- Football Book of the Year – Shortlisted
Guillem Balague is a key fixture in Sky Sports’ coverage of Spanish football, appearing regularly both 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 and EL LARGUERO, Spain’s most popular sports radio show, attracting some 1.5 million listeners. His work appears regularly in THE TIMES and in CHAMPIONS magazine, where he writes a regular column on international football. He also wrote the bestselling A SEASON ON THE BRINK, an insider’s account of Liverpool’s 2004-05 Champions’ League-winning campaign, updated later with the 2006 FA Cup victory.
He has written or worked for The Observer, Talk Sport, BBC, Onda Cero radio, 442 and World Soccer.
Guillem has most recently interviewed the following personalities: Samuel Etoo, David Villa, David Beckham, Raul, Xavi, Iniesta, Van Nistelrooy, Robben, Frank Lampard, Thierry Henry, Jamie Carragher, Kenny Dalglish, Fernando Torres, Mikel Arteta, Frank Rijkaard, Gianluca Vialli, David Moyes, Xabi Alonso, Harry Redknapp, Mark Hughes, Alex McLeish, Roy Hodgson, Gilberto Silva, Steve McClaren, Alan Curbishley, Nico Kranjcar, plus a host of other influential figures in the game.