FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona indeed, even before they changed the football scene by designing the tiki-taka style of play, have been known for their affable and exceptionally watchable brand of football that consistently appeared to create results. During their long and enormously fruitful history, they have won huge amounts of La Liga titles just as Copa del Rey trophies, to which can be included Champions Leagues and Cup Winners’ Cups. As one of the most extravagant and most well known clubs on the planet, they can stand to be possessed and financed solely by their very own supporters. Since its initiation, Barcelona has been a significant image of Catalonia and its way of life, as confirm by its proverb, which says “In excess of a club” (Més que un club).

History of FC Barcelona:

In 1899, football pioneer Joan Gamper chose he needed to shape a football club. After eleven different devotees reacted to his paper advert, the fantasy turned into a reality and Barcelona was conceived. Josep Sunyol had become the new chief of FC Barcelona.

Despite the fact that Barcelona made the history books by turning into the primary group to overcome Real Madrid in the European Club, the 60s overall were to a great extent a frustrating time for the club’s supporters. With Di Stefano in his prime, Real Madrid was basically excessively solid of an adversary and Barcelona needed to settle with two Copa del Rey trophies for the decade. Amusingly, this would demonstrate to be a typical topic in the coming years.

In 1973 the Dutch star Johan Cruyff joined the club and was one reason that the group figured out how to guarantee a La Liga title in 1974, the first in quite a while.

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1969-78(Cruyff and democracy):

The probability of marking outside players again implied that the fantasy about signing Johan Cruyff turned into a reality in 1974 with Montal as president. His impact drove Futbol Club Barcelona to start to recoup its images, beginning with the association’s name that had been changed to sound progressively Spanish after the Civil War.

The signing of Johan Cruyff:

To put an end unequivocally to the Club’s evil destiny, a headliner was expected to stimulate enthusiasm among fans. The anointed one was Johan Cruyff, the Dutch forward who had triumphed all through Europe with AFC Ajax of Amsterdam: Cruyff, around then was viewed as the best player on the planet. On 13 August 1973, Cruyff joined Barça. He turned into the pioneer of a skilled group, oversaw by Rinus Michels, which took the Camp Nou back to its previous greatness. Cruyff showed a keen style of play and eminent procedure.

The group began to scale the class tables again, and Barça’s triumphs started to mount. Barça won the Spanish League in the wake of crushing Sporting de Gijón 2-4. There were as yet five games to go, yet the League was at that point won, after fourteen years of disappointment for Barça.

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The group’s vertiginous climb up the class table during the 1973-74 season included one stupendous match battled out in the Santiago Bernabéu arena, on 17 February 1974. Barça raged the pitch, coming full circle in an incredible 0-5 win, with a star line-up of Mora, Rifé, Costas, De la Cruz, Torres, Juan Carlos, Rexach, Asensi, Cruyff, Sotil and Marcial.

1978-88 (More members, more stars):

Tirelessness to incorporate itself with the best club on the planet, the unimaginable triumph in Basel in May 1979, when Barça won the European Cup Winners’ Cup unexpectedly, returned FC Barcelona to the top positioning places of the incredible world clubs. It was the main extraordinary triumph during Josep Lluís Núñez’s administration.

During the 1980s, FC Barcelona experienced exchanging highs and lows, affected by coordinate outcomes, headliners’ exhibitions and different issues, inconsequential to sport.This decade saw the appearance of awesome footballers – including Quini, Maradona, Schuster, Alexanco, Julio Alberto, Urruti, Marcos… – and a progression of supervisors with altogether different attitudes toward football – Helenio Herrera, Lattek, Menotti, Venables… This was likewise the period where the first multi-million agreements showed up and TV rights started to impact the Club’s money related undertakings. The association became greater with the augmentation of the Camp Nou and a terrific ascent in enrollment numbers, which saw the absolute figure increment to more than one hundred thousand

The signing of Maradona:
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One of the most perplexing and expensive activities completed by FC Barcelona came in the late spring of 1982 with the marking of Diego Armando Maradona, who was viewed as the best footballer on the planet around then. Maradona, known as ‘El Pelusa’, was a maestro of life-changing moves and objectives. The Argentinean forward was a football wonder, with his mysterious left foot, changes of mood, speed and spilling. Nonetheless, his time with Barça was defaced by misfortune. In two years, he experienced hepatitis and genuine damage. These incidents implied that fans couldn’t make the most of his extraordinary ability uninterruptedly. Maradona left the Club in 1984.


On 12 May, Barça won its subsequent Cup Winners’ Cup; the last was played at the Camp Nou against Standard Liège (2-1), with objectives from Simonsen and Quini. Barça lost the Spanish League during the last matches of the 1981/82 season, despite the fact that triumph had appeared to be inevitable. Lattek’s group had likewise been taken out of the Spanish Cup before the quarterfinals.

1988-1996(The era of the ‘Dream Team’):
First European Cup:

Barça win their first European Cup in 1992

From 1988 on, with Cruyff as director, Barça came to be connected again with amazing football and wearing achievement. The top managerial staff directed by Josep Lluís Nuñez concentrated on working up a group of footballers that would start energy and perform well. The Camp Nou started to top off indeed.

FC Barcelona figured out how to verify four back to back Spanish League titles, somewhere in the range of 1990 and 1994. Winning the European Cup in 1992 was the zenith of this period, which was described by the group’s one

touch play and assaulting style and the triumphant attitude of Cruyff’s players.

Known as the ‘Fantasy Team’ of European football, the accompanying exceptional players went down in the Club’s history: Zubizarreta, Bakero, Begiristain, Laudrup, Koeman, Stoichkov, Romário, Eusebio, Nadal, Guardiola, Amor, Juan Carlos, Ferrer, Nando, Julio Salinas, Serna, Alexanko and Goikoetxea.

Driven by the Cruyff-Rexach pair, the group at long last drew a line under its pained past; Barça got probably the greatest name in world football.


On 10 May 1989, goals from Salinas and López Rekarte drove FC Barcelona to a 2-0 triumph against UC Sampdoria of Genoa. More than 25,000 supporters made a trip to Switzerland to help the group. Cruyff’s new Barça brought home the Club’s third Cup Winners’ Cup. Following quite a while of thwarted expectation, fans came back to Canaletes and Plaça Sant Jaume to commend the top football crew’s triumph.


The Spanish League was the main title Cruyff had left to win, having just won the Cup Winners’ Cup (1989) and the Copa del Rey (1990). Barça met the challenge at hand. In addition to the fact that it won the League — it won four Leagues in succession (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994). The last three were won in the last match of the period. Right up ’til the present time, one of the standing pictures of the ‘Fantasy Team’ is that of the footballers on the pitch anticipating the results of their opponents’ matches. Tragically, run of class title wins reached a conclusion throughout the following two seasons.

1996-2008(Barça reaches its century):

The 1998-99 season, that of the Centenary festivals, was additionally notable in view of the many wearing accomplishments: every one of the four of the Club’s proficient areas (Football, Basketball, Handball and Roller Hockey) won their individual alliance titles.

In 2003, recently chose president Joan Laporta carried with him a youthful and dynamic age of executives who completely changed the Club’s picture.

His need was to make it workable for the club’s wearing triumphs to have a thump on impact on the more social parts of the Club.

The next years were fantastic from numerous points of view: there was donning achievement, an exponential increment in participation, monetary advancement that arranged the Club among the world’s tip top and an exceptional spotlight on philanthropy extends that was finished with Barça’s joint effort concurrence with Unicef in 2006, which extends Barça’s minding picture the world over, along these lines completely globalizing the idea of being “in excess of a club”.


39 since they had last accomplished feat, Louis Van Gaal’s side won the League and Cup double in 1997/98. The accompanying season the Dutchman likewise drove his group to the association title.


On 11 May 2003, Barça’s Basketball crew finished its frustrating European reputation to win the Euroleague, in the past known as the European Champions’ Cup. Following five annihilations, the group, instructed by Svetislav Pešić and drove by Dejan Bodiroga, Sarunas Jasikevicius and Juan Carlos Navarro, at long last won the Euroleague title. Barça vanquished Benetton Treviso 76-65 at a pressed Palau Sant Jordi. Dejan Bodiroga was named MVP of the Final Four played in Barcelona.


In June 2003, the club individuals casted a ballot in another governing body, drove by Joan Laporta. The new board got Frank Rijkaard as mentor and Ronaldinho was marked to lead the group on the field. The Club had endured four lean seasons and the appearance of the Brazilian was a truly necessary infusion of good faith for Barça.

Rijkaard’s tema won the class in 2004/05 in style and held the title the accompanying season. The group was driven by Ronaldinho nearby any semblance of Edmílson, Giuly, Belletti, Sylvinho and the team of Deco and Eto’o. Home developed players, for example, Valdés, Oleguer, Puyol, Xavi and Iniesta additionally assumed an essential job in the group’s prosperity.


On May 17, 2006, Barça had its name engraved on the Champions League trophy for the second time in the wake of conquering Arsenal 2-1 in Paris. The objectives by Eto’o and Belletti lit up the Stade de France. It was the triumph of glad football, the purported “jogo bonito”, a strong and brave style, acclaimed the world over. A large number of individuals and fans praised the triumph in Paris, and millions more took action accordingly in Barcelona and different urban areas inside and outside Catalonia.

2008-present (The best years in history):

Barça amuse the world with their image of football that is valued by football fans from everywhere throughout the world. They win three additional Champions League titles in a time of strength for the blaugranes

From the season 2008/09 under Josep Guardiola, the group improved considerably further. Playing with a similar style that Cruyff had presented, Guardiola was a firm supporter of basing his group around the club’s very own childhood framework and elevated a few youthful abilities to the principal group, and the outcome was the best Barça group ever.

The best global acknowledgment of this came when the FIFA Ballon d’Or selections in 2010 shortlisted Xavi, Iniesta and Messi for the respect, every one of the three of whom had grown up at La Masia, the living arrangement where youthful sportspeople of any age are prepared and instructed.


In 2008, Josep Guardiola acknowledged the troublesome activity of supplanting Frank Rijkaard as mentor and end a run of two seasons without a trophy. To do as such, he applied a similar style of play that was utilized when he was a player at the Club, an assaulting reasoning dependent on passing and it ended up being an incredible achievement.

In his introduction season, Guardiola won each of the three trophies accessible. After a triumphant beginning to the accompanying effort in 2009/10, Barça turned into the group of the Six Trophies, all won in the schedule year of 2009. The run of progress proceeded with Guardiola asserting 14 titles of a potential 19 as mentor in his four seasons in control. Guardiola turned into a reference point in football and his Barça side went past the carefully footballing field.


FC Barcelona went to the Olympic Stadium hoping to guarantee their third title of the period in the wake of having won the Copa del Rey and the group. Guardiola went into the last against Manchester United with a few players missing in protection. The Premier League side began unequivocally yet Eto’o’s goal changed the game and from that point on Barça overwhelmed with Messi adding one moment to make the last score 2-0. On 27 May 2009 Barça asserted their third Champions League title because of triumph over the holders, turning into the main Spanish side to guarantee the treble of the Copa del Rey, the group and the Champions League.

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Under the course of Josep Guardiola, the group had a fantasy a year, winning all trophies imaginable. Six titles that they asserted with power, Barça on the field were distant. Toward the finish of the period there were festivities and the trophies continued seeking the remainder of the year.

13 May – Copa del Rey

16 May – League

27 May – Champions League

23 August – Spanish Super Cup

28 August – European Super Cup

19 December – FIFA World Club Cup


FC Barcelona left a mark on the world with the designation of Xavi, Iniesta and Messi as finalists for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2010. Three Barça players who all came up through La Masia cleared the platform. Writers, mentors and skippers from around the globe, the first class of world football, commended Barça’s style. It was the first occasion when that every one of the three finalists originated from the adolescent foundation of a similar club. It was a full acknowledgment of the work done at La Masia. Three geniuses created at home, imparted with the estimations of exertion, quietude, sportsmanship and eagerness, were chosen as the three best players on the planet in 2010.

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Fourth European Cup:

On 28 May 2011 Barça lifted its fourth European Cup. The triumph came at the new Wembley Stadium, a similar spot where in 1992 Cruyff’s Barça had won the trophy just because. It was loaded with imagery. In the wake of winning a troublesome semi-last against Real Madrid, Barça played for the title against Manchester United, who they had crushed in the Rome last two years prior. An obviously unrivaled Barça won 3-1 with goals every striker: Pedro, Messi and Villa.

It was an extraordinary showcase of football, a standout amongst other at any point found in a Champions League last. Europe hailed Barça, and the world press stuck to this same pattern. Toward the finish of the late spring Barça affirmed its enormity by winning the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid and UEFA Super Cup against Porto.


In the late spring of 2014 Barça bid farewell to two chiefs. Two images. Carles Puyol, the everlasting skipper, reported his retirement as a player after 593 authority games and a vocation that made him an icon for Barça fans. The most critical of these were his cautious quit utilizing the Barça shield in a Champions League coordinate, his kisses to La Senyera during Barça’s 6–2 defeat at the Bernabéu or when he gave Abidal the respect of raising the Cup following the triumph at Wembley in 2011. Puyol’s flight agreed with that of Victor Valdés, the long-term Barça goalkeeper who months sooner had reported his aim to leave the group toward the finish of the 2013/14 season. Extraordinary compared to other ever to wear the blaugrana shirt, Valdés surrendered only 441 objectives in 535 matches. Among his most exceptional exhibitions was in the 2006 Champions League last in Paris and the semi-last against Chelsea in 2009.


Gerardo Martino took over for Tito Vilanova in the summer of 2013 but, despite a good start, the left after the 2013/14 season having only won the Spanish Super Cup. Luis Enrique, a beloved former Barça player, took Martino’s place as coach in the summer of 2014 and success immediately followed. In his first year as coach, Luis Enrique would attain the second treble in Barça history, just six seasons after the first. FC Barcelona won the League, Copa del Rey and Champions League in one magical season. The same team, consisting of top players like Messi, Iniesta, Neymar Jr and Luis Suárez went on to win a total of five titles in 2015, adding the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup to the treble. To that treble the team would add four more trophies the following season: the European Super Cup, the Club World Cup, the league and the Copa del Rey. Furthermore, in the 2016/17 season, the team won the Copa del Rey, their third in a row.


In the summer of 2015, coinciding with the completion of the second treble, Xavi Hernandez announced his goodbye. The legendary FC Barcelona midfielder hung up his shoes after 17 seasons with the first team. He said goodbye to the Club with an enviable total of 25 titles: eight leagues, four Champions Leagues, three Spanish Cups, six Spanish Super Cups, two European Super Cups and two Club World Cups. Xavi left with 85 goals in 767 official matches, an FC Barcelona record. He left as an inheritance his unique style of football.


Ernesto Valverde had been a Barça player under Johan Cruyff at Barça and had gone on to have a highly successful career as a coach. He took over as Barça coach for the 2017/18 season and under him a new era for FC Barcelona began, full of optimism and excitement. With him, Barcelona won two domestic la liga titles as the major titles.

Major titles and Trophies of FC Barcelona:

La Liga: 1928–29, 1944–45, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1973–74, 1984–85, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18

FC Barcelona has won the la liga titles 26 times

Copa del Rey: 1909–10, 1911–12, 1912–13, 1919–20, 1921–22, 1924–25, 1925–26, 1927–28, 1941–42, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1956–57, 1958–59, 1962–63, 1967–68, 1970–71, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19

FC Barcelona has won Copa Del Rey titles record 30 times.

UEFA Champions League: 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15

FC Barcelona has won the UEFA champions League 5 times.

UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1978–79, 1981–82, 1988–89, 1996–97

FC Barcelona has won the UEFA Cup 4 times.

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