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FC Barcelona

Football Club Barcelona, ​​founded on November 29, 1899

Nickname: The Blaugrana, Barça

Colours: Blue and Garnet

Rival clubs: Real Madrid ,  Espanyol Barcelona

Stadium: Camp Nou (99,394 seats)

The Creation of The Club

Hans Gamper, a Swiss football-loving accountant, arrived in Barcelona in 1898 for professional reasons. In his spare time, he plays football with a group of friends in the neighborhood of Sant Gervasi de Cassoles where he resides. Ambitious and active, he decided to contribute to the expansion and dissemination of football in Catalonia, then not very popular, by founding a club.

In October 1899, Gamper published an ad in the magazine “Los Deportes” asking for players to form a football team. On November 29, Gamper and eleven other men (the Swiss Otto Kunzle, the English Walter Wild, John and William Parsons, the German Otto Maier, and the Catalans Lluís d’Ossó, Bartomeu Terradas, Enric Ducal, Pere Cabot,

1929 , First Championship Title

Winner of the very first Liga, this competition will become the championship par excellence of Spanish football. It lasted four and a half months and the Catalan club became the first champions with twenty-five points, two more than Real Madrid, who finished in second place. Barça’s record in this golden decade is extraordinary with eight Catalan championships, five Spanish cups and a league title.

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(Top, left to right): Castillo, Carulla, Echeveste,  Plattko , Parera, Mas, Guzman, Quincoces, Arrocha

(Bottom, left to right): Sastre, Walter,  Samitier , Llorens, Piera

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1930 , Death of Joan Gamper

On July 30, 1930, Barca receive the worst news: Joan Gamper committed suicide due to personal problems. Indeed, the depression he found himself in after being forced out of his club was compounded by the global economic collapse of 1929 which destroyed hi business. It was too much for him. The club’s founder died aged just 52.

1949 , First European Title

Barça won the Latin Cup in the 19948-49 season, their very first European title. This competition is organized by FIFA and will be the precursor of the European Cup. The teams come from France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. The Catalans beat Sporting in the final 2 goals to 1.

1950-1961 , The Golden Generation

In the 1950s, the Kubala phenomenon arrived in the ranks of Barca. With the newly built Camp Nou, the club takes on a whole new dimension. The team already caused a sensation in 1952 when it became “the Barça of cinc Copes”, winning all the titles in Spain that season.

It was the arrival of Franco-Argentinian coach Helenio Herrera in 1958 that changed everything. “HH” is putting together an extraordinary team made up of the Hungarians Kocsis, Kubala and Czibor added to the locals Luis Suarez, Segarra or Ramallets. This formidable team won four league titles, five Spanish cups, two Inter-Cities Fairs Cups before failing in the culmination of a European Cup final for champion clubs in 1961.

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(Top, left to right): Ramallets , Rodri, Garay, Gracia, Vergés, Gensana

(Bottom, left to right): Tejada, Kubala , Kocsis , Luis Suárez, Coll

1973 , The Arrival of Johan Cruyff

About ten years have passed since this golden generation. The only fact to remember is the sudden death of footballer Julio César Benítez in 1968 and the “bottle final”. Not very glorious. To change course, you needed a star player. The choice fell on Johan Cruyff, the Dutch striker who had triumphed throughout Europe with Ajax Amsterdam.
He joined Barça on August 13, 1973 and became the leader of a talented team, led by Rinus Michels, which brought Camp Nou back to its former glory. Cruyff displayed an intelligent style of play and superb technique.
The Dutch star has gone down in history for some unforgettable moments, such as his memorable goal against Atlético de Madrid on December 23, 1973. The club regains its identity.
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1979-82 , The butchers of Barça

After the departure of the Flying Dutchman in 1978, Barça alternates the good and the less good. If the Blaugranas can no longer shine by making their artists speak, they will let the butchers speak. If Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao dominate La Liga, Barça will bet everything on the cups to rebuild and achieve their goals.

The Catalan club will form a veritable commando army which from 1979 to 1983 will win 3 King’s Cups and 2 Cups, the first against Fortuna Düsseldorf (4 goals to 3), in an epic match which ends in extra time. The second against Standard de Liège (2 goals to 1).

In a Camp Nou that looked like a powder keg, Barça won this final by coldly breaking the rules of the game, despite the efforts of a referee who was nevertheless vigilant, but helpless in such an outpouring of chauvinistic passion. However, this period saw the arrival of fantastic footballers like Quini, Maradona and even Schuster.

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(Top, from left to right): Urruticoechea, Moratalla, Manolo, Alexanco, Gerardo and  Migueli

(Bottom left to right): Tente Sanchez,  Quini ,  Simonsen , Esteban and Carrasco

1988-94, La Dream-Team

When Cruyff took over in 1988, Barça was again associated with the excellence of football and sporting success. The club won four consecutive league titles from 1990 to 1994.


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The Champions League final victory in 1992 was the highlight of this period, which was characterized by the club’s play and one-touch attacking style team and the winning mentality of Cruyff’s players. Against Sampdoria, Ronald Koeman’s brilliant free kick in the 111th minute allowed Barça to win their first C1.

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(Top, left to right):  Zubizarreta , Nando,  Koeman ,  M. Laudrup ,  Stoichkov , Eusébio Sacristan

(Bottom, left to right): Bakero, Ferrer ,  Guardiola , Salinas

1997 , Winner of The Cups Cup

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(Top, left to right): Popescu , Vitor Baia , Couto , Abelardo,  Luis Enrique ,  Guardiola

(Bottom, left to right:  Ronaldo , De La Pena ,  Sergi , Ferrer ,  Figo

2009 , An Incredible Year

Under the direction of Josep Guardiola who arrived in 2008, the team won all the possible trophies during its first season at the helm. Six titles they claim with authority: league, cup, Spanish supercup, UEFA supercup and Champions League. Barca were untouchable. Throughout the year, Pep brings “total football” up to date, combining pressure, commitment, recovery and fluidity.

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(Top, left to right): Y. Touré , Busquets , Piqué, Sylvinho, Eto’o , Valdès

(Bottom, left to right): Messi , Henry , Iniesta , Xavi ,  Puyol

2011 , Winner of the Champions League

Barça removes its fourth C1. The victory took place at the new Wembley Stadium, the same place where, in 1992, Cruyff’s Barca first lifted the trophy. Full of symbolism.

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(Top, from left to right): Abidal , Pedro, Busquets , Pique, Victor Valdès

(Bottom, left to right):  Messi , Dani Alves,  Iniesta , D. Villa,  Xavi ,  Puyol

National Competition Awards

  • Champion of Spain  in 1929, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1959, 1960, 1974, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2015, 2015, 2015, 2015, 2015, 2015, 2015, 2015 and 2016
  • Vice-champion of Spain  in 1930, 1946, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 2004, 2004 , 2012, 2014 and 2017
  • Winner of the Spanish Cup  in 1910, 1912, 1913, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1942, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1959, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1978, 1983, 1983, 1983, 1983, 1983, 1983, 1983 1990, 1997, 1998, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2016
  • Spanish Cup runner– up  in 1902, 1919, 1932, 1936, 1954, 1974, 1984, 1986, 1996, 2011 and 2014
  • Spanish Super Cup winner in  1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016
  • Spanish Super Cup finalist  in 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2012 and 2015
  • Winner of the Spanish League Cup  in 1983 and 1986
  • Winner of the Eva Duarte Cup  in 1948, 1952 and 1953
  • Finalist of the Eva Duarte Cup  in 1949 and 1951
  • Winner of the Copa de Oro Argentina  in 1945

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International Competition Awards

  • Winner of the Club World Cup  in 2009 and 2011
  • 2006 Club World Cup finalist
  • Winner of the Champions League  in 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015
  • Champions League finalist  in 1961, 1986 and 1994
  • Winner of the UEFA Super Cup  in 1992, 1997, 2009, 2011 and 2015
  • UEFA Super Cup finalist  in 1979, 1982, 1989 and 2006
  • Intercontinental Cup finalist  in 1992
  • Winner of the Coupe des Coupes  in 1979, 1982, 1989 and 1997
  • Cup finalist  in 1969 and 1991
  • Winner of the UEFA Cup  in 1958, 1960 and 1966
  • UEFA Cup finalist  in 1962
  • Winner of the Latin Cup  in 1949 and 1952
  • Winner of the small Club World Cup  in 1957
  • Winner of the Mohamed V Cup  in 1969
  • Winner of the Pyrenees Cup in 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913

Collective Awards

Voted best club in the world by “World Soccer” in 2006, 2009 and 2011

FIFA Fair Play Award in 2007

Records

Biggest victory : September 11, 1949 against CG Tarragona (10-1)

Biggest defeat : February 8, 1931 against Athletic Bilbao (1-12)

Youngest player : Vicente Martinez 16 years and 280 days (1941-1942)

Oldest player : José Manuel Pinto 37 years and 211 days (June 1, 2013 against Malaga)

Youngest goalscorer : Ansu Fati (ESP) 16 years and 304 days (August 31, 2019 vs Osasuna)

Oldest scorer :  Joan Segarra  (ESP) 36 years and 162 days (April 25, 1964 against Bétis Sevilla)

Purchase record : Philippe Coutinho (BRE) €130m from Liverpool (2018)

Sales record : Neymar (BRE) 222 million euros at Paris SG (2017)

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GUARDIANS

  • Andoni Zubizarreta  (ESP)
  • Salvador Sadurni  (ESP)
  • Ricardo Zamora  (ESP)
  • Victor Valdes (ESP)
  • Antoni Ramallets  (ESP)

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Defenders

  • Migueli (ESP)
  • Jordi Alba (ESP)
  • Sígfrid Gràcia (ESP)
  • Javier Mascherano  (ARG)
  • Albert Ferrer (ESP)
  • Antonio Torres (ESP)
  • Julio Cesar Benitez (URU)
  • Rafael Marquez  (MEX)
  • Fernando Olivella (ESP)
  • Gustau Biosca (ESP)
  • Ronald Koeman  (HOL)
  • Jose Ramon Alexanko (ESP)
  • Gerard Pique (ESP)
  • Sergi Barjuan  (ESP)
  • Emil Walter (ALL)
  • Joan Segarra  (ESP)
  • Dani Alves (BRE)
  • Miguel Angel Nadal (ESP)
  • Eric Abidal  (FRA)
  • Eladio (ESP)
  • José Seguer (ESP)
  • Carles Puyol  (ESP)

Environments

  • Juan Manuel Asensi (ESP)
  • Josep Guardolia  (ESP)
  • Victor Munoz (ESP)
  • Michael Laudrup  (DAN)
  • Ramon Torralba (ESP)
  • Luis Enrique  (ESP)
  • Deco  (BY)
  • Joaquim Rife (ESP)
  • Andres Iniesta  (ESP)
  • Tente Sanchez (ESP)
  • Guillermo Amor  (ESP)
  • Rivaldo  (BRE)
  • Josep Maria Fusté (ESP)
  • Bernd Schuster (ALL)
  • Jose Maria Bakero (ESP)
  • Johan Neeskens  (HOL)
  • Chus Pereda  (ESP)
  • Sergio Busquets  (ESP)
  • Mariano Gonzalvo III (ESP)
  • Diego Maradona (ARG)
  • Little Begiristain (ESP)
  • Luis Suarez  (ESP)
  • Martial Pena (ESP)
  • Xavi Hernandez  (ESP)
  • Ivan Rakitic (CRO)
  • Carlos Rexach (ESP)
  • Ronaldinho  (BRE)

Forwards

  • Hans Krankl  (AUT)
  • Mariano Martin (ESP)
  • David Villa (ESP)
  • Luis Suarez  (ESP)
  • Carlos Comamala (ESP)
  • Neymar  (BRE)
  • Stanislaus Basra  (ESP)
  • Wolf Carrasco (ESP)
  • Sandor Kocsis  (HON)
  • Paulino Alcantara (ESP)
  • Johan Cruyff  (HOL)
  • Julio Salinas (ESP)
  • Josep Samitier  (ESP)
  • Leo Messi  (ARG)
  • Ladislaus Kubala  (HON)
  • Samuel Eto’o  (CAM)
  • Luis Suarez  (URU)
  • Romario  (BRE)
  • Zoltan Czibor (HON)
  • Patrick Kluivert  (HOL)
  • Hugo Sotil  (PER)
  • Joan Gamper (SUI)
  • Hristo Stoickhov  (BUL)
  • Cesar Rodriguez  (ESP)
  • Quini  (ESP)
  • Josep Escolà (ESP)

Coaches

  • Johan Cruyff  (HOL)
  • Josep Guardolia  (ESP)
  • Franck Rijkaard  (HOL)

Typical Team

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They Played at FC Barcelona

  1. Ferenc Plattko  (HON)
  2. Javier Urruti (ESP)
  3. Vitor Baia  ( POR)
  4. Ruud Hesp (HOL)
  5. Jeremy Mathieu (FRA)
  6. Gabriel Milito (ARG)
  7. Christopher (ESP)
  8. Thomas Vermaelen (BEL)
  9. Frank De Boer  (HOL)
  10. Belletti (BRE)
  11. Lilian Thuram (FRA)
  12. Enric Gensana (ESP)
  13. Edmilson  (BRE)
  14. Short (ESP)
  15. Gianluca Zambrotta  (ITA)
  16. Ricardo Serna (ESP)
  17. Gheorghe Popescu  (ROU)
  18. Martin Caceres (URU)
  19. Giovanni Van Bronckhorst (HOL)
  20. Hadrian (BRE)
  21. Tony de la Cruz (ESP)
  22. Maxwell (BRE)
  23. Fernando Couto  (BY)
  24. Aloisio (BRE)
  25. Winston Bogarde (HOL)
  26. Juan Carlos (ESP)
  27. Laurent Blanc  (FRA)
  28. Sylvinho (BRE)
  29. Philip Cocu (HOL)
  30. Ramon Caldere (ESP)
  31. Emmanuel Petit  (FRA)
  32. Txingurri Valverde (ESP)
  33. Richard Witschge  (HOL)
  34. Seydou Keita (MLI)
  35. Diego Maradona (ARG)
  36. Nicolae Simatoc (ROU)
  37. Yaya Toure  (CIV)
  38. Giovanni (BRE)
  39. Hugo Sotil  (PER)
  40. Alyaksandr Hleb (BLR)
  41. Gerard Lopez (ESP)
  42. Hector Scarone  (URU)
  43. Esteban Vigo (ESP)
  44. Ibrahim Afellay (HOL)
  45. Luis Figo  (BY)
  46. Jesus Landaburu (ESP)
  47. Ludovic Giuly  (FRA)
  48. Baudouin Zenden (HOL)
  49. Ronaldo  (BRE)
  50. Angel Cuellar (ESP)
  51. Allan Simonsen  (DAN)
  52. Enrique Moran (ESP)
  53. Emmanuel Amunike (NIG)
  54. Quique Estebaranz (ESP)
  55. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (SUE)
  56. Emilio Aldecoa (ESP)
  57. Eiður Guðjohnsen (ISL)
  58. Gary Lineker  (ANG)
  59. Juan Antonio Pizzi (ESP)
  60. Thierry Henry  (FRA)
  61. Wolf Carrasco (ESP)
  62. Henrik Larsson  (SUE)
  63. Sonny Anderson (BRE)
  64. Steve Archibald (ECO)

They Started at FC Barcelona

  1. Pepe Reina (ESP)
  2. Antonio Olmo (ESP)
  3. Sergio Roberto (ESP)
  4. Marc Batra (ESP)
  5. Fernando Navarro (ESP)
  6. Delfi Geli (ESP)
  7. Luis Milla (ESP)
  8. Thiago Motta (ITA)
  9. Jonathan Dos Santos (MEX)
  10. Josep Sastre (ESP)
  11. Albert Celades (ESP)
  12. Luis Cembranos (ESP)
  13. Ansu Fati (ESP)
  14. Gerard Deulofeu (ESP)
  15. Gabri (ESP)
  16. Ivan De La Pena  (ESP)
  17. Ramon Caldere (ESP)
  18. Jordi Cruyff (HOL)
  19. Francisco Rufete (ESP)
  20. Munir El-Haddadi (MAR)
  21. Peter (ESP)
  22. Adama Traore (ESP)
  23. Jeffren (VEN)
  24. Abel Ruiz (ESP)
  25. Bojan Krkic (ESP)

The Most Capped in The History of FC Barcelona

1)  Lionel Messi  (ARG) 778 matches (2004-2021)

2) Xavi Hernandez (ESP) 767 matchs (1998-2015)

3)  Andres Iniesta  (ESP) 674 matches (2002-2018)

4) Sergio Busquets  (ESP) 647 games (2008-?) (ongoing)

5)  Carles Puyol (ESP) 593 matches (1999-2014)

6)  Gérard Pique (ESP) 581 games (2008-?) (ongoing)

7)  Migueli (ESP) 549 games (1973-1989)

8) Victor Valdés (ESP) 535 matches (2002-2014)

9) Carles Rexach (ESP) 449 matches (1967-1981)

10)  Guillermo Amor (ESP) 421 matches (1988-1998)

The Top Scorer

1) Lionel Messi  (ARG) 672 goals (2004-2021)

2) Cesar Rodriguez (ESP) 232 buts (1942-1955)

3)  Luis Suarez  (URU) 198 goals (2014-2020)

4)  Laszlo Kubala  (HON / ESP) 194 goals (1950-1961)

5)  Josep Samitier (ESP) 184 goals (1919-1932)

6) Josep Escola (ESP) 163 goals (1934-1949)

7) Paulinho Alcantara (ESP) 142 buts (1912-1927)

8)  Samuel Eto’o  (CAM) 130 buts (2004-2009)

9) Rivaldo (BRE) 130 buts (1997-2002)

10) Angel Arocha (ESP) 127 buts (1926-1933)

Others

YOUTH/RESERVE COMPETITION PRIZES

  • Winner of the UEFA Youth League in 2014
  • Finalist of the Under-17 World Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2012
  • Winner of the Spanish Youth Cup in 1951, 1959, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2011
  • Junior honor division champion group 3 in 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014
  • Winner of the Youth Champions Cup in 1994, 2005, 2009 and 2011
  • Spanish Youth Cup finalist in 1953, 1978, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1997 and 2008
  • Spanish champion of D3 group 1 in 1982, group 4 in 1991, group 3 in 1998 and group 2 in 2002
  • Spanish Champion of D4 group 5 Catalonia in 1974, 1984, 1987, 1998 and 2008
  • Winner of the Spanish Amateur Championship in 1949, 1952, 1961, 1971, 1980 and 1982
  • Finalist in the Spanish Amateur Championship in 1944, 1945, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1968

Regional Competion Awards

  • Winner of  the Catalan championship  in 1902, 1903, 1905, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1916, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1936, 1935, 1935 and 1938
  • Finalist in  the Catalan championship  in 1907, 1908, 1915, 1923, 1933 and 1937
  • Winner of the Catalan Cup in 1991, 1993, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2013 and 2014
  • Catalunya Cup finalist in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • Winner of the Supercopa de Catalunya in 2014

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