Football has not reward that would have deserved Barça more canterano of the Guardiola era.
The Santpedor coach ranked 17 in his first season at the helm. In the second the number dropped to 14 and the third was 18. And the last is that taken by most players part of the house: 19: Messi, Valdés, Busquets, Xavi, Cesc, Puyol, Iniesta, Thiago Pedro, Piqué, Cuenca, Tello, Montoya, Dos Santos, Sergi Roberto, Fontàs, Deulofeu, Bartra and Muniesa. Those who enjoyed their first opportunity in the regular tournament were Cesc (who came from Arsenal), Cuenca, Tello and Deulofeu (which they did from the subsidiary).
Two thirds of the first team squad have gone through the Barca youth football, a fact which indicates that things are being done very well in the formation of new talent.
In the starting rate of the League 2011-2012 are based on seven homegrown players who have played the most minutes. Another proof that Barça continues to promote people from home. And the fact that Tito Vilanova in command for the first team from next season for optimism to all players who are very close to making the leap to the first team.
This season has again been undisputed Valdés in goal (again obtained the prize for fewest goals goal in the league), captain Puyol in the center of the rear and in the middle, Busquets, Xavi, Cesc and Iniesta . Above, Messi, author of 50 goals, has again shone brightly. The other players who have entered the starting ideal have been Mascherano, teaming with Puyol, despite signing two years ago as defensive midfielder, Alves, Abidal and Alexis. In the position of the French gained prominence following his Adriano operation of the liver and Chilean, Pedro. Injuries and illnesses that have beaten the players have motivated workforce necessary step to stop others who had not had so many minutes. Overall, Guardiola fielded 29 players, and in its first year.
Always in Champions area
FC Barcelona, three-time League (2009, 2010 and 2011), could not defend the title and came within one step of matching the team record of Johan Cruyff, who won in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994. But the club's fourth draft Pep always moved in Champions area course: 3 days leader, 30 second, 3 third and 2 quarts. Madrid was fifth twice and seventh one. (via SPORT)