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:
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.