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Study: Barca Produces the Most Professionals in Europe

  • ESPN FC, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:12 PM

According to new research, La Liga giant Barcelona has produced more professional players in Europe’s top leagues than any other club. The CIES Football Observatory claims that Barca’s La Masia soccer academy has produced 43 players currently plying their trade in Spain’s La Liga, the English Premier League, the German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and France’s Ligue 1. Manchester United is second with 36 players developed, followed by Real Madrid [34], Olympique Lyon [33] and Paris Saint-Germain [27].

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