BIO: Futbol Club Barcelona or simply known as Barcelona and sometimes Barça is a professional football club, based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The story of conception of this particular football club is a strange and simple one. On 22 October 1899, Hans Kamper advertised his need for a football club. Eleven players attended the meeting that was called to and these eleven became the first Barcelona football players. Three years after that the club won its first trophy, the Copa Macaya. The club is a mascot for the Catalan culture and Catalanism, hence the motto "Més que un club". Unlike the other football clubs, other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona. Even then it s the world's second-richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of €483 million. In 2009, Barcelona became the first Spanish club to win the treble consisting of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the Champions League. They are the current Copa del Rey champions and have won 21 La Liga, 26 Copa del Rey, 10 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies. Internationally Barcelona has won four UEFA Champions League, a record four UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, four UEFA Super Cup, a record three Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a record two FIFA Club World Cup trophies.
The club's rivalry with Real Madrid is legendary and goes back a long way. it is also referred to as "El Clásico". Barcelona anthem is the "Cant del Barça" while their home ground is Camp Nou, Barcelona. Some of the important players of the team are: Josep Samitier, Cesar Rodriguez, Luis Suarez, Ronaldo, Xavi Hernandez, Víctor Valdes, Ronaldinho, Deco, Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique etc.