Sergi Roberto

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Sergi Roberto
2012 2013 - Sergi Roberto.jpg
Sergi playing for Barcelona B in 2012
Personal information
Full name Sergi Roberto Carnicer
Date of birth (1992-02-07) 7 February 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Reus, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Barcelona
Number 20
Youth career
Reus
2005–2006 Gimnàstic
2006–2009 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Barcelona B 106 (7)
2010– Barcelona 21 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Spain U17 11 (3)
2010–2011 Spain U19 9 (0)
2011 Spain U20 5 (1)
2011– Spain U21 12 (1)
2011– Catalonia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 September 2014
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Roberto and the second or maternal family name is Carnicer.

Sergi Roberto Carnicer (born in 7 February 1992) is a Spanish footballer who plays for FC Barcelona as a central midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Reus, Tarragona, Catalonia, Sergi Roberto arrived in FC Barcelona's youth academy aged 14, from neighbours Gimnàstic de Tarragona.[1] In the 2009–10 season, at only 17, he first appeared with Barça's reserves, contributing with 22 games as the side returned to the second division after 11 years.

On 10 November 2010, Roberto made his debut for the first team, playing the second half of a 5–1 home win against AD Ceuta for the campaign's Copa del Rey (7–1 on aggregate). On 27 April of the following year he made his first UEFA Champions League appearance, coming on as a substitute for David Villa in the last minute of a 2–0 away win against Real Madrid, for the competition semifinals' first leg.[2]

Roberto first appeared in La Liga on 21 May 2011, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3–1 win at Málaga CF in the season's last round.[3] His first start for the main squad came on 6 December of that year, against FC BATE Borisov in the Champions League group stage, as manager Pep Guardiola rested all his starters for the upcoming El Clásico: in the 35th minute, he opened the scoring in an eventual 4–0 home win.[4]

In only his third official appearance for Barcelona's first team, on 12 January 2012, Roberto scored his second goal, helping the visitors come from behind to win it 2–1 against CA Osasuna in the season's domestic cup (6–1 on aggregate).[5]

International career[edit]

In October 2009, shortly after making his Barcelona B debuts, Sergi Roberto was summoned by the Spanish under-17 team for the 2009 FIFA World Cup in Nigeria.

On 5 November, before being substituted by Javier Espinosa in the 88th minute, he scored a hat-trick against Burkina Faso at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.[6] Spain eventually finished third in the tournament, with him and Atlético Madrid's Borja González accounting for eight of the team's total goals.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Barcelona

Country[edit]

Spain U17

Club statistics[edit]

As of 22 September 2014[7]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2009–10 29 0 29 0
2010–11 26 2 26 2
2011–12 28 4 28 4
2012–13 23 1 23 1
Total 106 7 106 7
Barcelona 2010–11 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 4 2
2012–13 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
2013–14 17 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 27 0
2014–15 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Total 22 0 12 1 8 1 0 0 42 2
Career totals 128 7 12 1 8 1 0 0 148 9

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