Sergi Barjuán

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Sergi
Sergi Barjuán.JPG
Sergi in 2009
Personal information
Full name Sergi Barjuán i Esclusa
Date of birth (1971-12-28) 28 December 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Les Franqueses, Spain
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1988–1992 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Barcelona B 42 (4)
1993–2002 Barcelona 267 (6)
2002–2005 Atlético Madrid 85 (0)
Total 394 (10)
National team
1990 Spain U18 1 (0)
1993–1994 Spain U21 5 (0)
1994–2002 Spain 56 (1)
1998–2004 Catalonia 4 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2011 Barcelona (youth)
2012–2014 Recreativo
2015– Almeria

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Barjuán and the second or maternal family name is Esclusa.

Sergi Barjuán i Esclusa (Catalan: [ˈsɛrʒi βərʒuˈan j əsˈkɫuzə], Spanish: [ˈserʝi βarˈxwan j esˈklusa]; born 28 December 1971), simply known as Sergi, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back, and the current coach of UD Almería.

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.

Club career[edit]

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),[1] 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.

After being deemed surplus to requirements by coach Louis van Gaal, Sergi moved to Atlético Madrid,[2] where he still posted three respectable seasons although he collected 33 yellow cards combined.

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.[3] 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.[4]

On 6 April 2015 Sergi was appointed manager of UD Almería, replacing fired Juan Ignacio Martínez.[5] His first game in charge occurred two days later, a 0–4 loss at former club Barcelona.[6]

International career[edit]

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.[7]

He went on to represent the nation at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 1996, the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000, for a total of 56 caps.[8]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 February 1994 Heliodoro Rodríguez López, Tenerife, Spain  Poland 1–0 1–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Barcelona

Country[edit]

Spain U21

Club statistics[edit]

[9]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
1993–94 Barcelona La Liga 23 0 4 1 8 0 35 1
1994–95 34 1 3 0 8 0 45 1
1995–96 40 0 6 0 7 2 53 2
1996–97 34 1 8 0 7 0 49 1
1997–98 31 2 8 1 8 0 47 3
1998–99 35 0 5 1 5 0 45 1
1999–2000 19 1 6 0 6 0 31 1
2000–01 33 1 6 0 13 0 52 1
2001–02 18 0 0 0 7 0 25 0
2002–03 Atlético Madrid La Liga 26 0 4 0 - 30 0
2003–04 32 0 5 0 - 37 0
2004–05 27 0 1 0 3 0 31 0
Total Spain 352 6 56 3 72 2 480 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Presentación con ilusión" [Hungry presentation] (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 16 July 2002. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Sergi Barjuán, nuevo técnico del Juvenil «B» del Barcelona (Sergi Barjuán, new Barcelona Juvenil «B» coach); ABC, 3 July 2009 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Sergi Barjuán, confirmado como nuevo entrenador del Recreativo (Sergi Barjuán, confirmed as new Recreativo manager); Sport, 22 May 2012 (Spanish)
  5. ^ 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); Almería's official website, 6 April 2015 (Spanish)
  6. ^ "El líder cumple con su parte" [Leader does his part] (in Spanish). Marca. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "España empata, pero gusta" [Spain draws, but is appreciated] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 10 February 1994. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Sergi BarjuánFIFA competition record
  9. ^ "Sergi". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pep Guardiola
FC Barcelona captain
2001–2002
Succeeded by
Luis Enrique