From the U16s to the first team, the midfielder has grown up at La Masia and shown his potential
Name: Ricard Puig Martí, Riqui Puig
Date and place of birth: 13/08/1999 (Matadepera, Barcelona)
Came to Barça: He arrived from Jàbac in 2013, joining the U16B squad. In the 2020/21 season he made the jump to the first team.
First team debut: 5 December 2018 in a Copa del Rey game against Cultural Leonesa as a second half substitute.
Games played: 35 matches, 1,266 minutes.
Goals and assists: 1 goal and 3 assists
Technically excellent with quick feet
Riqui Puig came to Barça at the age of 14 in the 2013/14 season to form part of the U16B squad. From that point on he has shown his quality and potential all through the age groups at la Masia whilst also forming part of the U19 squad that won the 2018 UEFA Youth League.
The young midfielder progressed quickly through the ranks to reach the Barça B squad at just 18 years of age in the 2018/19 season. That same season he made his debut for the first team in the Copa del Rey against Cultural Leonesa. He made his league debut on 13 April 2019 against Huesca.
In midfield he stands out for his intelligence and his ability to move the ball quickly, just the type of player for Barça in the present and the future.