Mar 17, 2011

La Masia, The Place where All Begun

Ok, before I start writing this post, I want to promise to myself that someday I will send my son to La Masia as he will grow up there. I just want my son to be the next Lionel Messi. Amen.

La Masia (the farmhouse), was established in 1702 and located at Catalunya, precisely next to Camp Nou. With the total area of 610 m2. This stone house was formerly used as a workshop to the architects of Camp Nou. Then it’s functioned for the FC Barcelona's training facilities since Enric Llaudet’s leadership in September, 1966. Even though La Masia had been already built since 1702, but it’s newly inaugurated in October 20th, 1979.

Till now, La Masia has roughly 400 alumni. About 10% of it now becomes the main players of FC Barcelona such as Lionel Messi, Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta, Gerard Piqué, FC Barcelona’s current coach, Joseph Pep Guardiola, and many others.

To know more about this successful youth academy of Barcelona, you better read on Wikipedia since it provides complete information. No! I’m not lazy to continue this writing, I just think it will be useless while Wikipedia has written it. Ha-ha

At least I show you some images of La Masia

Enjoy :)

Location of La Masia where is near to Camp Nou

Boys of La Masia



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