FC Barcelona


January 21, 2022

Football club Barcelona (cat. Futbol Club Barcelona), also known as Barcelona and colloquially as Barça (cat. Barça), is a professional football club from Barcelona in Catalonia in the Kingdom of Spain. The club was founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and Catalan footballers led by Joan Gamper, and became a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism, from which the motto "More than a club" (cat. Més que un club) was derived. Unlike many other football clubs, the fans own and manage Barcelona. It is the fourth most valuable sports team in the world, worth 4.7 billion dollars, and according to data from 2021, the richest football club in the world in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of over 715 million euros. The official anthem of Barcelona is "Song of Barcelona", written by Jaume Picasso and Giuseppe Maria Espinas. FC Barcelona plays its matches at the Camp Nou stadium, which has 99,354 seats and was built from 1954 to 1957. The construction of the stadium was completed on September 24, 1957. The club is currently competing in La Liga. He is one of only three clubs that have never been relegated since the league was founded. He is ranked fourth in the FIFA list of the best clubs of the 20th century. Barcelona has been the Spanish champion 26 times in its history so far, won the Spanish King's Cup 31 times, won the Spanish Super Cup 13 times (along with 4 other trophies won in competitions which preceded the national supercup), and was twice the winner of the defunct league cup of Spain. Thanks to great successes in the last twenty years, Barcelona has become the second most successful team in the world of all time in the number of international titles (20), right behind the record holder Real Madrid, which has 26 international trophies. Of those 20 international trophies won so far, Barcelona has won the Champions League 5 times, the Cup Winners' Cup 4 times, the Fair Cities Cup 3 times, the European Super Cup 5 times and the World Club Championship 3 times. In addition, the club from the capital of Catalonia has twice won the once highly esteemed Latin Cup competition.


Joan Gamper: The Founding of the Club and the Beginnings (1899—1930)

At the end of the nineteenth century, football spread from England to other parts of Europe. In 1899, twenty-one-year-old Joan Gamper from Switzerland visited

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