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The youngest players to debut for Barcelona since 2000

For a club so rich in silverware and winning trophies mercilessly, you’d think Barcelona were exclusively spending big money to achieve such riches.

They do – and in recent years they’ve spent aimlessly and had no success to show for it – but when at their best, they balance that cutting edge quality with the highest level of ability from their youth ranks.

La Blaugrana have blooded in some of football’s greatest players from their academy and continue to do so. 90min lists the 30 youngest players to ever make their debut for the club.

Munir El Haddadi
Munir is making it work in Seville | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

29. Jorge Cuenca (18 years, 11 months, 14 days)

Jorge Cuenca
Cuenca represents Spain at under-21 level | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
Carles Alena
Alena is trying to impress away on loan | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

27. Oriol Romeu (18 years, 10 months, 21 days)

Oriol Romeu
Looks weird, doesn’t it? | Denis Doyle/Getty Images
Dutch Eredivisie
Busquets moved to Twente for senior minutes | ANP Sport/Getty Images

25. Marc Crosas (18 years, 9 months, 30 days)

Marc Crosas
Crosas is now retired | LatinContent/Getty Images
Jeffren Suarez
Jeffren bagged a goal in an El Classico | Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

23. Juan Miranda (18 years, 9 months, 12 days)

Juan Miranda
Miranda is impressing on loan | Fran Santiago/Getty Images
Sergi Roberto
Roberto has racked up a decade of service for Barcelona | Alex Caparros/Getty Images

21. Rafinha (18 years, 8 months, 28 days)

Rafael Alcantara aka Rafinha
Rafinha now plays for PSG | John Berry/Getty Images
Dongou
Dongou came through the Samuel Eto’o academy | Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

19. Alen Halilovic (18 years, 6 months, 28 days)

Alen Halilovic, Sam Field
Halilovic is playing Championship football | Jan Kruger/Getty Images

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17. Gai Assulin (18 years, 6 months, 19 days)

Barcelona's Gaiyigaal Assulin (R) vies w
Assulin never kicked on | IAN KINGTON/Getty Images
Barcelona v Sevilla - Spanish Copa del Rey Final
Iniesta has won the lot | David Ramos/Getty Images

15. Sergi Gomez (18 years, 4 months, 17 days)

Sergi Gomez
Gomez currently plays for Sevilla | Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images
Giovani dos Santos
Giovani has enjoyed a successful career at a lower level | Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

13. Oier Olazabal (18 years, 3 months, 19 days)

Oier Olazabal
Olazabal remains in Spain | Eric Alonso/Getty Images
Pepe Reina
Reina’s best years came after Barcelona | Alex Livesey/Getty Images

11. Thiago Alcantara (18 years, 1 month, 6 days)

Barcelona's midfielder Thiago Alcantara
Guardiola snatched Thiago away from Barcelona | JOSEP LAGO/Getty Images
Ilaix Moriba
The youngsters have stepped up under Koeman at Barcelona | David Ramos/Getty Images

9. Pedri (17 years, 10 months, 2 days)

Pedri
Pedri is a special player | Aitor Alcalde Colomer/Getty Images
FBL-ESP-CUP-BARCELONA-HUESCA
Yes, he’s always been built like The Rock | JOSEP LAGO/Getty Images

7. Gerard Deulofeu (17 years, 7 months, 16 days)

Gerard Deulofeu Lazaro
Barcelona just couldn’t decide on Deulofeu | Power Sport Images/Getty Images
Oriol Riera
Riera was a success in Australia with Western Sydney Wanderers | Tony Feder/Getty Images

5. Nano (17 years, 3 months, 26 days)

Athletic de Bilbao's Javi Gonzalez (bott
Nano Macedo wrestles for possession | RAFA RIVAS/Getty Images
Lionel Messi
No list entries can ever do this man any justice | David Ramos/Getty Images

3. Marc Muniesa (17 years, 1 month, 26 days)

Marc Muniesa
Stoke-a-lona, good times… | Stephen Pond/Getty Images
Bojan Krkic
When your mum says you’ve got Lionel Messi at home in the freezer… | Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

1. Ansu Fati (16 years, 9 months, 25 days)

Anssumane Fati
Ansu Fati is Barcelona’s youngest debutant | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

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