Barcelona stars turn out in force for inauguration of new B team stadium

Barcelona stars turn out in force for inauguration of new B team stadium as Lionel Messi and Co watch youngsters play Ajax U19s

  • Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Sergio Roberto and Frenkie de Jong were there 
  • Barcelona have named their new B team stadium in honour of Johan Cruyff
  • Barcelona also unveiled a new bronze statue to club legend Cruyff on Tuesday 
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Barcelona stars including Lionel Messi unveiled the new Barcelona B stadium on Tuesday. 

Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Sergio Roberto and Frenkie de Jong were also there to watch the youngster play Ajax U19’s.

Barcelona have named their new B team stadium in honour of Johan Cruyff, who played five seasons for the club between 1973 and 1978 before returning to manage them between 1988 and 1996.  

Barcelona stars including Lionel Messi unveiled the new Barcelona B stadium on Tuesday

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Barcelona stars including Lionel Messi unveiled the new Barcelona B stadium on Tuesday

Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Sergio Roberto, Frenkie de Jong were also there at the match

Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Sergio Roberto, Frenkie de Jong were also there at the match

Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Sergio Roberto, Frenkie de Jong were also there at the match

The Catalan giants earlier in the day also unveiled a statue of club legend Cruyff outside their famous Nou Camp stadium.

Friends and family of the former Barca player and manager were present, as the gleaming tribute was revealed to the public.

Current president Josep Maria Bartomeu addressed the gathered crowd, and outlined what the Dutchman brought to the club and what his legacy means. 

The new Johan Cruyff stadium of the Barca B team is pictured on Tuesday evening

The new Johan Cruyff stadium of the Barca B team is pictured on Tuesday evening

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The new Johan Cruyff stadium of the Barca B team is pictured on Tuesday evening

‘This statue shall be a permanent reminder of Johan Cruyff and what he represents. Johan Cruyff is a very important part of our history, essence and sentiment.’

Cruyff’s wife Danny, son Jordi and daughter Susila were there for the unveiling. 

A number of former players were also in attendance, including Carles Puyol, Sergi Barjuan and Albert Ferrer.

Anssumane Fati (centre) of FC Barcelona looks on prior to their friendly match against Ajax

Anssumane Fati (centre) of FC Barcelona looks on prior to their friendly match against Ajax

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Anssumane Fati (centre) of FC Barcelona looks on prior to their friendly match against Ajax

Barcelona have named their new B team stadium in honour of club legend Johan Cruyff

Barcelona have named their new B team stadium in honour of club legend Johan Cruyff

Barcelona have named their new B team stadium in honour of club legend Johan Cruyff


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