Francesc Xavier Garcia Pimienta

Coach

A former Barça player, he began coaching in the youth set up in 2001 before taking charge of Barça B

Francesc Xavier Garcia Pimienta was born on 3 August 1974 in Barcelona. In 1986 he began playing in the FC Barcelona youth teams, making it all the way to Barça B. On 26 May, 1996 he made his debut for the first team. Since 2001 he has been a part of the coaching staff at La Masia, moving from the U16A side to now Barça B.

After coaching various teams at La Masia, García Pimienta spent two seasons at Barça B assistant coach from 2015 to 2017. At the start of the 2017/18 season he was in charge of the U19B side before leading the U19A side to success in both the league and the UEFA Youth League in Nyon, claiming the double for his team. He became Barça B coach towards the end of the 2017/18 season following the departure of Gerard López.