59 Facts About Pep Guardiola

1. Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola shows his despair after Roberto Firmino ended his side's hopes in this season's Champions League at the Etihad Stadium.

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2. In 2018, Pep Guardiola keeps on buckling down on setting up his team for future matches.

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3. In the end, Pep Guardiola figured out how to pick up the triplet and won every one of the trophies conceivable.

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4. In 2008, Pep Guardiola replaced Frank Rijkaard and headed the primary team.

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5. In this way Pep Guardiola became the first football coach in the world to get six official titles in the same year.

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6. Pep Guardiola was the coach of the Azulgrana team from July 2008 to June 2012, a period in which he won 14 titles.

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7. Pep Guardiola was created in Santpedor, Spain in January 1971.

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8. Pep Guardiola was capped 47 moments for Spain, earning the Olympic Silver Medal in 1992, and made an appearance on the 1994 FIFA Globe Glass.

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9. Pep Guardiola was created about 18 January 1971 in Spain.

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10. Pep Guardiola married his longtime girlfriend, Cristina Serra in 2014.

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11. Pep Guardiola set his sights towards coaching having been appointed head coach of the FC Barcelona B team.

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12. Pep Guardiola was the third of the four children born in the family.

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13. Pep Guardiola has celebrated the total number of 47 birthdays till date.

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14. Pep Guardiola is from the small Catalan town of Santpedor in north-east Spain.

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15. Pep Guardiola does not conduct one-on-one interviews—only press conferences.

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16. Pep Guardiola is an art lover, and spent much of his sabbatical in New York—after leaving Barcelona—around the galleries of the Big Apple.

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17. Manchester City have announced Pep Guardiola will take over as head coach at the end of the season.

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18. Pep Guardiola married Cristina Serra in the year 2014, whom he had met when he was a teenager.

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19. Pep Guardiola counseled Lionel Messi for four seasons on Football Club Barcelona before retiring from the team in 2013.

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20. Pep Guardiola started his course as a footballer in Barcelona youth academy at the mere age of 13.

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21. In 2006, Pep Guardiola wrote a series of columns for El Pais during the Germany World Cup, the contents of which provide a fascinating insight into his footballing mind.

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22. Pep Guardiola has supper taste in the choice of his vehicles.

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23. Pep Guardiola was once labeled as the most fashionable man in football according to the Spanish media.

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24. On the sideline, Pep Guardiola is known for wearing perfectly cut slim suits.

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25. Pep Guardiola was recruited to the club by Spanish coach Juanma Lillo, a move that kind of made sense since he was in managerial school in Mexico at the time.

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26. Pep Guardiola retired as a player when his contract with Qatari club Al-Ahli finished in June 2005.

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27. Pep Guardiola dropped his ball boy duties a year after starting his football career at the Barcelona youth academy.

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28. Pep Guardiola began his path to football greatness as a Nou Camp ballboy master.

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29. Pep Guardiola won 16 trophies with Barcelona during his playing career.

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30. Pep Guardiola was once refused an autograph by Michel Platini, when offered a poster of the Frenchman, while doing ball-boy duties.

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31. Pep Guardiola made a stunning start to life at City, winning his first 11 games in charge and was twice nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Month award in August and September 2016.

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32. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been formally warned by the English Football Association about comments he made about the referee ahead of the Manchester derby.

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33. Pep Guardiola warned over comments about referee of Manchester derby.

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34. Pep Guardiola has lauded Manuel Pellegrini's "style" and backed the former Manchester City boss for success with West Ham.

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35. Pep Guardiola believes his squad is strong enough to get through to the end of the season, despite the injury absences of Mendy, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and back-up goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

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36. Pep Guardiola believes his squad is strong enough to get through to.

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37. Pep Guardiola has opened the door to further extending his stay at Manchester City.

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38. Pep Guardiola opens the door to extending his stay at Manchester City.

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39. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed Benjamin Mendy will be sidelined for 10 to 12 weeks after undergoing surgery on his knee.

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40. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said Liverpool can help him guard against complacency and prevent his younger players believing their own publicity.

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41. Pep Guardiola admits Liverpool's record start is helping his Manchester City side avoid complacency.

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42. Pep Guardiola travels to Man City training in £28,000 electric Nissan Leaf… but always rides shotgun.

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43. Pep Guardiola is in his third season as a Premier League manager.

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44. Pep Guardiola handed 17-year-old Gianluca Gaudino his first team debut in the Super Cup and made him part of the first team permanently because of "strong preparation" during pre-season.

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45. Pep Guardiola broke Karl-Heinz Feldkamp's record for the longest winning streak to start his tenure at a Bundesliga club.

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46. Pep Guardiola had faced criticism over his recent tactics and squad selections.

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47. Pep Guardiola suffered his first final defeat during the Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid.

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48. On 8 February 2011, Pep Guardiola accepted the club's offer for a one-year deal extension, signing a contract until June 2012.

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49. On 14 July 2010, Pep Guardiola signed a new contract to stay with Barcelona until June 2011.

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50. In February 2010, Pep Guardiola coached his 100th match for Barcelona's first team.

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51. In January 2010, Pep Guardiola became Barcelona's longest serving Spanish coach, overtaking the record previously held by Josep Samitier.

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52. Along with the new signings, Pep Guardiola promoted canteranos Sergio Busquets, Pedro and Jeffren to the first-team squad.

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53. Pep Guardiola was appointed coach of Barcelona B on 21 June 2007 with Tito Vilanova as his assistant.

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54. Pep Guardiola played with Dorados de Sinaloa for six months before retiring.

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55. Pep Guardiola played 479 games in 12 seasons for the first team, winning 16 trophies.

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56. On 24 June 2001, Pep Guardiola played his last match with Barca in the final game of the season against Celta de Vigo.

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57. Pep Guardiola adjusted immediately, as Cruyff had suspected he would, and when he moved to the first-team in 1990, he became the pivot of the Dream Team.

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58. Born in Santpedor, Barcelona, Catalonia, Pep Guardiola joined La Masia at age 13 and rose through the ranks of Barcelona's youth academy for six years, making his debut in 1990 against Cadiz.

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59. Pep Guardiola won seven trophies during his three-year tenure in Germany; winning the Bundesliga every season he was there, as well as two domestic doubles.

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