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Messi and the Top 25 most famous Barca players in La Masia

Lionel Messi is one of the best Barca players to ever grow up from the famous La Masia youth academy.

In 1979, Barca decided to set up a youth training academy as a source of additional players for the first team and instill the club’s football philosophy. The academy is named La Masia, in Spanish it means to farm.

After more than 40 years of development, La Masia has produced a series of talented players, successful in both Barca and many other big clubs in Europe. Recently, Sun Sport has held a list of 25 most talented players ever produced from La Masia.

Messi và Top 25 cầu thủ Barca lừng danh nhất lò La Masia

Lionel Messi ranked first with great achievements in 16 years with the first team. He holds the record for Barca with 638 goals and is also aiming to record the most playing field for Barca belongs to Xavi Hernandez.

The pair Xavi – Iniesta respectively ranked in the next position with nearly 20 years of dedication to the home team and reaped countless La Liga titles and the C1 Cup. When they were together, the two players were rated by experts as one of the greatest central midfield pairs in history.

Ranked in fourth place is center-back Carles Puyol, symbolizing the certainty of the Barca defense in the previous period. Former captain Pep Guardiola ranked 5th on this list when playing a key role in Johan Cruyff’s Dream Team. The legendary Dutch strategist once rated Guardiola as one of the best midfielders in the world of his generation.

Messi và Top 25 cầu thủ Barca lừng danh nhất lò La Masia

The remaining places in the Top 10 best talents voted by Sun Sport are Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique, Mauro Icardi and Pedro. In particular, Busquets, Pique and Pedro all achieved success with Barca, while Fabregas and Icardi mostly shined after leaving Barca to play more.

Top 25 talents of the best La Masia oven history

Football playerLocationTime to play for Barca (years)Current club
Lionel MessiStriker16Barca
Xavi HernandezMidfielder17Retired
Andres IniestaMidfielder16Vissel Kobe
Carles Puyolcentral defender15Retired
Pep GuardiolaMidfielder11Retired
Cesc FabregasMidfielder3Monaco
Sergio BusquetsMidfielder12Barca
Gerard Piquecentral defender12Barca
Mauro IcardiStriker3 (youth team)PSG
Victor ValdesGoalie12 Retired
Mikel ArtetaMidfielder5 (youth team)Retired
Adama TraoreMidfielder2Wolves
Ivan de la PenaMidfielder4Retired
Thiago MottaMidfielder6Retired
Sergi BarjuanDefender9Retired
Hector BellerinDefender8 (youth team)Arsenal
Guillermo AmorMidfieldertenRetired
Pepe ReinaGoalie2Aston Villa
Albert FerrerDefender8Retired
Andre OnanaGoalie5 (youth team)Ajax
Luis GarciaMidfielder1Retired
Dani OlmoMidfielder7 (youth team)RB Leipzig
Alex GrimaldoDefender7 (youth team)Benfica
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