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Barcelona

Full NameFutbol Club Barcelona

Nick NameFCB

Founded1899

GroundCamp Nou

Official Websitewww.fcbarcelona.com

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Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo Brazil Right 23
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Ivan Rakitić Croatia Right 31
Arturo Erasmo Vidal Pardo Chile Right 32
Carles Aleña Castillo Spain Left 21
Frenkie de Jong Netherlands Right 22
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Norberto Murara Neto Brazil Right 30
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Ignacio Peña Sotorres Spain Right 20
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Moussa Wagué Senegal Right 21
Nélson Cabral Semedo Portugal Right 26
Clément Nicolas Laurent Lenglet France Left 24
Jordi Alba Ramos Spain Left 30
Sergi Roberto Carnicer Spain Right 27
Jean-Clair Todibo France Right 20
Samuel Yves Umtiti France Left 26
Gerard Piqué Bernabéu Spain Right 32
Héctor Junior Firpo Adames Spain Left 23
Ronald Federico Araújo da Silva Uruguay Right 20
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Carles Pérez Sayol Spain Left 21
Antoine Griezmann France Left 28
Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini Argentina Left 32
Ousmane Dembélé France Both 22
Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz Uruguay Right 32
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Barcelona History


FC Barcelona - Foundation


Futbol Club Barcelona was founded in 1899 by a group of footballers from Switzerland,England and Spain led by Joan Gamper. The club was based in Catalonia, Spain and until 1910 participated only in regional competitions. Thereafter Barcelona started participating in various European competitions and the remarkable red and blue colours were first worn by the blaugranas in a match against Hispania in 1900.


FC Barcelona - First Trophy


FC Barcelona soon raised to prominence winning their first trophy, the Copa Macaya, in 1902.

Barca also competed in their first ever Copa Del Rey final which they eventually lost to Bizcaya(2-1), but that was just the start as they went on a manoeuvring run by winning the competition a total of 8 times by 1928.



FC Barcelona - First La Liga Winners


In 1928, along with the help of various other clubs, Barcelona co-founded the La-liga and also won the inaugural edition of the Tournament. Joan Gamper’s time at Barcelona came to an abrupt end as he was deported from Spain amongst political conflicts in the country soon after which he committed suicide.


FC Barcelona - Early Dominance


In the period from 1942 to 1957, FC Barcelona claimed five La Liga titles and five Copa del Rey trophies and shortly after this Barca made a move to the newly built Camp Nou. There blaugrana were under the management of Helenio Herera and went on to win two consecutive La-Liga’s and a Copa Del Rey in the next 3 years.


Barcelona made history as they became the first club to defeat Real Madrid in the European Cup however, the 60’s were highly disappointing for the blaugranas as they had to settle for just 2 Copa Del Rey trophies for the entire decade. In 1973 Johan Cruyff joined FC Barcelona and everything changed as they won their first La-liga title in 10 years.






FC Barcelona have been one of the most decorated football clubs of all times. They have won 26 La Liga titles, 30 Copa del Rey trophies, five Champions Leagues and four Cup Winners' Cups as of 2019.



Barcelona nickname - Blaugrana


Red and blue colours have featured on Barcelona shirt for more than one hundred years and the Club is widely known as the ‘Blaugrana’ in reference to the names of these colours in the Catalan language, ‘blau’ means blue and ‘grana’ means garnet (dark red).


Barcelona Logo





The current FC Barcelona Logo or Club Crest dates from 2002.

  1. Top Left: It is the Saint George Cross which in Catalan refers to the Patron Saint of Catalonia.
  2. Top Right: Four red bars on a gold background are the Catalan National flag.
  3. Bottom: The Blaugrana colours are those sported by the first team shirt and were first introduced in 1900.




Barcelona Manager





Ernesto Valverde Tejedor is a former Spanish footballer who played as a forward, and is the manager of Barcelona. Over ten seasons as a player, Valverde played in a total of 264 La Liga games and scored 68 goal which includes nine goals in Segunda División. He was appointed as Barcelona’s manager in May 2017 and has since won 2 La-liga titles, 1 Copa Del Rey and 1 Supercopa de España.



Barcelona President - Josep Maria Bartomeu Floreta





Josep Maria Bartomeu Floreta (born 6 February 1963) is a Spanish entrepreneur. He is the current president of FC Barcelona and started the role in 2014, following the resignation of Sandro Rosell, becoming the 40th president of FC Barcelona.


Barcelona Stadium - Camp nou





The official stadium of FC Barcelona is the Camp Nou’ located in Catalonia, Spain. The ‘Camp Nou’ has a seating capacity of 99,354 and is the third largest stadium in the world, in terms of capacity, and the largest in Spain.


The construction of the stadium began in 1954 and took 3 years before reaching completion.

It was officially opened on 24th September, 1957 and has since been one of the most decorated stadiums in world football.


Barcelona Trophies


Barcelona Champions League Titles (5)






FC Barcelona has won a total of 5 Champions league titles. The first one coming in 1992 and the latest one in 2015.


YearScoreOpponentVenues
19921-0SampdoriaLondon
20062-1ArsenalParis
20092-0Manchester UnitedRome
20113-1Manchester UnitedLondon
20153-1JuventusBerlin



Barcelona La-Liga Trophies (26)






Barcelona have won La-liga a total of 26 times since its inception back in 1928 and the first title for Barcelona came in the La-liga’s inaugural edition itself. In 2019 FC Barcelona won its 8th La-liga title in 11 years, this proves, that they have dominated the league this past decade.


YearLa-liga WinnerLa-liga Runners-Up
2018/19FC BarcelonaAtletico Madrid
2017/18FC BarcelonaAtletico Madrid
2015/16FC BarcelonaReal Madrid
2014/15FC BarcelonaReal Madrid
2012/13FC BarcelonaReal Madrid
2010/11FC BarcelonaReal Madrid
2009/10FC BarcelonaReal Madrid
2008/09FC BarcelonaReal Madrid
2005/06FC BarcelonaReal Madrid
2004/05FC BarcelonaReal Madrid
1998/99FC BarcelonaReal Madrid
1997/98FC BarcelonaAthletic Bilbao
1993/94FC BarcelonaDeportivo La Coruna
1992/93FC BarcelonaReal Madrid
1991/92FC BarcelonaReal Madrid
1990/91FC BarcelonaAtletico Madrid
1984/85FC BarcelonaAtletico Madrid
1973/74FC BarcelonaAtletico Madrid
1959/60FC BarcelonaReal Madrid
1958/59FC BarcelonaReal Madrid
1952/53FC BarcelonaValencia
1951/52FC BarcelonaAthletic Bilbao
1948/49FC BarcelonaValencia
1947/48FC BarcelonaValencia
1944/45FC BarcelonaReal Madrid
1929FC BarcelonaReal Madrid



Barcelona Copa Del Rey Titles (30)





The ‘Campeonato de España–Copa de Su Majestad el Rey’, commonly known as Copa del Rey is an annual knockout football competition organized by the Royal Spanish Football Federation. FC Barcelona is the most successful club in the competition’s history having won it for a record 30 times, as of June 2019.



Copa Del rey Title list - Barcelona



YEARTEAM 1FINAL RESULTSTEAM 2
2017-18FC Barcelona5-0Sevilla FC
2016-17FC Barcelona3-1Deportivo alaves
2015-16FC Barcelona2-0Sevilla fc
2014-15FC Barcelona3-1Athletic Bilbao
2011-12FC Barcelona3-0Athletic Bilbao
2008-09FC Barcelona4-1Athletic Bilbao
1997-98FC Barcelona1-1Mallorca (5-4 on penalties)
1996-97FC Barcelona3-2Real Betis
1989-90FC Barcelona2-0Real Madrid
1987-88FC Barcelona1-0Real sociedad
1982-83FC Barcelona2-1Real Madrid
1980-81FC Barcelona3-1Sporting Gijon
1977-78FC Barcelona3-1Las Palmas
1970-71FC Barcelona4-3Valencia
1967-68FC Barcelona1-0Real Madrid
1962-63FC Barcelona3-1Real Zaragoza
1958-59FC Barcelona4-1Granada
1956-57FC Barcelona1-0Espanyol
1952-53FC Barcelona2-1Athletic Bilbao
1951-52FC Barcelona4-2Valencia
1950-51FC Barcelona3-0Real sociedad
1941-42FC Barcelona4-3Athletic Bilbao
1927-28FC Barcelona3-1Real sociedad
1925-26FC Barcelona3-2Atletico Madrid
1924-25FC Barcelona2-0Getxo
1921-22FC Barcelona5-1Real Union
1919-20FC Barcelona2-0Athletic Bilbao
1912-13FC Barcelona2-1Real sociedad
1911-12FC Barcelona2-0R.S. Gimnastica Espanola
1909-10FC Barcelona3-2club espanol de madrid


Barcelona - Total Market Value


The total market value of FC Barcelona is whopping 1.07 billion Euros with Lionel Messi being the most expensive of all the players in the squad with the value of 150 million euros.



Barcelona Slogans


‘Mes que un club’


The slogan means "more than a club" in Catalan and expresses the commitment that FC Barcelona as a club has maintained and still maintains beyond what belongs in the realm of sport. It originated due to Barça's continuous support for Catalan sentiments and defence for their culture, especially during the hardships people faced under the period of political instability.


‘Visca El Barca’


The slogan conveys a simple emotion, that is to celebrate life, and literally means, “Long live Barca”, which is often used by Barcelona supporters to cheer up the team especially during crucial matches.


‘Forca Barca’


Forca Barca means "Up With Barca". Barcelona supporters would prefer to say it in Catalan rather than Spanish.



Barcelona B





Futbol Club Barcelona B was founded in 1970 as FC Barcelona Atlètic and is the reserve team of FC Barcelona. It currently plays in Segunda División B, holding home matches at the Mini Estadi stadium.

In 1990 the team was renamed Barcelona B, but club president Joan Laporta changed the name back to Barcelona Atlètic in 2008. Two years later, his successor Sandro Rosell returned it back to Barcelona B. In 2009–10 the club finished second in Group III and returned to division two after an absence of 11 years.



Barcelona Training Ground





The training ground and academy base of FC Barcelona is called ‘The Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper’. It was officially opened on 1st June 2006, and was named in honor of Joan Gamper, the founder of the club. It is located in Sant Joan Despí and covers an area of 136.839 m². It has been used for youth team training and matches since 2006 and for the first team training since January 2009.



Barcelona Club Record Transfers


FC Barcelona have been part of some of the biggest transfers of all time.


The costliest player that Barcelona have ever purchased is Philippe Coutinho, who was bought from Liverpool during the 2017-18 season for a whopping 130.5 million dollars.


Second in the list in Ousmane Dembele, who was also brought in from Borussia Dortmund during the 2017-18 season for 112.5 million dollars.


Neymar is Barcelona’s third highest purchase of all time. Having been brought in for 79 million dollars from Santos FC, the brazilian forward was one of the greatest investments in Barcelona’s favour.


Barcelona Legends


FC Barcelona has produced various immensely talented stars over the years, some of which have been etched in the memory of every football fanatic.


Johan Cruyff





Johan Cruyff, The Dutch midfielder, became a part of the Barcelona squad at a time of dismay and helped his side win the La-liga title after almost a decade back in 1973, picking up the prestigious Ballon D’or in the process.


Ronaldinho de Assis Moreira





Ronaldinho, The former brazilian midfielder is one of the most loved footballing geniuses of all time, mesmerising us with his innate ability to control the ball almost anywhere he is for sure one of Barcelona’s biggest stars ever.



Carlos Puyol





Carlos Puyol, The former Spanish center-back served as Barcelona’s captain for the majority of his time at the club and was a beacon of selflessness for everyone in world football. He is 4th in the list of most appearances for the club after Xavi, Messi and Iniesta.


Andres Iniesta





Andres Iniesta, the magical midfielder and termed by some as the best ever, was a reckoning force in Barcelona’s midfield. He has the 3rd most appearances for the Club and have won 32 titles with FC Barcelona.



Lionel Messi





Lionel Messi serving as Barcelona’s all time top-scorer is clearly one of the best players ever in footballing history. He has won 5 Ballon D'or while playing at the Club and has the 2nd most appearances for FC Barcelona.




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