Sergio Busquets, a defensive midfielder for Football Club Barcelona, has declared his retirement from international football after Spain’s elimination from the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He’ll give up playing professional football.
“It has been an honor, a draw, and a source of pride to have been able to wear this badge but everything must come to an end,” Sergio Busquets said in a social media video announcing his decision. Prior to thanking “all those people who have been with me on this journey, as well as the members and fans,” the midfielder also acknowledges that “It hasn’t been an easy decision but the time has come.”
For Barcelona, Sergio Busquets has made 719 appearances. He scored 19 goals and provided 40 assists during the course of his time with Barcelona.
The enduring defensive midfielder has a long list of championships with Barcelona.
He has also won three UEFA Champions Leagues, seven Copa del Reys, three Club World Cups, three European Super Cups, and seven Spanish Super Cups. He has also won nine La Liga championships.
Sergio Busquets has accomplished a tremendous feat for Spain. He and Spain won the famous World Cup in 2010.
He won both the European Championship and the Spain in 2012.
Sergio Busquets, a Sabadell native, transferred from Jabac to the Barca youth system in the summer of 2005. He won three significant awards while representing the U19A team during that season. According to Barcelona’s official Website, Busquets went up to Barca B under coach Pep Guardiola, making 23 games, scoring twice, and significantly contributing to the promotion to Division 2B.
According to the official website of Barcelona, he made a name for himself as one of the most gifted center midfielders on the international stage during the 2009–10 season. The awards kept pouring in the ensuing seasons, with his 3 Champions League winners’ medals and 8 league titles serving as high points. He solidified his image as the middle-park engine that drives Barcelona.
Busquets became the new team captain when Leo Messi and Andres Iniesta left. He shares third place on FC Barcelona’s all-time list of trophy winners with Gerard Pique.
He passed Andres Iniesta to become the third player in Barca history with the most appearances during the 2021–2022 season.
After Barcelona won the La Liga championship on Saturday night, Sergio Busquets addressed the crowd at Camp Nou.
In his speech, he stated, “We wanted to win championships, and we did so by having a great team, but more importantly, with fantastic supporters. Since without your help, it would not have been possible, thank you very much.