Guillem Balagué

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Guillem Balagué is a Spanish sports journalist who specializes in football. Currently, he shares his opinions, among others, in BBC Radio 5 Live and LaLiga TV, on a regular basis, as well as, writes articles for Sport, a Catalonian daily newspaper. He creates his own podcast and publishes videos on his YouTube channel. In the past, for 20 years, he was covering Spanish football events as a pundit in the Revista de La Liga show on SkySport News TV station. Spanish football fans know him well and his Twitter account is followed by more than 1.3 million people. In addition, Guillem trains future journalists on UCFB (University Campus of Football Business) courses.

Balagué is also an author of many popular books. His debut published in 2006 turned out to be a huge success and his book A Season on the Brink presenting Liverpool led by Rafael Benitz became a bestseller. Six years later, Guillem published the first international biography of Pep Guardiola based on exclusive conversations with Guardiola himself, his former players and his closest friends. The book was nominated for the Football Book of the Year award in Great Britain and Germany.

His writer's portfolio includes the biographies of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The book about the legend of FC Barcelona from 2013 is the first and the only authorized title focusing on the life of the Argentinian. It was nominated for the Football Book Award in Great Britain, a year after publication; whereas, the book about the Portuguese was published in 2015 and named the Book of the Year in the British Sports Book Awards competition and got the The Best Sports Book award in Poland. During the period between working on the biographies mentioned before, Guillem Balagué also published a book about the history of FC Barcelona.

His latest books are Mauricio Pochettino: Brave New World – Inside Pochettino's Spurs, which was the best selling book about football in 2018, and Maradona: The Boy. The Rebel. The God. More recently he conducted an intriguing interview with Patrick Kluivert regarding the football season 2022/23.

His texts have been published or presented, among others, in The Telegraph, Marca, The Times, The Observer, Talk Sport, BBC, ITV, Cadena Ser, 442, World Soccer. He has also participated in the creation of documentaries about top football players for CBS, BBC or Sky Sports. Messi, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewandowski, Mbappe, Alex Ferguson, Mourinho or Pep Guardiola are just examples of the football stars from around the world who have been interviewed by Guillem Balagué.

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