One of the running themes in Barcelona news this season has been the faith shown by the club in fielding young players.
Issue number 3⃣3⃣3⃣ of the @CIES_Football Weekly Post unveils the % of minutes played by U21 footballers for 9⃣9⃣9⃣ teams from 71 top divisions worldwide 😮 @BVB ahead of @ogcnice & @AS_Monaco in the big-5 🌱 Full data ➡️ https://t.co/Uz9q0Ozt9T pic.twitter.com/ghtiLUUns8
— CIES Football Obs (@CIES_Football) April 12, 2021
Precisely 15 percent of minutes that the Catalan giants have handed out this campaign have been to players aged 21 or under.
Barcelona just miss out on a place in the top 10 in European terms – the overall list in Europe’s top five leagues is topped by Borussia Dortmund (28.5 percent of minutes) while seven of the top 10 places are occupied by French clubs.