FC Barcelona is popularly known as Barcelona (or Barca in general), is a professional football club located in Barcelona, Spain, which competes in the top flight of Spanish football. The club has a huge fan following for the legacy carried by the club and the world-class jersey dawned by some of the game’s legends, such as Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho, and Lionel Messi. Along with footballers from England, Spain, and Catalonia, Joan Gamper formed the club in 1899. The club has been ranked in number four in the “Most Valuable Sports Team.” The value of the club is a whopping $4.06 billion.
|Full Name||Futbol Club Barcelona|
|Founded||29 November 1899; 121 years ago
as Foot-Ball Club Barcelona
|Head Coach||Ronald Koeman|
|Club Captain||Lionel Messi|
|Club Value||€ 4.06 Billion|
FC Barcelona is currently the “World’s Richest Football Club” with respect to revenue. The annual turnover of the club is around €840,8 million. “Cant del Barca” is the official anthem of the club. Josep Maria Espinas and Jaume Picas wrote the song, whereas Manuel Valls composed the music club has succeeded in winning 74 trophies. That includes 30 “Copa del Rey,” 3 “Copa Eva Duarte,” 13 “Supercopa de Espana,” 26 “La Liga,” 2 “Copa de la Liga,” and 3 “Copa Eva Duarte.”
In the European and International level, the club has also succeeded to win the “UEFA Champions League” five-time, “UEFA SUoer Cup” five times, “Inter-Cities Fairs Cup” three times, “FIFA Club World Cup” three times, and “UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup” four times. It has also held the “number one” ranking in the list of the “International Federation of Football History & Statistics.” It was the “Club World ranking” five times ( 2015, 2012, 2011, 2009, 1997).
The club has earned a lot of honors. There are 6 players from the club who have won the “Ballon d’Or” twelve times (1960, 1973, 1974, 1994, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2019) and four players who have won the “FIFA World Player of the Year.”(1994, 1996,1999, 2004, 2005, 2009) The club is also the founding member of the “Primera Division.” It is the first club from Spain to win the “continental treble” in 2009. It was the treble of “UEFA Super Cup,” “FIFA Club World Cup,” and “Spanish Super Cup.” The same year it became the first club to all of the six championships in a single year.
The club also succeeded in winning 14 “trophies” in only 4 years, which is also known as the club’s golden era under the former player and then coach Pep Guardiola. Barcelona won the “Champions League Trophy” on June 6th, 2015. It became the first football club from Europe to earn treble for the second time. The club also became the “highest-paid sports team” in November 2018.
The history of FC Barcelona can be traced back to 22nd October 1899. That day, the official planning of the club came into action. After the formation of the club, the club started participating in the “Copa del Rey” and “Campionat de Catalunya.” FC Barcelona succeeded in winning its first trophy, the “Copa Macaya,” in 1902. The same year, the club participated in the “Copa del Rey.” The club lost the match against “Bizcaya” with a scoreline of “1-2.”
Hans Gamper (Joan Gamper) became the president of the club in 1908. He succeeded to serve the club for 25 years. Han succeeded to make the financial condition of the club stable and earned the club its first stadium. The team shifted to the stadium “Camp de la Industria” on March 14, 1909. The stadium had a capacity of 8,000. The club also organized a “Logo Competition” in 1910. Carles Comamala succeeded to win the championship.
Likewise, FC Barcelona competed in the “Pyrenees Cup.” The championship succeeded to become one of the most prestigious championships of the time. The club succeeded in winning the championship four times continuously since its beginning from 1910 and 1913. Jack Greenwell became the “Full-Time Coch” of the club in 1917.
The name of the club changed into Catalan from Castilian around 1914. Jack Greenwell became the full-time manager of the club. After the appointment of Jack, Barcelona started its “Golden Age.” The club won “Campionats de Catalunya” eleven times, “Copa del Rey” six times, and “Pyrenees Cups” four times.
Moreover, FC Barcelona succeeded in winning the “Inaugural Spanish League: on 23rd June 1929. The beginning of the “Spanish Civil War” in 1936 was a devastating time for Spain. Even the club had to face its consequences. The “Italian Air Force” dropped a bomb that hit the office of the club on March 16, 1938. That caused the death of more than 3000 people.
The club won the match against “Real Madrid” during “Copa del Generalisimo” in 1943. Barcelona won the first match with a final score of “3-0.” And Real Madrid succeeded to win against “Barcelona” with a final score of “11-1.”
FC Barcelona won the “National Double” in 1959, “Fairs Cup Double” and “La Liga” in 1960. The club succeeded to become the first club to win the match against “Real Madrid” during the “European Cup” in 1961. Barcelona also won the “Copa del Generalisimo” in 1963. The club also won the “Fairs Cup” in 1966. It also won the “European Cup Winners’ Cup” on May 16, 1979. The club won the match against “Fortuna Dusseldorf” with a final score of “4-3.”
Diego Maradona joined the club in June 1982. It was a world-record fee of £5 million.
The team succeeded to win the “Copa del Rey.” The club won the “Primera Division” fourth time in 1999. The clubs went through a lot of ups and downs over time. The club won the “La Liga” and “Supercopa de Espan” in “2004-2005 season.” Barcelona won the “La Liga” for the third time in “2007-2008 season.” The club kept maintaining its pace in winning titles by winning a treble in 2008/09.
The club also won the “2013 Supercopa de Espana.” The club also won the “Copa del Rey”, “Champions League” and “La Liga” in the 2014-2015 season winning six trophies season for the first time in the history of football. Barcelona succeeded to win the “La Liga” for the 26th time on April 27, 2019.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
FC Barcelona has a huge fan following on social media platforms. The club goes with the name of “FC Barcelona” on Twitter with 35.5M followers and “@fcbarcelona” on Instagram with 93.7M followers. The Facebook page “FC Barcelona” along with 103M followers. The official website of the club is www.fcbarcelona.com.
According to fcbarcelona.com, FC Barcelona has a profit of 193 million euros in the year 2020.
The current value of FC Barcelona is € 4.06 Billion.