Who will Xavi call on next? La Masia Rising Stars Winter 2021

Gavi and Nico Gonzalez started the season on the verge of the first team, and now they are regular starters. A few weeks ago EZ Abde and Ilias Akhomach were playing for Barcelona B and behind quite a few others on the right wing, but now they are candidates to play a role in new […]

La Masia breaks new ground in women’s game

La Masia has long been the standard for youth football. While the pathway to the first team isn’t always easy, Barcelona’s fabled academy consistently producing talents that play all over the world in the top leagues. Combine that institutional understand of the importance of growing your own talents with Barça’s recent investments in women’s football, […]

Best of La Masia 2020-21! Nico González, Gavi, and many more with Navid Molaaghaei

On episode 262, Dan is joined by Navid Molaaghaei to discuss all things La Masia from the past season! They talk Barcelona B and the next players who could get the call-up, the talented class of 2004, the reason why La Masia doesn’t produce more strikers, and much more! Running Order: Who besides Nico González could feature […]

Nico González – Barcelona’s next successful Galician?

Expectations for second and third generation footballers can often be a heavy burden. Yet, with that burden comes an institutional knowledge that if applied with grace and patience, can bear a fruitful career. In the case of Nicolás González, following in his father Fran’s footsteps as a footballer, Barcelona has a player that seems to […]

La Masia Rising Stars | Winter 2020

Every edition of this La Masia update gets harder to harder. After already covering close to 20 names already, it may seem difficult to find more promising talents in the academy. The good news? La Masia is full of players will terrific futures. La Masia – Summer 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMrHW… La Masia – End of 2019: […]

La Masia Rising Stars | Summer 2020

La Masia Summer 2020

With Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig now in the first team, maybe there is hope that La Masia can become a pipeline again. Though Barcelona B is still in action, the rest of the youth teams have finished their seasons, so it’s again time to look at the rising stars in La Masia at the […]

Why Barcelona were right to reject €100M for Ansu Fati

Ansu Fati is the most talented forward to come out of La Masia in well over a decade. The 17 year old has already made a 24 appearances for Barcelona this season, and scored a significant 5 goals in the process. The Catalan media are reporting that Barca recently rejected a €100 million offer for […]