Guillem Balagué Biography
Guillem Balagué is a Spanish football journalist, author, and pundit who has been covering La Liga and European football for more than three decades. He is a regular contributor to Sky Sports, CBS Sports, BBC Radio 5 Live, LaLiga TV, and other media outlets. He has also written several books on some of the most influential figures and clubs in the game, such as Pep Guardiola, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Barcelona.
Guillem Balagué Age | Birthday
Born on November 2, 1968, Balagué is 54 years old (age as of 2022). He celebrates his birthday on the 2nd of November each year.
Guillem Balagué Family
Balagué, was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain to his parents; mother and father. He is passionate about football since his childhood and grew up in a supportive family in Barcelona. He has not revealed much information about his parents or siblings to the public.
Guillem Balagué Height
Balagué has a slim body build and stands at an average height of about 5 feet and 8 inches.
Guillem Balagué Wife
Balagué is a married man and has a wife named Anna. The couple tied the knot in 2003 and have been together ever since. They have two children, a son named Max and a daughter named Mia.
Guillem Balagué Children
Balagué is a proud father of two children, a son named Max and a daughter named Mia. He often shares pictures of his family on his social media accounts.
Guillem Balagué Education
Balagué attended the Autonomous University of Barcelona where he graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 1989. He then moved to England to pursue his career as a football journalist.
Guillem Balagué Career
Balagué started his career as a football journalist in England in 1989, working for various newspapers and radio stations. He joined Sky Sports in 1997 and became a regular pundit on their show Revista de la Liga, where he provided insights and analysis on Spanish football. He also hosted The Game podcast for The Times and wrote articles for The Times, The Observer, The Metro, Diario AS, and Cadena SER. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in football, such as Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Zinedine Zidane, Jose Mourinho, and Arsene Wenger.
Balagué is also an acclaimed author who has written several books on football personalities and topics. His first book was A Season on the Brink: Rafael Benitez, Liverpool and the Path to European Glory (2006), which chronicled Liverpool’s 2004-05 Champions League triumph under Benitez. His other books include Pep Guardiola: Another Way of Winning (2012), Messi (2013), Barça (2014), Cristiano Ronaldo: The Biography (2015), Brave New World: Inside Pochettino’s Spurs (2017), and Maradona: The Boy. The Rebel. The God (2020). His book on Ronaldo won the Football Book of the Year award at the Polish Sports Book Awards in 2016.
Balagué is also involved in football as a director of football and chairman of Biggleswade United, an English non-league club. He joined the club in 2014 and helped them improve their infrastructure, facilities, coaching staff, and youth development. He also holds a B license as a coach from the English Football Association.
Guillem Balagué Net worth
Balagué has an estimated net worth of $3 million- $5 million. He is a pundit, author, and football journalist.
Guillem’s Twitter account is @GuillemBalague with 1 million followers as of June 2023.