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Barcelona
Full name Futbol Club Barcelona
Elk-name(s) Barça or Blaugrana (team)
Culés or Barcelonistas (supporters)
Blaugranes or Azulgranas (supporters)
Foondit 29 November 1899 (1899-11-29) (115 years ago)
as Foot-Ball Club Barcelona
Grund Camp Nou
(capacity: 99,786)
Preses Josep Bartomeu
Manager Luis Enrique
League La Liga
2012–13 La Liga, 1st
Wabsteid Club hame page
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Futbol Club Barcelona (Catalan pronunciation: [fubˈbɔɫ ˈkɫub bərsəˈɫonə] ( listen)), kent as Barcelona an familiarly as Barça an aw,[1] is a profeesional fitbaa club, based in Barcelona, Catalonie, Spain.

Foondit in 1899 bi a group o Swiss, Inglis an Catalan fitbawers led bi Joan Gamper, the club haes become a seembol o Catalan cultur an Catalanism, hence the motto "Més que un club" (Mair than a club). Unlike mony ither fitbaa clubs, the supporters awn an operate Barcelona. It is the warld's seicont-richest fitbaa club in terms o revenue, wi a annual turnover o $613 million an the third maist valuable sports team, worth $2.6 billion.[2][3] The offeecial Barcelona anthem is the "Cant del Barça", written bi Jaume Picas an Josep Maria Espinàs.[4]

Barcelona is the maist successful club in Spain, in terms o oweraw offeecial titles wan (83). Barcelona wis rankit first in the 'All-Time Club World Ranking' bi IFFHS, on 31 Dizember 2009,[5] an is currently placit on top o the UEFA club rankins an aw.[6] They wan 22 La Liga, 26 Copa del Rey, 11 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte[7] an 2 Copa de la Liga trophies, as well as bein the record haulder for the latter fower competeetions. In internaitional club fitbaa, Barcelona haes wan fower UEFA Champions League, a record fower UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, fower UEFA Super Cup, a record three Inter-Cities Fairs Cup[8] an a record twa FIFA Club Warld Cup trophies.[9] The club haes a lang-staundin rivalry wi Real Madrid; matches atween the twa teams are referred tae as "El Clásico".

Honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Domestic competeetions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Winners (22): 1928–1929, 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
Runners-up (24): 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
Winners (26) (record): 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
Runners-up (11): 1901–02, 1918–19, 1931–32, 1935–36, 1953–54, 1973–74, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1995–96, 2010–11, 2013–14
Winners (11) (record): 1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Runners-up (8): 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2012
Winners (3) (record): 1948, 1952, 1953[7]
Runners-up (2): 1949, 1951
Winners (2) (record): 1982–83, 1985–86

European competitions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Winners (4): 1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09, [2010–11
Runners-up (3): 1960–61, 1985–86, 1993–94
Winners (4) (record): 1978–79, 1981–82, 1988–89, 1996–97
Runners-up (2): 1968–69, 1990–91
Winners (3) (record): 1955–58, 1958–60, 1965–66
Runners-up (1): 1961–62
Winners (4): 1992, 1997, 2009, 2011
Runners-up (4): 1979, 1982, 1989, 2006

Warldwide competitions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Winners (2) (record): 2009, 2011
Runners-up (1): 2006
Runners-up (1): 1992

Players[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current squad[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 10 August 2014[18]
No. Position Player
1 GK Marc-André ter Stegen
2 DF Martín Montoya
3 DF Gerard Piqué
4 MF Ivan Rakitić
5 MF Sergio Busquets (4t caiptain)
6 MF Xavi Hernández (caiptain)
7 FW Pedro Rodríguez
8 MF Andrés Iniesta (vice-captain)
9 FW Luis Suárez[note]
10 FW Lionel Messi (3rd captain)
11 FW Neymar
12 MF Rafinha
No. Position Player
13 GK Claudio Bravo
14 MF Javier Mascherano
15 DF Marc Bartra
17 MF Alex Song
18 DF Jordi Alba
20 MF Sergi Roberto
21 DF Adriano
22 DF Dani Alves
23 DF Thomas Vermaelen
24 DF Jérémy Mathieu
25 GK Jordi Masip
1.^ On 26 Juin 2014, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee banned Luis Suárez for fower months o ony footbaa-relatit activity efter he wis foond guilty o bitin Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini durin Uruguay's feenal Warld Cup group stage match. The suspension means Suárez is unable tae play for Barcelona till 26 October.[19][20][21][22]

Oot on lend[eedit | eedit soorce]

No. Position Player
MF Ibrahim Afellay (at Olympiacos till 30 Juin 2015)
FW Gerard Deulofeu (at Sevilla till 30 Juin 2015)
FW Cristian Tello (at Porto till 30 Juin 2016)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Pronooncit [ˈbar.sə].
  2. Badenhausen, Kurt (July 15, 2013). "Real Madrid Tops The World's Most Valuable Sports Teams". Forbes. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  3. "Deloitte Football Money League 2013". Deloitte UK. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  4. "FC Barcelona Hymn". FC Barcelona. 
  5. "All-Time Club World Ranking, by International Federation of Football History & Statistics". 
  6. "UEFA club coefficients 2013/14". 
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Copa Eva Duarte wis anerly recognisit an organisit wi that name bi the RFEF frae 1947 till 1953, an tharefore Barcelona's "Copa de Oro Argentina" win o 1945 is no includit in this coont, i.e. anerly the 1948, 1952 an 1953 trophies are.
  8. Considered a major title by FIFA (see FIFA.com F.C. Barcelona's profile at http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/clubs/club=44217/) but generally not an official title, as the competition was not organised by UEFA
  9. "Football Europe: FC Barcelona". Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
  10. "Evolution 1929–10". Liga de Fútbol Profesional. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  11. Carnicero, José; Torre, Raúl; Ferrer, Carles Lozano (28 August 2009). "Spain – List of Super Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  12. "List of Super Cup Finals". RSSF. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  13. Torre, Raúl (29 January 2009). "Spain – List of League Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  14. "Champions League history". UEFA. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  15. "UEFA Cup Winners' Cup". UEFA. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  16. "UEFA Super Cup". UEFA. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  17. "Tournaments". FIFA. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  18. "Primer equipo" [First team] (in Spanish). FC Barcelona. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  19. "Luis Suárez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity". FIFA. 26 June 2014. Archived from the original on 3 July 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  20. De Menezes, Jack (26 June 2014). "Luis Suarez banned: Fifa hand striker record nine-game ban AND a four month football ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini in biggest ever World Cup suspension". The Independent. Archived from the original on 12 July 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  21. "Luis Suárez banned for four months for biting in World Cup game". The Guardian. 26 June 2014. Archived from the original on 6 July 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  22. "FIFA Suspends and Fines Suarez for 9 Games and 4 Months After Biting Player". ABC News. 26 June 2014.