Barcelona's La Masia academy boasts 40 graduates across Europe

Barcelona's academy boasts a stunning 23 graduates playing in top-flight competitions across Europe. Barca's own first team squad contain 17 players from the La Masia academy alone.

Barcelona's academy boasts a stunning 23 graduates playing in top-flight competitions across Europe.

Barca's own first team squad contain 17 players from the La Masia academy alone.

Another 23 play with clubs in Spain and across Europe:

BARCELONA: Valdes, Puyol, Iniesta, Messi, Thiago Alcantara, Xavi, Bartra, Montoya, Dos Santos, Busquets, Pedro, Cuenca and Tello.

RETURNEES OF BARCELONA: Cesc, Pique and Alba.

IN OTHER LEAGUES: Oriol Romeu (Chelsea), Iago Falqué (Tottenham, loan to Southampton), Bojan (Milan), Reina (Liverpool), Jordi Gomez (Wigan), Arteta (Arsenal), Motta (PSG).

SPANISH LIGA: Trashorras, Ruben Martinez, Sergio Rodriguez (Rayo Vallecano), Fernando Navarro and Botia (Sevilla), Marc Valiente, Peña, Lluis Sastre (Valladolid), Victor Sanchez, Baena, Verdú, Sergio García (Espanyol), Giovanni Dos Santos and Fontàs (Mallorca), Victor Rodriguez (Zaragoza), Nano (Osasuna).

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