Guardiola, the Ultimate Magic Wand of Modern Football (Part-1)

You must have heard of the wizard who could change everything around him with his magic wand. Actually, he could transform everything into anything. What are you thinking? Are we spoiling your valuable times by telling nonsense?

Pep Guardiola

Not really, today we will talk about the real wizard of world football who has immortalized himself in football history with his invisible magical wand. He is a brilliant star of the current football world with his coaching perspective rather than a player. He is the one and only Master Mind, Pep Guardiola.

Today’s entire story is about some remarkable parts of this living legend.

Pep Guardiola at young age
Source: Pinterest

Journey begins

Born in Catalonia, Guardiola joined the Barca Youth Academy in La Messia at just 13 years old. During a game of Barca Youth team and the B team in 1990, he caught the sight of Johan De Cruyff. Johan De Cruyff was the pioneer of ‘Total football’ and the main craftsman of Barcelona’s “Dream Team”.

Guardiola was a part of his Dream Team from the very beginning. At the age of 20, Guardiola had become the main weapon of Barca Dream Team’s midfield,

Club career life as a player

In the 1990-91 season, Guardiola made his debut in the main team and also won the La Liga and European Cup in his very first season. His team retained La Liga title in the next two seasons. But Guardiola’s real test began in 1996 just after Cruyff left Barcelona. Barca finished the league in 3rd and 4th position in the last two seasons of Cruyff’s coaching.

Then Louis van Gaal took over as Barcelona’s coach and captaincy falls on Guardiola’s shoulder. In the new role, the new pair gave Barça the incredible success. Barca won three trophies except for the league title in the 1996-97 season. In the next season, Barça took both the league and cup wins. At the end of the season, Barça management refused Roma’s offer of 300 million Spanish pesetas for Guardiola. Although, Guardiola was out of the field for most of the times of that season due to injuries.

In 1999-00 season, he was also injured and spent most of the times outside the field. Guardiola has finally announced that he will leave the club in April of 2001, after spending another frustrating year for Barcelona. Although he did never think to leave Barcelona in such ways, his 17-year-old career in Barcelona was full of incredible memories. That’s for sure.

Pep Guardiola Brescia
Source: Ramleng Chinmi

Guardiola, who joined the Italian club Brescia in 2001, could not be a part of any success and joined Rome in the following season. Guardiola’s playing period in Italy was not a very successful one of his career. He mainly came into the discussion with being positives in Dope Test. Therefore, four months ban was issued on him. However, get rid of the complaint by appealing to the International Sports Court in 2007.

In 2003, surprisingly he moves to Al-Ahli, the Qatar League’s club by denying offers from Manchester and Chelsea. His time period at Al-Ahli was not that bad while his team won the Arab Champions League title in the 2004-05 seasons.

And in 2006, he joined the Mexican club Dárardos de Sinaloá. Meanwhile, he was there for learning the coaching skills. After spending 6 months as a player of that club,  Guardiola announced his retirement as a professional footballer.

Ordinary International Career

Pep Guardiola

Guardiola’s international debut for Spain was made in 1992 in the World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland. In that same year, Guardiola got the only biggest success of his international career when Spain won gold at football event of Barcelona Olympics.

Pep Guardiola
Source: Tumblr

Spain was knocked out of quarter-finals of 1994 World Cup by Italy, and this was the only World Cup campaign for Guardiola. Because of the injuries, he did not have a place in the World Cup squad in 1998.

Guardiola, who did not even have a chance in the Euro team of 1996, also played his only Euro in 2000. Guardiola, who did not have much success in international cricket for La Roja, ended his international career with only 45 matches in 2001.

He also participated in 7 friendly matches for the Catalonia football team from 1995 to 2005.

What are you thinking? Player Guardiola’s magic wand did not seem like a pleasure to you. To really enjoy it, you must consider Barcelona’s prior situation before Guardiola. But if want to fascinate by coach Guardiola’s magic, then you have to read our 2nd episode.

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