Josep Guardiola Biography – Age, Wife, Facts and Net Worth

True Stories and Facts about Josep Guardiola

 

Full nameJosep Guardiola Sala
Date of birth18 January 1971 (age 49)
Place of birthSantpedor, Spain
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionDefensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Manchester City (manager)
Youth career
1984–1990Barcelona
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1988–1989Barcelona C8(1)
1990–1992Barcelona B53(5)
1990–2001Barcelona263(6)
2001–2002Brescia11(2)
2002–2003Roma4(0)
2003Brescia13(1)
2003–2005Al-Ahli36(5)
2005–2006Dorados10(1)
Total398(21)
National team
1991Spain U212(0)
1991–1992Spain U2312(2)
1992–2001Spain47(5)
1995–2005Catalonia7(0)
Teams managed
2007–2008Barcelona B
2008–2012Barcelona
2013–2016Bayern Munich
2016–Manchester City

 

Who is Josep Guardiola

 

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Josep Guardiola was a wonderfully retired professional footballer and the current coach of the English club Manchester City.  He’s also known as “pep Guardiola“. In his career he was the defensive midfielder in Barcelona, ​​Brescia, Roma, Al-Ahli, Dorados de Sinaloa and the Spanish national team. At this moment, he is the most award-winning coach in Barcelona’s history.

Josep Guardiola Childhood and youth

Josep (Pep) Maria Guardiola Sala was born on January 18, 1971 in the province of Santpedor, Barcelona. The subsequent coach’s father Valentin worked as a mason, and the mother was a housekeeper who looked after children.

As soon as Guardiola saw a ball, he fell in love with football. This happened during the field demonstration of Manresa school trainees. Eventually, the parents took the boy there. Barcelona scouts noticed the boy and offered him a try at their club.

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Although the skinny teenager did not impress the Barcelona Academy coaches, the administration decided to welcome the 13-year-old sportsman. Guardiola played in the youth team and delivered balls to adult players at Camp Nou. At that time, Josep dreamed of being similar to the icon Michel Platini; he even had his photo in his room.

Josep Guardiola in his childhood
Josep Guardiola in his childhood

In April 1986, Barcelona defeated Sweden Gothenburg in the penalty series and reached the Champions Cup final. Guardiola was so happy that he ran out on the field with other boys to squeeze the heroes of the match. Photographers took pictures of Josep, but no one noticed the boy at the time: he was one of the many who cheered that night.

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Over time, Josep mastered his skills. He was waiting for the moment he would receive the invitation to the Barcelona team. In the late 1980s, Real Madrid was the strongest team in the country while Barcelona remained in the secondary. This changed in 1988 when Johan Cruyff became head coach. It was Cruyff who gave Guardiola the chance to show off his talent.

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Josep Guardiola Soccer

Josep debuted on the main team in December 1990 in the home match against Cadiz. In that season he had four games and was sent to the second team for lack of results.

Eventually, Josep transformed into the central midfielder and symbol of the Catalan club. He also became captain. Coaches followed each other, but everyone had to pay attention to the player worshiped by the fans.

The soccer player Josep Guardiola
The soccer player Josep Guardiola

Apart from Barcelona, Guardiola played for Brescia, Rome, Al-Ahli, Dorados de Sinaloa, and the Spain national team. As the field player, Guardiola became the champion of Spain six times, won the country’s Cup twice, and held Supercopa de España four times.

Josep debuted on the main team in December 1990 in the home match against Cadiz. In that season he had four games and was sent to the second team for lack of results.

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Eventually, Josep transformed into the central midfielder and symbol of the Catalan club. He also became captain. Coaches followed each other, but everyone had to pay attention to the player worshiped by the fans.

In 2006, Guardiola finished his field career officially and became a coach in the third-division club Barcelona B. The team had the chance to reach the second division, and the club’s administration noticed that. In 2008, Guardiola changed Frank Rijkaard and headed the main team.

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The young mentor in Barcelona started by revising the lineup; many strong players, such as Ronaldinho, left the club during that period.

In the first two championships of the championship, the renewed team lost and had one draw. However, the series of 22 wins followed. This season, the Catalan team defeated its regular rival Real Madrid twice.

The team conquered Europe and won the Champions League. Eventually Guardiola managed to achieve the triplet and won all possible trophies.

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Josep Guardiola

Josep Guardiola

In 2012, Josep became the best coach of the year: He managed to outperform Alex Ferguson and José Mourinho. However, the further development of events brought bad luck. Barcelona lost to Real in the home match; Later, Chelsea defeated the team in the Champions League semi-final. Soon Guardiola said he had reached all he could with the Catalan team and left.

In the summer of 2013, Guardiola began with Bayern Munich. Before that, Bayern won three of the most prestigious European cups, and many said that such a strong club did not need this coach. Finally, in the 2014-2015 season, Bayern beat their opponents and won new titles.

Josep Guardiola Net Worth

on the month of February 2016, Manchester City announced that it has signed the 3-year contract with Guardiola; his annual salary was € 20 million. In the first official match, Pep’s team defeated Sunderland with the score 2: 1.

Changing the team’s primary goalkeeper was one of the most important actions of the new coach: instead of Joe Hart, Chilean player Claudio Bravo was chosen.

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This spring, Manchester City lost to Monaco in 1/8 last match and left the Champions League. Later, the FA Cup failed and lost to Arsenal in the semi-finals. The Premier League results were no better: Guardiola’s team finished third on that season.

 

Josep Guardiola Personal life

Guardiola is now officially married to his wife Cristina Serra. The young people met in a clothing shop; at that time, the future soccer star just became 18years of old.

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Josep Guardiola Wife,

Josep Guardiola is blessed with three children in his  marriage.  Josep has two sisters (Olga and Francesca) and younger brother Pere who is the agent of Luis Suárez, the Barcelona and Uruguay national team player.

Josep Guardiola Present days

In 2018, Guardiola continues to work hard to prepare its team for future games.

The famous trainer has Twitter and Instagram accounts where he regularly posts videos from training and personal photos. Also, there are many Internet materials about Joseph’s biography and career (interviews, statistics, etc.).

 

Achievements

  • 1990-1991 – La Liga winner (in Barcelona)
  • 1992 – Bravo Award
  • 1992 – Olympic gold medal winner (the Spain national team)
  • 1998-1999 – La Liga winner (in Barcelona)
  • 1995 – Supercopa de España holder (in Barcelona)
  • 1991-1992 – European Champion Clubs’ Cup winner (in Barcelona)
  • 1997 – UEFA Super Cup winner (in Barcelona)
  • 2009 – Don Balon Award winner
  • 2010 – Miguel Muñoz Trophy winner
  • 2013 – UEFA Super Cup winner (in Bayern)
  • 2013-2014 – DFB-Pokal holder (in Bayern)
  • 2015-2016 – Bundesliga winner (in Bayern)
  • 2017 – Premier League Manager of the Season

 

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