Messi’s goal against Osasuna was the one hundredth of the season for products of Barcelona’s own youth system.
100 of the 139 official goals converted by FC Barcelona this season have been scored by players
that were produced at the club itself. That’s 72%. Of the other 39 goals, 37 have been scored
by players brought in from elsewhere, and there have also been two own goals.
Half from Messi
The Masia graduate who has scored the most goals is Leo Messi, who has
scored half of them, with an incredible total of 50, the Argentinian’s best seasonal record
yet. He is followed by Pedro (20), Iniesta (8), Bojan (6), Xavi (5), Piqué (3), Sergio Busquets
(1), Puyol (1) and Jeffren (1). There have also been goals scored by players that are actually on
the Barça B roster: Thiago (2), Nolito (1), Víctor Vázquez (1) and Fontàs (1- although he has since
been promoted to the first team).
Villa tops the other list
As for the first team players that were not produced by the club’s youth
system, the top scorer is David Villa. ‘El Guaje’ has scored 22 times, in La Liga (18),
the Champions League (3) and the Copa del Rey (4). The other ‘outsiders’ have been
Keita (5), Alves (4), Maxwell (1), Milito (1), Abidal (1), Adriano (1), Afellay (1) and Ibrahimovic
In total, 22 different players have scored for Barça in 2010/11. The only outfield player who
has not been on target this season is Javier Mascherano.