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FC Barcelona

28 December 2010

International Football Calendar – The lack of a unified International Football Calendar that satisfies the needs of international teams and football clubs is one of the major issues that needs to be improved. – The reality of FC Barcelona is the same of the rest of the great European clubs on this matter. .

90 % of the players in FC Barcelona’s first football team are international players. 7 of these players did win the World Cup.Our Team . .Barça’s singularity: Currently. there are 10 players in the FC Barcelona squad that come from la Masia. .

Barça’s Youth Football and some of the best players in the world: these are the three axis of what we call “Barça Sports Model”. .‘La Masia’ – FCB Youth Football is a sports structure in which we firmly believe. – La Masia. It is the result of many years of hard work. – It is not an improvised structure.

. It will nurture FC Barcelona’s youth football teams. Barcelona. It will accommodate a whole new generation of football players. 500 young sportsmen have stayed at la Masia ”.‘La Masia’ in the XXI Century “Since 1979. It is a new 600 m2 building with capacity for 82 people. La Masia of the XXI Century is placed in the Joan Gamper Sports City in Sant Joan Despí.

FC Barcelona focuses on its Youth Teams and also on 2 identity traits: The training and education of young players A unique football style .Barça Model – In times of world globalization.

Training and education – Our main objective is the formation of residents in three ways: as a person. WORK HUMILTY POSITIVE RIVALRY COMPROMISE – We rely on the following values: DEDICATION FAIR PLAY . as a RESPECT sportsman and as a football HARD player.

Where do players come from? Catalunya Rest of Spain Origin Rest of the World Catalunya Rest of Spain Rest of the World La Masia residents 51 14 156 10 19 14 211 players / 43 residents “Doesn’t matter where you come from” .

– The starting point is the 1-4-3-3 system. Xavi.Football style – From the Youth Teams to FC Barcelona’s First Team. Iniesta and Valdés are some examples of these progression. all FC Barcelona players share the same football style. Messi. so they can adapt easier to the different categories. – Guardiola. . Puyol. from youngsters to professional players.

Sports area organization chart PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL AREA YOUTH FOOTBALL AREA PROFESSIONAL SPORTS AREA DIRECTOR PROFESSIONAL SPORTS AREA SECRETARY SPORTS AREA DIRECTOR (YOUTH TEAMS) SPORTS AREA OFFICE JUVENIL “A” SPORTS AREA SECRETARY (YOUTH TEAMS) FIRST TEAM BARÇA “B” JUVENIL “B” PRE-BENJAMÍN .

– He played in all FCB Youth Teams and today he is an internationally known coach. Thanks to him FC Barcelona is living its most successful era. .Pep Guardiola – Pep Guardiola is the clearest example of the success of the Barça Model.