He has been a regular for the Catalans this season, making 37 appearances in all competitions with one goal and two assists to his name. LifeBogger captures the most gripping, surprising and fascinating stories about football stars from their childhood times till date. The first is that it’s only available in Catalan, and the second is that it isn’t available, full stop. Giovanna Fletcher joins I'm A Celebrity lineup? City boss Guardiola has been quick to outline his transfer priorities ahead of the new season. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. One of those styles involves him not conduct one-on-one interviews, but only press conferences. Can you name Chelsea's 2012 CL-winning squad? On the sideline, Guardiola is known for wearing perfectly cut slim suits. Josep “Pep” Guardiola Sala was born in Santpedor, Spain on January 18th, 1971 to father Valentí Guardiola, a retired brick layer and mother Dolors Sala Guardiola, a sales person. SERGI Guardiola’s Spanish parent club Granada is in the same predicament as his loan club Adelaide United – bottom of the table. Pep is currently married to Cristina Serra. Many refer to him as a ball boy master who turned to a professional footballer and great football manager. In 2006, Guardiola wrote a series of columns for El Pais during the Germany World Cup, the contents of which provide a fascinating insight into his footballing mind. Pep has two older sisters and a younger brother, Pere, who is widely known as one of the best football agents in the world. Which players featured in Wenger's final Arsenal team? His dream to play for Manchester United was cut short by a sudden change of mind. A farewell unfitting of a player who had done so much for the institution, it was the exact opposite of the kind you would see in England, a country Pep admired even then. Pep Guardiola began his path to football greatness as a Nou Camp ballboy master. Sergi Guardiola scores an 88th-minute equaliser as Real Valladolid come from behind to draw 1-1 with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. It was football that consumed him from the early onset. But did you know that Pep himself is also an author? Summary; Matches; Passport First name Sergio Last name Guardiola Navarro Nationality Spain Date of birth 29 May 1991 Age 29 Country of birth Spain Place of birth Manacor Position Attacker Height 184 cm Weight 78 kg Foot Right. His love for beer festivals made him approve a certain beer advert for his former FC Bayern Munich team. Pep Guardiola has authored good number of books sold in Amazon among which are “The hell out of tiki-taka and the evolution”. Pep Guardiola Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts – Early Life. Matheus Pereira to sign new £12m West Brom contract? Manchester City are pushing for a deal to sign Barcelona's Sergi Roberto this summer, according to reports.. Just days after Pep Guardiola’s big move to the Premier League was confirmed, his dad once slammed English football as being “boring”. I prefer the football my son likes to practise – lots of passing then a surprise attack when a loop hole opens up.”. © 2011-2020 Sports Mole Ltd. All rights reserved. He was always with a ball at his feet. People expected Guardiola to be at least mildly Catholic, as expected from most Spaniards. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group, £80m captain Maguire isn't leading, Shaw keeps going AWOL, Lindelof's a liability but Telles and Wan-Bissaka are rare positives... 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