|Road to 2002 chapter 16|
Grandios is a Spanish player who is the captain and volante of FC Barcelona. He has good judgement, and is trusted by his teammates. He is based on real life player and coach Josep "Pep" Guardiola i Sala.
In the match against Rayo Vallecano, Grandios made a mistake by missing a PK. That weakened his morale, and the match ended up with a reversal defeat for Barcelona. However, he recovered when Tsubasa joined the top team.