Neymar arrives in Barcelona

Neymar arrives in Barcelona

FC Barcelona’s latest acquisition, Neymar (21), has today arrived in Barcelona. The Brazilian posted the following picture on his personal Instagram page to announce his arrival in Barcelona with the following text: “Bom dia/buenos dias” (Good day in Portuguese and Spanish).

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Edu Bedia signs for Barça B

Edu Bedia signs for Barça B

FC Barcelona B announced Thursday on the official website that the club secured the services of 24-year old midfielder Eduardo ‘Edu’ Bedia Peláez for the coming season from Hércules CF. The player signs a two year contract on a free transfer given the expiration of his contract with the Alicante-based club this summer.

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Ex-Barça: Ronaldinho wins the Copa Libertadores with Atlético Mineiro

Ex-Barça: Ronaldinho wins the Copa Libertadores with Atlético Mineiro

Former FC Barcelona star Ronaldinho added another title to his impressive resumé, following the victory over Paraguayan side Club Olimpia (4-3 on penalties) in the Copa Libertadores yesterday.

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Filling the Boots: A case for Koeman

Filling the Boots: A case for Koeman

With the unsettling and tragic departure of ex-Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova, social networks and sports blogs lit up with speculation about who the next Barça manager would be. The team at totalBarça weighs in on who might be the best man to fill the boots at our storied club. In this post, Jeffrey throws his hat in the ring to make a case for former Barça Dream Team player Ronald Koeman. Ànims, Tito.

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Montoya: “I hope to renew”

Montoya: “I hope to renew”

This morning after participating in first team training, FC Barcelona right back Martín Montoya (22) spoke at a press conference about his future and the recent transfer news involving his Spain U-21 teammates.

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Video of the Day: Top 100 goals scored at La Masia this season

Above is a video featuring the top 100 goals scored by the various youth (and femení) teams at La Masía.

Pol Calvet and David Babunski sign contract renewals

Pol Calvet and David Babunski sign contract renewals

Barça B players Pol Calvet and David Babunski have today put pen to paper on contracts that will bind them to the club until 2015. Continue reading »

Dani Nieto joins FC Barcelona B

Dani Nieto joins FC Barcelona B

Twenty-two year old winger Daniel Nieto Vela, known as Dani Nieto, has today announced on his personal Twitter page that FC Barcelona B and Alcorcón have reached a deal to sign him for the coming season.

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Official: Celta Vigo signs Rafinha on loan

Official: Celta Vigo signs Rafinha on loan

Another deal involving a Barcelona B was announced on Twitter today, as Rafa Alcántara (Rafinha) announced on his personal profile that he will be joining Luis Enrique’s Celta Vigo on loan for the 2013/2014 season.

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Barça B defender Lombán joins Elche CF

Barça B defender Lombán joins Elche CF

Elche CF has today announced on their official website that David Rodriguéz Lombán (26) has agreed terms with the newly promoted club on a two year deal. The centre back joined FC Barcelona B in the summer of 2012 from Xérez CF and departs after just one season.

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Bartra: “If it’s up to me, I’ll stay at the club for my whole life”

Bartra: “If it’s up to me, I’ll stay at the club for my whole life”

Marc Bartra and Sergi Roberto attended a press conference at the Nike Camp in Andorra earlier today. The youngsters spoke about their situations at FC Barcelona and about other players at the club, including Thiago Alcántara.

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Official: Rafa Alcântara renews until 2016

Official: Rafa Alcântara renews until 2016

FC Barcelona has announced on its official website that midfielder Rafa ‘RafinhaAlcântara (20) has today decided to renew his contract with FC Barcelona until the summer of 2016. The Brazilian youngster’s current contract would end in 2014.

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Official: Sergio Araujo returns to Argentina

Official: Sergio Araujo returns to Argentina

FC Barcelona has announced on their official site that they won’t sound the option to loan forward Sergio Ezequiel Araujo for another season. The attacker will return to CA Boca Juniors in Argentina.

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Five succesful FC Barcelona years

Five succesful FC Barcelona years

For the last five years, the teams of FC Barcelona has been performing incredibly well; winning an outstanding 66 trophies combined. The football team and the basketball teams have been the most successful, winning fifteen and fourteen trophies respectively.

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La Masia youth coach renewals

La Masia youth coach renewals

FC Barcelona announced on their official website that every youth coach, except for Jordi Puig (Alevín B assistant coach) and Álex Gómez (Alevín C head manager), will continue in the 2013/2014 season. Besides the renewals, the club adds three more coaches: Sandor Kocsis (assistant Pre-benjamin), Josep Olivé (assistant Alevín C) and Miguel Ángel Calderón (assistant Alevín D). Continue reading »

Ex-Barça: Luis Alberto moves to Liverpool FC

Ex-Barça: Luis Alberto moves to Liverpool FC

Liverpool FC have today announced on their official website that they have secured the services of Luis Alberto Romero Alconchel, who played on loan at FC Barcelona B from Sevilla CF last season.

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Official: Fontàs reunites with Luis Enrique at Celta Vigo

Official: Fontàs reunites with Luis Enrique at Celta Vigo

FC Barcelona La Masia graduate Andreu Fontàs will from next season on be reunited with former Barcelona B coach Luis Enrique at Celta de Vigo. Details after the jump.

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Four Barça youngsters to compete in U-20 World Cup

Four Barça youngsters to compete in U-20 World Cup

Four players that currently play in the Barcelona youth system will participate in the World Cup for players under the age of 20, that will begin tomorrow (June 21) in Turkey.

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Seven Juvenil A players promoted to Barça B

Seven Juvenil A players promoted to Barça B

FC Barcelona has announced on their official website that starting from next season, seven Juvenil A players will join Eusebio’s Barça B to play in the Spanish Segunda División. Five players will leave the club in the coming summer.

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Four Barça B players to leave in the summer

Four Barça B players to leave in the summer

Luis Alberto, Ivan Balliu, Cristian Lobato, and Gus Ledes will not continue at Barça B next season.

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Isaac Cuenca out for several months after knee surgery

Isaac Cuenca out for several months after knee surgery

FC Barcelona player Isaac Cuenca underwent knee surgery today. His recovery will last from three to four months. The Catalan winger has had problems with his knee injury before, missing the entire start of the 2012/2013 season at FC Barcelona. After recovering from the injury he was sent on loan to Ajax Amsterdam in January, where he only played five matches due to more struggles with his knee injury.

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Barça’s Juvenil A to compete in UEFA Youth League

Barça’s Juvenil A to compete in UEFA Youth League

Starting next season, FC Barcelona’s Juvenil A (U-19) side will start competing in the youth version of the Champions League called the UEFA Youth League. The new tournament will host all the clubs that qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

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Messi receives medical green light for Colombia clash

Messi receives medical green light for Colombia clash

Lionel Messi has received today the medical green light from FC Barcelona’s medical staff. He is expected to start the FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Colombia in Buenos Aires (12:05 a.m. CET).

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Barça B coach Eusebio extends contract

Barça B coach Eusebio extends contract

Following Ilie Sánchez, Barça B coach Eusebio Sacristán has also agreed to renew his contract, says FC Barcelona on their official website.

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Ilie Sánchez to renew contract until 2015

Ilie Sánchez to renew contract until 2015

FC Barcelona has announced that Barça B captain Ilie Sánchez will renew his contract until 2015.

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Jordi Quintillà and Miguel Maza return from loan spells

Jordi Quintillà and Miguel Maza return from loan spells

After five months, midfielders Jordi Quintillà and Miguel Ángel Sainz-Maza returned from their loan spells at Badalona and Real Betis B, respectively. They began training with Barça B this Wednesday.

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Five Barça players selected for European U-21 championship

Five Barça players selected for European U-21 championship

Five FC Barcelona players have been selected for the European Under-21 Football Championship that will be held in Israel this summer. The tournament will start on the fifth of June, while the final takes place on the eighteenth.

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Adama Traoré, flying through the ranks

Adama Traoré, flying through the ranks

This is a translation of an article originally found in sports daily El Mundo Deportivo. You can find the original article here. Some information has been added to give a clearer view of the player.

Lionel Messi in his time at La Masia played for three teams in a single year due to his talent. Lately, different players have done something similar and the latest to do so is Adama Traoré Diarra (17). Adama is a Spanish right winger of Malian descent, born on the 25th of January in 1996 in Barcelona and raised in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. The 17-year-old plays his matches for the FC Barcelona Juvenil A side and for the Spanish Under-17 national team.

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Goal-line save prevents a Barça B win against Alcorcón

Goal-line save prevents a Barça B win against Alcorcón

FC Barcelona B faced Alcorcón this weekend in a match that went down to the wire. While Barça B looked to solidify their eighth position in the league table, the visitors, tied in third place with Villarreal and Almería (65 points), were keen to secure a position in the play-offs for promotion to the Primera División.

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Fabrice Ondoa, a long-term replacement for Valdés?

Fabrice Ondoa, a long-term replacement for Valdés?

This is a translation of an article originally found in sports daily El Mundo Deportivo. You can find the original article here. Some information has been added to give a clearer view of the player.

One of the few pearls in the academy that came from the Eto’o Foundation in Cameroon is Joseph Fabrice Ondoa Ebogo, mostly known as Fabrice Ondoa. The Cameroonian, born in Yaoundé on December 24, 1995 is the most promising goalkeeper currently in the academy.

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