Examining Barcelona’s Next Golden Generation in Full Depth

 Examining Barcelona’s Next Golden Generation in Full Depth

Barcelona youngsters have played a vital role this season. At the beginning of the season, the club was in a financial crisis, forcing them to let go some top players such as Messi and Griezmann to ease the burden on their wage bill. Because of their troubles, many soccer fans did not expect them to perform at their normal levels. However, their golden generation and smart winter business are making Barcelona a better team which might lead sports betting fans on the Betway app to start treating them as their favorites again. So, who is Barcelona’s next golden generation?

This season, eight players from Barcelona’s team B or under-19 team have made their LaLiga debut. This number does not include Ansu, Pedri and Araujo, who had already established themselves in the first team. The generational shift is the only silver lining in Barcelona’s catastrophic season. Here are the players to watch:

Nico Gonzalez (Nico)

Nico made his debut on August 15th, 2021. His father was part of the “SuperDepor,” the Deportivo La Coruna team that won the LaLiga in 2000. Although he never wanted to play football, his father encouraged him to play the game.

He played for two age groups when he was 10 for Montaneros at a tournament in Galicia. He scored two goals against Barcelona and performed well against Real Madrid. Barca decided to sign him after that game. He kept growing and made his debut against Real Sociedad after eight years.  

Nico is a midfielder and can play as a six, eight or ten. He has scored two goals so far this season.

Pablo Martin Paez Gavira

Gavi was already causing all sorts of problems for his opponents at the age of six. He moved to Real Betis, where he scored 96 goals for the under-10 team. Several clubs wanted to sign him, including Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal.

However, his agent convinced him to sign for Barcelona. Gavi possesses the elements of a proper Barca midfielder. He has been constantly in the Barca and Spanish teams, making him the youngest player to ever play for Spain.   

Ansu Fati

Ansu Fati came before Gavi and Nico. He made his debut in 2019, aged 16. Despite being just 19, he has inherited Messi’s number 10 shirt. Moreover, he has established himself as the leading figure in the current team. However, injuries have hindered his development, as he has only featured in 10 games this season.

Ansu joined Barca aged ten and has the qualities of a modern footballer. He is a favorite for soccer betting fans on Betway because he is the goal scorer in Barca’s golden generation.

Abdessamad Ezzalzouli (Abde)

Abde made his debut on October 30th, 2021, against Alaves. He is not a popular figure, but the winger has what it takes to prosper as a future star of this team. The January arrival of Adama Traore, Ferran Torres and Aubameyang may limit his game time, but he is at Barca to stay. Sooner rather than later, he will stake his claim on the first team sheet.  

Final Thoughts

Apart from the Barca academy graduates, some outsourced players could form the next golden generation for Barcelona. They include Ronald Araujo and Pedri Gonzalez. All these players have the potential to grow and take Barca back to its glory days.  

Alice Nachilembe


Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.