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Sergi Barjuán Esclusa (Catalan: [ˈsɛɾʒi βəɾʒuˈan i əsˈkluzə], Spanish: [ˈseɾʝi βaɾˈxwan j esˈklusa]; born 28 December 1971), known simply as Sergi, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back, and is a coach.

Sergi
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Sergi in 2009
Personal information
Full name Sergi Barjuán Esclusa
Date of birth (1971-12-28) 28 December 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Les Franqueses, Spain
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1978–1988 Granollers
1988–1990 Barcelona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Barcelona C
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 Almería
2017 Mallorca
2017–2019 Zhejiang Greentown
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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 Spain national team shortly after making his professional club debut, he appeared in two World Cups and as many European Championships.

In 2009, Sergi embarked on a managerial career.

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Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

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 SK (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.[2][3]

After being deemed surplus to requirements by coach Louis van Gaal, Sergi moved to Atlético Madrid,[4] where he still posted three respectable seasons although he collected 33 yellow cards combined.

InternationalEdit

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.[5] 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.[6]

Coaching careerEdit

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.[7] 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.[8]

On 6 April 2015, Sergi was appointed manager of UD Almería, replacing Juan Ignacio Martínez who had been fired.[9] His first game in charge occurred two days later, a 0–4 loss at former club Barcelona.[10]

On 3 October 2015, with the Andalusians back in the second level, Sergi was sacked after a 2–2 home draw against CD Tenerife.[11] He resumed his career in April 2017 at RCD Mallorca, leaving when his contract expired at the end of the season with the Balearic team relegated to Segunda División B for the first time in 36 years.[12]

On 26 November 2017, 45-year-old Sergi moved abroad for the first time in his career, taking the helm at China League One side Zhejiang Greentown F.C. for the next two seasons.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

[14][15]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcelona 1993–94 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
Total 267 6 46 3 69 2 382 11
Atlético Madrid 2002–03 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 85 0 10 0 3 0 98 0
Career total 352 6 56 3 72 2 480 11

International goalEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 February 1994 Heliodoro Rodríguez López, Tenerife, Spain   Poland 1–0 1–1 Friendly[5]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 30 June 2018[16]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Recreativo   22 May 2012 30 June 2014 89 34 22 33 104 118 −14 038.20 [17]
Almería   6 April 2015 3 October 2015 17 4 3 10 23 35 −12 023.53 [18]
Mallorca   4 April 2017 12 June 2017 10 3 5 2 12 11 +1 030.00 [19]
Hangzhou Greentown   26 November 2017 3 July 2019 48 21 15 12 82 62 +20 043.75
Total 164 62 45 57 221 226 −5 037.80

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Un punto muy importante que les supo a poco" [Very important point that left a bad taste in mouth] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 25 November 1993. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  2. ^ "El 'Dream Team' de Cruyff" [Cruyff's Dream Team]. La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 1 November 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Sergi, el reto que nace en Barcelona" [Sergi, challenge born in Barcelona] (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Presentación con ilusión" [Hungry presentation] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 16 July 2002. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  5. ^ a b "España empata, pero gusta" [Spain draw, but are appreciated]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 10 February 1994. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  6. ^ Sergi BarjuánFIFA competition record
  7. ^ "Sergi Barjuán, nuevo técnico del Juvenil «B» del Barcelona" [Sergi Barjuán, new Barcelona Juvenil «B» coach]. ABC (in Spanish). 3 July 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
  8. ^ "Sergi Barjuán, confirmado como nuevo entrenador del Recreativo" [Sergi Barjuán, confirmed as new Recreativo manager]. Sport (in Spanish). 22 May 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  9. ^ "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] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  10. ^ "El líder cumple con su parte" [Leaders do their part]. Marca (in Spanish). 8 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  11. ^ "El Almería destituye a Sergi Barjuan como entrenador del primer equipo" [Almería dismiss Sergi Barjuan as first-team manager] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 3 October 2015. Archived from the original on 5 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. ^ "Sergi Barjuan deja el cargo de entrenador del Mallorca" [Sergi Barjuan leaves position as Mallorca manager]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 12 June 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Sergi Barjuan, nuevo entrenador del Hangzhou Greentown chino" [Sergi Barjuan, new manager of China's Hangzhou Greentown]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 26 November 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  14. ^ Sergi Barjuán at BDFutbol
  15. ^ "Sergi". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  16. ^ Sergi Barjuán coach profile at Soccerway
  17. ^ "Sergi: Sergi Barjuán Esclusa". BDFutbol. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
    "Sergi: Sergi Barjuán Esclusa". BDFutbol. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Sergi: Sergi Barjuán Esclusa". BDFutbol. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
    "Sergi: Sergi Barjuán Esclusa". BDFutbol. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Sergi: Sergi Barjuán Esclusa". BDFutbol. Retrieved 17 April 2017.

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