Hugely energetic defender who frequently made runs up-field to supply crosses from the left wing. He was very strong and fit enough to keep up his explosive style. He started out in the youth ranks of the club, joining as an U18 player, then advancing to the Amateur and the B teams and finally the first team squad for nine seasons. On leaving the club he headed for Atlético Madrid, where he retired in 2005.
Sergi Barjuan made his Barça first team debut under Johan Cruyff on 24 November 1993 at one of Europe’s toughest grounds, the Ali Sami Yen in Istanbul in a game in the Champions League group stage versus Galatasaray. The final score was 0-0. The player from Les Franqueses convinced the boss and no longer played for the reserves. At the end of the season he won La Liga with Barça and got a taste of success but also of disappointment when he featured in that ill-fated final in Athens against Milan. Sergi’s career at Barcelona was impeccable. He played for nine seasons and won nine official titles. He had five managers: Johan Cruyff, Bobby Robson, Louis Van Gaal, Serra Ferrer and Carles Reixach, and for all of them he was a key member. Finally, in the summer of 2002 he signed for Atlético Madrid. Destiny would have it that Sergi’s first competitive match for his new side was against Barça at the Camp Nou. In the opening game of the 2002-03 season, Barça and Atlético Madrid drew 2-2. After three seasons in red and white, Sergi retired from professional football in 2005.
3 Ligas (1994, 1998 and 1999)
2 Copas del Rey (1997 and 1998)
1 European Cup Winners’ Cup (1997)
1 European Super Cup (1998)
2 Spanish Super Cups (1995 and 1996)
56 international caps for the Spanish national team