Wednesday, 29 July 2009

[2008] Barcelona has six promising youngsters

this post was published exactly one year ago:

Spanish football weekly paper Don Balón has made a list of the 100 most promising football players (born in 1987 or later). Six of the mentioned players are playing (and two others have played) for Barcelona.

This is the list (in alphabetical order) :

LAUTARO ACOSTA, forward, arg, sevilla, 14-03-1988
FREDDY ADU, forward, usa, benfica, 02-06-89
SERGIO 'KUN' AGUERO, forward, arg, atletico madrid, 02-06-1988
ISMAIL AISSATI, midfielder, hol, ajax, 16-06-1988
ALEXIS SANCHEZ, forward, chl, udinese, 19-12-1988
JOZY ALTIDORE, forward, usa, villarreal, 06-11-1989
ANDERSON, midfielder, bra, manchester united, 13-04-1988
ARDA TURAN, midfielder, tur, galatasaray, 30-01-1987
SERGIO ASENJO, goalkeeper, spa, valladolid, 28-06-1989
GARETH BALE, defender, wal, tottenham, 16-07-1989

MARIO BALOTELLI, forward, ita, palermo, 12-08-1990
EVAR BANEGA, midfielder, arg, valencia, 29-06-1988
HATEM BEN ARFA, forward, fra, olympique marseille, 07-03-1987
NIKLAS BENDTNER, forward, den, arsenal, 16-01-1988
KARIM BENZEMA, forward, fra, olympique lyon, 17-12-1987
JEROME BOATENG, defender, ger, hamburg, 03-09-1988
BOJAN KRKIC, forward, spa, barcelona, 26-08-1990
MICHAEL BRADLEY, midfielder, usa, heerenveen, 31-07-1987
BRENO, defender, bra, bayern munich, 13-10-1989
DIEGO BUONANOTTE, forward, arg, river plate, 19-04-1988

DIEGO CAPEL, forward, spa, sevilla, 16-02-1988
ANDY CARROLL, forward, eng, newcastle, 06-01-1989
ANDRE CARVALHAS, forward, por, benfica, 07-03-1989
EDISON CAVANI, forward, uru, palermo, 14-02-1987
CESC FABREGAS, midfielder, spa, arsenal, 04-05-1987
AMIRE CHERMITI, forward, tun, etoile du sahel, 26-12-1987
MACAULEY CHRISANTUS, forward, nig, hamburg, 20-08-1990
JONATHAN DE GUZMAN, midfielder, can, feyenoord, 13-09-1987
LORENZO DE SILVESTRI, defender, ita, roma, 23-05-1988
STEVEN DEFOUR, midfielder, bel, standard, 15-04-1988

EREN DERDIYOC, forward, swi, basel, 12-06-1988
ANGEL DI MARIA, midfielder, arg, benfica, 14-02-1988
ROYSON DRENTHE, midfielder, hol, real madrid, 08-04-1987
KERMIT ERASMUS, forward, s-a, feyenoord, 08-07-1990
DAMIAN ESCUDERO, midfielder, arg, villarreal, 20-04-1987
FEDERICO FAZIO, defender, arg, sevilla, 17-03-1987
GUEIDA FOFANA, midfielder, fra, fenerbahçe, 16-05-1991
GAI ASSULIN, forward, isr, barcelona, 09-04-1991
GIOVANI DOS SANTOS, forward, mex, tottenham, 11-05-1989
MAREK HAMSIK, midfielder, slk, napoli, 27-07-1987

JOE HART, goalkeeper, eng, manchester city, 19-04-1987
DAWID JANCZYC, forward, pol, cska moscow, 23-09-1987
JAVI MARTINEZ, midfielder, spa, athletic, 02-09-1988
MILAN JOVETIC, forward, mon, fiorentina, 02-11-1989
JUAN DIAZ, defender, uru, estudiantes de la plata, 28-10-1987
CHARLES KABORE, defender, bur, olympique marseille, 09-02-1988
YOICHIRO KAKITANI, midfielder, jap, cerezo osaka, 03-01-1990
NIKOLA KALINIC, forward, cro, hadjuk split, 05-01-1988
SERGIO CONTAN 'KEKO', forward, spa, atletico madrid, 27-12-1991
ALEXANDER KIROV, forward, bul, levski sofia, 25-10-1990

TONI KROOS, midfielder, ger, bayern munich, 04-10-1990
AARON LENNON, midfielder, eng, tottenham, 16-04-1987
LUCAS LEIVA, midfielder, bra, liverpool, 09-01-1987
LUIS SUAREZ, forward, uru, ajax, 24-01-1987
REIMOND MANCO, forward, per, psv eindhoven, 23-08-1990
DIRK MARCELLIS, defender, hol, psv eindhoven, 13-04-1988
MARKO MARIN, forward, bos, borussia monchengladbach, 13-03-1989
MARTIN CACERES, defender, uru, barcelona, 17-03-1987
JUAN MATA, forward, spa, valencia, 28-04-1988
'MAXI' MORALEZ, forward arg, racing club, 27-02-1987

LIONEL MESSI, forward, arg, barcelona, 24-06-1987
MIGUEL VITOR, defender, por, benfica, 30-06-1989
NIKOLAY MIJAILOV, goalkeeper, bul, twente, 28-06-1988
MARCELO MORENO, forward, bol, shakhtar donetsk, 18-06-1987
CLIFFORD MULENGA, forward, zam, maccabi petah, 05-08-1987
SAMIR NASRI, midfielder, fra, arsenal, 26-06-1987
KRISZTIAN NEMETH, forward, hun, liverpool, 05-01-1989
SOTIROS NINIS, midfielder, alb, panathinaikos, 03-04-1990
AUGUSTINE NSUMBA, midfielder, uga, sc villa, 10-05-1987
JOHN OBI MIKEL, midfielder, nig, chelsea, 22-04-1987

DANIEL OPARE, defender, gha, real madrid, 18-10-1990
RANSFORD OSEI, forward, gha, kessben, 05-12-1990
DAVID ESPINA, goalkeeper, col, nice, 31-08-1988
MEZUT OZIL, midfielder, ger, werder bremen, 15-10-1988
ALBERTO PALOSCHI, forward, ita, milan, 04-01-1990
GIANNIS PAPADOPOULOS, midfielder, gre, olympiakos, 09-03-1989
ALEXANDRE 'PATO', forward, bra, milan, 02-09-1989
PABLO PIATTI, forward, arg, almeria, 31-03-1989
GERARD PIQUE, defender, spa, barcelona, 02-02-1987
SEBASTIAN PRODL, defender, aus, werder bremen, 21-06-1987

IVAN RAKITIC, midfielder, cro, schalke, 10-03-1988
AARON RAMSEY, midfielder, wal, arsenal, 26-12-1990
MICAH RICHARDS, defender, eng, manchester city, 24-06-1988
DIOGO ROSADO, midfielder, por, sporting, 21-02-1990
MAMADOU SAKHO, defender, fra, psg, 13-02-1990
LASZLO SEPSI, defender, rum, benfica, 07-06-1987
YOUNG-ROK SHIN, forward, s-k, suwon samsung, 27-03-1987
ALEXANDRE SONG, midfielder, cam, arsenal, 09-09-1987
BOGDAN STANCU, forward, rum, steaua bucarest, 28-06-1987
MIRALEM SULEJMANI, forward, ser, ajax, 05-12-1988

STEPHEN SUNDAY 'SUNNY', midfielder, nig, valencia, 17-09-1988
MARKEL SUSAETA, midfielder, spa, athletic bilbao, 14-12-1987
THIAGO ALCANTARA, midfielder, ita, barcelona, 11-04-1991
ATSUTO UCHIDA, defender, jap, kashima antlers, 27-03-1988
JONATHAN URRETAVISCAYA, forward, uru, river plate, 18-03-1990
ANTHONY VAN DEN BORRE, defender, bel, genua, 24-10-1987
JAMES VAUGHAN, forward, eng, everton, 14-07-1988
THEO WALCOTT, forward, eng, arsenal, 16-03-1989
ALI YAHYA, forward, qat, al-sadd, 20-01-1988

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1 comment:

one year ago, readers said...

Anonymous said...

no carlos vela? he's better then quite a few of those players.

Vin49 said...

Proves that Alcantara and Assulin were wrongly left out when the promotes to the first team happened. They are easily the best in the B squad and, despite their age, should had made it into the first team this year.

Also, I would prefer if some of these players were people that Barca looked at instead of Silva, Drogba, Trez, etc.

Anonymous said...

NINIS he shouldnt be wrote as an Albanian he is a traitor. f uck the bastard he changed his name, and became a greek s ucker. sorry for being unrude.

And i see only two real starts in that list BOJAN KRKIC, and GAI hopefully.

Visca el barca

Anonymous said...

What about THIAGO ALCANTARA, on the last friendly he scored twice, is he the son of our legend, think so.

Messi18 said...

Heres the count i got

Barca- 6
Real Madrid-2
Atletico- 2
Real Valladolid- 2
Villareal- 1
Athletic- 1
Racing- 1

Para siempre Barca

Anonymous said...

You guys heard about Khalfan Ibrahim Khalfan al Khalfan? Plays for Qatar I think, born in 1988, two years ago (2006) he was choosen the best Asian footballer of the year, as a 18 year old......Quite impressive if you ask me, but Don Balón obviusly doesn't think so.

nozbleed said...

I'm a big hard fan of Argentina, out of 10 Argentines listed, I really like Angel Di Maria, Maxi Moralez, Ever Banega and of course Kun Aguero and above all Leo Messi. For our future stars, Thiago and Assulin are very promising.

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