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Barcelona
Full nameFutbol Club Barcelona
Nickname(s)Barça or Blaugrana (team)
Culers or Barcelonistes (supporters)
Blaugranes or Azulgranas (supporters)
Founded29 November 1899 (1899-11-29) (122 years ago)
as Foot-Ball Club Barcelona
GroundCamp Nou
(capacity: 99,354[1])
PresidentJoan Laporta
Head coachXavi
LeagueLa Liga
2020–21La Liga, 3rd of 20
WebsiteClub home page
Home colours
Away colours
Third/European colours
Current season
Més que un club (in Catalan): More than a club.

Futbol Club Barcelona, commonly known as Barcelona or simply Barça, is a Spanish professional football club from Barcelona, Catalonia. They currently compete in La Liga, the top division of Spanish football. It was founded in 1899 by Joan Gamper as FBC Barcelona.

They are known for winning the treble (La Liga, the Copa Del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League) all in 1 season, twice, in the 2008-09 season and in the 2014-15 season. They are also the only European club to have won a treble twice. Their biggest rival is Real Madrid. Matches between F.C. Barcelona and Real Madrid are called "El Clásico", which means "The Classic" in Spanish. The team has won many tournaments, which is why Barcelona is considered one of the best teams in the world. Their home stadium, Camp Nou, is the largest stadium in Europe with a capacity of 99,354.[2]

Barcelona have won 97 official titles. They are the most successful club in Spain, with 75 titles. Those domestic titles are 31 Copa del Rey, 26 La Liga, 13 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte, and two Copa de la Liga. Internationally, the club is also one of the most successful. It has won 22 official titles, including two Latin Cup, three Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, five UEFA Champions League, four UEFA Super Cup, four UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and three FIFA Club World Cup.

Barcelona is one of the three clubs that have never been relegated from the first division. The other ones are Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid.

History

FC Barcelona was founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, Spanish, English, and Catalan footballers led by Joan Gamper. The club won its first Copa del Rey in 1910, and their first league title in 1929. The club was forced to change their name in 1938 to Club de Futbol Barcelona and also had to remove the Catalan flag from the crest. This happened because of Italian rule. In 1957, the Camp Nou opened. In 1974, the club changed its name back to Futbol Club Barcelona and went back to using the original crest with the Catalan flag and the red and blue colors. Barcelona won their first UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1979 against Fortuna Düsseldorf, and won again three years later. A year later, in 1983, the club won their first Supercopa de España. The club won its first Champions League in 1992 against U.C. Sampdoria. In 1992, they also achieved a treble, winning their first UEFA Super Cup and the league title, along with the Champions League. From 1990 to 1994, Barcelona won four consecutive league titles with Johan Cruyff.[3]

Rivalries

The club's main rival is Real Madrid, but it also has more rivalries. It has a local rivalry with RCD Espanyol, since both clubs are from the city of Barcelona. Matches between the two clubs are known as Derbi barceloní. Espanyol supporters used to see FC Barcelona as a foreign team because Espanyol were a Spanish club, unlike Barcelona. Barcelona has been very dominant because Espanyol has only been able to finish above Barcelona in the league on 3 occasions in 70 years.

League position

Season Division Position
2000–01 La Liga 4th
2001–02 La Liga 4th
2002–03 La Liga 6th
2003–04 La Liga 2nd
2004–05 La Liga Champions
2005–06 La Liga Champions
2006–07 La Liga 2nd
2007–08 La Liga 3rd
2008–09 La Liga Champions
2009–10 La Liga Champions
2010–11 La Liga Champions
2011–12 La Liga 2nd
2012–13 La Liga Champions
2013–14 La Liga 2nd
2014–15 La Liga Champions
2015–16 La Liga Champions
2016–17 La Liga 2nd
2017–18 La Liga Champions
2018–19 La Liga Champions
2019–20 La Liga 2nd

Honours

Domestic Competitions[4]

  • La Liga
    • Winners (26): 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, 2018–19
    • Runners-up (26): 1929/30, 1945/46, 1953/54, 1954/55, 1955/56, 1961/62, 1963/64, 1966/67, 1967/68, 1970/71, 1972/73, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1977/78, 1981/82, 1985/86, 1986/87, 1988/89, 1996/97, 1999/00, 2003/04, 2006/07, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2016–17, 2019–20
  • Copa del Rey
    • Winners (31): 1910, 1912, 1913, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1942, 1951, 1952, 1952/53, 1957, 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, 2020–21
    • Runners-up (11): 1901/02, 1918/19, 1931/32, 1935/36, 1953/54, 1973/74, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1995–96, 2013–14, 2018–19
  • Copa de la Liga
    • Winners (2): 1982–83, 1985–86
  • Supercopa de España
    • Winners (13): 1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018
    • Runners-up (11): 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2021
  • Copa Eva Duarte (The forerunner to the Supercopa de España)
    • Winners (3): 1947, 1952, 1953.
    • Runners-up (2): 1949, 1951

European Competitions[4]

Barcelona players celebrating victory in the 2008–09 Champions League. They beat Manchester United 2–0.

Major Worldwide Competitions[4]

Players

Current squad

As of 7 January 2022[5]
No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Marc-André ter Stegen
2 United States DF Sergiño Dest
3 Spain DF Gerard Piqué (vice-captain)
4 Uruguay DF Ronald Araújo
5 Spain MF Sergio Busquets (captain)
6 Spain MF Riqui Puig
7 France FW Ousmane Dembélé
8 Brazil DF Dani Alves
9 Netherlands FW Memphis Depay
10 Spain FW Ansu Fati
11 Austria FW Yusuf Demir (on loan from Rapid Wien)
12 Denmark FW Martin Braithwaite
No. Position Player
13 Brazil GK Neto
15 France DF Clément Lenglet
16 Spain MF Pedri
17 Netherlands FW Luuk de Jong (on loan from Sevilla)
18 Spain DF Jordi Alba (4th captain)
20 Spain MF Sergi Roberto (3rd captain)
21 Netherlands MF Frenkie de Jong
22 Spain DF Óscar Mingueza
23 France DF Samuel Umtiti
24 Spain DF Eric García
26 Spain GK Iñaki Peña
Spain FW Ferran Torres

Barcelona B and Youth Academy

No. Position Player
27 Montenegro GK Lazar Carević
28 Spain MF Nico González
29 Spain FW Ferran Jutglà
30 Spain MF Gavi
31 Spain DF Alejandro Balde
33 Morocco FW Abde Ezzalzouli
34 Spain MF Álvaro Sanz
No. Position Player
35 Spain DF Arnau Comas
36 Spain GK Arnau Tenas
37 Spain FW Ilias Akhomach
38 Spain DF Guillem Jaime
39 Spain FW Estanis Pedrola
40 Brazil MF Lucas de Vega
41 Spain DF Mika Màrmol

Other players under contract

No. Position Player
Senegal DF Moussa Wagué

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Spain MF Álex Collado (at Granada until 30 June 2022)
Brazil MF Philippe Coutinho (at Aston Villa until 30 June 2022)
Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Miralem Pjanić (at Beşiktaş until 30 June 2022)
No. Position Player
France FW Antoine Griezmann (at Atlético Madrid until 30 June 2022)
Albania FW Rey Manaj (at Spezia until 30 June 2022)
Portugal FW Francisco Trincão (at Wolverhampton until 30 June 2022)

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