19 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Barcelona Football Club

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Futbol Club Barcelona commonly known as Barcelona football club which is a professional football club based in Barcelona,Spain. It is one of the oldest football club in the world founded in 1899. Barcelona is the most admired team in the world. The players of Barcelona won many awards. It has three FIFA Ballon d’Or awardees Messi, Iniesta and Xavi.  Barcelona is one the three founding members of the primera division along with Athletiv Bilbao and Real Madrid. Barcelona has fine starting; they started their winning history from 1910 to 1913, won the Pyrenees Cup thrice. In their starting period, they have changed their language from Castilian to Catalan and gradually evolved into the symbol of Catalan identity. From several decades, it has evolved from a football club to a religion. It has seen many wins and losses so far.

1. Barcelona team fans commonly acclaim their names as cules in Catalon, it’s direct English translation is “Ass”.

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2. On October 22,1899, Hans Kamper (Founder of Barcelona football club) placed an advertisement in the newspaper “Stating he wish to create a foot ball club”. After a month he chose eleven players from few hundred application.

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3. Barcelona became the first Spanish football club to win the Continental treble which consist of La Liga, Copa cup.

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4. Former player Johan Cruyff returned to the team in 1988 and became its manager and assembled a dream team by picking  many Spanish players from all Spanish clubs.

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5. In 1974, the club changed their name from Club de Futbol Barcelona to Futbol Club Barcelona.

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6. All Barca player should learn Catalan Language compulsorily and they should communicate with each other in Catalan language in the field.

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7. FC Barcelona is the biggest sponsors to the UNICEF. They donate  1.5 million euros to UNICEF for keeping UNICEF logo in their tees.

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8. First Official Match was held in the Camp Nou on the 6th Oct 1957 against Real Jaen.

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9. They have more than 10 Ballon d’Or cups. Ballon D’Or is the Prestigious award awarded by FIFA.

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10. Their home ground is Camp Nou. It was build in 1957 with the capacity of 98000 sittings. It is the largest stadium in the Europe.

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11. There is a War between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, sometimes it extends outside the stadium.

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12. Johan Cruyff is the most decorated manager in the history of FC Barcelona. Under his coaching they won 11 trophies including European Super.

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13. In 1992, the camp Nou hosted the Olympic games, in that Olympics football category FC Barcelona defeated Poland by 3-2 .

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14. The motto of the club is “ Mes wue un club” which means “more than a foot ball club”.

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15. Earlier this year Forbes rated  FC Barcelona as the second richest Football organization in the world  with the assets of $3.16 billion dollar.

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16. Xavi holds the team record for the most number of total games played. He had played 767 matches for FC Barcelona.

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17. Lionel Messi is the superstar for the highest number of goals scored. He had scored 500 goals and defeated the records of Paulino (369 goals)

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18.The longest serving manager is Jack Greenwell. He had served 9 years as team manager .

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19. The highest attendance of FC barcelona team match is on the date of 3 march 1986. Total 1.2 lakhs people presented in the stadium. It was a Euro cup quarter final.

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