Sergi in 2009
|Full name||Sergi Barjuán Esclusa|
|Date of birth||28 December 1971|
|Place of birth||Les Franqueses, Spain|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Sergi Barjuán Esclusa (Catalan: [ˈsɛrʒi βərʒuˈan j əsˈkɫuzə], Spanish: [ˈserʝi βarˈxwan j esˈklusa]; born 28 December 1971), known simply as Sergi, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back, and a current coach.
Best known for his Barcelona stint, he played for the first team for nine seasons and made a major contribution to the winning of nine major titles. Having reached the Spanish national team shortly after making his professional club debut, he appeared in two World Cups and as many European Championships.
Born in Les Franqueses del Vallès, Barcelona, Catalonia, Sergi was a youth product of giants FC Barcelona. He had not yet appeared in La Liga when he was summoned by first-team manager Johan Cruyff to a UEFA Champions League group stage game away against Galatasaray S.K. (0–0, on 24 November 1993), and from then on became the side's undisputed first-choice, never playing less than 31 matches until 1999; with Barça he won three leagues, two cups and two supercups, adding the 1997 edition of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the subsequent UEFA Super Cup, partnered in the other defensive wing by another youth graduate, Albert Ferrer.
In July 2009, after several years working in marketing and running soccer camps for youngsters, Sergi returned to Barcelona, being named its Juvenil B coach. On 22 May 2012 he was handed his first job in the professionals, signing for three years with Recreativo de Huelva in the second division.
Shortly after having been promoted into Barcelona's main squad, Sergi made his debut for Spain on 9 February 1994, in a friendly game with Poland in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in which he scored his only goal for the national team.
|1.||9 February 1994||Heliodoro Rodríguez López, Tenerife, Spain||Poland||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||Europe||Total|
|2002–03||Atlético Madrid||La Liga||26||0||4||0||-||30||0|
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1996–97
- UEFA Super Cup: 1997
- La Liga: 1993–94, 1997–98, 1998–99
- Copa del Rey: 1996–97, 1997–98
- Supercopa de España: 1994, 1996
- Spain U21
- "Un punto muy importante que les supo a poco" [Very important point that left a bad taste in mouth] (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 25 November 1993. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
- "Presentación con ilusión" [Hungry presentation] (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 16 July 2002. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
- Sergi Barjuán, nuevo técnico del Juvenil «B» del Barcelona (Sergi Barjuán, new Barcelona Juvenil «B» coach); ABC, 3 July 2009 (Spanish)
- Sergi Barjuán, confirmado como nuevo entrenador del Recreativo (Sergi Barjuán, confirmed as new Recreativo manager); Sport, 22 May 2012 (Spanish)
- Sergi Barjuan es el nuevo entrenador del Almería por lo que resta de temporada (Sergi Barjuan is the new manager of Almería for the remainder of the season); UD Almería, 6 April 2015 (Spanish)
- "El líder cumple con su parte" [Leader does its part] (in Spanish). Marca. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "El Almería destituye a Sergi Barjuan como entrenador del primer equipo" [Almería dismisses Sergi Barjuan as first-team manager] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
- "España empata, pero gusta" [Spain draws, but is appreciated] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 10 February 1994. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
- Sergi Barjuán – FIFA competition record
- "Sergi". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- Sergi Barjuán profile at BDFutbol
- Sergi Barjuán manager profile at BDFutbol
- National team data
- Sergi Barjuán at National-Football-Teams.com
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