1968 (age 50–51)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
|Alma mater||Autonomous University of Barcelona (BJ)|
|Occupation||Football journalist • writer • author|
|Awards||Cross Sports Book Awards|
Football Book of the Year
Guillem Balagué (born 1968) is a Spanish football journalist, author and pundit. He is a regular pundit on Sky Sports' show Revista de la Liga and has also written for some of Britain's newspapers as well as several Spanish newspapers.
In June 2008, Balagué launched his own personal website featuring a blog, news and the opportunity to interact with him directly.
Balagué is a journalist and has written for several English and Spanish newspapers. He is currently preparing a football documentary and also the first Pep Guardiola biography in English. He has written articles in British newspapers The Times and The Observer, as well as a weekly column in the free daily commuter newspaper The Metro commenting mainly on stories involving continental football. He also occasionally writes for sport website Bleacher Report.
His book, "Cristiano Ronaldo. The Biography" was named Football Book of the Year 2016 in Polish Sports Book Awards (Sportowa Książka Roku).
- A Season on the Brink: Rafael Benitez, Liverpool and the Path to European Glory: A Portrait of Rafa Benitez's Liverpool. Orion. 19 October 2006. ISBN 978-0-75287-936-9.
- Pep Guardiola: Another Way of Winning: The Biography. Orion. 15 August 2013. ISBN 978-1-40912-946-2.
- Messi. Orion. 5 December 2013. ISBN 978-1-40914-659-9.
- Barça. Carlton. 6 November 2014. ISBN 978-1-78097-369-2.
- Cristiano Ronaldo: The Biography. Orion. 5 November 2015. ISBN 978-1-40915-504-1.
- Brave New World: Inside Pochettino's Spurs. W&N. 26 October 2017. ISBN 978-1-40915-771-7.
Involvement in football
- "Si existe el periodismo deportivo basura es porque hay audiencia para ello". impassemag (in Spanish). 4 February 2016.
- "Guillem Balague Football Website Home" (in Spanish). Guillembalague.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
- "ONDACERO – Radio en Directo, Noticias, Deportes, Podcast, Olimpiadas 2012". Ondacero.es. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
- "International". BBC. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- Polish Sports Book Awards 2016 - results.""