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Barcelona's La Masia Academy: Ranking the Top 10 Graduates

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Barcelona's La Masia Academy: Ranking the Top 10 Graduates
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Inside the first 15 minutes, Dani Alves limped off with an injury. He was replaced by Martin Montoya—it proved irrelevant as Barcelona went onto beat Levante 4-0 in Valencia.

But that wasn't the story. 

The story was that when Montoya replaced the Brazilian, Barca had 11 graduates of the famed La Masia on the pitch.

No less than an old little farmhouse, it has produced some of the current generations finest players—although since 2011 the next crop are no longer based in the original setting (pictured).

In 2010 it boasted the top three in the Ballon d'Or.

In recent years, it has certainly risen to more prominence, and this list will reflect that.

So read on for the top 10 graduates from La Masia...

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