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Oriol Busquets Mas (born 20 January 1999) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona B as a defensive midfielder.

Oriol Busquets
Personal information
Full name Oriol Busquets Mas[1]
Date of birth (1999-01-20) 20 January 1999 (age 20)
Place of birth Sant Feliu, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Barcelona B
Youth career
2007–2017 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Barcelona B 54 (1)
2017– Barcelona 0 (0)
National team
2014–2015 Spain U16 8 (1)
2015–2016 Spain U17 13 (1)
2017 Spain U18 2 (0)
2016–2018 Spain U19 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:35, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 January 2018

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Club careerEdit

Born in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Girona, Catalonia, Busquets joined FC Barcelona's youth setup in 2007, aged 8, after a successful trial.[2] After progressing through the ranks, he made his senior debut with the reserves on 29 April 2017, while still a youth, coming on as a late substitute for Alberto Perea in a 2–0 Segunda División B home win AE Prat.[3]

Busquets played his first game as a professional on 19 August 2017, starting in a 2–1 away win against Real Valladolid for the Segunda División championship.[4] His maiden appearance for the first team came on 29 November, when he started and played 62 minutes in the 5–0 defeat of Real Murcia for the Copa del Rey.[5]

On 9 February 2018, Busquests sustained a serious knee injury in a training session, tearing the meniscus in a fashion similar to fellow youth graduate Rafinha one year earlier.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Busquets' older brother, Pol, is also a footballer, who plays as a goalkeeper.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 19 May 2019[8]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Copa del Rey Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona B 2016–17 Segunda División B 2 0 2 0
2017–18 Segunda División 22 0 22 0
2018–19 Segunda División B 30 1 30 1
Total 54 1 54 1
Barcelona 2017–18 La Liga 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 54 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 55 1

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Acta del Partido celebrado el 11 de noviembre de 2018, en" [Minutes of the Match held on 11 November 2018, in] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  2. ^ Capdevila, Josep (8 July 2014). "Oriol Busquets: un lujo de centrocampista que se fijaba en Deco" [Oriol Busquets: deluxe midfielder who looked up to Deco]. Sport (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  3. ^ "FC Barcelona B 2–0 AE Prat: Reserves clinch top spot". FC Barcelona. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  4. ^ Galicia, Samuel (19 August 2017). "El Barça B se escapa vivo de Zorrilla" [Barça B escape from Zorrilla alive]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  5. ^ Casademont, Sergi (29 November 2017). "FC Barcelona – Real Murcia: Noche especial para certificar los octavos (5–0)" [FC Barcelona – Real Murcia: Special night to confirm last-16 (5–0)] (in Spanish). FC Barcelona. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Oriol Busquets out for season". Football España. 9 February 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Los hermanos Busquets, cara a cara por primera vez" [The Busquets brothers, face to face for the first time] (in Spanish). FC Barcelona. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  8. ^ Oriol Busquets at Soccerway
  9. ^ https://www.uefa.com/under17/match/2019912--portugal-vs-spain/lineups/?iv=true

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