Generation of ’91

Generation of ’91

Back: Oriol Torres, Marc Bartra, Carles Planas, Marc Hernández, Gai Assulin, Álex Sánchez, Fran Sánchez. Front: Antonio Vela, Isaac Cuenca, Martin Montoya, Cristian Tello, Marti Riverola, Carlos Martínez.

La Masia, FC Barcelona’s own football academy, has become famous worldwide for its gift of producing football stars. In today’s first team 11 players have gotten their football education at Barça’s La Masia. One of them is the best in the world, Lionel Messi. His generation, the one of boys born in 1987, will forever be remembered as La Masia’s golden generation. We have all heard of this magic ’87 group in which Lionel Messi played together with his current fellow first team members Cesc Fàbregas and Gerard Piqué. A team that won everything. And was coached by Guardiola’s assistant coach Tito Vilanova among others. It was a special generation at Barça in which many of the team’s players went on to play elite football. But is it possible for us to see something like this happen again, a group coming up in the youth system of La Masia in which more than one player might succeed and become one of the best in the world?

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Youth: Àlex Sánchez transfers to Zaragoza

Youth: Àlex Sánchez transfers to Zaragoza

Statements on both Barça and Zaragoza’s official websites have confirmed that FC Barcelona and Real Zaragoza have reached an agreement for the transfer of Youth goalkeeper Àlex Sánchez (19).

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Live: France vs Spain, UEFA U-19 European Championship – FINAL

Live: France vs Spain, UEFA U-19 European Championship – FINAL

France vs Spain, UEFA U-19 European Championship – Final.
(Friday July 30 2010 @ 19:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

Six FC Barcelona youngsters Alex Sanchez (GK), Martin Montoya (RB), Carles Planas (LB), Marc Bartra (CB), Oriol Romeu (DM), Thiago Alcantara (AM) start the match for Spain, while Ruben Rochina (CF) starts from the bench.

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Live: Spain vs Italy, UEFA U-19 European Championship

Live: Spain vs Italy, UEFA U-19 European Championship

Croatia vs Spain, Matchday 3 of Group B, UEFA U-19 European Championship.
(Saturday July 24 2010 @ 16:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

Four FC Barcelona youngsters Carles Planas (LB), Marc Bartra (CB), Thiago Alcantara (AM), Ruben Rochina start the match for Spain. Two players Alex Sanchez (GK), Oriol Romeu (DM) are on the bench, while Martin Montoya (RB) is suspended for the game.

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Live: Spain vs Portugal, UEFA U-19 European Championship

Live: Spain vs Portugal, UEFA U-19 European Championship

Spain vs Portugal, Match 1 of Group B, UEFA U-19 European Championship.
(Wednesday July 21 2010 @ 15:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

Six FC Barcelona youngsters Alex Sanchez (Gk), Martin Montoya (RB), Carles Planas (LB), Marc Bartra (CB), Oriol Romeu (DM), Thiago Alcantara (AM) start the match for Spain, as forward Ruben Rochina starts from the bench.

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Live: Croatia vs Spain, UEFA U-19 European Championship

Live: Croatia vs Spain, UEFA U-19 European Championship

Croatia vs Spain, Matchday 1 of Group B, UEFA U-19 European Championship.
(Sunday July 18 2010 @ 16:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

Six FC Barcelona youngsters Alex Sanchez (Gk), Martin Montoya (RB), Carles Planas (LB), Marc Bartra (CB), Oriol Romeu (DM), Thiago Alcantara (AM) start the match for Spain, as forward Ruben Rochina starts from the bench.

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Youth: 7 Blaugrana youngsters in Spain squad for European U-19 Championship

Youth: 7 Blaugrana youngsters in Spain squad for European U-19 Championship

Madrid sports tabloid Marca reports that Spain U-19 coach Luis Milla has today released his final list consisting of 18 players for the European U-19 Championship’s, that will be held in France from Sunday.

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Youth: Spain storm into U-19 finals after emphatic 4-0 win against Azerbaijan

Youth: Spain storm into U-19 finals after emphatic 4-0 win against Azerbaijan

Luis Milla’s side reached the finals of the UEFA U-19 European Championship for the fifth season running as an emphatic win sealed first place in Group 4. Six FC Barcelona youngsters started the game with another on the bench.

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7 Barca players in Spain U-19 squad (Updated)

7 Barca players in Spain U-19 squad (Updated)

The Spanish football federation (SFA) have announced the squad list for the qualifiers of the European Under-19 Championship, which will be held in July this year.

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