Famous Barcelona Supporters
We will take a look at the famous Barcelona supporters from around the globe. In terms of revenue generated and in terms of world class players coming out from its ranks,Barcelona has always been in the forefront.The club has become a symbol of the Catalan culture, hence the motto"Ms que un club"(More than a club). Unlike many other football clubs, the supportersown and operate Barcelona.Boasting the likes of world famous stars like Lionel Messi, Iniesta, Xavi and co., Barca have always ensured their reach across the world, even to non-Football playingnations.Barcelona has a key list of followers even amongst the elites in society.Here is alook at some of the mostfamous fans of this team.
#1 Kobe Bryant
The legendary Lakers player is also a fan of the great club. At an interview with Barça TV he spoke about his love for the club and pride about wearing the club colours.
In the summer of 2006, the basketball player met with the first team during a promotional event at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. A year later, Bryant featured on the cover of ESPN magazine while wearing the Barça kit.
#2 Ranbir Kapoor
One of the best young actors in India, Ranbir Kapoor is a big fan of the Catalans.
In 2011, Barcelona roped him in as the FC Barcelona ambassador to India. He has many a time spoken about his love for the club and its game. He has been promoting the club and its values at schools in India.
#3 Pope John Paul II
The most interesting supporter in this list is the former pope himself. He was a big fan of the club and was even a honorary member of the club.
#4 Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson attended “El Clasico” between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in 2012. After the match, the basketball legend said: “I’m happy that I’m here. I wanted to be here. It’s a historic game and I wanted to be part of it, I’ll be able to say that I watched this game in person, in world’s most beautiful stadium.” He added: “Messi is my favorite, he’s my man.”
Like many a football player, Shakira also switched alliances to rivals Barcelona from Real Madrid after her relationship with Gerard Pique began.
Interestingly, her songs were banned from being played in loudspeakers in Real Madrid after she switched allegiances.
#6 Drew Carrey
Famous for his Drew Carrey show, this famous entertainer has sounded out his love for Barcelona. He partly owns the Seattle Sounders, and has expressed his admiration of Barcelona and wants to make the Seattle Sounders like them.
"That's what I saw in Barcelona," Carey said. "I saw a fan-based and community-based club."