History of Barcelona FC

Futbol Club Barcelona, ​​as their motto Mes que un club suggests, more than one club. They originated in Barcelona, ​​the capital of Catalunya area of ​​Spain and is regarded as the most important institutions of Catalunya. Barcelona La Liga 18 times and has also won the European Cup (now UEFA Champions League) on two separate occasions, the second arrived recently as 2006.

Formed in 1899, Barcelona has come to represent the area of ​​Catalunya, so now the club's most famous and important institution Catalunya, one of the autonomous regions in Europe.

History behind the formation of the club is as much amusing as enthralling. On October 22, 1899 Swiss player Joan Gamper placed ads in the Los Deportes expressed his desire to form a football club in the city of Barcelona and ask others who are interested in this project is to join hands together on the deck. Eleven players showed interest in forming a club and the Football Club Barcelona see the light of day.

FC Barcelona won their first silver in 1902 when they champion the Copa Macaya. They continue to win the Campeonato de Catalunya on several occasions and in 1928 together with other clubs founded the first Spanish first division championship. Barcelona should have won the competition in the 1928-1929 season.

During the Spanish Civil War in 1930 and since then, Barcelona became the most important outlet for the expression of the people of Catalunya. Under General Francisco Franco's dictatorial regime, the club had to undergo an agonizing moment as did the people Catalan FC Barcelona but was always regarded as something so sacred that could surpass all of coercion carried out by Franco.

FC Barcelona is slowly becoming one of Europe's top players and began to attract the likes of Dutch great Johan Cruijff in the 1970s and started collecting silver. Then they have the Golden Period, Dream Team era in the late 1980s to the mid-1990s when they won no fewer than 11 trophies, including four consecutive titles 1991-1994 La Liga and the European Cup (for the first time) in of 1992. Dream Team manger is Cruijff and he had players like Josep Guardiola, Jose Mari Bakero, Txiki Beguiristain, Gheorghe Hagi, Ronald Koeman, Michael Laudrup, Romario and Hristo Stoichkov.

Barcelona came back in the mid-2000s when they won the Spanish first division title two years in a row in 2005 and 2006 and also won the Champions League in 2006 rose on the wings of Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto'o, Xavi Deco advertising.

Barcelona Barcelona is known as a supporter of their affection would also like to call them the Blaugrana. In June 2007, the number socis (club members / owners) reached 156 366 in June 2006 while the number of penyes (officially registered supporter clubs) reached 1782 worldwide.

Barcelona is only one of three clubs in Spain not to have been removed from the first division. They encourage competition with Barcelona and Espanyol Barcelona derby contest with rival cities. But they are fierce rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico Barcelona who contests (also known as el Derbi). Real Madrid Barcelona units considered as the last remaining torchbearers of General Franco's regime.

So far FC Barcelona has won the Spanish championship 19 times, Copa del Rey for the data 25 times and European Cup three times. Barca is currently coached by Guardiola Joseoh Cules by controlling for president Joan Laporta. Barca play their home matches at Camp Nou has a capacity of 98 772 known as the magnificent Cathedral and Football.

Club's main achievements include:

* 19 La Liga
* 25 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) (note)
* 7 Supercopa de España
* 3 European Cup / UEFA Champions League
* 4 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
* 2 European Super Cup
* 2 Latin Cups

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