Xavier MbuyambaNetherlands U19
DATE OF BIRTH31 December 2001
Xavier Mbuyamba is a defender who joined our Academy in August 2020 having left Barcelona's books earlier that summer.
A Dutch Under-19 international, Mbuyamba is a tall, athletic right-footed central defender who enjoys playing with the ball at his feet and is equally as strong in the air.
Mbuyamba joined his local team MVV Maastrict as an under-9 and progressed through the ages before signing for Barcelona in August 2019. After being watched closely by the Blues, the Dutchman made the switch and committed himself to the club until at least 2023.
After signing for the club his first season was disrupted by injury. In April 2021 after making a recovery Mbuyamba made his first outing in Blue and scored with his first touch for the club, scoring the third goal in a 3-1 win over Southampton in April 2021.