7 Best La Masia youth players who couldn’t make it at Barcelona

Ethan Tait

La Masia, the FC Barcelona academy, has created some of the modern greats in the footballing world. The likes of Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, and Gerard Pique grew up playing the Barcelona way, but not all who go through the academy are as fortunate. 

We hear about the successes of the academy, but many players can’t find their way into the first team at FC Barcelona and have to make moves away from the Camp Nou to find minutes and secure a career.

Here are the 7 best players to have left FC Barcelona and have found success elsewhere:

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