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FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona

Futbol Club Barcelona commonly referred to as Barcelona and colloquially known as Barça, is a professional football club based in Barcelona, Spain, that competes in La Liga, the top flight of Spanish football.

Founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, Spanish, German and English footballers led by Joan Gamper, the club has become a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism, hence the motto "Més que un club" ("More than a club"). Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona. It is the fourth-most valuable sports team in the world, worth $4.76 billion, and the world's richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of €715.1 million. The official Barcelona anthem is the "Cant del Barça", written by Jaume Picas and Josep Maria Espinàs. Barcelona traditionally play in dark shades of blue and red stripes, hence nicknamed Blaugrana.

Domestically, Barcelona has won a record 75 trophies: 26 La Liga, 31 Copa del Rey, thirteen Supercopa de España, three Copa Eva Duarte, and two Copa de la Liga titles, as well as being the record holder for the latter four competitions. In international club football, the club has won twenty European and worldwide titles: five UEFA Champions League titles, a record four UEFA Cup Winners' Cups, a joint record five UEFA Super Cups, a record three Inter-Cities Fairs Cups, and three FIFA Club World Cups. Barcelona was ranked first in the International Federation of Football History & Statistics Club World Ranking for 1997, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015, and occupies the seventh position on the UEFA club rankings as of 2021. The club has a long-standing rivalry with Real Madrid, and matches between the two teams are referred to as El Clásico.

Timeline

October 22, 1899
On 22 October 1899, Swiss Hans Gamper placed an advertisement in Los Deportes declaring his wish to form a football club.

Patents

Further Resources

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Barça Store | Official Barça Store

Web

La Sagi, una pionera del Barça

Web

April 24, 2021

News

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August 26, 2021
WebWire
UEFA Men's Player of the Year Chelsea FC midfielder Jorginho has been crowned UEFA Men's Player of the Year 2020/21. The announcement was made at today's 2021/22 UEFA Champions League group stage draw, held at the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey. The Italian striker was a pillar in his club's victorious UEFA Champions League campaign last season, and arguably one of the most important players in Italy's UEFA EURO 2020 winning team. The jury was composed of the 24 coaches o...
August 9, 2021
news.google.com
Yulimar Rojas and the four members of the French handball team are returning from Japan with gold medals around their necks
August 5, 2021
news.google.com
Despite club and player reaching an agreement and their clear intention to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen because of financial and structural obstacles
July 30, 2021
International Business Times UK
The match was meant to benefit groups that support ALS charities
June 7, 2021
International Business Times UK
Barcelona are on the verge of losing Georginio Wijnaldum to Paris Saint-Germain and could also lose Memphis Depay to Juventus with newly appointed manager Massimiliano Allegri a big fan.
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