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Sergi Roberto Carnicer (born in 7 February 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for FC Barcelona mainly as a central midfielder.
Sergi Roberto began playing football with local UE Barri Santes Creus at the age of 9, arriving in FC Barcelona’s youth academy five years later from neighbours Gimnàstic de Tarragona.
In the 2009–10 season, at only 17, he first appeared with Barça’s reserves, contributing with 22 games as the team returned to the second division after 11 years.
On 10 November 2010, Roberto made his debut for the first team, playing the second half of a 5–1 home win against AD Ceuta for the campaign’s Copa del Rey (7–1 on aggregate). On 27 April of the following year he made his first UEFA Champions League appearance, coming on as a substitute for David Villa in the last minute of a 2–0 away win against Real Madrid, for the competition semifinals’ first leg.