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Carles Busquets

Carles Busquets
Personal information
Full nameCarles Busquets i Barroso
Date of birth (1967-07-19) 19 July 1967 (age 47)
Place of birthBarcelona, Spain
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
1987–1992Barcelona B61(0)
National team
1983Spain U163(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Busquets and the second or maternal family name is Barroso.

Carles Busquets i Barroso (Catalan: [busˈkəts]; born 19 July 1967) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper, mostly for FC Barcelona.

Football career

Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Busquets was a FC Barcelona graduate. He made his La Liga debut for the first team on 7 November 1993 in a 2–1 home win over Racing de Santander, going on to appear in the following two games. However, Busques was mostly back-up for Spanish international Andoni Zubizarreta during his first years; he did appear, however, in the 1990–91 European Cup Winners' Cup final in a 1–2 loss against Manchester United, with two goals from Mark Hughes.

After Zubizarreta left for Valencia CF, Busquets played 69 matches in two seasons, including a 4–0 thrashing of Manchester United in the group stage of 1994–95's UEFA Champions League, but during this period Barça failed to win any silverware. For the subsequent seasons he was again back-up, to Portugal's Vítor Baía and Dutchman Ruud Hesp.

Until his retirement in June 2003 Busquets played a further four years with Catalonia neighbours UE Lleida, spending two seasons apiece in Segunda División and Segunda División B. Afterwards he joined Barcelona's coaching staff, and worked with the goalkeepers.[1]




Busquets' son, Sergio,[2] also a product of Barcelona's youth system, was promoted to the main squad for 2008–09, playing as a defensive midfielder. He reached the national team the following year, winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa as a starter.


External links

  • BDFutbol profile
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