The son of former Barcelona keeper Carles Busquets, Sergio Busquets has inherited quite different footballing traits from his father, besides a love of the game and the Azulgrana jersey. And despite only making the breakthrough into top-flight football in the 2008/09 season, the rangy young midfielder slotted seamlessly into a Barça squad enjoying a remarkable campaign.
Blessed with outstanding vision, composure and ability on the ball, Busquets junior can combine neat distribution, an eye for goal and defensive security in a deep-lying midfield role. Measuring 1.89m, Busquets poses an aerial threat while he is also adept at shielding the ball and winning physical battles. Notwithstanding this, this gifted ball-winner intends to add bulk to his still slender frame and continue to work on his strength in the tackle.
He made his Barcelona debut in both La Liga and the UEFA Champions League during the 2008/09 season and his consistently excellent displays earned him a prompt call-up to senior national-team duty. His La Roja debut duly came on 1 April 2009, with Busquets coming on as a second-half substitute in Spain's 2-1 FIFA World Cup™ qualifying win over Turkey in Istanbul. He also donned the red of Spain at the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009 and won six trophies with Barcelona in 2009.
It would seem there is little left for Sergio to accomplish, but the sky is the limit for the ambitious youngster.