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The academy of Barcelona has produced some of the greatest talents in world football.

On 20th of October this year, La Masia, the very renowned youth academy of FC Barcelona, reached 40 years since its foundation back in 1979. It was exactly 40 years ago when the Masia de Can Planes became the first-ever footballing residence in Spain.


The ex-football player, Àlex Delmàs, analyses the importance of teaching, transmitting and maintaining the seal of Barça football

​One of the greatest legends in ​FC Barcelona‘s history, midfield maestro ​Xavi Hernandez was something special. 

And now, a scouting report on the midfielder from when he was just 14 gives proof of how highly he was rated by Barcelona coaches.


Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy was founded on 20 October 1979, and we have seen some outstanding talents emerge from the system in the 40 years since.


European Cup (today’s UEFA Champions League) final 1992. Sampdoria and Barcelona were fighting for the silverware. If you judge that final with today’s situation then you’ll ask, Barcelona won by how big margin? But an attentive reader of football history knows it very well that 1992’s Barcelona wasn’t like it is today. That match was equally important for both of the clubs.