Sergio Busquets, reliability personified

Sergio Busquets in the match against Villareal / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
Barça have an 80% win rate with the midfielder in the side, whereas when he is absent, that figure falls to 66%

Since breaking into the first team in 2008, Sergio Busquets has played a key role in FC Barcelona’s unprecedented success. The 28-year-old provides possesses composure and awareness in abundance, while his intelligence and leadership were key factors in being made second club captain in the summer.

The central midfielder’s responsibility has increased following the departure of Xavi Hernandez yet he is more than stepping up to the plate with incredible numbers this year.

In 2015, he has played 52 games out of a possible 64, 48 of which he has started. With Busquets in the side, Barça have an 80% win rate, whereas when he is absent, that figure falls to 66%.

Busquets has become the perfect link between defenders and the attacking player. He has made the most interceptions in the team, holds the highest pass success rate and has won the most duels in midfield, factors which contributed massively to Barça winning five titles in 2015.