F.C. Barcelona

association football club based in Barcelona, Spain

Futbol Club Barcelona, known as Barcelona or simply Barça, is a Spanish football club from Barcelona, Catalonia. They currently compete in La Liga, the top division of Spanish football.

Barcelona
Full nameFutbol Club Barcelona
Nickname(s)Barça or Blaugrana (team)
Culers or Barcelonistes (supporters)
Blaugranes or Azulgranas (supporters)
Short nameFCB
Founded29 November 1899; 121 years ago (1899-11-29)
as Foot-Ball Club Barcelona
GroundCamp Nou
Ground Capacity99,354[1]
PresidentJoan Laporta
Head coachRonald Koeman
LeagueLa Liga
2019–20La Liga, 2nd of 20
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Més que un club (in Catalan): More than a club.

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 twenty-five La Liga titles. Barcelona is one of the three clubs who have never been relegated from the first division; the other ones are Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid.

HistoryEdit

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]

RivalriesEdit

The club's main rival is Real Madrid, but they also have more rivalries. They have 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; Espanyol has only been able to finish above Barcelona in the league on 3 occasions in 70 years.

League positionEdit

Season League 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

Former positionEdit


HonoursEdit

Domestic competition[4]Edit

  • Winners (25): 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 (23): 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 (27): 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
  • Runners-up (10): 1901/02, 1918/19, 1931/32, 1935/36, 1953/54, 1973/74, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1995/96, 2013/14
  • Winners (2): 1982/83, 1985/86.
  • Runners-up (-)
  • Winners (10): 1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016
  • Runners-up (8): 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2015
  • Winners (3): 1947, 1952, 1953.
  • Runners-up (2): 1949, 1951.

Major european trophies[4]Edit

 
Barcelona players celebrating victory in the Champions League 2008/09.
  • Winners (5): 1991/92, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15
  • Runners-up (3): 1960/61, 1985/86, 1993/94.
  • Winners (4): 1978/79, 1981/82, 1988/89, 1996/97.
  • Runners-up (2): 1968/69, 1990/91.
  • Winners (3): 1955/58, 1958/60, 1965/66.
  • Runners-up (1): 1961/62.
  • Winners (5): 1992, 1997, 2009, 2011, 2015
  • Runners-up (4): 1979, 1982, 1989, 2006.

Major worldwide competitionsEdit

  • Winners (3): 2009, 2011,2015
  • Runners-up (1): 2006.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 6 October 2020[5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Marc-André ter Stegen
2   DF Sergiño Dest
3   DF Gerard Piqué (3rd captain)
4   DF Ronald Araújo
5   MF Sergio Busquets (vice-captain)
6   MF Carles Aleñá
7   FW Antoine Griezmann
8   MF Miralem Pjanić
9   FW Martin Braithwaite
10   FW Lionel Messi (captain)
11   FW Ousmane Dembélé
12   MF Riqui Puig
No. Position Player
13   GK Neto
14   MF Philippe Coutinho
15   DF Clément Lenglet
16   MF Pedri
17   FW Francisco Trincão
18   DF Jordi Alba
19   MF Matheus Fernandes
20   DF Sergi Roberto (4th captain)
21   MF Frenkie de Jong
22   FW Ansu Fati
23   DF Samuel Umtiti
24   DF Junior Firpo

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Álex Ruiz (at L'Hospitalet until 30 June 2021)
  DF Sergio Akieme (at Almería until 30 June 2021)
  DF Emerson (at Real Betis until 30 June 2021)
  DF Josep Jaume (at Badalona until 30 June 2021)
  DF Juan Miranda (at Real Betis until 30 June 2021)
No. Position Player
  DF Moussa Wagué (at PAOK until 30 June 2021)
  DF Jean-Clair Todibo (at Benfica until 30 June 2021)
  MF Monchu (at Girona until 30 June 2021)
  MF Ludovit Reis (at VfL Osnabrück until 30 June 2021)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Camp Nou". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 26 December 2020.
  2. Cite error: The named reference Camp Nou was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  3. "The History of FC Barcelona - Decade by decade". www.fcbarcelona.com. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Honours". FC Barcelona. Archived from the original on 2015-08-23. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  5. "Players". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 6 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Related pagesEdit

Other websitesEdit