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Barcelona win Youth League skills challenge

Published: Thursday 1 September 2016, 20.32CET
Barcelona have won the 2015/16 UEFA Youth League skills challenge after a competition that helped raise €21,000 for the UEFA Foundation. Watch their winning entry!
 
Published: Thursday 1 September 2016, 20.32CET

Barcelona win Youth League skills challenge

Barcelona have won the 2015/16 UEFA Youth League skills challenge after a competition that helped raise €21,000 for the UEFA Foundation. Watch their winning entry!

Barcelona have been named the winners of the the 2015/16 UEFA Youth League skills challenge after a competition that helped raise €21,000 for the UEFA Foundation for Children – watch their winning entry in the video player above.

Clubs in last season's competition were given the chance to submit a video of their UEFA Youth League squad showing off their tricks and the clips proved a huge hit on UEFA.com, our YouTube channel UEFA.tv and social media.

UEFA's jury gave the nod to Barcelona's keepy-uppy display among the 36 entries. They win a special educational session in their training facilities for their UEFA Youth League squad and the rest of the Barcelona academy.

Numbers from the 2015/16 edition:
Most viewed videos on Facebook
Arsenal: 4,375,892
Ajax: 2,893,492
Barcelona: 2,631,591

Money raised for UEFA Foundation:
From 36 entries (€250 fee):  €9,000
Ticket income from final week:  €12,000
Total:  €21,000

  • All 64 teams in the 2016/17 UEFA Youth League now have the chance to create and submit their own videos for this season's skills challenge.

Other skills from last season ...

Chelsea and Paris, last season's UEFA Youth League finalists, gatecrash UEFA HQ in Switzerland to strut their stuff ...

Real Madrid use their skills to take you on a tour of their facilities ...

Club legend Thierry Henry invites Arsenal's youngsters to prove their skills ...

Villarreal create a human castle ...

Wolfsburg have a go ...

Sevilla's challenge takes them from the gym to the pitch ...

Olympiacos get bored of life in the office and take to the pitch ...

Last updated: 01/09/16 20.34CET

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