Marius Guardiola is the son of Pep Guardiola, the famous Spanish football coach who has won trophies with teams such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City.
Marius was born in February 2003 and is one of Pep Guardiola’s three children. He is presently 21 years old, but the signs are already clear that he won’t be following in his father’s footsteps either as a soccer player or a coach. He is a budding businessman and is the co-founder and director of three different companies.
How Old Is Marius Guardiola?
Marius Guardiola is presently 21 years old as of 2024. He was born in February 2003 in the Spanish city of Santpedor. His nationality is Spanish, while his ethnicity is Caucasian. Marius grew up in several European cities, such as Munich and Manchester, thanks to the nature of his father’s career. He has also spent a good amount of time in Spain, which is where his parents hail from.
The young man has had an upbringing that most people would envy, but he remains grounded and focused. Presently, Marius is a student at the Manchester Metropolitan University. He resumed in 2021 and is studying for a bachelor’s degree in community, sports, and exercise.
Marius is the Son of Pep Guardiola and His Wife Cristina Serra Guardiola
Marius Guardiola is one of three children born to Pep Guardiola and his wife, Cristina Serra Guardiola. Marius’ father needs no introduction, as he is one of the most decorated coaches in the history of European football. Pep started out as a football player, playing for clubs such as Barcelona F.C. and the Spanish national team, but it is as a coach that he has made the greatest impact.
He has coached clubs such as Bayern Munich F.C., Barcelona F.C., and Manchester City F.C. and has won many laurels, including multiple league titles in England, Spain, and Germany. He has also won the highly coveted UEFA Champions League crown three times, with the latest coming in 2023. Beyond his laurels, Pep has also been praised for his brilliance and for revolutionizing the game of football.
On the other hand, Marius Guardiola’s mother is Cristina Serra Guardiola, an Italian-born former model and fashion entrepreneur. Cristina hails from a family with close ties to fashion, with her parents owning and running several designer clothes stores in Spain. She worked in those stores for several years and got a chance to model. She garnered a lot of experience, and now that her parents have stepped back, she runs the family stores.
Marius’ Parents Have Been Together Since 1987
Reports have it that Pep Guardiola first met Serra around 1987. At that time, he was a young football player and had been asked to do some modeling in the clothes store that belonged to Serra’s family. This was how they first met. They started dating along the line and had to contend with several challenges, including the long-distance nature of their romance.
The couple triumphed over it all and later moved in together in Barcelona. From moving in together, they welcomed three children. Pep Guardiola and Cristina Serra finally tied the knot in a low-key ceremony held in Catalonia, Spain, in 2014, 27 years after becoming a couple.
Their grown children, including Marius, were there to witness the celebration of love. Some other family members were also in attendance. The couple loves keeping a low profile, but Serra has been a supportive wife, packing and relocating with her husband whenever duty calls. She has also influenced his fashion sense, and he is one of the most stylish managers in the game.
Pep Guardiola married his long-term partner Cristina Serra after a 20 year relationship. Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/zEeTxELY7H
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) May 31, 2014
Marius Has Two Sisters – Maria and Valentina
Marius Guardiola has two siblings: an older sister named Maria (born in 2000) and a younger sister named Valentina (born on May 6, 2008). Maria is presently 24 years old and is a model and Instagram influencer with nearly a million online followers. She has modeled for several companies. She has also made the news for her romance with popular English footballer Dele Alli. They, however, broke up sometime in 2023.
Marius’ younger sister is Valentina. She is presently 15 years old and is in school. She keeps a low profile, much like Marius, but is often seen at some of the most important matches for the teams coached by her father. The Guardiola family is a close-knit one. They are often on hand to celebrate their father’s biggest victories.
The whole family also holidayed in Egypt in the summer of 2023. They were given a 5-star treatment, and the Egyptian tourism agency expressed their hope that the trip would persuade other tourists to visit their country.
Marius is Neither a Football Player Nor a Coach
Given how brilliant and accomplished Pep Guardiola is as a football coach, many people often wonder if his son would take after him. Well, the truth is that Marius Guardiola is not a footballer, and there is little chance of him becoming one in the future.
The European football system is geared towards picking talents at a very young age and nurturing them. By 18, one is expected to have started a serious professional career. Therefore, given the age that Marius Guardiola has attained, it is not likely that he will become a pro footballer.
He is set to follow his own path in life, and his father obviously supports him as they have a great relationship. For instance, in June 2023, Marius and his father took on another football coach, Ronald Koeman, and his son, Ronald Jr., for a game of golf. Marius and his dad emerged victorious at the end and celebrated afterward.
Ronald Koeman played a golf game with Pep Guardiola, accompanied by their sons. The Dutchman lost the match.
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) June 5, 2021
He is a Businessman With Three Companies To His Name
Marius Guardiola is still young and has yet to define his future career path, but he is a budding businessman and is the director of three companies registered in the United Kingdom. The companies are Ultra Sports Corporation Ltd, Lead The Market Ltd, and Magnius Holdings Ltd.
The companies were registered in 2023 and have various interests. Lead The Market, for instance, is focused on advertising services, and it is very likely that Marius will turn his full attention to running the company as well as the others once he graduates from college.