- Josep Guardiola
Football player infobox
playername= Pep Guardiola
fullname = Josep Guardiola Sala
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1971|1|18
cityofbirth = Santpedor
position = Midfielder (retired)
youthclubs = Gimnàstic de Manresa
FC Barcelona B
years = 1990–2001
FC Barcelona Brescia Calcio AS Roma Brescia Calcio Al-Ahli (Doha) Dorados de Sinaloa
caps(goals) =263 (6)
nationalyears = 1992–2001
nationalteam = Spain
nationalcaps(goals) = 047 (5)
manageryears = 2007–2008
FC Barcelona B FC Barcelona
pcupdate = June 22 2007
ntupdate = June 4 2006
Josep Guardiola i Sala, pron. IPA2|ʑu'zɛp gwəɾ'ð̞jɔɫə, (born
January 18, 1971), also known as Pep Guardiola is a former Spanish football player and current coach. He spent the majority of his playing career at FC Barcelona, but also played for, among others, Brescia Calcio, AS Roma, Al-Ahli (Doha)and Dorados de Sinaloa. As an international Guardiola played for both Spain and Catalonia. After retiring as a player Guardiola became a coach. On May 8 2008, FC Barcelona president Joan Laportaannounced that Guardiola would succeed Frank Rijkaardas the first team manager. He signed his contract on June 5th, 2008. [ [http://www.fcbarcelona.cat/web/english/noticies/futbol/temporada07-08/05/n080508104104.html www.fcbarcelona.cat] ]
He was a defensive midfielder well known for powerful engine, battling qualities, perceptive passing and temperament.
Guardiola was a product of the "planter barcelonista" (FC Barcelona's youth academy), playing initially as junior with Gimnàstic de Manresa and
FC Barcelona B["The lost boys of Barcelona": Ronald Atkin [http://www.ezilon.com/information/article_11653.shtml] ] . Between 1990 and 2001 he made 379 appearances for FC Barcelona. This included 263 in La Liga[ [http://www.lfp.es www.lfp.es] ] . He made senior La Liga debut for FC Barcelona on December 16 1990 in a 2-0 win against Cádiz C.F.. Playing as a defensive midfielder, he went onto become a key member of the "Dream Team" put together by Johan Cruyff, providing a local presence in a team made up of mainly Basque and foreign players. During his time at FC Barcelonahe became a firm favourite with fans and helped the club win an impressive array of trophies including a European Cup title in 1992 and six La Ligatitles. In 1997 he succeeded José Mari Bakeroas club captain. However a hamstring injury subsequently kept him out for a year. He made his final La Liga appearance for the club on June 17 2001in a 3-2 win against Valencia CF. He is regarded as a legend at the Camp Nou.
FC Barcelonain 2001 Guardiola played for Brescia Calcioand AS Romain Serie A. However his time in Italy was unhappy and included a four month ban after testing positive for Nandrolone. Six years later in Octotber 23, 2007, Guardiola was cleared on appeal of all charges that had led to the ban [ [http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=475021&&cc=5901 ESPNsoccernet - Europe - Guardiola finally cleared on doping charges ] ] .
Dorados de Sinaloa
In 2006 when Juan Manuel Lillo was appointed manager of Mexican club
Dorados de Sinaloahe recruited Guardiola to play for the club. He subsequently played for six months in Mexico. However in May 2006 Dorados was relegated to Primera División Aand he retired as a player.
In 1992 Guardiola captained Spain when they won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympic Games. Between 1992 and 2001 Guardiola also played 47 times and scored 5 goals for the senior Spain team. He made his senior debut on
October 14 1992in 0-0 with Northern Ireland at Windsor Parkin a World Cup qualifier. He was a member of the Spain team during the 1994 World Cup but fell out of favour with Javier Clementeand missed out on Euro 1996. Injury kept him out of the 1998 World Cup, but he later played at Euro 2000. He made his final appearance for Spain in 1-0 win in a friendly against Mexico on November 14 2001[ [http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/guardiola-intl.html www.rsssf.com/] ] [ [http://futbol.sportec.es/seleccion/ficha_jugador.asp?j=258&n=guardiola/josep/guardiola/sala Spain stats] ] .
Guardiola has also played for and been a strong advocate of the
Catalonia national football team["Morbo: The Story of Spanish Football" (2003), Phil Ball] . Between 1995 and 2005 he played 7 times for Catalonia, playing in prestige friendlies against, among others, Nigeria [ [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesc/cata-intres.html Catalonia results] ] .
Guardiola was appointed coach of
FC Barcelona Bon June 21 2007. Under his guidance the team subsequently won their Tercera Divisióngroup and have qualified for the 2008 Segunda División B play-offs [ [http://www.fcbarcelona.cat/web/english/noticies/futbol/temporada07-08/05/n080508104107.html www.fcbarcelona.cat] ] . Guardiola has been appointed manager of the senior FC Barcelonateam for the 2008-09 season. [ [http://www.fcbarcelona.cat/web/castellano/noticies/futbol/temporada07-08/05/n080508104104.html www.fcbarcelona.cat] ] He has signed a two year deal.
The new Barcelona coach immediately revealed that
Ronaldinho, Deco, Samuel Eto'oand others were not part of his plans for next season. Giovani Dos Santoshad already been sold to Tottenham, before Guardiola took over, but now Deco went to Chelsea FC, while the iconic Ronaldinho and Gianluca Zambrottawere sold to AC Milan. [ [http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=787324 Goal.com - AC Milan - Ronaldinho To Barcelona: Thank You, Cules! ] ] Lilian Thuramwas going to Paris Saint-Germain, but the discovery of a heart condition put a stop to the move, and the veteran retired to tend to his health. Oleguersigned with Ajax Amsterdam[ [http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=786822 Goal.com - Barcelona - Ajax And Barça Agree Oleguer Deal ] ] but Santiago Ezquerrowas released by Barcelona, and later joined Osasuna. Marc Crosaswas sold to Celtic F.C., after Guardiola told him he had little chance of a regular first-team place next season.
The fate of Samuel Eto'o took much of the summer to unravel, with the Cameroonian linked with clubs in Italy, England and
Uzbekistan(!) but on August 12Guardiola finally declared that he would stay [http://www.goal.com/en/articolo.aspx?contenutoid=816179] . More or less the same was the case with Eidur Gudjohnsen. Most of the summer he was widely reported to be moving on, but after his diligent participation in the pre-season, Guardiola told the Icelandic international that he did have a chance to become an important member of the team and he wanted him to stay [http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=831705] .
Under Guardiola´s new leadership several new signings were made.
Dani Alvesand Seydou Keitaarrived from FC Sevilla, Martin Caceresfrom Villarealby way of Recreativo de Huelvaand Gerard Piquereturned from Manchester United[ [http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=787295 Goal.com - Editorial - Barcelona's New Look Defence: An Analysis ] ] . Alexander Hlebwas signed from FC Arsenal, while Henrique Adriano Busssigned from Palmeiras, but was immediately loaned out to Bayer Leverkusen[ [http://www.fcbarcelona.com/web/english/noticies/futbol/temporada08-09/07/n080723102534.html FCBarcelona.cat ] ] .
In pre-season, FC Barcelona won their first victory against Scottish team
Hibernianon July 24, in an away game at Murrayfield, defeating them by 6-0 with two goals from Eidur Gudjohnsen and one each by Lionel Messi, Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma(Pedrito), Bojan Krkicand Yaya Toure.
Two days later Barcelona defeated
Dundee Unitedby the score of 5-1 with goals from Thierry Henry, Eto'o and Messi, who scored a hat-trick.
Guardiola´s Barcelona then defeated
Fiorentina3-1, with goals from Carles Puyol, Jeffrén Suárezand Bojan [ [http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=798247 Goal.com - Fiorentina - Barcelona Teach Fiorentina A Lesson ] ] .
August 3, Barcelona´s pre-season continued against Mexican side Club Deportivo Guadalajara("Chivas") in Chicago, USA, defeating them 5-2 [ [http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=803766 Goal.com - Barcelona - Barça Belt Five Past Chivas ] ] , with two goals from Eto'o and one each from Xavi, Hleb and Caceres.
Guardiola has shown preference to playing a
4-4-2system, instead of Frank Rijkaard´s almost invariable 4-3-3. In interviews with the press, his players stressed a harder work ethic than before, but also a more personal approach during training and a closer relationship with their new coach [http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=802906] [http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=811642] .
*European Cup Winners Cup
**1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999: 6
Copa del Rey
** 1997, 1998: 2
Spanish Super Cup
**1992, 1993, 1995, 1997: 4
European Super Cup
**1993, 1997: 2
List of doping cases in sport
* [http://www.time.com/time/europe/specials/ff/trip3/guardiola.html Interview at www.time.com]
* [http://www.josepguardiola.com www.josepguardiola.com]
* [http://www.goal.com/en-us/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=689477 Goal.com profile]
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