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FC Barcelona
Fútbol Club Barcelona Crest
Full name Futbol Club Barcelona
Nickname(s) Barça
Culés (or Culers)
Blaugrana (Blue-Maroon)
Founded 29 November 1899
(as Foot-Ball Club Barcelona)
Ground Camp Nou, Barcelona
(Capacity: 98,772)
Chairman Flag of Spain Joan Laporta
Head Coach Flag of Spain Josep Guardiola
League La Liga
2007-08 La Liga, 3rd
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Home colours
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Current season

Futbol Club Barcelona (Catalan IPA[fuδˈβɔɫ ˌklup bəɾsəˈlonə], Spanish IPA[ˈfutβol ˌkluβ baɾθeˈlona]), known familiarly as Barça (Spanish IPA[ˈbaɾsa], Catalan IPA[ˈbaɾsə]), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. It is best known for its football team, which was founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English, and Catalan men led by Joan Gamper. The club has become a Catalan institution, hence the motto Més que un club (More than a club). Football club names are a part of the sports culture, reflecting century-old traditions. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the building type. ... The Camp Nou (IPA: , Catalan for new field, often called the Nou Camp in both Spanish and English, sometimes erroneously spelt newcamp in English) is an association football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Rungnado May Day Stadium is the worlds largest football stadium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Joan Laporta i Estruch (born June 29, 1962 in Barcelona, Spain) is the president of Futbol Club Barcelona since 2003. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Josep Guardiola Sala, pron. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ... 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Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia, and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ... A sports club, athletics club or sports association is an eclectic institution oriented to multiple sports, which fields many teams and in several sports, working under the same umbrella organization. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Soccer redirects here. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Spanish Autonomous Community. ... 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They were founding members of La Liga in 1928, and, together with Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, they have never been relegated from the top division. The club were also the first La Liga champions, winning a total of 18 La Liga, 24 Copa del Rey, 11 Supercopa de España, 2 UEFA Champions League, 4 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 3 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and 2 European Super Cup trophies. (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ... Real Madrid redirects here. ... Athletic Club is a Spanish football club from Bilbao in Biscay, Basque Country, Spain. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ... Copa del Rey won by FC Barcelona in 1978. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... The UEFA Cup Winners Cup (also known as the European Cup Winners Cup) was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. ... The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was a European football competition played between 1955 and 1971. ... The European Super Cup (UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup(formally UEFA Cup Winners Cup) and the Champions League. ...


The club's main stadium is the Camp Nou and the fans of FC Barcelona are known as culers or culés. In Spain, about 25% of the population are said to be Barça supporters[1]. In June 2007, the number of socis (club members/owners) reached 156,366, while in June 2006 the number of penyes (officially-registered supporter clubs) reached 1782 worldwide. The Camp Nou (IPA: , Catalan for new field, often called the Nou Camp in both Spanish and English, sometimes erroneously spelt newcamp in English) is an association football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... The Supporters of FC Barcelona are known as culers. ... The Supporters of FC Barcelona are known as culers. ...


The club also operates a reserve team, FC Barcelona B, and four other professional sports teams, AXA FC Barcelona, FC Barcelona, FC Barcelona Futsal and FC Barcelona Sorli Discau that compete at basketball, handball, futsal and rink hockey respectively. Until 2007 there was also a youth team, FC Barcelona C. The Reserve team is what many european football clubs have as a backup behind their regular first team, its main purpose is to give young talented players a chance to prove themselves without risking them in more high profile matches with the main squad. ... FC Barcelona B is a Spanish football team. ... FC Barcelona Bàsquet, known for sponsorship reasons as AXA FC Barcelona, is a Spanish basketball team. ... FC Barcelona-Cifec is a Spanish handball team based in Barcelona, Catalonia. ... Futbol Club Barcelona Futsal is a futsal club, part of FC Barcelona club, based in Barcelona, city of the province of Barcelona in the autonomous community of Catalonia. ... FC Barcelona is a professional roller hockey team based in Barcelona, Catalonia. ... This article is about the sport. ... Handball player leaps towards the goal prior to throwing the ball, while the goalkeeper extends himself trying to stop it. ... Futsal in Germany Futsal is an indoor version of football (soccer). ... Rink hockey is a variant of Roller hockey and is one of the three most popular hockey variants, along with Field hockey and Ice Hockey. ... FC Barcelona C is a Spanish Catalan football team. ...


There are also a number of prominent amateur sports teams that compete at rugby union, women's football and wheelchair basketball. These include FCB Rugby and FC Barcelona-Institut Guttman. Other amateur teams represent the club at ice hockey, athletics, baseball, cycling, field hockey, figure skating, and volleyball. For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Wheelchair basketball is a sport played primarily by people with disabilities. ... FCB Rugby is a Catalan rugby club founded in 1924. ... FC Barcelona-Institut Guttman is a Catalan wheelchair basketball team. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red urethane track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... This article is about the sport. ... Cycling is the use of bicycles, or - less commonly - unicycles, tricycles, quadricycles and other similar wheeled human powered vehicles (HPVs) as a means of transport, a form of recreation or a sport. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men, women and children in many countries around the world. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ...


During the 2006-07 season, FC Barcelona was the third richest club in the world with a revenue of €291.1 million.[2][3] The Deloitte Football Money League is a ranking of football clubs by income. ...

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History

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Early years (1899-1908)

The ad in Los Deportes
The ad in Los Deportes

On 22 October 1899 Joan Gamper placed an advert in Los Deportes declaring his wish to form a football club. A positive response resulted in a meeting at the Gimnasio Solé on November 29. Eleven players attended: Walter Wild, Lluís d'Ossó, Bartomeu Terradas, Otto Kunzle, Otto Maier, Enric Ducal, Pere Cabot, Carles Pujol, Josep Llobet, John Parsons and William Parsons. As a result Foot-Ball Club Barcelona was born. Several other Spanish football clubs, most notably Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, also had British founders, and as a result they initially adopted English-style names. Image File history File links Futbol_club_barcelona_-_notas_de_sport. ... Image File history File links Futbol_club_barcelona_-_notas_de_sport. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Joan Gamper (born Winterthur, Switzerland, November 22, 1877, died July 30, 1930, Switzerland) also known as Joan Kamper, Hans Gamper and Hans Kamper) was a football pioneer, player and club president. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Real Madrid redirects here. ... Athletic Club is a Spanish football club from Bilbao in Biscay, Basque Country, Spain. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Legend has it that Gamper was inspired to choose the club colours, blaugrana, by FC Basel's crest. However, the other Swiss teams Gamper played for, his home canton of Zurich, and Merchant Taylors' School in Crosby, England have all been credited with or claimed to be the inspiration.[citation needed] Current season FC Basel (short for Footballclub Basel) is a Swiss football club based in Basel. ... Location within Switzerland   Zürich[?] (German pronunciation IPA: ; usually spelled Zurich in English) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and capital of the canton of Zürich. ... See also Merchant Taylors School, Northwood. ... For other uses, see Crosby. ...


FC Barcelona quickly emerged as one of the leading clubs of both Catalonia and Spain, competing in both the Campeonato de Cataluña and the Copa del Rey. In 1902, the club won its first trophy, the Copa Macaya, and also played in the first Copa del Rey final, losing 2-1 to Club Vizcaya. Football in Catalonia. ... Catalan football champions. ... Copa del Rey won by FC Barcelona in 1978. ... Catalan football champions. ... Copa del Rey won by FC Barcelona in 1978. ... Athletic Club is a Spanish football club from Bilbao in Biscay, Basque Country, Spain. ...


With Gamper's seal (1908-1923)

In 1908 Joan Gamper became club president for the first time. Gamper took over the presidency as the club was on the verge of folding. The club had not won anything since the Campeonato de Cataluña of 1905 and its finances suffered as a result. Gamper was subsequently club president on five separate occasions between 1908 and 1925 and spent 25 years at the helm. One of his main achievements was to help Barça acquire its own stadium. Joan Gamper (born Winterthur, Switzerland, November 22, 1877, died July 30, 1930, Switzerland) also known as Joan Kamper, Hans Gamper and Hans Kamper) was a football pioneer, player and club president. ... Catalan football champions. ...


On March 14, 1909, it moved into the Carrer Indústria, a stadium with a capacity of 8,000. Gamper also launched a campaign to recruit more club members and by 1922 the club had over 10,000. This led to the club moving again, this time to Las Cortes, which inaugurated in the same year. This stadium had an initial capacity of 22,000, later expanded to an impressive 60,000. is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Camp de Les Corts, commonly referred to as Les Corts was a multi-use stadium in Barcelona, Spain. ...


Gamper also recruited Paulino Alcántara, the club's all time top-scorer with 356 goals, and in 1917 appointed Jack Greenwell as manager. This saw the club's fortunes begin to improve on the field. During the Gamper era FC Barcelona won eleven Campeonato de Cataluña, six Copa del Rey and four Coupe de Pyrenées and enjoyed its first "golden age." As well as Alcántara the Barça team under Greenwall also included Sagi-Barba, Ricardo Zamora, Josep Samitier, Félix Sesúmaga and Franz Platko. Paulino Alcántara Riestrá (born October 7, 1896, Iloilo City, Philippines - died February 13, 1964, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) was a former Filipino / Spanish football player and manager who spent most of his playing career at FC Barcelona. ... Jack Greenwell (born County Durham, England) is a former English footballer and manager. ... Copa del Rey won by FC Barcelona in 1978. ... FC Barcelona in Europe is an article about FC Barcelona and their record in European football competitions. ... Emilio Sagi Liñan (born Bolívar Partido, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 15, 1900; died Barcelona, May 25, 1951), was a Spanish/Catalan footballer who played as a left-winger during the 1920s and 1930s. ... Ricardo Zamora Martínez (Barcelona, January 21, 1901 – Barcelona, September 15, 1978) was a Spanish football player nicknamed el Divino. He was a goalkeeper who played 46 times for Spain. ... Josep Samitier Vilalta (b. ... Félix Sesúmaga Ugarte (born October 12th 1898, Lejona, Vizcaya) was a Spanish footballer during the 1910s and the 1920s. ... Franz Platko Kopiletz (born Budapest, Hungary, December 2, 1898, died Santiago, Chile, September 2, 1982), also known as Ferenc Platko or Francisco Platko, was a Hungarian footballer and manager. ...


Rivera, Republic and Civil War (1923-1939)

In the middle of the glorious 1920s, Barça suffered from non-sporting conflicts which were to mark the following decade. On 14 June 1925, the crowd at a game in homage to the Orfeó Català jeered the Royal March, a spontaneous reaction against Primo de Rivera's dictatorship. As a reprisal the ground closed for six months, later reduced to three, and forced Gamper to give up the presidency of the club. The club's founder, after a period of depression brought on by personal and money problems committed suicide on July 30, 1930. is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... (The Royal March) is the national anthem of Spain. ... Primo de Rivera may refer to: Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja, dictator of Spain from September 23 1923 to 1930, or his son, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, the lawyer and son of Miguel Primo de Rivera who founded the extreme right-wing party Falange. ... Forms of government Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A dictatorship is an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by a dictator. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Although they continued to have players of the standing of Josep Escolà, the club now entered a period of decline, in which political conflict overshadowed sport throughout society. Barça faced a crisis on three fronts: financial, social, with the number of members dropping constantly, and sporting, where although the team won the Campionat de Catalunya in 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1936 and 1938, success at Spanish level (with the exception of the 1937 disputed title) evaded them. Josep Escolà Segalés (born August 28, 1914, Barcelona, Catalonia; died in 1998), also referred to as José Escolà, is a former Spanish Catalan footballer who spent most of his career at FC Barcelona. ... Catalan football champions. ... The Mediterranean League, also referred to as the Lliga Mediterranean (Catalan), the Liga Mediterránea (Spanish) or La Liga del Mediterráneo, was a football league played in the Republican area of Spain during the Spanish Civil War. ...


A month after the civil war began, Barça's left-wing president Josep Sunyol was murdered by Francisco Franco's soldiers near to Guadalajara. In the summer of 1937, the squad was on a tour in Mexico and USA in which it was received as an ambassador of the fighting Second Spanish Republic. That travel proved the financial saving of the club and also resulted in half the team seeking exile in Mexico and France. On 16 March 1938, the fascists dropped a bomb on the club's social club and caused big damages. A few months later, Barcelona was under fascist occupation and as a symbol of the 'undisciplined' Catalanism, the club, now down to just 3,486 members, was facing a number of serious problems. This article is about the definition of the specific type of war. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... Josep Suñol i Garriga (July 21, 1898-August 6, 1936), also known as Josep Sunyol, was a Catalan lawyer, journalist, politician and president of FC Barcelona. ... Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde (December 4, 1892 - November 20, 1975), commonly known as Francisco Franco (pronounced ) or Francisco Franco y Bahamonde was leader of Spain from October 1936, as regent of Kingdom of Spain from 1947 until his death in 1975. ... Location Coordinates: Country Spain Autonomous Community Castile-La Mancha Province Guadalajara Tows 5 (Guadalajara, Iriépal, Taracena, Usanos & Valdenoches) Founded 8th century, probably, by moors Government  - Mayor Jesús Alique (PSOE) Area  - Land 236 km² (91. ... Anthem El Himno de Riego Capital Madrid Language(s) Spanish Government Republic President  - 1931–1936 Niceto Alcalá-Zamora  - 1936–1939 Manuel Azaña Legislature Congress of Deputies Historical era Interwar period  - Monarchy abolished April 14, 1931  - Spanish Civil War 1936–1939  - Republic in exile dissolved July 15, 1977 Currency Spanish... is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler Fascism (in Italian, fascismo), capitalized, refers to the right-wing authoritarian political movement which ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini. ... Catalan nationalism, or Catalanism, is a political movement that advocates for the political autonomy of Catalonia or the Catalan Countries, and in some cases, independence from Spain and France. ...


Club de Fútbol Barcelona (1939-1974)

After the Spanish Civil War, the Catalan language and flag were banned and football clubs were prohibited from using non-Spanish names. These measures led to the club having its name forcibly changed to Club de Fútbol Barcelona and the removal of the Catalan flag from the club shield. During the Franco dictatorship one of the few places that Catalan could be spoken freely was within the club's stadium. Not to be confused with the Spanish Civil War of 1820-1823. ... Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia, and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ... For the town in the province of Valencia, see Senyera, Valencia. ... Different flags of territories of the former Crown of Aragon are based upon the Senyera. ... Francism redirects here. ... Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia, and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ...


In 1943, at Les Corts, for the first leg of the semi-finals of the Copa del Generalísimo against Real Madrid, the result was a 3-0 win for Barça. Before the second leg, Barcelona's players had a changing room visit from Franco's director of state security. He 'reminded' them that they were only playing due to the 'generosity of the regime'. Madrid side won that game 11-1.[4] Camp de Les Corts, commonly referred to as Les Corts, was a sports stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... The Copa del Rey is an annual cup competition for Spanish football teams. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ... FC Barcelona, also known as Barça, is a sports club in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain with sections in many different sports. ... // Franco may refer to: Franco is a common surname in Portuguese and Spanish which derives from the word Frank, in reference to the Germanic tribe of the Franks, who invaded the modern-day France during the Migration period[1]. Political figures Francisco Franco, Spanish head of state. ... The Spanish Civil War officially ended on 1 April 1939, the day that dictator Francisco Franco announced the end of hostilities. ...


Despite the difficult political situation, CF Barcelona enjoyed considerable success during the 1940s and 1950s. In 1945, with Josep Samitier as coach and players like César, Ramallets and Velasco, they won La Liga for first time since 1929. They added two more titles in 1948 and 1949. In 1949 they also won the first Copa Latina. Coach Fernando Daucik and Ladislao Kubala, regarded by many as the club's best ever player, inspired the team to five different trophies including La Liga, the Copa del Generalísimo, the Copa Latina, the Copa Eva Duarte and the Copa Martini Rossi in 1952. In 1953 they helped the club win La Liga and the Copa del Generalísimo again. The club also won the Copa del Generalísimo in 1957 and the Fairs Cup in 1958. Josep Samitier Vilalta (b. ... César Rodríguez Álvarez (born June 29, 1920, León, Spain; died 1995), also referred to as César, is a former Spanish Catalan footballer and manager. ... Toni Ramallets Antoni Ramallets Simón, (born 04 June 1924 in Barcelona) was a Catalan/Spanish football (soccer) goalkeeper, who played for CE Europa, San Fernando, RCD Mallorca, Real Valladolid and, most important, FC Barcelona. ... Velasco, full name Juan Zambudio Velasco, (born 1921 in La Alquería, Murcia and dead 21 January of 2004 in Barcelona) was a Spanish football (soccer) goalkeeper, who played for Mollet and FC Barcelona. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ... The Latin Cup was an international football tournament for club sides from France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. ... Fernando Daucik ( born 1910, Czechoslovakia), also known as Ferdinand Daucik, was a professional football player and manager. ... Ladislao Kubala Stecz (born June 10, 1927, Budapest; died May 17, 2002, Barcelona), also referred to as Kubala László or Ladislav Kubala, is a former footballer and manager who played as a forward with various European clubs including Ferencváros TC, Å K Slovan Bratislava, Vasas SC, CF Barcelona and... (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ... Copa del Rey won by FC Barcelona in 1978. ... The Latin Cup was an international football tournament for club sides from France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was a European football competition played between 1955 and 1971. ...


With Helenio Herrera as coach, a young Luis Suárez, the European Footballer of the Year in 1960, and two influential Hungarians recommended by Kubala, Sándor Kocsis and Zoltán Czibor, the team won another national double in 1959 and a La Liga/Fairs Cup double in 1960. In 1961 they became the first club to beat Real Madrid in a European Cup eliminatory, thus ending their monopoly of the competition. To little avail, anyway- they lost 3-2 to Benfica in the final. Helenio Herrera, (born April 17, 1916 in Buenos Aires; died November 9, 1997 in Venice) was a football defender and after ending his playing carrer became one of the most influencial managers in the history of the game. ... Luis Suárez Miramontes (born May 2, 1935, La Coruña, Galicia) is a former Spanish footballer and manager. ... The Ballon dOr trophy, as awarded to Hristo Stoichkov in 1994. ... Sándor Kocsis Peter (born Budapest, Hungary, September 21, 1929; died Barcelona, July 22, 1979), also referred to as Kocsis Sándor, was a Hungarian footballer who played for Ferencváros TC, Budapest Honvéd, Young Fellows Zürich, CF Barcelona and Hungary. ... Zoltán Czibor (23 August 1929 - 1 September 1997) was a Hungarian footballer from the Magic Magyars era. ... Real Madrid redirects here. ... The season 1960-61 of the European Cup football club tournament was won by SL Benfica for the first time in a tight final against FC Barcelona. ...


The 1960s were less successful for the club, with Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid monopolising La Liga. The completion of the Camp Nou, finished in 1957, meant the club had little money to spend on new players. However the decade also saw the emergence of Josep Fusté and Carles Rexach and the club winning the Copa del Generalísimo in 1963 and the Fairs Cup in 1966. Barça restored some pride by beating Real Madrid 1-0 in the 1968 Copa del Generalísimo final at the Bernabéu. The club changed its official name back to Futbol Club Barcelona in 1974.[2] Club Atlético de Madrid (often misspelled Athletico Madrid) is a Spanish football club based in Madrid who play in the Primera División of La Liga. ... The Camp Nou (IPA: , Catalan for new field, often called the Nou Camp in both Spanish and English, sometimes erroneously spelt newcamp in English) is an association football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Josep María Fusté Blanch (born Liñola, Lleida, April 15, 1941), was a Spanish/Catalan footballer and captain of CF Barcelona during the 1960s and early 1970s. ... Carles Rexach Cerdà (born Pedralbes, Barcelona, January 13, 1947 ), also referred to as Charly Rexach or Carlos Rexach, is a Spanish footballer and manager. ... Real Madrid redirects here. ... The Santiago Bernabéu is a football stadium in Madrid, Spain. ...


Cruyff's first pass (1974-1978)

The 1973/74 season saw the arrival, as player, of a new Barça legend – Johan Cruyff. Already an established player with Ajax, Cruyff quickly won over the Barça fans when he told the European press he chose Barça over Real Madrid because he could not play for a club associated with Franco.[5][6] He further endeared himself when he chose a Catalan name, Jordi, for his son. He helped the club win La Liga for the first time since 1960, along the way defeating Real Madrid 5-0 at the Bernabéu. He was also crowned European Footballer of the Year in his first year at the club. Johan Cruijff Johan Cruijff (born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football trainer/coach and former star player. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as Ajax Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax (pronounced /ˈʌɪjaks/), is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... Johan Cruijff Johan Cruijff (born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football trainer/coach and former star player. ... Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde (December 4, 1892 - November 20, 1975), commonly known as Francisco Franco (pronounced ) or Francisco Franco y Bahamonde was leader of Spain from October 1936, as regent of Kingdom of Spain from 1947 until his death in 1975. ... Jordi Cruyff (born February 9, 1974 in Amsterdam), is a professional football player. ... Real Madrid redirects here. ... The Santiago Bernabéu is a football stadium in Madrid, Spain. ... The Ballon dOr trophy, as awarded to Hristo Stoichkov in 1994. ...


The Núñez era (1978-2000)

Josep Lluís Núñez was elected president of FC Barcelona in 1978. His main objectives were to establish Barça as a world-class sports club and to give the club financial stability. Besides, in 1979 and 1982 the club won two of four European Cup Winners' Cups won in the Núñez era. Josep Lluís Núñez Clemente (born on September 7, 1921 at Barakaldo) was president of FC Barcelona between 1978 and 2000. ... The UEFA Cup Winners Cup (also known as the European Cup Winners Cup) was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. ...


In June 1982 Diego Maradona was signed for a world record fee from Boca Juniors. In the following season, under coach César Luis Menotti, Barcelona and Maradona in an unforgettable final won the Copa del Rey, beating Real Madrid. However Diego's time with Barça was short-lived and he soon left for Napoli. At the start of the 1984/85 season, Terry Venables was hired as manager and he won La Liga with stellar displays by German midfielder Bernd Schuster. The next season, he took the team to their second European Cup final, only to lose on penalties to Steaua Bucureşti during a dramatic evening in Seville. Maradona redirects here. ... Boca Juniors redirects here. ... César Luis Menotti, known as El Flaco (the skinny one) (born November 5, 1938 in Rosario) is an Argentine football (soccer) coach and former player. ... Copa del Rey won by FC Barcelona in 1978. ... Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, commonly referred to as simply Napoli or the abbreviation SSC Napoli, is an Italian professional football club based in Naples, Campania that was originally founded in 1904. ... Terence Frederick Terry Venables (born 6 January 1943 in Dagenham, London) is an English football manager and former player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The season 1985-86 of the European Cup football club tournament was won by Steaua BucureÅŸti on penalties in a final against FC Barcelona. ... FC Steaua BucureÅŸti is a Romanian football club based at Ghencea Stadium, Bucharest, Romania. ... For other uses, see Seville (disambiguation). ...


After the 1986 World Cup, English top scorer Gary Lineker was signed along with goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta but the team could not achieve success while Schuster was excluded from the team. Terry Venables was subsequently fired at the beginning of the 1987/88 season and replaced with Luis Aragonés. That season finished with a rebellion of the players against president Núñez known as the Motín del Hesperia and the 1-0 victory at the Copa del Rey final against Real Sociedad. The 1986 Football World Cup was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Gary Lineker Gary Winston[1] Lineker, OBE (born 30 November 1960 in Leicester) is a former English international football striker who scored ten goals in two World Cups for the England national team and is currently a sports broadcaster for the BBC... Andoni Zubizarreta Urreta (born October 23, 1961 in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Araba) is a former Spanish football goalkeeper, and the all-time most capped player for the Spanish national team. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... José Luis Aragonés Suárez (born July 28th, 1938, Hortaleza, Madrid), sometimes referred to as simply Luis, is a former Spanish footballer and national coach, and currently the coach of Fenerbahçe S.K.. Aragonés has spent the majority of his career as a player and coach at... Josep Lluís Núñez Clemente (born on September 7, 1921 at Barakaldo) was president of FC Barcelona between 1978 and 2000. ... Copa del Rey won by FC Barcelona in 1978. ... Real Sociedad is a Spanish football club from the Basque city of San Sebastián/Donostia in Guipúzcoa/Gipuzkoa. ...


In 1988 Johan Cruyff returned to the club as manager and assembled the so-called Dream Team, named after the US basketball team that played at the 1992 Summer Olympics hosted by Barcelona. He introduced players like Josep Guardiola, José Mari Bakero, Txiki Beguiristáin, Jon Andoni Goikoetxea, Gheorghe Hagi, Ronald Koeman, Michael Laudrup, Romário and Hristo Stoichkov. Johan Cruijff Johan Cruijff (born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football trainer/coach and former star player. ... The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Josep Guardiola Sala, pron. ... José María Bakero Escudero (born in Goizueta, Navarre, February 11th 1963) was a Spanish footballer during the 1980s and 1990s. ... Aitor Beguiristáin Mújica (born Olaberria, Guipuzcoa, August 12, 1964), commonly referred to Txiki Beguiristáin, was a Basque footballer during the 1980s and 1990s. ... Ion Andoni Goikoetxea Lasa (b. ... Gheorghe Hagi , (born February 5, 1965 in Săcele, ConstanÅ£a), is a Romanian former football player of Aromanian descent. ... Ronald Koeman (born March 21, 1963 in Zaandam) is a former Dutch football defender and current manager of PSV Eindhoven. ... Michael Laudrup (born June 15, 1964) is a Danish former professional football player. ... Romário de Souza Faria (born January 29, 1966), better known simply as Romário, is a Brazilian legendary football center forward who helped the Brazil national team win the 1994 FIFA World Cup and has been one of the most prolific strikers in the world since the 1990s, having... Hristo Stoichkov alternatively spelt Stoitchkov (Bulgarian: ) (born February 8, 1966, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria) is a football manager and former striker who was a member of the Bulgaria national team that finished fourth at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. ...


Under Cruyff's guidance, Barcelona won four consecutive La Liga titles from 1991 to 1994. They beat Sampdoria in both the 1989 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final and the 1992 European Cup final at Wembley with a legendary free kick goal from Dutch international Ronald Koeman. They also won a Copa del Rey in 1990, the European Super Cup in 1992 and three Supercopa de España. With 11 trophies, Cruijff became the club's most successful manager to date. He also became the club's longest serving manager. However, in his final two seasons, he failed to win any trophies (not to mention the disastrous 4-0 defeat in the UEFA Champions League 1994 final against AC Milan) and fell out with president Núñez, resulting in Cruijff's departure. (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ... Unione Calcio Sampdoria (commonly nicknamed Blucerchiati, blue-ringed) is a football club based in Genoa, Italy. ... The season 1988-89 of the European Cup Winners Cup was won for the third time by FC Barcelona in the final against Italian entrants U.C. Sampdoria. ... The season 1991-92 of the European Cup football club tournament was won for the first time by FC Barcelona after extra time in the final against U.C. Sampdoria. ... For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... Ronald Koeman (born March 21, 1963 in Zaandam) is a former Dutch football defender and current manager of PSV Eindhoven. ... Copa del Rey won by FC Barcelona in 1978. ... The European Super Cup (UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup(formally UEFA Cup Winners Cup) and the Champions League. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... AC Milan is an Italian football club. ... Josep Lluís Núñez Clemente (born on September 7, 1921 at Barakaldo) was president of FC Barcelona between 1978 and 2000. ...


Cruijff was briefly replaced by Bobby Robson who took charge of the club for a single season in 1996/97. He is quoted as saying, "Catalonia is a country and FC Barcelona is their army". He recruited Ronaldo from his previous club, PSV Eindhoven and delivered a cup treble winning the Copa del Rey, UEFA Cup Winners Cup and the Supercopa de España. Despite his success, Robson was only ever seen as a short-term solution while the club waited for Louis van Gaal to become available. Sir Robert William Robson, Kt, CBE (born 18 February 1933), commonly known as Bobby Robson (IPA: ), is a former international football player and former manager of several European clubs and the England national football team. ... Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ... Philips Sport Vereniging (English: Philips Sports Union), widely known either as PSV or PSV Eindhoven, is a sports club from Eindhoven, Netherlands. ... Copa del Rey won by FC Barcelona in 1978. ... The season 1994-95 of the European Cup Winners Cup was won by Paris Saint-Germain in the final against Austrian entrants SK Rapid Wien. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... Aloysius Paulus Maria (Louis) van Gaal (born August 8, 1951 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager currently in charge of AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie. ...


Like Maradona, Ronaldo only stayed a short time and he left for Inter Milan. However, new heroes such as Luís Figo, Giovanni Silva De Oliveira, Luis Enrique Martínez and Rivaldo emerged and the team won a Copa del Rey/La Liga double in 1998. In 1999 the club celebrated its 'centenari' winning the Primera División title and Rivaldo became the fourth Barça player to be awarded European Footballer of the Year. Despite this domestic success, the failure to emulate Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League led to van Gaal and Núñez resigning in 2000. Maradona redirects here. ... Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (born September 22, 1976), is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brazil and the Italian Serie A club AC Milan. ... Football Club Internazionale Milano, commonly referred to as simply Internazionale, Inter or Inter Milan[1], is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy, founded in 1908. ... Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, (born 4 November 1972 in Almada, Portugal) is a professional Portuguese footballer. ... Giovanni Silva de Oliveira (born February 4, 1972), better known as Giovanni, is a football player from Brazil. ... Luis Enrique Martínez García (born May 8, 1970 in Gijon) is a Spanish football player. ... Vítor Borba Ferreira (born April 19, 1972 in Paulista, Pernambuco), commonly known as Rivaldo, is regarded as one of the best Brazilian professional football players of all time, currently playing for AEK Athens in the Super League Greece. ... Copa del Rey won by FC Barcelona in 1978. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ... Liga de Fútbol Profesional The Spanish football league is called La Liga. ... Vítor Borba Ferreira (born April 19, 1972 in Paulista, Pernambuco), commonly known as Rivaldo, is regarded as one of the best Brazilian professional football players of all time, currently playing for AEK Athens in the Super League Greece. ... The Ballon dOr trophy, as awarded to Hristo Stoichkov in 1994. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Aloysius Paulus Maria (Louis) van Gaal (born August 8, 1951 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager currently in charge of AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie. ... Josep Lluís Núñez Clemente (born on September 7, 1921 at Barakaldo) was president of FC Barcelona between 1978 and 2000. ...


Gaspart's decline period (2000-2003)

The departures of Núñez and Van Gaal were nothing compared to that of Luís Figo. As well as club vice-captain, Figo had become a cult hero and was considered by Catalans to be one of their own. So the Barça fans were distraught by Figo’s decision to join arch-rivals Real Madrid and during subsequent visits to the Camp Nou Figo was given an extremely hostile reception, including one occasion when a piglet's head was thrown at him from the crowd. The next three years saw the club in decline and managers came and went, including a short second spell by Louis van Gaal. President Gaspart did not inspire confidence off the field either and in 2003 he and Van Gaal resigned. Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, (born 4 November 1972 in Almada, Portugal) is a professional Portuguese footballer. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ... The Camp Nou (IPA: , Catalan for new field, often called the Nou Camp in both Spanish and English, sometimes erroneously spelt newcamp in English) is an association football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Joan Gaspart (October 11, 1944) is a Catalan businessman and a former FC Barcelona president between July 2000 and February 2003. ...


The Laporta era (2003-present)

Joan Laporta
Joan Laporta
Barcelona and Arsenal players line up before the Champions League Final kick off in 2006
Barcelona and Arsenal players line up before the Champions League Final kick off in 2006
Victorious Barca players collect their winners medals after beating Arsenal in the 2006 Champions League Final
Victorious Barca players collect their winners medals after beating Arsenal in the 2006 Champions League Final

After the disappointment of the Gaspart era, the combination of a new young president Joan Laporta and a young new manager, former Dutch and AC Milan star Frank Rijkaard, saw the club bounce back. On the field, an influx international players, including Ronaldinho, Deco, Samuel Eto'o, Rafael Márquez, Lionel Messi, combined with a nucleus of home grown and Spanish players such as Carles Puyol, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi and Víctor Valdés led to the club's return to success. Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... The 2006 UEFA Champions League Final took place at the Stade de France in Paris on 17 May, 2006. ... Joan Laporta i Estruch (born June 29, 1962 in Barcelona, Spain) is the president of Futbol Club Barcelona since 2003. ... AC Milan is an Italian football club. ... Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard (born September 30, 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ... For other persons named Ronaldinho, see Ronaldinho (disambiguation). ... Anderson Luis de Souza, OIH (born August 27, 1977 in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil) is a professional Portuguese Brazilian footballer widely known as Deco [Portuguese]. He plays internationally for Portugal and for FC Barcelona at club level. ... Samuel Etoo Fils (born March 10, 1981 in Douala) is a Cameroonian football striker who currently plays for F.C. Barcelona. ... This article is about mexican footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona. ... Lionel Andrés Messi (born June 24, 1987 in Rosario) is an Argentine professional footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona in the Spanish Primera División. ... Carles Puyol i Saforcada (born in April 13, 1978 in La Pobla de Segur, Lérida, Catalonia, Spain) is a Catalan footballer who is the current team captain of FC Barcelona. ... Andrés Iniesta Luján (born May 11, 1984 in Fuentealbilla, Albacete) is a Spanish midfielder currently playing for Barcelona. ... Xavier Hernández Creus (born January 25, 1980, Terrassa, Catalonia, Spain), commonly known as Xavi is a Spanish footballer who plays in central midfield for Barcelona. ... Víctor Valdés Arribas (born January 14, 1982 in LHospitalet de Llobregat, Catalonia), grown in Gavà, is a Spanish football goalkeeper, who currently plays for FC Barcelona of the Spanish La Liga. ...


In the 2004/05 season, Barça were crowned champions of La Liga, and stars Ronaldinho and Eto'o were voted first and third in the FIFA World Player of the Year awards. Barça also won the Supercopa de España, with a victory over Real Betis. In the UEFA Champions League 2004-05 Barça were eliminated by Chelsea F.C. 5-4 on aggregate. The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... Real Betis Balompié is a Spanish football club in Seville founded in 1907. ... The 2004-05 UEFA Champions League was the 50th season of UEFAs premier European club football tournament, and the 13th since it was rebranded as the UEFA Champions League in 1992. ... Current season Chelsea Football Club, IPA: , (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are a professional English football club based in west London. ...


The 2005-06 season has been the pinnacle of the Laporta reign so far. In November 2005 Barça beat Real Madrid 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in a match where Ronaldinho was so impressive that after his second, and Barça's third goal the Real Madrid fans felt compelled to applaud him. This match also gave Frank Rijkaard his second victory at the Bernabeu, making him the first Barça manager to win there twice. Barcelona went on to win the championship of La Liga with ease, as well as the Supercopa de España with a victory over city rivals Espanyol. The Santiago Bernabéu is a football stadium in Madrid, Spain. ... For other persons named Ronaldinho, see Ronaldinho (disambiguation). ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (Catalan: Reial Club Esportiu Espanyol, Spanish: Real Club Deportivo Espanyol, English: Royal Spanish Sports Club) is a football club based in Barcelona, Spain. ...


In the UEFA Champions League that season, Barça beat Arsenal F.C. to win the final on May 17, 2006. Trailing 1-0 to the English side, with less than 15 minutes left and inspired by substitute Henrik Larsson, they came back to win 2-1,though with an extra man, for the club's first UEFA Champions League victory in 14 years. This victory sparked scenes of jubilation from Barcelona fans with ecstatic culers celebrating in the obvious scene of La Rambla and members of Barça fan clubs celebrating in the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid and all over the world. [7] UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Swedish footballer. ... For other uses, see La Rambla (disambiguation). ... Statue of Cybele in a chariot drawn by lions, in the Plaza de Cíbeles, Madrid The Plaza de Cibeles is an attractive square featuring a beautiful sculpture and fountains that have been adopted as a symbol for the city of Madrid, Spain. ...


Despite being the favorites and starting strongly, Barcelona finished the 2006-07 season trophyless. A pre-season US tour was later blamed for a string of injuries to key players, including leading scorer Eto'o and rising star Messi. There was open feuding as Eto'o publicly criticized coach Frank Rijkaard and Ronaldinho. Ronaldinho also admitted that lack of fitness affected his form.[3] Barça advanced to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, winning the first leg 5-2, but then surprisingly losing the second leg 4-0 to lowly Getafe to go out 6-5 on aggregate. They took part in the FIFA Club World Cup 2006, making it to the final, only to be beaten by a late goal against Internacional. Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard (born September 30, 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ... For other persons named Ronaldinho, see Ronaldinho (disambiguation). ... Copa del Rey won by FC Barcelona in 1978. ... Getafe Club de Fútbol is a Spanish Primera División football club based in Getafe, a city in the metropolitan area of South Madrid, founded in 1946 and refounded in 1983. ... The FIFA Club World Cup (formerly the FIFA Club World Championship) is a football competition contested between the leading clubs from all 6 continental confederations. ... Template:Minidesambiguação {{DadosClubeFutebol image = [[Image:SC internacional. ...


In La Liga, Barça was in first place for much of the season while arch-rivals Real Madrid were six points behind and in fourth. However Barça began playing inconsistently after January, while Madrid's form improved in that same period. On May 12, 2007, Real Madrid took the league lead for the first time all season by defeating Espanyol 4-3, coming back from 1-3 first half deficit. The Sunday after Madrid won their epic battle with Espanyol, Barca dropped points with a 1-1 draw to struggling Real Betis. By virtue of their superior head to head record, Madrid sat at the top of La Liga with both teams having four league games left.[4] On the penultimate day of the season, Barca failed to overcome city-rivals Espanyol in the Catalonia derby, drawing 2-2 thanks in part to a one-game suspension to Ronaldinho. In the final La Liga match, Barca thrashed Gimnastic 5-1, but Madrid came back from a 0-1 deficit to beat Mallorca 3-1 and clinch the title on head-to-head superiority. Highlights of the 2006/07 season for Barcelona have included Lionel Messi's hat-trick vs Real Madrid in the extraordinary 3-3 draw at the Camp Nou and his 'golazo' vs Getafe. In addition to this, Barça managed to stun the rest of La Liga with a 6-0 win over Atlético Madrid, a team who FC Barcelona have found extremely difficult to beat in recent seasons. Barca finished the season with a goal difference of +45 (78 goals in 38 matches and conceded just 33), compared with +25 for Real Madrid and +29 for Sevilla. Barça has improved or equalled its record compared with the last two title winning seasons. The goal difference for 2004-05 season was +44 (73 scored and 29 conceded) and for the 2005-06 season +45 (80 scored and 35 conceded). [5] (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ... RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (Catalan: Reial Club Esportiu Espanyol, Spanish: Real Club Deportivo Espanyol, English: Royal Spanish Sports Club) is a football club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Real Betis Balompié is a Spanish football club in Seville founded in 1907. ... RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (Catalan: Reial Club Esportiu Espanyol, Spanish: Real Club Deportivo Espanyol, English: Royal Spanish Sports Club) is a football club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Lionel Andrés Messi (born June 24, 1987 in Rosario) is an Argentine professional footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona in the Spanish Primera División. ... Location Location of Getafe Coordinates : 40° 18’N , 3°43′0″W Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Getafe (Spanish) Spanish name Getafe Founded 1326 Postal code 28901-28909 Area code 34 (Spain) + 91 (Madrid) Website http://www. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ... Club Atlético de Madrid (often misspelled Athletico Madrid) is a Spanish football club based in Madrid who play in the Primera División of La Liga. ...


Barça was unable to retain the Champions League. Drawn with Werder Bremen and arch-rivals Chelsea, Barca lost 1-0 to Chelsea despite the latter being forced to field their third-string keeper Henrique Hilário, and the Catalans only advanced after beater Bremen 2-0 in the last group game. Then they were knocked out of the competition in the last 16 by eventual runners-up Liverpool F.C., losing 2-1 at Nou Camp after having been up 1-0; they were then held to 1-0 at Anfield and were eliminated on away goals. The UEFA Champions League 2006-07 was the 52nd edition of the European championship football club tournament and 15th edition under the current UEFA Champions League format. ... Werder Bremen is a German football club playing in Bremen, in the northwest German federal state of the same name. ... Henrique Hilário Meireles Alves Sampaio, known simply as Hilário, (born October 21, 1975 in São Pedro da Cova in Portugal) is a Portuguese footballer, who plays as a goalkeeper for English Premier League Chelsea. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... FC Barcelona playing against Real Madrid the 6th of December 2003 The Camp Nou is a football stadium in Barcelona, Spain. ... This article is about the football stadium. ... The away goals rule is a method of breaking ties in football matches contested over two legs in which a winner must be determined. ...


In the 2007-08 season, Barcelona again struggled, and weren't even able to finish in the top two of the Primera División. They progressed well in the UEFA Champions League, eventually losing to Manchester United 1-0 on aggregate in the semi-finals. // After a disappointing 2006/07 season, when FC Barcelona didnt win La Liga after leading for most of the season and were eliminated early on the UEFA Champions League, the Catalan team reinforced the squad with world class players, like Thierry Henry, and don’t want to repeat last... Liga de Fútbol Profesional The Spanish football league is called La Liga. ... The 2007–08 UEFA Champions League is the 16th season of UEFAs premier European club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League, since it was rebranded in 1992, and the 53rd tournament overall. ... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... The 2007–08 UEFA Champions League is the 16th season of UEFAs premier European club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League, since it was rebranded in 1992, and the 53rd tournament overall. ...


Enter Guardiola (2008-present)

A day after a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of arch-rivals Real Madrid, Laporta announced that Barça B coach Josep Guardiola would take over Frank Rijkaard's duties after June 30. With the new coach Barcelona started the long expected clear out and rebirth of the team. Players such as Thuram, Zambrotta, Deco and Giovani dos Santos left the squad, with teammates Ronaldinho and Eto'o expected to leave, too. Barcelona have thus far bought Daniel Alves (Sevilla FC), Gerard Piqué (Manchester United), Martín Cáceres (Villarreal) and Seydou Keita (Sevilla FC) in preparation for the 2008-09 season. Joan Laporta i Estruch (born June 29, 1962 in Barcelona, Spain) is the president of Futbol Club Barcelona since 2003. ... Josep Guardiola Sala, pron. ... Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard (born September 30, 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Lilian Thuram (born Ruddy Lilian Thuram-Ulien, January 1, 1972 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France) is a French professional football defender, the most capped player in the history of the France national team. ... Gianluca Zambrotta, Cavaliere OMRI[1] (born February 19, 1977 in Como) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer. ... Anderson Luis de Souza, OIH (born August 27, 1977 in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil) is a professional Portuguese Brazilian footballer widely known as Deco [Portuguese]. He plays internationally for Portugal and for FC Barcelona at club level. ... Giovani Alex dos Santos Ramírez[2] (born 11 May 1989 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico) is a Mexican attacking midfielder or forward, who plays for Barcelona and the Mexican national team. ... Daniel Alves da Silva (born May 6, 1983 in Juazeiro), known as Daniel Alves, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as an attacking right back or right midfield for FC Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga. ... Sevilla Fútbol Club is a Spanish professional football club that plays in the top-flight Spanish La Liga championship. ... Gerard Piqué Bernabeu (born 2 February 1987 in Barcelona) is a Spanish football player currently playing for Spanish football club FC Barcelona. ... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... José Martín Cáceres (born March 17, 1987 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan football player who is currently playing for F.C. Barcelona. ... Vila-real (also known as Villarreal) a town in eastern Spain, in the province of Castellón, in the Autonomous region of Valencia. ... Seydou Keita (1921–November 22, 2001) was a self-taught portrait photographer from Bamako, Mali. ... Sevilla Fútbol Club is a Spanish professional football club that plays in the top-flight Spanish La Liga championship. ...


Rivalries

El Clásico

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There is often a fierce rivalry between the two strongest teams in a national league, and this is particularly the case in La Liga, where the game between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF is known as El Clásico. From the start the clubs were seen as representatives of two rival countries in Spain, Catalonia and Castile, as well as of the two cities themselves. The rivalry projects what many regard as the political and cultural tensions felt between Catalans and the Castilians. El clásico (English: ) is the name given to football matches between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ... Real Madrid is a Spanish sports club best known for its football team which is ranked as The 20th Centurys Best Club by FIFA. They play their home games at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid. ... El clásico (English: ) is the name given to football matches between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. ... This article is about the Spanish Autonomous Community. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Capital Barcelona Official languages Spanish and Catalan In Val dAran, also Aranese. ... A former kingdom of Spain, Castile comprises the two regions of Old Castile in north-western Spain, and New Castile in the centre of the country. ...


During the dictatorships of Primo de Rivera and (especially) of Francisco Franco (1939 - 1975), all regional identities were openly suppressed (e.g., the peripheral languages were officially banned). So FC Barcelona, symbolising the Catalan people's desire for freedom, became more than a club (més que un club) for them and one of their greatest ambassadors. On the contrary, Real Madrid was widely seen as the embodiment of the sovereign oppressive centralism and the fascist regime.[8] However, during the Spanish Civil War itself, members of both clubs like Josep Sunyol and Rafael Sánchez Guerra suffered at the hands of Franco supporters. That Franco's regime subsequently intervened to ensure success for Real Madrid is widely alleged and believed, although denied by many Real Madrid supporters. Primo de Rivera may refer to: Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja, dictator of Spain from September 23 1923 to 1930, or his son, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, the lawyer and son of Miguel Primo de Rivera who founded the extreme right-wing party Falange. ... Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde (December 4, 1892 - November 20, 1975), commonly known as Francisco Franco (pronounced ) or Francisco Franco y Bahamonde was leader of Spain from October 1936, as regent of Kingdom of Spain from 1947 until his death in 1975. ... Catalan can refer to: Catalan people Catalan language An inhabitant of Catalonia A Catalan speaker, whether or not from Catalonia proper (see Catalan Countries). ... Look up freedom in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... ‘Més que un club’ (more than a club) is the motto of FC Barcelona, a football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ... Centralization is the process by which the activities of an organization, particularly those regarding decision-making, become concentrated within a particular location and/or group. ... Not to be confused with the Spanish Civil War of 1820-1823. ... Josep Suñol i Garriga (July 21, 1898-August 6, 1936), also known as Josep Sunyol, was a Catalan lawyer, journalist, politician and president of FC Barcelona. ... Rafael Sánchez Guerra was chairman of Real Madrid from 1935 to 1939. ...


During the 1950s the rivalry was exacerbated significantly when the clubs disputed the signing of Alfredo Di Stéfano, who finally played for Real Madrid and was key in the subsequent success achieved by the club. The 1960s saw the rivalry reach the European stage when they met twice at the knock-out stages of the European Cup. Alfredo Di Stéfano (born July 4, 1926 in Barracas, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine-born former footballer and coach. ... Alfredo Di Stéfano (born July 4, 1926 in Barracas, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine-born former footballer and coach. ... Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is a Spanish sports club most widely known for its professional football team based in Madrid. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ...


As nowadays FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are the two biggest and most successful clubs in the league, the rivalry is renewed on an almost annual basis with both teams often challenging each other for the league championship. The latest Clásico was played in the Santiago Bernabéu and ended with a 4-1 win for Real Madrid. (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ... Santiago Bernabéu Yeste was born June 8, 1895 in Almansa, province of Albacete, Spain and died June 2, 1978 in Madrid. ...


El derbi barceloní

Camp Nou on matchday
Camp Nou on matchday

Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol was founded exclusively by Spanish fans of the game, on the contrary to the multinational nature of FC Barcelona's original board. The club's traditional home was in the wealthy district of Sarrià. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 277 KB) Summary Camp Nou, Source. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 277 KB) Summary Camp Nou, Source. ... RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (Catalan: ) is a Spanish sports club based in Barcelona. ...


Traditionally, especially during th Francoist period, Espanyol were seen for most of the Barcelonans as a club who cultivated a kind of compliance to the central authority unlike FC Barcelona. Despite this background the derbi has always been much more relevant to Espanyol supporters than Barcelona ones due to the difference in objectives. Generalísimo Francisco Franco, caudillo de España por la gracia de Dios Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde Salgado Pardo de Andrade (December 4, 1892 - November 20, 1975), abbreviated Francisco Franco Bahamonde and sometimes known as Generalísimo Francisco Franco, was dictator of Spain from 1939 until... RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (Catalan: Reial Club Esportiu Espanyol, Spanish: Real Club Deportivo Espanyol, English: Royal Spanish Sports Club) is a football club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (Catalan: Reial Club Esportiu Espanyol, Spanish: Real Club Deportivo Espanyol, English: Royal Spanish Sports Club) is a football club based in Barcelona, Spain. ...


Although it is the most played local derby in the history of La Liga it is also the least balanced of them all, with Barcelona being overwhelmingly dominating. In the league table Espanyol have only managed to end above FC Barcelona on three occasions in almost seventy years and even the only all-Catalan Copa del Rey Final in 1957 was won by FC Barcelona. Espanyol only has the consolation of win by the largest margin in 1951. (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ... RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (Catalan: Reial Club Esportiu Espanyol, Spanish: Real Club Deportivo Espanyol, English: Royal Spanish Sports Club) is a football club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... The Child Online Protection Act (COPA) is a law in the United States of America, passed in 1998 with the declared purpose of protecting children from harmful sexual material on the internet. ... RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (Catalan: Reial Club Esportiu Espanyol, Spanish: Real Club Deportivo Espanyol, English: Royal Spanish Sports Club) is a football club based in Barcelona, Spain. ...


Sponsorship

FC Barcelona attitude to shirt sponsorship is unique. Selectively without a commercial message on its shirts, on 14 July 2006 the club announced a five year agreement with UNICEF, which includes having the UNICEF logo on their shirts. The agreement will see FC Barcelona donating US$1.9 million per year to UNICEF (0.7 per cent of its ordinary income) to the FC Barcelona Foundation, and rejecting significant money offers to be the first shirt sponsor of the football team. is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... UNICEF Logo Org type: Fund Acronyms: UNICEF Head: Ann Veneman Status: Active Established: 1946 Website: http://www. ...


The club has done this in order to set up international cooperation programmes for development, supports the UN Millennium Development Goals and has made a commitment to UNICEF’s humanitarian aid programs through the donation of one and a half million euro for the next five years.


Companies that FC Barcelona currently has sponsorship deals with include [9]:

  • Nike - Official sponsors
  • Coca-Cola - Official sponsors
  • TV3 - Official sponsors
  • Audi - Official sponsors
  • Estrella Damm - Official sponsors
  • La Caixa - Official sponsors
  • bwin - Official Betting Partner
  • Acer - Official provider
  • MediaPro - Official provider
  • NH Hoteles - Official provider
  • Vueling - Official provider
  • Babybel - Official provider

Nike, Inc. ... The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... TV3 is the name of Catalonias first public television channel. ... Audi AG, more commonly known as Audi, is a premium German automobile manufacturer and one of the worlds leading performance-luxury marques, with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. ... Estrella Damm is the best considered lager Beer in Spain. ... La Caixa is the common name for the Caixa dEstalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, a pension and savings bank in Spain. ... bwin Interactive Entertainment AG (WBAG: BWIN), formerly Betandwin. ... Vueling Airbus A320 Vueling Airlines is a low-fare airline based in Barcelona, Spain. ... Babybel cheese The Babybel, or Mini Babybel is a snack cheese. ...

Kit manufacturers

Date Manufacturer
1982-1992 Meyba
1992-1998 Kappa
1998- Nike

Kappa is an Italian clothing company that started as a sock and underwear manufacturer in 1916 in Turin. ... Nike, Inc. ...

Shirt sponsors

Date Sponsor
2006- Unicef

UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ...

Honours

Barcelona fans celebrating the team's victory in the UEFA Champions League 2005-06
Barcelona fans celebrating the team's victory in the UEFA Champions League 2005-06
Main article: FC Barcelona trophies
Main article: FC Barcelona statistics and records

The UEFA Champions League 2005-06 was the 51st edition of the European UEFA Champions League football club tournament. ... FC Barcelona in Europe is an article about FC Barcelona and their record in European football competitions. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with FC Barcelona. ...

Domestic competitions

La Liga (Professional Football League), commonly known as the Primera División or simply La Liga or Liga BBVA[1], is the top professional football league in Spain. ...

  • Winners (18): 1929, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1959, 1960, 1974, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006
  • Runners-up (22): 1930, 1946, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2007

Copa del Rey (record) La Liga 1929 season started February 10, 1929 and finished June 23, 1929. ... La Liga 1951-52 season, the twenty-first since its establishment, started on 1951 and finished on 1952. ... The 1973/1974 La Liga season saw 18 teams participate in the top flight Spanish league. ... The 1984/1985 La Liga season saw 18 teams participate in the top flight Spanish league. ... The 1990/1991 La Liga season saw 20 teams participate in the top flight Spanish league. ... La Liga 1991/1992 season started August 31, 1991 and finished June 7, 1992. ... La Liga 1992/1993 season started September 5, 1992 and finished June 20, 1993. ... La Liga 1993/1994 season started September 4, 1993 and finished May 15, 1994. ... La Liga 1997/1998 season started August 30, 1997 and finished May 16, 1998. ... La Liga 1998/1999 season started August 29, 1998 and finished June 20, 1999. ... La Liga 2004/2005 season started August 28, 2004 and finished May 29, 2005. ... La Liga 2005/2006 season started August 27, 2005 and finished May 20, 2006. ... La Liga 1929/1930 season started December 1, 1929 and finished March 30, 1930. ... The 40th League Championship of Spain saw Valencia CF claim its first Liga title since 1947, and its fourth overall. ... The 1972/1973 La Liga season saw 18 teams participate in the top flight Spanish league. ... The 1975/1976 La Liga season saw 18 teams participate in the top flight Spanish league. ... The 1976/1977 La Liga season saw 18 teams participate in the top flight Spanish league. ... The 1977/1978 La Liga season saw 18 teams participate in the top flight Spanish league. ... The 1981/1982 La Liga season saw 18 teams participate in the top flight Spanish league. ... The 1985/1986 La Liga season saw 18 teams participate in the top flight Spanish league. ... The 1986/1987 La Liga season saw 18 teams participate in the top flight Spanish league. ... The 1988/1989 La Liga season saw 20 teams participate in the top flight Spanish league it was won by Real Madrid with FC Barcelona finishing runners up. ... La Liga 1996/1997 season started August 31, 1996 and finished June 23, 1997. ... La Liga 1999/2000 season started August 21, 1999 and finished May 20, 2000. ... La Liga 2003/2004 season started August 30, 2003 and finished May 23, 2004. ... The La Liga 2006/2007 season started August 27, 2006 and finished June 17, 2007. ... Copa del Rey won by FC Barcelona in 1978. ...

  • Winners (24): 1910, 1912, 1913, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1942, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1959, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1990, 1997, 1998
  • Runners-up (9): 1902, 1919, 1932, 1936, 1954, 1974, 1984, 1986, 1996

Supercopa de España The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ...

Copa de la Liga (record) The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Supercopa de España is a Spanish football championship contested by the winners of the La Liga and the Copa del Rey. ... The Copa de la Liga (League Cup) was a Spanish football cup created in 1982. ...

The Copa de la Liga (League Cup) was a Spanish football cup created in 1982. ... The Copa de la Liga (League Cup) was a Spanish football cup created in 1982. ...

International competitions

UEFA Champions League UEFA Champions League, which replaced the European Champions Cup, is a seasonal club football competition organised by UEFA since 1992 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ...

  • Winners (2): 1992, 2006
  • Runners-up (3): 1961, 1986, 1994

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (record) The season 1991-92 of the European Cup football club tournament was won for the first time by FC Barcelona after extra time in the final against U.C. Sampdoria. ... The UEFA Champions League 2005-06 was the 51st edition of the European UEFA Champions League football club tournament. ... The season 1960-61 of the European Cup football club tournament was won by SL Benfica for the first time in a tight final against FC Barcelona. ... The season 1985-86 of the European Cup football club tournament was won by Steaua BucureÅŸti on penalties in a final against FC Barcelona. ... The 1993-94 season of the UEFA Champions League football club tournament was won for the fifth time by A.C. Milan in a heavy final victory against FC Barcelona. ... The UEFA Cup Winners Cup (also known as the European Cup Winners Cup) was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. ...

  • Winners (4): 1979, 1982, 1989, 1997
  • Runners-up (2): 1969, 1991

European Super Cup The season 1978-79 of the European Cup Winners Cup was won by FC Barcelona in an exciting final against Fortuna Düsseldorf. ... The season 1980-81 of the European Cup Winners Cup was won by FC Barcelona in the final against Standard Liège at the Nou Camp. ... The season 1988-89 of the European Cup Winners Cup was won for the third time by FC Barcelona in the final against Italian entrants U.C. Sampdoria. ... The season 1996-97 of the European Cup Winners Cup was won by FC Barcelona after beating holders Paris Saint-Germain in the final. ... The season 1968-69 of the Cup Winners Cup football club tournament was won by ŠK Slovan Bratislava in a final victory against FC Barcelona, the first time a side from the Eastern Bloc won the title. ... The season 1990-91 of the European Cup Winners Cup was won in true style by Manchester United. ... The European Super Cup (UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup(formally UEFA Cup Winners Cup) and the Champions League. ...

  • Winners (2): 1992, 1997
  • Runners-up (4): 1979, 1982, 1989, 2006

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (record) The 1997 UEFA Super Cup was played on 8 January 1998 and 11 March 1997 between Borussia Dortmund of Germany, winner of 1996-97 UEFA Champions League and Barcelona of Spain, winner of the 1996-97 UEFA Cup Winners Cup. ... The 1982 Uefa Super Cup was contested between the European Cup holders Aston Villa F.C. and the Cup Winners Cup holders Barcelona. ... The 2006 UEFA Super Cup was played on the August 25, 2006 between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC. Sevilla won the match 3-0. ... The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was a European football competition played between 1955 and 1971. ...

  • Winners (3): 1958, 1960, 1966
  • Runners-up (1): 1962

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Trophy Play-Off The first Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (the pre-cursor to the UEFA Cup) took place over three seasons from 1955 to 1958. ... The second Inter-Cities Fairs Cup took place between 1958 and 1960 and was won by FC Barcelona for the second consecutive time in a two-legged final against Birmingham City. ... The eighth Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was played over the 1965-66 season. ... The third Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was played over the 1961-62 season. ... The last Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was contested in the 1970-71 season before it was replaced by the UEFA Cup, and a new trophy. ...

  • Winners (1): 1971

Latin Cup (record) The last Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was contested in the 1970-71 season before it was replaced by the UEFA Cup, and a new trophy. ... The Latin Cup was an international football tournament for club sides from France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. ...

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Recent seasons

See also: FC Barcelona seasons
Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Other Competitions Manager
1998–99 D1 1 38 24 7 7 87 43 79 quarter-Final UCL group stage SSC Louis van Gaal
1999–00 D1 2 38 19 7 12 70 46 64 semi-final UCL semi-final SSC Louis van Gaal
2000–01 D1 4 38 17 12 9 80 57 63 semi-final UC1 semi-final Llorenç Serra Ferrer
2001–02 D1 4 38 18 10 10 65 37 64 1st round UCL semi-final Carles Rexach
2002–03 D1 6 38 15 11 12 63 47 56 1st round UCL quarter-final Rexach, v. Gaal & R. Antić
2003–04 D1 2 38 21 9 8 63 39 72 quarter-final UC 4th round Frank Rijkaard
2004–05 D1 1 38 25 9 4 73 29 84 2nd round UCL last 16 Frank Rijkaard
2005–06 D1 1 38 25 7 6 80 35 82 quarter-final UCL winner SSC Frank Rijkaard
2006–07 D1 2 38 22 10 6 78 33 76 semi-final UCL last 16 SSC ESC CWC Frank Rijkaard
2007–08 D1 3 38 19 10 9 76 43 67 semi-final UCL semi-final Frank Rijkaard
2008–09 D1 UCL Josep Guardiola

Last updated: 20 May 2008
1 FC Barcelona started 2000-01 season in UCL but joined UC after group stage.
Div. = Division;D1 = First Division; Pos. = Position; Pl = Match played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lost; GS = Goal Scored; GA = Goal Against; P = Points
UCL = UEFA Champions League; UCWC = UEFA Cup Winners' Cup; UC = UEFA Cup; ESC = UEFA Super Cup; SSC = Supercopa de España; CWC = FIFA Club World Cup; Cup = Copa del Rey
Colors: Gold = winner; Silver = runner-up; Cyan = ongoing
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Players

As of 2 July 2008.[12][13][14]

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Current squad

No. Position Player
1 Flag of Spain GK Víctor Valdés
3 Flag of Argentina DF Gabriel Milito
4 Flag of Mexico DF Rafael Márquez
5 Flag of Spain DF Carles Puyol (captain)
6 Flag of Spain MF Xavi Hernández (Vice-captain)
7 Flag of Iceland FW Eiður Guðjohnsen
8 Flag of Spain MF Andrés Iniesta
9 Flag of Cameroon FW Samuel Eto'o
10 Flag of Brazil MF Ronaldinho
13 Flag of Spain GK José Manuel Pinto
14 Flag of France FW Thierry Henry
No. Position Player
16 Flag of Brazil DF Sylvinho
19 Flag of Argentina FW Lionel Messi
22 Flag of France DF Éric Abidal
23 Flag of Spain DF Oleguer Presas
24 Flag of Côte d'Ivoire MF Touré Yaya
25 Flag of Spain GK Albert Jorquera
27 Flag of Spain FW Bojan Krkić
–– Flag of Brazil DF Daniel Alves
–– Flag of Uruguay DF Martín Cáceres
–– Flag of Mali MF Seydou Keita
–– Flag of Spain DF Gerard Piqué

For transfers since the end of the 2007–08 season, see FC Barcelona season 2008-09. Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... Víctor Valdés Arribas (born January 14, 1982 in LHospitalet de Llobregat, Catalonia), grown in Gavà, is a Spanish football goalkeeper, who currently plays for FC Barcelona of the Spanish La Liga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Gabriel Alejandro Milito (born 7 September 1980, Bernal, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine professional football defender, currently playing for Spanish La Liga club FC Barcelona. ... 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José Manuel Pinto Colorado, more commonly known as Pinto (born 8 November 1975 in Cadiz) is a Spanish football (soccer) goalkeeper, currently with Celta de Vigo. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about association football players. ... Thierry Daniel Henry (pronounced , born 17 August 1977) is a French football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Sylvinho (full name Sylvio Mendes Campos Junior, sometimes alternatively spelt as Silvinho, born April 12, 1974 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian football player, who currently plays for FC Barcelona of the Spanish La Liga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... This article is about association football players. ... 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Gnegneri Yaya Touré also spelled Yahya Touré or Touré Yaya (Arabic pronunciation: Yaheeyaa Tooray, Tooray Yaheeyaa) (born 13 May 1983 in Bouake, Ivory Coast), is an Ivorian footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... Albert Jorquera Fortià (born March 3, 1979 in Bescanó, Girona, Catalonia) is a football player who plays goalkeeper for FC Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... This article is about association football players. ... Bojan Krkić Pérez (Serbian Cyrillic: ; pronounced ) or simply Bojan (born August 28, 1990 in Linyola, Lleida, Catalonia), is a Spanish footballer who plays for FC Barcelona. ... 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Personnel

Current Technical Staff (Football/Soccer)

Head Coach Josep Guardiola
Assistant Coach Tito Vilanova
Goalkeeping Coach Juan Carlos Unzué
Physical fitness coach Lorenzo Buenaventura
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain
Academy Director José Ramón Alexanko
Head Coach Reserve Team Luis Enrique Martínez García
Marc Ingla, Vice-President (Sports Area).
Marc Ingla, Vice-President (Sports Area).

Josep Guardiola Sala, pron. ... Juan Carlos Unzué Labiana (born April 22, 1967 in Pamplona, Navarre, Spain), nicknamed Unzué, is a Navarre football goalkeeper, who is a former player of FC Sevilla of the Spanish La Liga. ... José Ramón Alexanko Ventosá (born May 5, 1956 Barakaldo, Vizcaya, Spain), also referred to as Alesanco or Alexanco, is a former Spanish footballer and manager. ... Luis Enrique, fullname Luis Enrique Martínez García (born May 8, 1970 in Gijon) is a former Spanish footballer. ...

Current Board of Directors

President Joan Laporta
First Vice-President (Institutional Area) Albert Vicens
Vice-President (Sports Area) Marc Ingla
Vice-President (Finance Area) Ferran Soriano
Vice-President (Social Area) and Spokesman Alfons Godall
Vice-President (Marketing Area and Sections Area - Handball) Jaume Ferrer
Secretary Xavier Cambra
Treasurer and Social Area (Supporters' Clubs) Joan Boix

Joan Laporta i Estruch (born June 29, 1962 in Barcelona, Spain) is the president of Futbol Club Barcelona since 2003. ...

Former personnel

Selected former presidents

see also Cat:FC Barcelona presidents

Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Walter Wild was an English football player who played for FC Barcelona in Spain, where he was also the clubs first president from 1899 to 1901. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Arthur Witty Cotton ( born Barcelona, Spain), also known as Don Arturo, was an Anglo/Spanish footballer, club president and businessman. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Joan Gamper (born Winterthur, Switzerland, November 22, 1877, died July 30, 1930, Switzerland) also known as Joan Kamper, Hans Gamper and Hans Kamper) was a football pioneer, player and club president. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Josep Suñol i Garriga (July 21, 1898-August 6, 1936), also known as Josep Sunyol, was a Catalan lawyer, journalist, politician and president of FC Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Enrique Piñeyro Queralt, also referred to as Enric Piñeyro or the Marqués de la Mesa de Asta, was a Spanish aristocrat and president of FC Barcelona between 1940 and 1943. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Josep Lluís Núñez Clemente (born on September 7, 1921 at Barakaldo) was president of FC Barcelona between 1978 and 2000. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Joan Gaspart (October 11, 1944) is a Catalan businessman and a former FC Barcelona president between July 2000 and February 2003. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Joan Laporta i Estruch (born June 29, 1962 in Barcelona, Spain) is the president of Futbol Club Barcelona since 2003. ...

Selected former managers

see also Cat:FC Barcelona managers

Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Jack Greenwell (born County Durham, England) is a former English footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Ralph Kirby is a former English football manager who coached both CE Europa and FC Barcelona during the 1920s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Romà Forns is a former Spanish/Catalan footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Franz Platko Kopiletz (born Budapest, Hungary, December 2, 1898, died Santiago, Chile, September 2, 1982), also known as Ferenc Platko or Francisco Platko, was a Hungarian footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Patrick O’Connell (born Dublin, Ireland, March/April 1887; died St Pancras, London, England, January 1959) was an Irish footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Joan Josep Nogués Portalatín (born March 28, 1909, Borja, Zaragoza), also referred to as Juan José Nogués, is a former Spanish Catalan footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Josep Samitier Vilalta (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Enrique Fernández Viola, (born June 10, 1912, Montevideo, Uruguay), commonly referred to as Enrique Fernández, is a former Uruguayan footballer and manager who played for Nacional, FC Barcelona, Uruguay and the Catalan XI. As a manager he won two Uruguayan championships with Nacional and La Liga titles with... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ... Fernando Daucik ( born 1910, Czechoslovakia), also known as Ferdinand Daucik, was a professional football player and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Sandro Puppo (born 28 January 1918 in Piacenza; died 16 October 1986) was an Italian football (soccer) player and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Domènec Balmanya Perera (born Girona, December 29, 1914; died Barcelona, February 14, 2001), also referred to as Domingo Balmanya, is a former Spanish Catalan footballer and manager who spent most of his playing career at FC Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Helenio Herrera, (born April 17, 1916 in Buenos Aires; died November 9, 1997 in Venice) was a football defender and after ending his playing carrer became one of the most influencial managers in the history of the game. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Ladislao Kubala Stecz (born June 10, 1927, Budapest; died May 17, 2002, Barcelona), also referred to as Kubala László or Ladislav Kubala, is a former footballer and manager who played as a forward with various European clubs including Ferencváros TC, ŠK Slovan Bratislava, Vasas SC, CF Barcelona and... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Josep Gonzalvo Falcón (born January 16, 1920, Mollet del Vallès, Catalonia; died 1978), also referred to as José Gonzalvo or Gonzalvo II, is a former Spanish Catalan footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... César Rodríguez Álvarez (born June 29, 1920, León, Spain; died 1995), also referred to as César, is a former Spanish Catalan footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Victor Frederick Buckingham (born October 23, 1915 in Greenwich - died January 26, 1995) was an English association footballer whose approach, as a manager, was a precursor of the Total Football philosophy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Marinus (Rinus) Jacobus Hendricus Michels (February 9, 1928 – March 3, 2005) was a Dutch football player and coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Hennes Weisweiler (* 5/12/1919, Cologne, Germany - † 5/7/1983, Zürich, Switzerland) was a German football (soccer) player and coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Udo Lattek - early 1970s Udo Lattek (Born January 16, 1935 in Bosemb, East Prussia, Germany, now Poland, Masuria region) was a football (soccer) player and coach, and is now a now television sports commentator. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... César Luis Menotti, known as El Flaco (the skinny one) (born November 5, 1938 in Rosario) is an Argentine football (soccer) coach and former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Terence Frederick Terry Venables (born 6 January 1943 in Dagenham, London) is an English football manager and former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... José Luis Aragonés Suárez (born July 28th, 1938, Hortaleza, Madrid), sometimes referred to as simply Luis, is a former Spanish footballer and national coach, and currently the coach of Fenerbahçe S.K.. Aragonés has spent the majority of his career as a player and coach at... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Johan Cruijff Johan Cruijff (born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football trainer/coach and former star player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Sir Robert William Robson Sir Robert William Robson, known as Bobby Robson (born February 18, 1933) is a football manager and former football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Aloysius Paulus Maria (Louis) van Gaal (born August 8, 1951 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager currently in charge of AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Lorenzo Serra Ferrer (born March 4, 1953) is a Spanish football manager currently employed by AEK Athens FC. He was born in Mallorca and also played in the lower leagues with the club. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Carles Rexach Cerdà (born Pedralbes, Barcelona, January 13, 1947 ), also referred to as Charly Rexach or Carlos Rexach, is a Spanish footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... Radomir Raddy Antić (born November 22, 1948) is a Serbian former football defender and current football manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard (born September 30, 1962 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager and former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Josep Guardiola Sala, pron. ...

Selected former players

1899 - 1940s

1950s - 1960s Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Domènec Balmanya Perera (born Girona, December 29, 1914; died Barcelona, February 14, 2001), also referred to as Domingo Balmanya, is a former Spanish Catalan footballer and manager who spent most of his playing career at FC Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... César Rodríguez Álvarez (born June 29, 1920, León, Spain; died 1995), also referred to as César, is a former Spanish Catalan footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Josep Escolà Segalés (born August 28, 1914, Barcelona, Catalonia; died in 1998), also referred to as José Escolà, is a former Spanish Catalan footballer who spent most of his career at FC Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Romà Forns is a former Spanish/Catalan footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Josep Gonzalvo Falcón (born January 16, 1920, Mollet del Vallès, Catalonia; died 1978), also referred to as José Gonzalvo or Gonzalvo II, is a former Spanish Catalan footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Marià Gonzalvo Falcón (born March 22, 1922, Mollet del Vallès, Catalonia, died April 7, 2007 [1]), also referred to as Mariano Gonzalvo or Gonzalvo III, is a former Spanish Catalan footballer who spent most of his career at CF Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Juan José Nogués Portalatín (born March 28, 1909, Borja, Zaragoza), is a former Spanish Aragonese footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Félix Sesúmaga Ugarte (born October 12th 1898, Lejona, Vizcaya) was a Spanish footballer during the 1910s and the 1920s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Josep Samitier Vilalta (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Velasco, full name Juan Zambudio Velasco, (born 1921 in La Alquería, Murcia and dead 21 January of 2004 in Barcelona) was a Spanish football (soccer) goalkeeper, who played for Mollet and FC Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Ricardo Zamora Martínez (Barcelona, January 21, 1901 – Barcelona, September 15, 1978) was a Spanish football player nicknamed el Divino. He was a goalkeeper who played 46 times for Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Jack Greenwell (born County Durham, England) is a former English footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Arthur Witty Cotton ( born Barcelona, Spain), also known as Don Arturo, was an Anglo/Spanish footballer, club president and businessman. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Franz Platko Kopiletz (born Budapest, Hungary, December 2, 1898, died Santiago, Chile, September 2, 1982), also known as Ferenc Platko or Francisco Platko, was a Hungarian footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Horacio Casarín (May 25, 1918 - April 12, 2005) also known as Cascarín was a Mexican football player and coach who established himself as one of his countrys most popular sports figures in the 1940s and 50s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Paulino Alcántara Riestrá (born October 7, 1896, Iloilo City, Philippines - died February 13, 1964, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) was a former Filipino / Spanish football player and manager who spent most of his playing career at FC Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Joan Gamper (born Winterthur, Switzerland, November 22, 1877, died July 30, 1930, Switzerland) also known as Joan Kamper, Hans Gamper and Hans Kamper) was a football pioneer, player and club president. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Héctor Pedro Scarone (November 26, 1898 – April 4, 1967) was a Uruguayan footballer, the all-time leading scorer for the Uruguayan national team. ...

 

1970s Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Estanislao Basora Brunet (born in Barcelona on 18 November 1926) is a former Spanish footballer and is considered one of the best Spanish soccer players in history. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Josep María Fusté Blanch (born Liñola, Lleida, April 15, 1941), was a Spanish/Catalan footballer and captain of CF Barcelona during the 1960s and early 1970s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Francisco Fernández Rodríguez (born 4 March 1944 at Puerto Real), nicknamed Gallego, is a former Spanish footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Enric Gensana Merola was an important man in the FC Barcelona at the end of the fifties and beginning of the sixties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Fernando Olivella Pons (born 22 June 1936) is a former Spanish footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Jesús María Pereda Ruiz de Temiñó ( born Medina de Pomar, Burgos, June 23, 1938), also known as Chus Pereda or Txus Pereda, was a Spanish/Basque footballer who played for CF Barcelona during the 1960s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Toni Ramallets Antoni Ramallets Simón, (born 04 June 1924 in Barcelona) was a Catalan/Spanish football (soccer) goalkeeper, who played for CE Europa, San Fernando, RCD Mallorca, Real Valladolid and, most important, FC Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Joan Segarra Iracheta (born in Barcelona,November 15, 1927) was a Spanish footballer, captain of the Barça of the Five Trophies, one of the best teams that FC Barcelona have had in their history. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Luis Suárez Miramontes (born May 2, 1935, La Coruña, Galicia) is a former Spanish footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Evaristo de Macedo Filho (born June 22, 1933 in Rio de Janeiro) is a former Brazilian footballer currently working as a coach. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Lucien Muller is a former French footballer and manager born in Bischwiller, who played as a midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Zoltán Czibor (23 August 1929 - 1 September 1997) was a Hungarian footballer from the Magic Magyars era. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Sándor Kocsis Peter (born Budapest, Hungary, September 21, 1929; died Barcelona, July 22, 1979), also referred to as Kocsis Sándor, was a Hungarian footballer who played for Ferencváros TC, Budapest Honvéd, Young Fellows Zürich, CF Barcelona and Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Ladislao Kubala Stecz (born June 10, 1927, Budapest; died May 17, 2002, Barcelona), also referred to as Kubala László or Ladislav Kubala, is a former footballer and manager who played as a forward with various European clubs including Ferencváros TC, ŠK Slovan Bratislava, Vasas SC, CF Barcelona and... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Eulogio Martínez Ramiro (June 11, 1935 in Asunción, Paraguay - 1984) was a Paraguayan football striker that shone in the 1950s and 1960s while playing for Spanish side FC Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Cayetano Ré is a former Paraguayan footballer striker who was born in Asunción, on February 7, 1938. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... Juan Seminario is a Peruvian footballer (forward) and is the only Zaragoza player to win the Pichichi Trophy (1961-62, 25 goals), awarded to the player scoring most goals in a single la liga season. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ...

1980s Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Juan Manuel Asensi Ripoll (born 23 September 1949 at Alicante) is a former Spanish footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Miguel Reina Santos (born 21 January 1946 at Córdoba) is a former professional football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Carles Rexach Cerdà (born Pedralbes, Barcelona, January 13, 1947 ), also referred to as Charly Rexach or Carlos Rexach, is a Spanish footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Salvador Sadurní Urpí (born 3 April 1941 in Tarragona) is a former Spanish football goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Hans Krankl (born February 14, 1953 in Vienna, Austria) is a former professional football player and was a centre-forward. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Hendrik Johannes Cruijff ( ) - often spelled Cruyff outside the Netherlands; see IJ (digraph)); born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager/coach and former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Johannes (Johan) Jacobus Neeskens (born September 15, 1951) is a Dutch football manager and former midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... Hugo El Cholo Sotil Nació en Ica el 8 de marzo de 1949, comenzó a jugar al fútbol en su barrio donde era el rey del regate y la habilidad. ...

 

1990s Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... José Ramón Alexanko Ventosá (born May 5, 1956 Barakaldo, Vizcaya, Spain), also referred to as Alesanco or Alexanco, is a former Spanish footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Ramon Maria Calderé Rey (born January 16, 1959 at Tarragona) is a former Spanish footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Francisco José Carrasco Hidalgo (born 06 March 1959 at Alcoy (Alicante)) is a former Spanish footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Esteban Vigo Benítez (born in Vélez-Málaga, January 17, 1955) is a former Spanish footballer who played for, among others, CD Málaga and FC Barcelona. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Julio Alberto Moreno Casas (born 7 October 1958), nicknamed Julio Alberto, is a former Spanish footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Marcos Alonso Peña is a former Spanish footballer born in Santander on 1 October 1959. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Miguel Bernardo Bianquetti (born 19 December 1951 in Ceuta), nicknamed Migueli, is a former Spanish footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Miguel Ángel Alonso Oyarbide, known as Periko or Perico Alonso (born 1 February 1953 in Tolosa) is a former Spanish (Basque) footballer and a former football coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Enrique Castro Gonzalez, Quini, was born in Oviedo, Asturias (Spain) September 23rd 1949. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Roberto Fernández Bonillo (born 9 July 1962), nicknamed Roberto, is a former Spanish footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Juan Carlos Unzué Labiana (born April 22, 1967 in Pamplona, Navarre, Spain), nicknamed Unzué, is a Navarre football goalkeeper, who is a former player of FC Sevilla of the Spanish La Liga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Francisco Javier González Urruticoechea (born San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, November 17, 1952, died Barcelona, May 24, 2001), also referred to as Javier Urruti or Urruti , was a Spanish/Basque footballer who played as a goalkeeper for San Sebastián CF, Real Sociedad, RCD Español, FC Barcelona, Spain... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Ernesto Valverde Tejedor, known as Txingurri (Euskera: ant) (born February 4, 1964 in Viandar de la Vera, Extremadura), is a Spanish retired footballer and current football manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Víctor Muñoz Manrique (born in Zaragoza, 15 March 1957) is a former Spanish football midfield player during the 80s and early 90s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Maradona and the World Cup trophy Diego Armando Maradona (El Diego) (born October 30, 1960) is a former Argentine football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... For another Brazilian footballer named Aloísio ,see José Aloísio da Silva. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Allan Simonsen Allan Simonsen (born December 15, 1952 in Copenhagen) is a former Danish football (soccer) player and now coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Gary Lineker Gary Winston[1] Lineker, OBE (born 30 November 1960 in Leicester) is a former English international football striker who scored ten goals in two World Cups for the England national team and is currently a sports broadcaster for the BBC... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Raúl Vicente Amarilla (born 1961, in Luque) is a former Paraguayan football striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Romerito (born Julio Cesar Romero Insfrán on August 28, 1960 in Luque, Paraguay) was a Paraguayan football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Steven Archibald (born September 27, 1956 in Glasgow) is a retired Scottish footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... This article is about the Welsh footballer. ...

 

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Jose Daniel Camey Guatemala Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Daniel Dani García Lara (born 22 December 1974 in Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona) is a Spanish football striker who plays for CF Rayo Majadahonda. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Gabriel Gabri García de la Torre (born February 10, 1979 in Sallent, Barcelona) is a Spanish football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Gerard López Segú (born March 12, 1979 in Granollers) is a Spanish football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Santiago Ezquerro Marín (born December 14, 1976 in Calahorra, La Rioja) is a Spanish footballer, who is currently playing as forward as a free agent. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Luis Javier García Sanz (born June 24, 1978 in Badalona, Spain), commonly known as Luis García, is a Spanish football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... 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World Cup winners

*** Romário and Rivaldo won the World Cup while playing for FC Barcelona.
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European Championship winners

*** Pereda, Fusté, Olivella, Zaballa, Puyol, Xavi and Iniesta won the European Championship while playing for FC Barcelona.
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See also

This is a partial list of professional sports teams that are owned by their fans from all over the world sorted by home country. ... The Supporters of FC Barcelona are known as culers. ... This is a list of the richest football clubs in the world, as ranked by Forbes magazine on their worth in United States dollars. ...

Sources

  • Morbo: The Story of Spanish Football (2003), Phil Ball.
  • Barça: A People’s Passion (1998), Jimmy Burns.

References

  1. ^ Microsoft Word - Es2705mar_A.doc
  2. ^ A 19.5 million euro profit
  3. ^ Budget set at 315 million
  4. ^ Barcelona vs Madrid A classic feature from the September 2003 issue of FourFourTwo
  5. ^ Johan Cruyff - Profile and career History
  6. ^ FC Barcelona - Club History
  7. ^ YouTube - Arsenal vs Barcelona highlights
  8. ^ FC Barcelona - more than just a football club
  9. ^ "Official Sponsors". FBbarcelona.cat (2007). Retrieved on 2007-06-14.
  10. ^ Futbol Club Barcelona honours; FCBarcelona.cat
  11. ^ European club facts: FC Barcelona; uefa.com
  12. ^ "Statistics 2007-08". FC Barcelona. Retrieved on 2008-06-07.
  13. ^ "Players". FC Barcelona. Retrieved on 2008-07-02.
  14. ^ "Barca seal £23.5m deal for Alves", BBC Sport (2008-07-02). Retrieved on 2008-07-02. 
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FC Barcelona USA - News Archive 2007 (1750 words)
FC Barcelona was able to maintain their first place spot in the Spanish League this week despite their 1 to 0 loss against Zaragoza.
FC Barcelona is getting off to a rocky start in 2007 as they lose their second game of the season 3 to 1 on Saturday against their crosstown rivals Espanyol.
Barcelona seemed to be the more sluggish of the two teams throughout the game but did miss on a few good chances to add on to their goal total.
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