|Full name||Carles Busquets i Barroso|
|Date of birth||19 July 1967|
|Place of birth||Barcelona, Spain|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Busquets was an FC Barcelona graduate who possessed very good technical skills for a player in his position, and 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, he was mostly back-up for Spanish international Andoni Zubizarreta during his first years; he did manage to feature 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 league matches in two seasons combined, and was also on goal in the 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 following campaigns he was again back-up, first to Portugal's Vítor Baía then Dutchman Ruud Hesp, and also clashed with new manager Louis van Gaal.
Until his retirement in October 2002 Busquets played a further four seasons with neighbouring UE Lleida, spending two apiece in Segunda División and Segunda División B. Afterwards he joined Barcelona's coaching staff, and worked with the goalkeepers.
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- European Cup: 1991–92; Runner-up 1993–94
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1996–97; Runner-up 1990–91
- UEFA Super Cup: 1992, 1997
- La Liga: 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1998–99
- Copa del Rey: 1996–97, 1997–98
- Supercopa de España: 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996
Busquets' son, Sergio, 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.
- "Busquets: de vocación... ¡ariete!" [Busquets: by calling... striker!] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 22 July 1990. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- "Estoy bien en el Barça. Es mi casa" [I feel fine in Barça. It is my home] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 24 June 1997. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- "‘Busi’, un extraño en la familia" [‘Busi’, stranger to the family] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 8 November 1993. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- "Cup Winners' Cup 1990–91". RSSSF. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- "Busquets coge confianza" [Busquets gaining in confidence] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 29 August 1994. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- "Barcelona 4–0 Man. United". UEFA.com. 2 November 1994. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- "Me ha faltado al respeto" [He disrespected me] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 22 June 1999. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- "Busquets llora en su despedida como futbolista" [Busquets cries in farewell as a footballer] (in Spanish). El Mundo. 16 October 2002. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- "Busi ya imparte lecciones de portero" [Busi already giving goalkeeping lessons] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 26 July 2003. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- Carles Busquets, nuevo entrenador de porteros del Barcelona (Carles Busquets, new Barcelona goalkeeper coach); 20 Minutos, 18 July 2010 (Spanish)
- "Tú, tranquilo; ya me pondré nervioso yo" ("You, be cool; i'll be nervous for two"); El País, 26 May 2009 (Spanish)