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FC Barcelona

association fitbaw club based in Barcelona, Spain

Futbol Club Barcelona (Catalan pronunciation: [fubˈbɔɫ ˈkɫub bərsəˈɫonə] ( listen)), kent as Barcelona an familiarly as Barça an aw,[2] is a perfaisional fitbaw club, based in Barcelona, Catalonie, Spain.

FC Barcelona (crest).svg
Full name Futbol Club Barcelona
Nickname(s) Barça (team)
Culés or Barcelonistas (supporters)
Blaugranas or Azulgranas (supporters)
Foondit 29 November 1899; 119 years ago (1899-11-29)
as Foot-Ball Club Barcelona
Ground Camp Nou
Ground Capacity 99,354[1]
Preses Josep Maria Bartomeu
Coach Ernesto Valverde
League La Liga
2018/19 La Liga, 1st
Wabsteid Club wabsteid
Current saison

Foondit in 1899 bi a group o Swiss, Inglis an Catalan fitbawers led bi Joan Gamper, the club haes become a seembol o Catalan cultur an Catalanism, hence the motto "Més que un club" (Mair than a club). Unlike mony ither fitbaw clubs, the supporters awn an operate Barcelona. It is the warld's seicont-richest fitbaw club in terms o revenue, wi a annual turnover o $613 million an the third maist valuable sports team, worth $2.6 billion.[3][4] The offeecial Barcelona anthem is the "Cant del Barça", written bi Jaume Picas an Josep Maria Espinàs.[5]

Barcelona is the maist successful club in Spain, in terms o oweraw offeecial titles wan (80). Barcelona wis rankit first in the 'All-Time Club World Ranking' bi IFFHS, on 31 Dizember 2009,[6] an is currently placit on top o the UEFA club rankins an aw.[7] They wan 22 La Liga, 26 Copa del Rey, 11 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte[8] an 2 Copa de la Liga trophies, as well as bein the record haulder for the latter fower competeetions. In internaitional club fitbaw, Barcelona haes wan fower UEFA Champions League, a record fower UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, fower UEFA Super Cup, a record three Inter-Cities Fairs Cup[9] an a record twa FIFA Club Warld Cup trophies.[10] The club haes a lang-staundin rivalry wi Real Madrid; matches atween the twa teams are referred tae as "El Clásico".



Current squadEedit

As o 10 August 2014[11]

Note: Banners indicate naitional team as defined unner FIFA eligibility rules. Players mey haud mair nor ane non-FIFA naitionality.

No. Poseetion Player
1   GK Marc-André ter Stegen
2   DF Nélson Semedo
3   DF Gerard Piqué
4   MF Ivan Rakitić
5   MF Sergio Busquets (vice-caiptain)
6   MF Denis Suárez
9   FW Luis Suárez[note]
10   FW Lionel Messi (caiptain)
No. Poseetion Player
11   FW Ousmane Dembélé
13   GK Jasper Cillessen
14   MF Philippe Coutinho
15   MF Carles Aleñá
17   FW Paco Alcácer
18   DF Jordi Alba
19   DF Lucas Digne
20   MF Sergi Roberto
21   MF André Gomes
22   DF Aleix Vidal
23   DF Samuel Umtiti
24   DF Yerry Mina
25   DF Thomas Vermaelen
1.^ On 26 Juin 2014, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee banned Luis Suárez for fower months o ony footbaa-relatit activity efter he wis foond guilty o bitin Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini durin Uruguay's feenal Warld Cup group stage match. The suspension means Suárez is unable tae play for Barcelona till 26 October.[12][13][14][15]

Oot on lendEedit

Note: Banners indicate naitional team as defined unner FIFA eligibility rules. Players mey haud mair nor ane non-FIFA naitionality.

No. Poseetion Player


  1. Camp Nou – FC Barcelona Official Page
  2. Pronooncit [ˈbar.sə].
  3. Badenhausen, Kurt (July 15, 2013). "Real Madrid Tops The World's Most Valuable Sports Teams". Forbes. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  4. "Deloitte Football Money League 2013". Deloitte UK. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  5. "FC Barcelona Hymn". FC Barcelona. 
  6. "All-Time Club World Ranking, by International Federation of Football History & Statistics". 
  7. "UEFA club coefficients 2013/14". 
  8. The Copa Eva Duarte wis anerly recognisit an organisit wi that name bi the RFEF frae 1947 till 1953, an tharefore Barcelona's "Copa de Oro Argentina" win o 1945 is no includit in this coont, i.e. anerly the 1948, 1952 an 1953 trophies are.
  9. Considered a major title by FIFA (see F.C. Barcelona's profile at but generally not an official title, as the competition was not organised by UEFA
  10. "Football Europe: FC Barcelona". Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Retrieved 4 May 2009. 
  11. "Primer equipo" (in Spanish). FC Barcelona. Retrieved 31 January 2014.  Unkent parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)
  12. "Luis Suárez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity". FIFA. 26 June 2014. Archived frae the oreeginal on 3 July 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  13. De Menezes, Jack (26 June 2014). "Luis Suarez banned: Fifa hand striker record nine-game ban AND a four month football ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini in biggest ever World Cup suspension". The Independent. Archived frae the oreeginal on 12 July 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  14. "Luis Suárez banned for four months for biting in World Cup game". The Guardian. 26 June 2014. Archived frae the oreeginal on 6 July 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  15. "FIFA Suspends and Fines Suarez for 9 Games and 4 Months After Biting Player". ABC News. 26 June 2014.