raised his arm and appeared to push Busquets directly in the face.

As a result of this action, the former was shown a red card and dismissed for violent conduct, while the latter was later chastised by Motta and the media for feigning injury.

Busquets was once again a constant in 2010-11, even filling in at center back on occasion. On January 27, 2011, he signed a contract extension that would keep him at the club until 2015, with a €150 million buyout clause.

On March 8, 2011, he scored his own goal from a corner kick against Arsenal in the season’s Champions League round-of-16, tying the score at 1-1; Barcelona eventually won the game 3-1. (and 4–3 on aggregate). Busquets played the entire match in Barcelona’s 3-1 Champions League final victory over Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 28.

On 24 April 2012, Busquets scored a rare goal – only his sixth official goal in four years – netting from an easy tap-in after an Isaac Cuenca cross to put the hosts up 1-0 in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals against Chelsea. Barcelona could only draw 2-2 against ten men as the English club rallied from a 2-0 deficit; his team ultimately lost 2-3 on aggregate, after losing 1-0 in the first leg at Stamford Bridge.

On his 25th birthday, July 16, 2013, Busquets agreed to a new contract until 2018, with the buyout clause remaining unchanged. After the retirement of long-time club captain and defender Carles Puyol, and at the veteran’s personal request, he was given the number 5 shirt for the upcoming season and named one of the club’s four captains alongside Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, and Lionel Messi on August 1, 2014.

Busquets’ career began on June 6, 2015, when Barcelona won their fifth Champions League title by defeating Juventus 3-1 at Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Barcelona became the first club in history to win the domestic league, domestic cup, and European Cup twice, with Dani Alves, Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Pedro, Gerard Piqué, and Xavi the only players to do so.

Busquets captained Barcelona for the first time in the absence of regular captain Iniesta and vice-captain Messi in a 1-2 away defeat to Sevilla on 3 October 2015.

Busquets scored the opening goal in a 3-0 win over Las Palmas on October 1, 2017, despite the fact that the game was played behind closed doors at the Camp Nou due to the ongoing Catalan independence referendum. A year later, he signed a new contract that extended his contract until June 2023 and increased his buyout clause from €200 million to €500 million.

He made his 500th appearance for Barcelona on November 24, 2018, away to Atlético Madrid, and his 100th Champions League appearance on December 11, 2018, in a 1-1 group stage home draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

Busquets made his 600th appearance for Barcelona in a 4-0 win over Granada at the Los Cármenes on January 9, 2021. Only Xavi, Iniesta, and Messi had played more games for the club in its history. After Messi left for Paris Saint-Germain FC in August, he was named club captain.

Sergio Busquets’s International Career 

Busquets earned his first cap for Spain’s under-21 team on October 11, 2008, when they faced Switzerland in the first leg of the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification play-offs.

He scored in the 17th minute of a 1-2 loss, but they eventually won 4-3 on aggregate. On December 28, he made his debut for the Catalan national team, starting in a 2-1 win over Colombia at Camp Nou.

Busquets was called up to the senior squad for a friendly against England on February 11, 2009. On 28 March 2009, he was named as a substitute for a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Turkey, and he made his debut in the rematch on 1 April, playing 16 minutes in a 2-1 victory in Istanbul after replacing David Silva.

He played in his first senior tournament in the summer, helping Spain finish third at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa.

Busquets was chosen by manager Vicente del Bosque for the 2010 World Cup in the same country, taking over the holding midfielder role previously held by naturalized Brazilian Marcos Senna in the UEFA Euro 2008 triumph. Except for the final 30 minutes of the 0-1 group-stage loss to Switzerland in Durban, he played every game and minute of the tournament for the eventual world champions.

Along with his teammate Puyol, he finished the tournament with the third-highest pass success rate, completing 88 percent of his passes.

Busquets played every minute of Spain’s victory at UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, and he was named to the Tournament Team. During the Euro 2016 qualifying phase, he scored his first international goal against Macedonia on September 8, 2014. His second came on November 15th, during the same tournament, in a 3-0 win over Belarus in Huelva. He was chosen to compete in the final tournament in France.

On 9 October 2017, Busquets made his 100th appearance for Spain in a 1-0 away win against Israel in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. He was then named to Julen Lopetegui’s squad for the finals in Russia.

Busquets captained Spain for the first time in a goalless friendly draw away to Portugal on October 7, 2020, with Sergio Ramos on the bench. He was named to Luis Enrique’s 24-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020 the following May. He was named captain in Ramos’ absence.

He tested positive for COVID-19 eight days before Spain’s first game, forcing the entire squad to pull out of their final warm-up match against Lithuania. He missed the first two group games, both draws, before returning to the team for the third, a 5-0 win over Slovakia in which he was named UEFA’s man of the match.

Four days later, Busquets was named man of the match in his team’s 5-3 extra-time victory over Croatia in the round of 16. In the quarter-finals, he hit the post with Spain’s first penalty shootout kick against Switzerland, but his team won.

In the final against France on 10 October, he once set up Mikel Oyarzabal, who scored the game’s first goal, but Spain went on to lose 2-1. Busquets was named Hisense Player of the Finals for his efforts during the 2021 UEFA Nations League Finals.

Sergio Busquets-Playing style

Busquets is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation and one of the greatest holding midfielders of all time. He is usually deployed as a central or defensive midfielder, but he can also play as a central defender.

Despite his lack of speed, he excels at intercepting loose balls and breaking down opposing plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tackling, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game.

He rarely relinquishes possession due to his vision, ball control, physical prowess, technical skills, calm composure on the ball, and accurate passing ability, and he has also played an important creative role in setting his team’s tempo in midfield as a deep-lying playmaker through his short passing game, alongside both his current and former midfield teammates, such as Iniesta, Xavi, and Ivan Rakiti. Because of his ability to dictate play in midfield while also assisting his team defensively, his role has been compared to that of a metodista (“centre-half” in Italian football jargon).

His position and playing style has drawn comparisons to his former manager and fellow former Spain and Barcelona player, Pep Guardiola.

Busquets was lauded by manager del Bosque, who said,

“If you watch the whole game, you won’t see Busquets—but watch Busquets, and you will see the whole game.”

The latter’s height also allows him to be effective in the air and to advance into more offensive positions on occasion, providing his team with an additional attacking outlet. Busquets has been accused of exaggerating fouls in the past, which has led to accusations of play-acting. In response to these criticisms, he defended his actions as intelligent, claiming that the game’s realities are more complex.

Busquets, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s most underappreciated footballers, has received praise from his peers, including former club teammate Messi.

“When there will be trouble, Busquets will always be there.”