Barcelona FC is a Spanish professional football club. And most of you will know them as Barca. As a matter of fact, this club was founded in 1899 by a group of footballers. Not to mention that this club becomes a symbol of Catalan culture.
But they are different, in fact, fans own and operate with this club. Not to mention that they are the four most valuable team in the world and the second richest football team in the world.
However, the official anthem of this club is “Cant del Barca”. Above all, they won a record 74 trophies in their history. As a matter of fact, they won 26 La Liga, 13 Supercopa de Espana, 2 Copa de la Liga, 30 Copa del Ray, and others.
Not to mention that they win a huge number of European and worldwide trophies. In fact, they are the second-best club in the world and this fact tells a lot about this club. On the other hand, their main rival is Real Madrid, and all these matches between them are known as El Clasico.
At this time they are the most widely supported team in the world and they have one of the largest social media following in the world. If we look at awards for the best players, then we can see that their players won most of them. They won everything that they can.
However, they are one of the founding clubs of the Primera Division. Not to mention that they become the first Spanish club who won continental treble consisting. As a matter of fact, they win La Liga, Copa del Ray, and UEFA Champions League. For sure, some fans think that they are the best team in the world.
FC Barcelona beginnings (1899–1922)
For example, on 22 October 1899 Hans Gamper wish to form a football club. His wish had a positive response and on 29 November eleven players meet and this team was born. As a matter of fact, the club starts to compete and in 1902 they win their first trophy.
But in 1908 they had so many problems and in this case, Hans Gamper becomes club president. He fights for the club, he didn’t want that this club die. He was a club president for 25 years, and in this period he ensures that they got the stadium and with that stable income.
In 1909. they start to play at Camp de la Industria. With the new stadium, they participated in the inaugural version of the Pyrenees Cup. As a matter of fact, this was the best competition from this time. At this time they change the official language from Castilian to Catalan.
In 1922. this club has more than 20 000 club members and they help a lot in building the new stadium. In the same year, they move to the new stadium Les Cortes. For example, this stadium has a capacity of 30 000 spectators, and later the increase this number on 60 000 spectators.
Rivera, Republic and Civil War (1923-1957)
As a matter of fact, on 14 June 1925. the spontaneous reaction against Primo de Rivera’s dictatorship caused that the ground was closed for six months and Gamper need to leave the position of president in the club.
However, in 1928. they win Spanish Cup and a year later they won the inaugural Spanish League. But only a year later Gamper committed suicide. As a matter of fact, he was in depression and a lot of personal and professional problems.
From that period they entered a period of decline. The number of matches was reduced, specifically because citizens were occupied with discussing political matters. However, in 1936 civil war began. And in that period some of the players start to fight against the military uprising.
In any case in 1938 they were under bombarding from the Italian Air Force. As a matter of fact, at that moment a lot of people died and they even hit the club offices. Despite the difficult political situation, they have some great success in the 1940s and 1950s. Basically, in history, they are known as a club who is a defender of rights and freedoms.
Club de Fútbol (1957–1978)
In the short, the 1960s was hard for this club. But in 1957. they finish the Camp Nou and now they can spend their money on players. However, in this period they win some of the trophies, but still, they weren’t satisfied.
As a matter of fact, in 1974 they change their official name back on the old one Futbol Club. Not to mention that in 1960 they win against Real Madrid for the second time in their history, and in this case, the score was 5-0.
In the years before they were not satisfied with their results, but still, they were not so bad. Not to mention that they have a problem with Real Madrid. As a matter of fact, Real Madrid vs Barcelona is one of the best matches in the whole season. For this match, they have only one name, and this is El Clasico.
At the beginning of the 2000s, the club was falling apart. As a matter of fact, they never have so bad results, and they change so much head coaches. They try so many things, but still, they can’t win anything.
Finally they got a new young president and a young new manager, and finally, they start to play. As a matter of fact, they have great players like Ronaldinho, Deco, Samuel Eto’o, Iniesta, Xavi, and others. In fact, in season 2004/05 they won La Liga and Supercopa de Espana.
For example, those years gives them so many trophies. But still, this wasn’t ideal. In 2008. they got a new coach Pep Guardiola. We need to mention that he brings the tika-taka style in their play. As a matter of fact, he starts to build his team around Xavi, Iniesta and Lionel Messi.
Not to mention that he won almost every possible trophy with this team in the first three years.
On the negative side in 2017 some of the important people left this club. In fact, Luis Enrique leaves the club, and at the same time, Neymar left the club to. But for a replacement they bring Dembele, in the same year they bring Philippe Coutinho.
Not to mention that they start to season 2017/18 with defeat. But still, they won La Liga and Copa del Ray in that season. In the same season, Iniesta decides to leave the club. And for replacement, they bring Arturo Vida. However, they start their next season with the victory and they won Supercopa de Espana, La Liga. Unfortunately, this is the only trophies that they win in that season.
In the beginning, they play all their matches on Camp de la Industria. But this stadium has a low capacity, and they decide that they need a bigger one. In 1922. they have more than 20 000 fans. In this period they help them to build a new bigger stadium Camp de Les Corts.
After the Civil War, they got more fans, and in this period they expanded this stadium. Now, this stadium has a capacity of 60 000 spectators. But later they have even more fans, and they need an even bigger stadium. In this case, they need to build new on.
However, in 1954 they start to build Camp Nou, and in 1957 they finally finish this stadium. In 1980. they need to do some redesign to meet all UEFA criteria. But today this is the biggest stadium in Europe. In fact, they have a capacity of almost 100 000 spectators.
If we look a little bit in the history of this club, we will see that the longest-serving manager is Jack Greenwell. As a matter of fact, he was in this position for nine years. And the most successful manager was Pep Guardiola, he won 14 trophies in four years.
Not to mention that their stadium is the biggest stadium in Europe. In fact, they are the first club in Spanish history who won 5 titles in one season. As a matter of fact, they even hold a record in selling players. In fact, they sell Neymar for 222 million euros. Until now this is the biggest amount of money for some player.
In the first place, we need to mention that in their history we can find one of the best players in the world. So many big names played for them.
For sure, we need to mention Andres Iniesta. As a matter of fact, he was one of the most loved players in their history. Not to mention that he played 758 games for them, and in all this period he scored 66 goals. He was the player who left his heart on the field.
In the second place, we need to mention Dani Alves. For sure he was one of the best right-backs in their history. In his long career, he played in 414 games and scored 23 goals.
On the other hand, we can’t forget to mention Xavi. Basically, he was the most successful player in the whole of Spanish history. As a matter of fact, he played in 869 games and in this period he scored 97 goals.
It’s hard to decide who is the best player, specifically when we know that they have names like Valdes, Puyol, Eto’o, Ronaldinho in their history. At last, we need to mention Leonel Messi. As a matter of fact, he is an active player in this club. And for sure we can say that he is one of the best players in the world. For this club, he scored 603 goals. In fact, this is a club record.
FC Barcelona transfer news
So much information, but still for some of them we don’t know are they true or false. For sure the biggest speculation is that they trying to buy a Neymar. As a matter of fact, they give a huge amount of money for him and even some players. But till now they didn’t make it.
But still, they have a little bit of time. As a matter of fact, the transfer period is until the end of August. And we will see some surprises for sure. Well, in this transfer period we need to mention that in Barcelona transfer news we can see that they sell Philippe Coutinho in Bayern. However, we need to mention Antoine Griezmann who came from Atletico Madrid.
Until now, we see some great transfers, but for sure we will enjoy in more of them. Specifically when we don’t know what will happen with Neymar. For sure for more information will be good to look at Soccer 10.
The new season just started, and if we look at Barcelona fixtures then we will s that in the second game they will play against Betis at Camp Nou. Fun fact is that they play their first match 87 years ago. And one more fact, if Gerard Pique plays against Betis then this will be his 500 games for the club.
As a matter of fact, we can’t forget the most important information about this match. In fact, this match will be played on Saturday, August 25. However, we need to know that the new season in La Liga starts on August 16. And in the new season, we will see three new teams in this competition.
As a matter of fact, Osasuna, Mallorca, and Granada have the opportunity to make some results in La Liga. But if we want to know how they will play, we can only wait and see. Specifically when we know that season just started and I can bet that we will see some surprises.
For sure, we can’t forget to mention El Clasico. The first game with two big clubs will be October 27 at Camp Nou, and the second match will be March 1, 2020, at Bernabéu.