Barcelona already have their MSN and Pique replacements
September 22, 2016
World football, be very afraid. The next stars of Barcelona players are rising and are ready to start the task of playing the Barcelona way even if they’re only three years old.
This week marked the start of the FCBEscola or the FCB School which is an attempt by FC Barcelona to mold a group of children to become world superstars. La Masia has produced some of the best footballers in the world like Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Sergio Busquets, and Gerard Pique.
This time around, the children of current FC Barcelona stars will be taking part in the program with Thiago Messi, Milan Pique, and Benjamin Suarez readying themselves to become professional footballers like their fathers.
It’s a stretch to say that any will have the talent of their superstar fathers, but maybe they’ll be decent enough to come to the MLS?
I know we shouldn’t get too hyped about the next generation just yet, but the idea of the children being walked to their soccer school by the FC Barcelona playing fathers gives off major dad vibes. Next, they’ll be embarrassed to be seen with them.
Here are 6 children of footballers that are set to shine in world football:
Benjamin Agüero Maradona
The son of striker Sergio Agüero, the grandson of Diego Maradona, and the Godson of Lionel Messi. Good luck kid. Success in football is the only option for Benjamin especially with Maradona in the picture. Hopefully he doesn't adopt the same coke addiction as his legendary grandfather, only his skills.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.
The son of the richest athlete and the most narcissistic man in football, bar none. CR7 makes sure his son is in tip top shape, even though Cristiano Jr has the burning desire to become a goalkeeper, that will change soon enough. The young Ronaldo will find himself playing in the lower leagues of European football, but will still celebrate like his superstar father.
The oldest on the list and the youngest son of the legendary Golden Balls. Having to live in the shadows of his older brothers has allowed him to fly under the radar. Dealing with older brothers will prepare him for football and the youngest Beckham boy should have a satisfactory career pulling the strings from midfield.
Thiago Messi, who evidently isn't too excited about football, will be a bust and the Messi name will rely on the youngest child, Matteo. He will carry the name with pride and although he has to live up to name of his father, he will make a decent career playing footy.
The result of two of the prettier people in the world making a baby. Milan Pique loves the game and will appear for the first team of Barcelona. He won't reach the same pinnacle as his father, but he'll gain much success.
I believe like certain traits, goal scoring is inherited and the son of the goal scoring machine, Luis Suarez, will look to inherit his father's goal scoring exploits. The boy doesn't look a vampire yet, so maybe there's hope. I hope to see this boy scoring goals one day, hopefully not against Arsenal.
Shakira, Colombian superstar and basically Pique’s spouse, is excited about the prospect of Milan playing football in Barcelona.
Right now, Milan is obsessed with football. He’s the biggest Barca fan on the planet. He sleeps with the Barca jersey on, he sleeps with the ball, he doesn’t miss one match. He knows every single team, including English teams. He wears the t-shirt of all the teams.
Poor kid has a Latin pop star for a mother and a class center back for a father, the expectations are high.
I have no idea what the FCBEscola is going to produce or what trainings will even look like for children that age; I just remember playing bunch ball and enjoying the snacks after the match. But if one player can be discovered from that initial class of 25, that’ll be a victory for the club and homegrown football.