THE AVERAGE IS 25 YEARS AND 169 DAYS
Barça registers its lowest average age in the last two decades
Published:21/09/2022 - 18:48h
Updated:21/09/2022 - 18:49h
Barça has one of the youngest generations in recent years. Currently, the average age does not exceed 26 years and has even dropped to 23 in the case of the last match of the Catalans
In the middle of a process of transition, the youth keeps on being one of the big bets of the FC Barcelona to go back to litigate by all the trophies to contest in the season. At present, the staff of the first team keeps the half etaria lower that have registered from beginnings of the 21st century, what speaks of the project of the club on a long-term basis.
From the official website of the Barcelona, indicate that in the parties contested to date the average of age has not surpassed the 26 years and remember that the last time that something like this took place occurred in the season 2004/05. In that then, the figure was of 25 years and 285 days in the staff that directed Frank Rijkaard, with names like the ones of Samuel Eto'or, Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta, Ronaldinho and a naciente promise for then: Lionel Messi.
From this course, the average has showed an ascending tendency with a tope maximum of 27 years, figure that was surpassed in the season 2015/16, when it reached the 28 years and 60 days in a period of players more mature and consolidated, in which it shined the trident of attack conformed by Messi, Suárez and Neymar, that had conquered Europe in the previous edition.
The 'new Barça', of record
For the start of the season 2022/23, more specifically in the second date of LaLiga, contested in front of the Real Sociedad, the average of age of the eleven players designated by Xavi was of 24 years and 45 days. The initial alignment for the crash was the following: Marc-André Ter Stegen; Ronald Araújo, Andreas Christensen, Eric García, Alejandro Balde; Frenkie of Jong, Gavi, Pedri González; Ferran Torres, Ousmane Dembélé and Robert Lewandowski.
Even a lower figure has been registered in the last presentation liguera of the Barça: the meeting in front of the Elche. But in this case it gave at the end of the commitment, with an average of 23 years and 88 days taking in account to the players that finish the party, with Ter Stegen like the elder of the presents in the field in the victory in front of the ilicitanos to preserve the invicto in LaLiga.