Sergi Roberto

Sergi Roberto: Life, Clubs, Career and Net Worth

Sergi Roberto is a professional footballer who plays, primarily, as a midfielder for Football Club Barcelona. He has also featured for the Spanish national team over the years. He was born in Reus, Spain, and started his career at a local club named UE Barri Santes Creus.

He then joined Gimnastic de Tarragona before joining Barcelona’s academy in 2009. He graduated through the famed La Masia and began his senior career at the club in 2010.

Roberto has won numerous trophies with Barcelona over the years and also captained the side in the 2023-24 season.

Sergi Roberto Information

  • Full Name: Sergi Roberto
  • Profession: Professional footballer
  • Height: 1.78m
  • Weight: 70 kg
  • Foot: Right-footed
  • Playing position: Central midfield
  • Jersey Number: 20
  • Professional Debut: 2010
  • Date of Birth: February 7, 1992
  • Place of Birth: Reus, Spain
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Father: Josep Maria Roberto
  • Mother: Maria Rose Carnicer
  • Wife: Coral Simanovich
  • Children: Kaia, Dylan

Club Career

Sergi Roberto began his club career at a local club named Santes Creus in 2000 at the age of 8. He then joined Gimnastic de Tarragona in Catalonia from where he eventually moved to Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy in 2009.

Barcelona

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Sergi Roberto in Barcelona academy (Pic credits: Getty)

Sergi Roberto played for Barca reserves in the 2009-10 season, making 29 appearances. In November 2010, he made his first senior appearance for Barcelona in a 5-1 win over Ceuta in the Copa del Rey.

He progressed well and made his UEFA Champions League debut in April 2011 in a 2-0 win over Real Madrid in the semi-final first leg. A month later, he made his La Liga debut as well, starting against Malaga in a 3-1 win. Roberto scored in a 4-0 win for Barcelona over BATE Borisov in the Champions League group stage in December that year.

Ahead of the 2015-16 season, Sergi Roberto was close to leaving as the club deemed him surplus to requirements. However, under manager Luis Enrique, he had a positional change as he played as a right-back instead of a midfielder. He also played as a left-back at times that season due to injury issues at the club.

In 2016, he provided two assists as a right-back in a 6-2 win over Real Betis in the first match of the campaign. In March 2017, he scored the winning goal for Barcelona in an iconic 6-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg. Having trailed 4-0 from the first leg, they progressed to the next round emphatically.

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Sergi Roberto scoring against PSG (Pic credits: Getty)

Roberto signed a new contract of over three years in February 2018. He had to undergo surgery in 2021 for a quadriceps injury. He was rumored to be leaving the club in 2023 but signed a one-year extension. He captained the side and also scored four La Liga goals – his career best in a season.

International Career

Soon after joining Barcelona’s youth setup, Sergi Roberto was called up for Spain’s U17 side for the 2009 FIFA World Cup. He scored a hat-trick against Burkina Faso in November as Spain eventually finished in third place.

Roberto then featured for the Spain U21 side during the 2013 U21 European Championship qualifiers. He made his senior debut on March 27 in a friendly against Cluj-Napoca.

Roberto’s last appearance for Spain came back in 2021 as he played just seven minutes in a 2-1 win over Italy in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals. They lost the final 2-1 against France and Roberto didn’t feature in the game.

Style of Play

Sergi Roberto is primarily a midfielder but has also often operated as a fullback. He has also played in multiple positions and roles in midfield itself under different managers.

The Spaniard is known for his immense work rate and strength. He also has a decent pace and good passing ability. His best position, arguably, is a box-to-box midfielder, though.

Luis Enrique, under whom Roberto transitioned to right-back and played multiple other positions, once said about the Spaniard:

“In a team like ours, except in goal, he could play in any position, it’s no surprise. The most difficult thing is doing it well all over the field and Sergi Roberto does that.”

Personal Life

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Sergi Roberto with wife Coral Simanovich (Pic credits: Getty)

Sergi Roberto was born on February 7, 1992, to Josep Maria Roberto and Maria Rose Carciner. He met his wife Coral Simanovich and started dating in 2014. Simanovich is an Israeli model and the step-daughter of Pnina Rosenblum – a singer and former politician).

Roberto and Simanovich got married in 2018. They became parents to Kaia in 2019 and Dylan in 2021.

Career Stats

TeamYearAppearancesGoalsAssists
Barcelona B2009-201310673
Barcelona2010-3731943
Spain2016-20211110

Honors

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Sergi Roberto with Copa del Rey trophy (Pic credits: Getty)

Barcelona:

La Liga: 2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2022-23

Copa del Rey: 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2020-21

Supercopa de Espana: 2010, 2016, 2022-23

UEFA Champions League: 2010-11, 2014-15

UEFA Super Cup: 2015

FIFA Club World Cup: 2015

Spain:

UEFA Nations League Runner-up: 2020-21

Net Worth

As per Networthspot, Sergi Roberto’s net worth (2024) is between €33 million and €60 million. He earned €5 million gross salary from Barcelona for the 2023-24 season.

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