President Josep Maria Bartomeu attended the presentation of the 2014/15 youth teams. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

The teams from U10 though to Barça B were officially presented for the 2014/15 season, a total of 288 boys and 75 girls, on Thursday at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

The event was attended by Josep Maria Bartomeu (president), Jordi Mestre (director of professional football), Silvio Elías (director of Barça B and U19 A), Ramon Cierco (director of youth football), Andoni Zubizarreta (sports director of professional football) and his assistant Carles Puyol, Jordi Roura (sports director of women’s football) and Aureli Altimira (coordinator of women’s football).

U14 A player Eric Garcia opened the event with words about the “capacity for sacrifice, humility and solidarity” among the young players, while U18 girls’ team player Maria Llompart described her “pride to form part of this youth set-up”.

Same idea, says Bartomeu

Josep Maria Bartomeu spoke of how “the club’s idea of youth football is getting better each day. Our concept is the same, even though the people have changed … We have got a lot right over the years even though there have been small mistakes – which we have learned from and corrected. We are doing things right and vigorously”.

Ramon Cierco, Andoni Zubizarreta and Jordi Roura also spoke, after which all of the youth coaches and their squads posed for the official 2014/15 photographs.

El musical de la presentación del fútbol formativo por fcbarcelona
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