FC Barcelona: Why Sergio Busquets Is Barca's Most Underrated Player

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FC Barcelona: Why Sergio Busquets Is Barca's Most Underrated Player

FC Barcelona has always had major stars on their team. From Diego Maradona to Ronaldo. From Romario to Xavi. From Ronaldinho to Lionel Messi.

But for all the big stars, there are always unsung heroes that help put all the pieces of the puzzle together.  

The biggest unsung hero of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team is Sergio Busquets. Busey (pronounced boo-see) was born in Barcelona but was not a part of Barcelona’s famous La Masia until 2005 – spending most of his youth career with Catalan club UE Lledia. Sergio was called up to Barça’s B squad in 2007-08. He was coached in 07-08 by the then new Barcelona B manager Josep “Pep” Guardiola. One year later, Pep brought Busey with him to the first team.

So far with the first team, Sergio has won three Liga titles, a Copa Del Rey, three Spanish Super Cups, two FIFA Club World Cups, two UEFA Super Cups, and two UEFA Champions Leagues titles. Busquets was a starter for Spain as the Spanish won the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Busey also won the 2009 La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year.

Not a bad resume for someone who is just 23 years old.

While Busey may not be considered a star by many, all Culés know how valuable he is. Busquets has been tremendously valuable and a major reason for the titles the club has won recently.

To be fair, Busey has been controversial as well.

But why is Sergio Busquets underrated by so many people? In this article, I will name the top three reasons why he is underrated. I’ll also name Sergio’s two best attributes which for some reason he does not get as much credit as he should.

Busquets is one of the best one-touch midfielders in the world. Xavi may be FC Barcelona’s midfielding heartbeat, but the backbone of the midfield is Sergio Busquets.

Here are three reasons why Busquets is underrated and the top two attributes which Busey needs to be given more credit for.

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