5 greatest moments in Barcelona's history
In the last few years, Barcelona have become the team to beat in club football. The Spanish giants have won countless trophies and won numerous admirers and fans across the globe because of the brand of football they bring.
Their success over the last decade also has to do with someone named Lionel Messi who’s brilliance has helped the club to reach heights why never thought possible. But they also had rich history before the Messi era began.
There are some moments that people might not be able to recall because it happened much before some started following the club. So here are the five greatest moments in Barcelona's history:
5) Frank Rijkaard breaking Barcelona’s La Liga drought
Barcelona even before the beginning of Pep Guardiola’s era were one of the powerhouses in Spanish football. Real Madrid still have the most number of La Liga titles but Barca are not too far behind in that category.
The Catalans have always been in and about the title race and even in the seasons they didn’t manage to win it. But for a period of 5 years, the club went trophyless in Spain. From 1999 to 2004 they didn’t win the La Liga title even once.
It was a frustrating time for the Catalans and in order to try and bring Barcelona back up to the level they were supposed to be at, they brought in Dutch manager Frank Rijakkard. He turned out to be an inspired signing for the club.
Rijkaard needed a year to settle in and get the team playing his way but he managed to weed out all the players that were performing poorly for them and formed a new team with a new core of players and built the team around their one superstar signing Ronaldinho.
Barcelona went on to win La Liga twice and also lifted their second European crown in 2006 defeating Arsenal in the final.