Pau Cubarsi Biography: Family, Age, Sister, Market Value, Idol, Height

Every now and then the footballing world witnesses the emergence of a wonder kid whose potential is likened to that of the greatest players in history. 17-year-old Pau Cubarsí is one of these promising players who is destined to have a prosperous career having already been compared to the likes of Barcelona legends, Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique. Join us as we delve into the electrifying rise to fame and biography of Barcelona Wonder Kid, Pau Cubarsí Paredes.

Pau Cubarsí’s Rise to Fame

Pau Cubarsí Paredes was born on March 22, 2007, in the gorgeous medieval city of  Girona, Spain. Despite being born there, Pau grew up elsewhere in the municipality of Bescanó, Estanyol which is where his family lives. The young footballer lives in La Masia nowadays to focus on his development but still visits his family every weekend by taxi.

From his earliest days, Pau was always wrapped in the warm embrace of a loving family who wholeheartedly supported each of his life’s endeavors. Their unwavering support and guidance have cultivated a profound sense of humility in him which has shaped him into the humble yet successful person he is today. 

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A rare picture of young Pau Cubarsi
A rare picture of young Pau Cubarsi

Pau has been a lifetime supporter of Barcelona and aspired to play for his dream club ever since he could kick a football. Little did he know that one day his dreams would come true.

Today, Cubarsi is one of the most promising youngsters in the world and has already formed a reputable name for himself at the age of just 17 years old. When he was asked about how he is coping with his meteoric rise to fame, Cubarsi answered by saying,

“I’m relaxed right now. My family and friends are helping me to keep my feet on the ground, which is fundamental. It means I am so much calmer about everything that’s happening to me.”

Pau Cubarsi’s jersey of his dream club, Barcelona which he represents today.

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Pau Cubarsí Family

Pau Cubarsi’s upbringing was greatly influenced by his parents, Gloria and Robert Cubarsi who were key figures in shaping his journey to success. They gave him a nurturing and stable environment throughout his childhood, offering unwavering support for all his endeavors. He still gives credit to his family in interviews and looks after his family despite his young age.

When he was asked about how he is coping with his meteoric rise to fame, Cubarsi answered by saying,

“I’m relaxed right now. My family and friends are helping me to keep my feet on the ground, which is fundamental. It means I am so much calmer about everything that’s happening to me.”

Pau Cubarsí Sister

Pau Cubarsí has an elder sister, Irene Cubarsí with whom he shares an eternal bond of sibling love and company. She has always been there as a steadfast pillar of support guiding her brother through crucial life decisions.  Irene has kept her Instagram private but luckily, we came across this picture of Pau Cubarsí and his sister, Irene Cubarsí on the footballer’s Instagram.

Pau Cubarsi and his elder sister, Irene Cubarsi
Pau Cubarsi and his elder sister, Irene Cubarsi

Pau Cubarsí Career

Pau Cubarsi embarked on his professional football career at FC Vilablareix’s youth setup. After honing his skills and laying a sturdy foundation, Pau moved to Girona FC’s Youth Academy, where his talent truly began to shine. Pau’s youth spell at Girona was a vital stepping stone in his journey to greatness as he began attracting representatives and scouts from some of Spain’s biggest football clubs with one being his dream club, Barcelona. 

Pau Cubarsi during his time at Girona FC

Cubarsi’s dreams came true shortly after as he joined Barcelona’s youth setup in 2018 at the age of 11. Instantly, the young footballer began to thrive. He even captained their youth sides at multiple levels, wearing the armband for the Under-13, U-15, and U-17 teams as he grew older. 

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Pau Cubarsi captained Barcelona’s youth side at the age of 14

After 4 years of relentless hard work and dedication, Cubarsi’s exceptional performances and defensive prowess earned him early promotions to Barcelona’s U18 and U19 squad. Pau Cubarsi’s first big moment came in the UEFA Youth League in 2022 where he became the third-youngest Barcelona player to make an appearance after he was summoned against Viktoria Plzen.

Here is a funny video of Pau Cubarsi being awarded the Man of the Match award after a solid debut against Napoli in the Champions League:

The youngster never took these opportunities lightly and consistently gave all his unwavering commitment on the pitch. His relentless efforts began to pay off as he gradually gained momentum and caught the eye of Barcelona’s representatives including the first-team manager, Xavi Hernandez.

Xavi had this to say about the young defender,

“He’s already playing like a captain! I am not sure how old he is! He looks like a veteran, with his ball delivery and his aggressiveness in defense, and he doesn’t lose duels. I’m very satisfied with him.”

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Pau Cubarsi and his current Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez
Pau Cubarsi and his current Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez

Pau Cubarsi got the call-up to play for Barcelona’s first team at just 17 years old where he was included in the starting XI for Barcelona’s game against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-final. Cubarsi became the youngest defender ever to start in the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the age of just 17 years and 79 days. 

This match against PSG was even more special as Pau Cubarsi managed to keep arguably the world’s best player of the current generation, Kylian Mbappe quiet throughout the game.

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Pau Cubarsi’s incredible tackle on Kylian Mbappe

Pau Cubarsi’s career trajectory is undoubtedly on the rise and the young player is destined to have a prosperous career full of accolades and success.

How much does Pau Cubarsí earn?

Pau Cubarsí currently earns an €8,077 base salary every week adding up to €420,000 annually exclusive of bonuses. Although this number may seem low to a player of his caliber, one thing is for sure, if the 17-year-old continues to deliver electrifying performances on the pitch with consistency, he will surely earn a well-deserved raise.

What is Pau Cubarsí’s Market Value?

Pau Cubarsí’s market value has skyrocketed from 1.6 million dollars to 27 million dollars in the span of just 4 months making him the second highest-rated player to be born in 2007. The only player ahead of him is his Barcelona teammate and best friend, Lamine Yamal.

Pau Cubarsi FIFA

Pau Cubarsi has a 64 overall rating in EA FC 24 with a potential of 83 which seems more than likely to be achieved by the young player. Here is more detailed information about the player in EA FC 24.

Pau Cubarsi’s EA FC 24 detailed ratings
Pau Cubarsi’s EA FC 24 detailed ratings

Who is Pau Cubarsi’s Girlfriend?

Details regarding Pau Cubarsi being involved in a romantic relationship have not been revealed by the player himself or any of his peers. Also, we couldn’t find any kind of report speculating a possible girlfriend of the 17-year-old.

Pau Cubarsi and Lamine Yamal

Pau Cubarsi and Lamine Yamal have been inseparable best friends since their younger years and still today their bond continues to shine brightly as they proudly represent Barcelona together at the ages of just 17 and 16 respectively. The young defender and winger have shared the pitch since their early days in Barcelona’s youth setup and have gradually ascended to the first team as mere teenagers. 

Pau Cubarsi and Lamine Yamal then and now
Pau Cubarsi and Lamine Yamal then and now

Barcelona’s current manager, Xavi Hernandez was full of praise talking about the pair saying,

“Many have arrived (at elite level), but maintaining it is very difficult, but they can, they have everything, the mentality, the capacity, I think we’re looking at two players who can define an era at the club, and even in world football.”

Who is Pau Cubarsi’s Idol?

Pau Cubarsi revealed his long-time idols to be Barcelona legend defenders, Gerard Pique and Carlos Puyol. 

He said, “I’ve always said that my idols are Puyol and Piqué. Puyol was about security, ambition, and character, both on and off the pitch”. 

He added, “He was a role model. And Piqué is another. I watched him on TV when I was little and liked his style. I visualize the way he played.”

In relation to Cubarsi, his playstyle reflects a clear similarity, and influence from the former Barcelona defenders showing that the young defender tries to emulate their style of defending.

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Player Info

Full Name

Pau Cubarsí Paredes


Cu Cu Cubarsi

Date Of Birth

March 22, 2007

Place Of Birth

Girona, Spain






1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)

Marital Status



  • Mother – Gloria Cubarsi
  • Father – Robert Cubarsi


Professional Career

Current Team


Club Jersey Num


National Team


Youth Team(s)

  •   C Vilablareix
  •   Barça Youth
  •   Girona FC Youth


Centre Back

Preferred Foot


Playing Style

Versatile Athletic Defender

Market Value

25 million euros

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