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An Education Like No Other

Doing your football apprenticeship at FC Barcelona is the kind of coaching education we all dream of. Player Development Project caught up with Josep Gombau, a man who emerged from Catalonia and has since travelled the world coaching at all levels.

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Josep Gombau is a much travelled man. Born in Amposta, Catalonia, his coaching career has taken him from Spain to Hong Kong, where he was named coach of the year twice, before a stint at A-League club Adelaide United. Between 2003 and 2009, Josep was Football Director of FCB Escola, a football academy which prepares young players for Barcelona’s fabled La Masia. Player Development Project’s lead researcher James Vaughan spoke with Josep about his education at FC Barcelona and how...

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