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Top facts about Riqui Puig

Wed 27 January 2021 | 10:30

A detailed look at the Top facts about Riqui Puig, Barcelona's wonder kid which includes his career, childhood and love life as well as his most interesting quotes.

Riqui Puig is a Spanish professional player who currently plays as an attacking midfielder at

FC Barcelona

. Puig is one of latest Spanish talents who has captured the eyes of football fans around the world. After a successful amateur career at Barcelona's famous youth academy, La Masia, Riqui Puig was promoted to the senior team in 2018. He is spending his third season at Barcelona's senior side.

Despite being a favorite player both under Ernesto Valverde and Quique Setien, Puig has faced a big challenge since the arrival of former club legendary player, Ronald Koeman. Koeman stated at the beginning of the season that Riqui Puig is not in his plans for the season and that it is better for the youngster to go on loan to another club.

Koeman's decision to exclude Puig from the starting line-up was criticized heavily by critics and Barcelona fans, who consider Puig as one of the best talents of current Barcelona's squad. Puig himself refused to leave his boyhood club and aimed to fight for his place. He has found little playing time in the first half of the season, but has been performing well every time he was on the pitch.

Puig was Barcelona's best player in the 25 minute chance he got at the Champions League 3-0 loss against Juventus. His performance was praised by media and resulted in more criticism toward Koeman.

Puig was also amazing in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final against

Real Sociedad

. He came on as a substitute for the 30 minute of extra time and scored the winning penalty for Barcelona. Koeman praised his confidence after the match, stating that he was impressed that Puig volunteered for the decisive fifth penalty.

It seems that if Puig continues to play the way he have been playing in the limited chances he has got this season, Koeman will have use him more often. Alongside Barcelona's other wonder kid, Ansu Fati, Riqui Puig is now considered as one of the most wanted talents in European football. For now let's have a look at the

top facts about Riqui Puig

, Barcelona's talented youngster.

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Top facts about Riqui Puig you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the

top facts about Riqui Puig

. First we present you with some of the general information.

  • Full Name

    : Ricard Puig Martí

  • Date and Place of Birth

    :13 August 1999/ Matadepera, Spain

  • Height & Weight

    : 1.69 m / 63 kg

  • Family Members

    : Carlos Puig (Father), Lali Martí (Mother), Ton Puig (Brother)

  • Marital Status:

    Married

  • Wife/Girlfriend

    : Charlot

  • Children

    : None

  • Current team

    : FC Barcelona

  • Jersey Number:

    12 at FC Barcelona

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Leo

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Riqui Puig Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on top facts about Riqui Puig is about his birthday. Riqui Puig Birthday is at 13th of August 1999. He was born in Matadepera, Spain.

Riqui Puig nationality

is Spanish.

Riqui Puig zodiac sign is Leo. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 13th of August are:

Footballers

: Alan Shearer and Lucas Moura /

Actors and Actresses

: Danny Bonaduce and Dawnn Lewis /

Director

: Alfred Hitchcock/

Politicians

: Fidel Castro

Riqui Puig Childhood and Parents

At this part we will look at the top facts about Riqui Puig Childhood plus the family and background he grew up in. Riqui Puig was born into a football-loving family who supported FC Barcelona long before Riqui Puig was born.

Riqui is the second child of his parents. He has an older brother whose name is Ton. His father, Carlos Puig, was also a footballer and played the entire of his career as a left-back at Terrassa FC which was a club based in Barcelona for the entirety of his career. Riqui Puig's mother, Lali Martí is a house wife.

Riqui Puig's parents were fully supportive of his footballing dreams. Riqui Puig grew up idolizing another Barcelona great midfielder,

Andres Iniesta

. It is not surprising after all that his playing style has drawn comparison with Don Andres.

One cool fact about

Riqui Puig childhood

is that he used to watch Barcelona's game at the Camp Nou since he was a toddler.

 “I came to the Camp Nou to visit Barca's games since I was three years of age. I have been a Barca fan my whole life."

With the help of his parents, Riqui Puig started his amateur career at the age of 6 by joining his hometown club's academy, Jabac Terrassa. Puig spent the early years of his amateur football career at the academy until he was snapped up by

Barcelona youth team

in 2013.

Puig worked his way up through the ranks. He made his debut with Barca B against the Gymnastic Tarragona in the 2017/18 season.

Riqui Puig girlfriend, Relationships and Marital Status

The first public

Riqui Puig girlfriend

was a girl named Charlot. According to rumors Riqui started dating Charlot when they both were teenagers. Their relationship grew stronger throughout the years and the couple decided to get married in 2018.

Riqui Puig married Charlot in the summer of 2019 at a ceremony in Barcelona. The couple have kept a low profile and rarely shares pictures of themselves on their social accounts. They are yet to have a child together. Any new information on Riqui Puig's love life will be published here at

SportMob

.

Riqui Puig Career

Riqui Puig is a talented midfielder known best for his vision, dribbling and passing abilities. A graduate of Barcelona's academy, La Masia, Puig made his professional debut for Barcelona's senior side in 2018, in a Copa del Rey game against Cultural Leonesa. Barcelona won the game 4-1 with Puig assisting

Denis Suarez

's goal through a chipped pass into the box.

Puig played only 3 games in his first season with Barcelona, although he received a medal for his contribution to Barcelona's La Liga winning campaign. His situations improved greatly in the 2019-20 season as he played 12 games across all competitions. He was specially praised for his performance in the game against AC Milan.

At the beginning of the 20-21 season Barcelona's new coach, Ronald Koeman announced that Riqui Puig will have a better future if he leaves Barcelona.

Despite the disappointing situation, Puig decided to stay. He has played only 7 games across all competitions so far into the season. However, the youngster has been amazing in those games.

His two best games so far have been the 3-0 home loss against Juventus at the

UCL

and the Semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup in which Puig played the extra-time and scored the winning penalty for Barcelona.

As of January 2021, Riqui Puig has played a total of 78 games for Barcelona's junior and senior sides across all competitions. He has scored 2 goals so far into his club career.

Riqui Puig Net worth, Salary and Market Value

As a 21-year-old talented midfielder,

Riqui Puig net worth

is estimated to be one million dollars in 2021, including all of his properties and earnings.

Riqui Puig market value is at 19.8 million Euros. Riqui Puig is ranked number 7 among all players under 18 in the football world. Riqui Puig salary in 2020 is reportedly 50 thousand Euros annually.

Riqui Puig Transfermarket stats

According to

Riqui Puig Transfermarket

stats, he has played a total of 90 games for one clubs (FC Barcelona). He has scored 6 goals and has provided 16 assists for his team mates. Riqui Puig Transfermarket stats shows why he is considered among the best new talents in the football world.

Riqui Puig main position on the field is Central midfielder. During his career he has played 81 games as the central midfielder. He has also played 5 games as an attacking midfielder and 2 games at either wings.

On the international level Riqui Puig has played a total of 3 games for

Spain U-21

side. Riqui Puig is yet to earn a call to Spain national team, but given the quality of his performances for Barcelona this season, it is sure that he will be called up by Spain's coach, Luis Enrique soon.

Some Short top facts about Riqui Puig

No information has been published on Riqui Puig tattoos and considering his tender age, it is unlikely that he decides to have a tattoo any time soon.

Riqui Puig religion is Christianity. He is a Roman Catholic by birth.

Riqui Puig is active in social media.

Riqui Puig Instagram

account, @riquipuig has around 2.2 million followers.

Riqui Puig Height is 1.69 meters. Riqui Puig weight is 62kg.

Riqui Puig position

is central midfielder. Riqui Puig age is 21.

Riqui Puig once revealed in an interview that he always has “a ham sandwich and juice” for breakfast.

Puig was born in Matadepera, a small village outside of Terrassa, the same town Xavi Hernandez grew up in. Puig met Xavi for the first time when he was a kid. There is picture of Xavi while hugging Riqui and his brother. Puig also met and took a picture with Lionel Messi in his childhood.

Riqui Puig is passionate about cars and his favorite brand is Jeep.

Like many of his colleagues, Riqui Puig is in love with video games and always chooses Barcelona when he plays FIFA Video Game. His other favorite game is the War Zone.

 Puig's rating in the latest version of the game (FIFA 21) is 75, He is Right-footed and has a 3-star skill moves rating. We are sure that his rating will increase dramatically if he keeps on giving the same quality performances for Barcelona till the end of the season.

In 2018, Puig reportedly held talks with Tottenham, discussing a potential move to the

Premier League.

Mauricio Pochetino wanted to freshen up the Spurs midfield, and bringing in the likes of Puig would have set his side up nicely for the upcoming years. But Puig decided instead to sign a three-year professional contact with Barcelona which contains a £89 million release clause.

Riqui Puig Quotes

One of the most amusing parts of

SportMob

's article on

top facts about Riqui Puig

is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On his winning penalty against Real Sociedad at the Spanish Super Cup:

"I'm very happy to have scored the last penalty. I offered myself to do it. I shot with great conviction, you have to believe in yourself. I never lose the desire to be in the first team and I will continue to fight for it."

"Ronald named four players to shoot the penalties. I asked for the fifth one."

On his future at Barcelona:

"I have never lost my smile. I am a happy kid. Even if I am not playing, I have my family, my health. If Ronald gives me minutes, I will try & take my chance; if not, keep working hard. I am never going to throw in the towel."

On his debut for Barcelona:

“I always try to do my best, today my hands trembled a little bit, but I tried to do my best with a smile and joy. I try to play with great elegance and joy because that’s what characterizes me.”

On why he sees his future at Barcelona:

"I think my team-mates (who left) didn’t see a future here and they had to go. It has suited some of them well. They tell me I have a peculiar style of play. I could play for another team, but having this characteristic at Barca makes me better, that’s why I’ll stay here. A 15 year career at Barcelona."

Defending himself against the accusations of giving out inside information to Media:

“Sometimes things that are not true are leaked and taken from sites that do not quite tell the whole truth either. He told me that he trusts me and that he would give me minutes.”

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Riqui Puig achievements

We round up our article on the

top facts about Riqui Puig

with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.

With Barcelona youth and senior sides:

La Liga

: 2018–19

UEFA Youth League: 2017–18

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