List of Famous people born in Catalonia, Spain

Xavi Hernández

Xavier Hernández Creus
First Name Xavi
Born on January 25, 1980 (age 44)
Born in Spain, Catalonia
Height 168 cm | 5'6

Xavier Hernández Creus, known as Xavi, is a Spanish professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Qatar Stars League club Al Sadd. Widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, Xavi is renowned for his passing, ball retention and positioning.

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Pep Guardiola

Josep Guardiola Sala
First Name Pep
Born on January 18, 1971 (age 53)
Born in Spain, Catalonia
Height 181 cm | 5'11

Josep "Pep" Guardiola Sala is a Spanish professional football manager and former player, who is the current manager of Premier League club Manchester City. He is considered to be one of the greatest managers of all time and holds the record for the most consecutive league games won in La Liga, the Bundesliga and the Premier League.

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Alexia Putellas

Alèxia Putellas i Segura
First Name Alexia
Born on February 4, 1994 (age 30)
Born in Spain, Catalonia
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Alexia Putellas Segura is a Spanish footballer who plays as a midfielder and captains both FC Barcelona and the Spain national team.

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Úrsula Corberó

First Name Úrsula
Last Name Corberó
Born on August 11, 1989 (age 34)
Born in Spain, Catalonia
Height 163 cm | 5'4

Úrsula Corberó Delgado is a Spanish actress. She is best known for her roles as Ruth Gómez in Física o química (2008–2010), Margarita de Austria in the television series Isabel (2014) and Marta in the comedy film Cómo Sobrevivir a una Despedida (2015). She gained international fame after her role as Tokyo in the Antena 3 series La Casa de Papel.

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Gerard Piqué

Gerard Piqué i Bernabeu
First Name Gerard
Last Name Piqué
Born on February 2, 1987 (age 37)
Born in Spain, Catalonia
Height 192 cm | 6'4

Gerard Piqué Bernabeu is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Barcelona.

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Carles Puigdemont

First Name Carles
Last Name Puigdemont
Born on December 29, 1962 (age 61)
Born in Spain, Catalonia

Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó is a Catalan pro-independence politician and journalist from Spain. Since 2019 he has served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). A former Mayor of Girona, Puigdemont served as the 130th President of Catalonia from 2016 to 2017 when he was removed from office by the Spanish Government following the unilateral Catalan declaration of independence. He is co-founder of the National Call for the Republic (CNxR), leader of the Together for Catalonia (JuntsxCat) electoral alliance and founder of the Together for Catalonia party.

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Sergi Barjuan

First Name Sergi
Last Name Barjuan
Born on December 28, 1971 (age 52)
Born in Spain, Catalonia
Height 172 cm | 5'8

Sergi Barjuán Esclusa, known simply as Sergi, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left back. He is the current head coach of Barcelona B.

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Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol Sáez
First Name Pau
Last Name Gasol
Born on July 6, 1980 (age 43)
Born in Spain, Catalonia
Height 215 cm | 7'1

Pau Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player who last played for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a six-time NBA All-Star and a four-time All-NBA team selection, twice on the second team and twice on the third team. Gasol has won two NBA championships, both with the Los Angeles Lakers back-to-back in 2009 and 2010. He was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2002 with the Memphis Grizzlies, being the first non-American player to have won that award. He is the older brother of fellow NBA player Marc Gasol.

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Daniel Brühl

Daniel César Martín Brühl González Domingo
First Name Daniel
Last Name Brühl
Born on June 16, 1978 (age 45)
Born in Spain, Catalonia

Daniel César Martin Brühl González Domingo is a Spanish-German actor. He began his work at a young age in a German soap opera called Verbotene Liebe in 1995. In 2003, his starring role in the German film Good Bye, Lenin! received wider recognition and critical acclaim which garnered him the European Film Award for Best Actor and the German Film Award for Best Actor. Brühl has worked in both European and American productions in several languages.

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Rosalia Vila Tobella

Rosalia Vila i Tobella, known mononymously as Rosalía, is a Spanish singer and songwriter. After discovering Spanish folk music at an early age, Rosalía graduated from Catalonia College of Music with honors by virtue of her collaborative cover album with Raül Refree, Los Ángeles (2017), and the baccalaureate project El Mal Querer (2018), which is co-produced by El Guincho and reimagines flamenco by mixing it with pop and urban music. The latter spawned the single "Malamente", which caught the attention of the Spanish general public, and was released to universal critical acclaim. Recipient of the Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year and listed in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, El Mal Querer started the ascent of Rosalía into the international music scene.

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