Former player and Spanish professional football coach Pep Guardiola has an estimated net worth of £31 million.
Born on January 18, 1971, Guardiola is the current manager of Manchester City. Guardiola joined La Masia at the age of 13 and played there for six years. He made is professional debut in 1990.
Playing defensive midfielder, Guardiola is often considered as one of the best players of his generation.
While playing for Barcelona, Guardiola and his team won the club’s first European Cup in 1992, and four successive La Liga titles from 1991 to 1994.
Thereafter he captained the team from 1997 to 2001. He then played for Brescia and Roma in Italy, Al-Ahli in Qatar, and Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico while training to be a manager.
Guardiola was capped 47 times for Spain, winning the Olympic Gold Medal in 1992, and later appeared at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000.
After retiring as a player, Guardiola became coach of Barcelona B, succeeded Frank Rijkaard as the first team manager in 2008.
Barcelona won La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League under Guardiola’s management and also in his first season as manager.
Guardiola became the youngest manager to win the Champions League. The following season, Guardiola led Barcelona to win the Supercopa de España, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup and a second La Liga title. In 2011, after leading Barcelona to another La Liga, Supercopa de España and UEFA Champions League, Guardiola was awarded the Catalan Parliament’s Gold Medal, their highest honour.
Later that year, Guardiola was also named the FIFA World Coach of the Year. In Guardiola’s fourth season, he won the Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and the Supercopa de España. On 30 June 2012, Guardiola announced his departure from Barcelona, after winning 14 trophies in just four years in charge of the club.
Guardiola joined Bayern Munich as manager for the 2013–14 season following the retirement of Jupp Heynckes. In his first season at the club, Guardiola won the Bundesliga, the DFB-Pokal, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
He finished his term at Bayern with seven trophies won, winning the Bundesliga all three seasons he was there, including two domestic doubles.
On 1 February 2016, Manchester City signed Guardiola to a three-year contract for the start of the 2016–17 season.
On 13 August 2016, Manchester City won Guardiola’s first 2016–17 Premier League season match 2-1 against Sunderland. On 11 September 2016, Guardiola won his first Manchester derby as a manager in a 1–2 victory.
As a manager, Guardiola won 14 trophies in the first four years of his managing career.