20th September 2018
UCFB Guest Speaker Series: Guillem Balague
Challenge what you know with Guillem Balague’s Masterclasses, coming to UCFB this semester!
Balague is a key fixture in Sky Sports’ coverage of Spanish football, appearing regularly on live match coverage and on the weekly round-up show, Revista de La Liga. He is also the UK Correspondent for AS, the Madrid-based Spanish sports newspaper. His work appears regularly on Yahoo.com and The Telegraph.
In November 2012 he published the first international biography of Pep Guardiola, based on conversations with him, his former players and Guardiola’s closest friends. It was shortlisted for Football Book of the Year both in the UK and Germany.
In 2013, Balague wrote the first authorised account of the life of Lionel Messi, ‘Messi’, which was also shortlisted for the Football Book Award in the UK in 2014. In November 2015, he published ‘Cristiano Ronaldo, the Biography’ which won the Football Book of the Year award at the Sportswriters Awards.
Balague has also worked for Marca, The Times, The Observer, talkSPORT, BBC, Cadena Ser, FourFourTwo, World Soccer, Champions magazine and many other publications in Spain, the UK and around the world.