With Barcelona’s massive success in recent years, Catalunya has gotten well-deserved praise for breeding superstars at the club and national level.
Barça’s famed La Masia academy has been able to produce a slew of top talents.
However, Spain’s Basque region, home to three La Liga teams, also deserves praise for consistently churning out talented players.
Beyond Athletic Bilbao’s notable cantera, other clubs in Northern Spain also rely primarily on their youth academies to compete in La Liga.
What follows is the starting 11 for the best Basque players currently playing in Europe. As you read through this list, you will see that some of Europe’s most exciting, young talent comes from Basque Country.