Barcelona is the professional football club of Spain & it was founded in 29th November 1899. The full name of the club is Futbol Club Barcelona (Barca). Blaugranes is called as the nickname of the club. Sandro Rosell is the President & Tito Villanova is Manager of the club. The team mostly resembles to La Liga League. Barcelona is the 2nd richest football club team after Real Madrid. Recently, Barcelona has won the title of a Spanish League which is La-Liga.
History of Barcelona Club
In Los Deportes, Han Kamper took 1st step to form a club in 22nd October 1899. And on 29 Nov Gimnasio sole meeting he got green signal for his attempt. 1st director of club was Walter Wild. Bartomeu Terradas, Lluis d’Osso, Otto Kunzle, Otto Maier, Enric Ducal, Pere Cabot, Carles Pujol, Josep Llobet, John Parsons and William Parsons were 1st 11 players of Barcelona club.
At the beginning, the club belongs to the stadium Cam de la Industria. From the year 1910-1914 the stadium was the largest ground of football. During the period of 1910 to 1914 the club has changed its language from Castilian to Catalan. In 1922, Gamper had launched new operation to select more members for the club & more than 20,000 selected members were part of it. These members were capable of financing a new stadium for Barcelona F.C.
The Sixties were less victorious for the club, with Real Spanish capital. The building of the Camp Nou, completed in 1957, meant the club had very little cash to pay on new players. On the positive facet, the last decade saw the emergence of Josep Maria Fuste and Carles Rexach & also the club won the Copa del Generalísimo in 1963 & also the Fairs Cup in 1966.
Barça repaired a number of its former pride by beating Real Spanish capital 1–0 within the 1968 Copa del Generalísimo final at the Bernabéu ahead of Franco, with former republican pilot Salvador Artigas as manager.
Stadiums of Barcelona Football Club
Initially, the club played matches in the Camp de la Industria. At the time of its start the capacity of the stadium was 6,000. Later on there were more than twenty thousands members who were ready to support the club with a bigger stadium which was Camp de Les Corts. The audience capacity of that stadium was about 20,000. The number was further increased to 60,000 in 1950.
For the league of UEFA, the club was odered to fulfil the need of its stadium of Mes Que un club. The supporters of the club now got more responsibity for their team. For this project about thousand of people come forward. Now the stadium ahs the capacity of 99,360 spectators & is the largest football stadium in Europe.
Honours for the Barcelona F.C.
|La Liga: 22 times winners|
|1928-29, 1944-45, 1947-48, 1948-49, 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|
|Copa Del Rey: 26 times winners|
|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|
|Supercopa de Espana: 10 times winners|
|1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011|
|Copa Eva Duarte; 3 times winners|
|1948, 1952, 1953|
|Copa de La Liga: 2 times winners|
|UEFA Champions League: 4 times winners|
|1991-92, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11|
|European Cup Winner’s Cup: 4 times winners|
|1978-79, 1981-81, 1988-89, 1996-97|
|Inter Cities fairs Cup: 3 winners|
|1955-58, 1958-60, 1965-66|
|European Super Cup: 4 times winners|
|1992, 1997, 2009, 2011|
|FIFA Club World Cup: 2 times winners|
|Intercontinental Cup: 1 time winner|