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Barcelona

Barcelona, is a professional Spanish football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

The club was founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and Catalan footballers led by Joan Gamper. However, the club has become a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism, hence their motto “Més que un club” translated to “More than a club”. Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona.

Barcelona has won 25 La Liga, 30 Copa del Rey, 13 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies, as well as being the record holders for the latter four competitions. In international football club, Barcelona has won 20 European and World titles, 5 UEFA Champions League titles, a record 4 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, a joint record 5 UEFA Super Cup, a record 3 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a joint record 3 FIFA Club World Cup. Barcelona was also ranked first in the International Federation of Football History & Statistics Club World Ranking for 1997, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 and currently occupies the second position on the UEFA club rankings. The club has a long-standing rivalry with Real Madrid; matches between the two teams are referred to as El Clásico.

This is the third most valuable sports team in the world, with a net worth $4.07 billion, and the world’s third richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of €648.3 million. The official Barcelona anthem is the “Cant del Barça”, written by Jaume Picas and Josep Maria Espinàs.

Barcelona star Gerard Pique blames referees for helping Real Madrid

Barcelona star Gerard Pique blames referees for helping Real Madrid

The whole world knows the Spanish defender for his controversial statements and feud with their archrival Real Madrid. And now, Gerard Pique blames referees for helping Los Blancos in several football games. This comment of the star came right after Barcelona defeated Real Madrid’s basketball team by 94-93. Real Madrid, on the other hand, accused …

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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde believes they have learned from their Roma defeat

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde believes they have learned from their Roma defeat

The Spanish side Barcelona faced a humiliating UEFA Champions League exit to AS Roma last season. And, the Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde now believes that the squad has already learned a lesson from their past season’s mistakes and will not repeat the same against their this season’s European opponent Lyon. Barcelona almost secured their birth …

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Ousmane Dembele believes Lionel Messi makes football ‘easier’

Ousmane Dembele believes Lionel Messi makes football ‘easier’

The French youngster is certainly having a great season so far with his forward partner Lionel Messi. And, Ousmane Dembele believes that the Argentine star makes football looks quite easy. The Barcelona duo is proving them as a great asset for the Catalan side as they have already scored 43 goals together so far this …

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Luis Suarez claims Barcelona squad is now suffering through lack of communication

Luis Suarez claims Barcelona squad is now suffering through lack of communication

Barcelona faced three draws in eight days now, and their star man Luis Suarez claims that the players are now facing lack of communication issues. They last faced draws against Athletic and Valencia in La Liga and also ended up in a draw against Real Madrid in the semifinal of the Copa del Rey this …

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Lucas Vazquez believes Real Madrid deserved more

Lucas Vazquez believes Real Madrid deserved more against Barcelona in El Clasico

Even after a Clasico draw against Barcelona in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals, Los Blancos midfielder Lucas Vazquez believes Real Madrid deserved more against their archrivals. He scored the opener for Madrid in the 6th minute of the game which later Malcom equalized for Barcelona in the 57th minute. Real Madrid …

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Jordi Alba believes Neymar’s rumored comeback at Barcelona makes no sense

Jordi Alba believes Neymar’s rumored comeback at Barcelona makes no sense

Amid the ongoing transfer speculation of Neymar, his former teammate Jordi Alba believes there is no logic to stand for his comeback chance at Camp Nou. Since the record-breaking $253 million to the French side Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, the Brazilian star has been linked with his return to the Blaugrana side. Besides Barcelona, it …

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Luis Suarez says Lionel Messi’s absence is not an excuse for Barcelona’s Loss

Luis Suarez says Lionel Messi’s absence is not an excuse for Barcelona’s Loss

Barcelona faced a tragic loss last night in the first leg quarterfinal of the Copa del Rey against Sevilla by 2-0. But, his teammate Luis Suarez says his absence from the squad could not be an excuse for the Catalan side. Pablo Sarabia scored the opener for Sevilla in the 58th minute and then Wissam …

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Barcelona new signing Kevin-Prince Boateng declares Lionel Messi as the best in the world

Barcelona new signing Kevin-Prince Boateng declares Lionel Messi as the best in the world

Barcelona new signing Kevin-Prince Boateng lauded Lionel Messi as the best player in the world during his official unveiling at Camp Nou. However, he also dismissed his previous claims favoring Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid. The Ghanaian midfielder made a shock move yesterday from Sassuolo to Barcelona on loan. Kevin-Prince Boateng signed the loan-deal with …

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Filipe Luis thinks Lionel Messi is the deserving recipient of the Ballon d'Or

Filipe Luis thinks Lionel Messi is the deserving recipient of the Ballon d’Or

Atletico Madrid and Brazil’s full-back Filipe Luis thinks that Barcelona legend Lionel Messi should have won the 2018 Ballon d’Or ahead of the Croatian international Luka Modric. The Real Madrid star received the award after helping Los Blancos to win the UEFA Champions League and also for helping his national side to secure their place …

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