Sergio Busquets this Sunday played his 300th game in a Barça shirt. The home grown midfielder became the fifth player in the squad to reach the first figure and we take at look at 5 key points concerning his triple century of matches:
6 years and 3 months later: It now seems a long time since the 13th of September, 2008, the day that Pep Guardiola gave Sergio Busquets his league debut in the 1-1 draw against Racing Santander. Almost 6 years and 3 months later the man from just outside Barcelona has reached 300 games.
12 goals: Sergio Busquets’ total during this time. His strike last weekend in the 94th minute against Valencia to give the blaugranes a 1-0 win was surely one of the most important of his career.
The fifth member of the squad: Only five players from the current squad have reached 300 games as a blaugrana, a figure that just goes to show the magnitude of Busquets’ achievement. Towering over everyone is Xavi with 738 appearances, then comes Iniesta on 519, Messi on 444 and Dani Alves on 313.
14 derbies: With this Sunday’s game against Espanyol, Busquets has now played in 14 Catalan derbies in the league and the Spanish Cup. His record is 10 wins, 3 draws and just one defeat.
Two thirds in the league: Of those 300 games, more than two thirds have come in the league, 192 with the midfielder having scored 6 goals. Next comes the Champions League with 60 appearances, the Spanish Cup with 35 games, 8 matches in the Spanish Super Cup, 3 in the World Club Championship and 2 in the European Super Cup.