FC Barcelona

Club History

Futbol club de Barcelona, commonly referred to as FC Barcelona colloquially known as “Barca” is a Spanish football club based in Barcelona. The club was formed on the 29th November 1899 and plays its home matches at Camp Nou. The Camp Nou has a capacity of 99,354 which is the largest stadium in La Liga. The current head coach is Quique Setien and the president is Josep Maria Bartomeu.

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FC Barcelona: Honors

FC Barcelona have won 26 La Liga titles, 5 Champions Leagues, 30 Copa del Reys and 17 Super Cups.

Regional Titles (34)

Campionat de Catalunya:
Winners (23) (record):

Copa Macaya (1): 1902

Copa Barcelona (1): 1903

Campionat de Catalunya (21): 1904-05, 1908-09, 1909-10, 1910-11, 1912-13, 1915-16, 1918-19, 1919-20, 1920-21, 1921-22, 1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1927-28, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1937-38
Runners-up (5):

Copa Macaya (1): 1901
Campionat de Catalunya (4) : 1907–08, 1911–12, 1932–33, 1936–37

Liga Catalana:
Winners (1) (record): 1937–38

Catalan Cup:
Winners (8) (record): 1990–91, 1992–93, 1999–00, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2012–13, 2013–14
Runners-up (10): 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2015–16

Supercopa de Catalunya:
Winners (2) (record): 2014, 2018
Runners-up (2): 2016, 2019

National Titles (74)

La Liga:
Winners (26): 1929-29, 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 (25): 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, 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2016–17

Copa del Rey

Winners (30) (record):
1909–10: 3–2 vs. Club Español de Madrid
1911–12: 2–0 vs. R. S. Gimnástica Española
1912–13: 2–1 vs. Real Sociedad
1919–20: 2–0 vs. Athletic Bilbao
1921–22: 5–1 vs. Real Unión
1924–25: 2–0 vs. Getxo
1925–26: 3–2 vs. Atlético Madrid
1927–28: 3–1 vs. Real Sociedad
1941–42: 4–3 vs. Athletic Bilbao
1950–51: 3–0 vs. Real Sociedad
1951–52: 4–2 vs. Valencia
1952–53: 2–1 vs. Athletic Bilbao
1956–57: 1–0 vs. Espanyol
1958–59: 4–1 vs. Granada
1962–63: 3–1 vs. Zaragoza
1967–68: 1–0 vs. Real Madrid
1970–71: 4–3 vs. Valencia
1977–78: 3–1 vs. Las Palmas
1980–81: 3–1 vs. Sporting Gijón
1982–83: 2–1 vs. Real Madrid
1987–88: 1–0 vs. Real Sociedad
1989–90: 2–0 vs. Real Madrid
1996–97: 3–2 vs. Real Betis
1997–98: 1–1 vs. Mallorca (5–4 pen.)
2008–09: 4–1 vs. Athletic Bilbao
2011–12: 3–0 vs. Athletic Bilbao
2014–15: 3–1 vs. Athletic Bilbao
2015–16: 2–0 vs. Sevilla
2016–17: 3–1 vs. Alavés
2017–18: 5–0 vs. Sevilla

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Runners up (11)

1918–19: 2–5 vs. Getxo
1931–32: 0–1 vs. Athletic Bilbao
1935–36: 1–2 vs. Real Madrid
1953–54: 0–3 vs. Valencia
1973–74: 0–4 vs. Real Madrid
1983–84: 0–1 vs. Athletic Bilbao
1985–86: 0–1 vs. Zaragoza
1995–96: 0–1 vs. Atlético Madrid
2010–11: 0–1 vs. Real Madrid
2013–14: 1–2 vs. Real Madrid
2018–19: 1–2 vs. Valencia

Copa del Liga

Winners (2) (record):
1982–83: 4–3 (2–2 / 2–1) vs. Real Madrid
1985–86: 2–1 (1–0 / 2–0) vs. Real Betis

Supercopa de España

Winners (13) (record):
1983: 3–2 (3–1 / 0–1) vs. Athletic Bilbao
1991: 2–1 (0–1 / 1–1) vs. Atlético Madrid
1992: 5–2 (3–1 / 1–2) vs. Atlético Madrid
1994: 6–5 (0–2 / 4–5) vs. Zaragoza
1996: 6–5 (5–2 / 3–1) vs. Atlético Madrid
2005: 4–2 (0–3 / 1–2) vs. Real Betis
2006: 4–0 (0–1 / 3–0) vs. Espanyol
2009: 5–1 (1–2 / 3–0) vs. Athletic Bilbao
2010: 5–3 (3–1 / 4–0) vs. Sevilla
2011: 5–4 (2–2 / 3–2) vs. Real Madrid
2013: 1–1 (1–1 / 0–0) vs. Atlético Madrid
2016: 5–0 (0–2 / 3–0) vs. Sevilla
2018: 2–1 vs. Sevilla

Runners up (10)

1985: 2–3 (3–1 / 1–0) vs. Atlético Madrid
1988: 2–3 (2–0 / 2–1) vs. Real Madrid
1990: 1–5 (0–1 / 4–1) vs. Real Madrid
1993: 2–4 (3–1 / 1–1) vs. Real Madrid
1997: 3–5 (2–1 / 4–1) vs. Real Madrid
1998: 1–3 (2–1 / 0–1) vs. Mallorca
1999: 3–5 (1–0 / 3–3) vs. Valencia
2012: 4–4 (3–2 / 2–1) vs. Real Madrid
2015: 1–5 (4–0 / 1–1) vs. Athletic Bilbao
2017: 1–5 (1–3 / 0–2) vs. Real Madrid

Copa Eva Duarte: (the forerunner to the Supercopa de España)
Winners (3) (record):
1948: 1–0 vs. Sevilla
1952: Was given without a play-off match as Barcelona won both the Spanish Cup and La Liga
1953: Was given without a play-off match as Barcelona won both the Spanish Cup and La Liga
Runners up (2):
1949: 4–7 vs. Valencia
1951: 0–2 vs. Atlético Madrid

European Titles (17)

European Cup / UEFA Champions League:
Winners (5):
1991–92: 1–0 vs. Sampdoria
2005–06: 2–1 vs. Arsenal
2008–09: 2–0 vs. Manchester United
2010–11: 3–1 vs. Manchester United
2014–15: 3–1 vs. Juventus
Runners up (3):
1960–61: 2–3 vs. Benfica
1985–86: 0–0 vs. Steaua București (0–2 on penalties)
1993–94: 0–4 vs. Milan

UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup

Winners (4) (record):
1978–79: 4–3 vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf
1981–82: 2–1 vs. Standard Liège
1988–89: 2–0 vs. Sampdoria
1996–97: 1–0 vs. Paris Saint-Germain
Runners up (2):
1968–69: 2–3 vs. Slovan Bratislava
1990–91: 1–2 vs. Manchester United

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup:
Winners (3) (record):
1955–58: 8–2 (2–2 / 6–0) vs. London XI
1958–60: 4–1 (0–0 / 4–1) vs. Birmingham City
1965–66: 4–3 (0–1 / 2–4) vs. Zaragoza
Runners up (1):
1961–62: 3–7 (6–2 / 1–1) vs. Valencia

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Trophy Play-Off: (Winner’s Champions Fairs Cup)
1971: (2–1) vs. Leeds United

UEFA Super Cup

Winners (5) (shared record):
1992: 3–2 (1–1 / 2–1) vs. Werder Bremen
1997: 3–1 (2–0 / 1–1) vs. Borussia Dortmund
2009: 1–0 vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
2011: 2–0 vs. Porto
2015: 5–4 vs. Sevilla
Runners up (4):
1979: 1–2 (1–0 / 1–1) vs. Nottingham Forest
1982: 1–3 (1–0 / 3–0) vs. Aston Villa
1989: 1–2 (1–1 / 1–0) vs. Milan
2006: 0–3 vs. Sevilla

Worldwide Titles (3)

FIFA Club World Cup:
Winners (3):
2009: 2–1 vs. Estudiantes
2011: 4–0 vs. Santos
2015: 3–0 vs. River Plate
Runners up (1):
2006: 0–1 vs. Internacional

Intercontinental Cup

Runners up (1):
1992: 1–2 vs. São Paulo
Doubles and trebles (14 – 2)
Doubles
La Liga and Copa del Rey doubles (8) (record):
1951–52, 1952–53, 1958–59, 1997–98, 2008–09 (as part of treble), 2014–15 (as part of treble), 2015–16, 2017–18
La Liga and European Cup doubles (5) (record):
1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09 (as part of treble), 2010–11 and 2014–15 (as part of treble)
Copa del Rey and UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup (1):
1996–97
Treble
La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League (2) (record):
2008–09
2014–15
Others titles (10)

Liga Mediterránea

Winners (1) (record):
1937
(Barça is considering application to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to make this equivalent to a La Liga title, after learning that the RFEF considered to recognize Levante FC‘s Copa de la España Libre of the same year as equivalent to Copa del Rey. The RFEF later denied Levante their request.).

Copa de Oro Argentina: (the forerunner to the Copa Eva Duarte)
Winners (1) (record):
1945: 5–4 vs. Athletic Bilbao

Latin Cup:
Winners (2) (shared record):
1949: 2–1 vs. Sporting CP
1952: 1–0 vs. Nice

Pyrenees Cup

Winners (4) (record):
1910: 2–1 vs. Real Sociedad
1911: 4–0 vs. Gars Bordeaux FC
1912: 5–3 vs. Stade Bordelais Université Club
1913: 7-2 vs. Comète Simotes Bordeaux

Pequeña Copa del Mundo de Clubes:
Winners (1):
1957
“Historical” tournament (Torneo de los “históricos”):
Winners (1) (record):
1948

FC Barcelona: Famous Player

Still playing for Fc Barcelona, Lionel Messi is, without doubt, one of the greatest footballers of all time. Messi has been playing for Barcelona since 2004, winning 6 Ballon d’ors along the way. The Argentinian has 438 goals in 474 appearances for Barca. Despite being 32 it’s looking like it’s going to be a while yet before Messi retires.

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FC Barcelona: Recent Times

Barcelona won 6 La Ligas in the 2010s, 2 Champions Leagues and 5 Copa del Reys. Overall it’s been a successful decade for Barca. In recent times FC Barcelona have been most successful under Pep Guardiola. Pep managed Barcelona from 2008 through to 2012 winning 14 major trophies.

2018/2019 Season

The 2018/2019 season saw FC Barcelona win La Liga, finish runners up in the Copa del Rey, reach the semi finals of the Champions League and win the Supercopa de Espana. The top goal scorer for the season was Lionel Mess,i with a staggering 36 goals in La Liga. The total spent on transfers was 109 million Euros and the total income from transfer was 102 million Euros.

2019/2020 Season

With a total of 27 games played, FC Barcelona are having yet another fantastic season. Barca are currently 1st place with 58 points. So far, Barcelona reached the Copa del Rey quarter finals, the semi finals of the Supercopa de Espana and are currently awaiting for the second leg of their round of 16 Champions League tie against Napoli. The total spent on transfers is 273 million Euros and the total income from transfers is 125 million Euros.

FC Barcelona: Playing Style

Barcelona are the most dominant team on the ball in La Liga with an average of 65% possession this season. Barca have also created the most big chances in the league as well as having the most accurate passes per match. However do Barcelona have defensive issues? Barca have only kept 8 clean sheets in 27 games this season, Nonetheless Barcelona are the leagues top goal scorers with an average of 2.3 goals per match. 

Key Players

Lionel Messi

The first key player is a no brainer, Lionel Messi. The Argentinian has been lighting up the Camp Nou for the last 15 years, scoring superb solo goals,  sublime free kicks and creating some amazing goals. Messi has 19 goals and 12 assists in La Liga this season, currently the top scorer, averaging a goal every 99 minutes.

Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez is next on the list. The Uruguayan has 11 goals and 7 assists in La Liga this season. Suarez has been pivotal in Barcelona’s front 3 since arriving in 2014, an average match rating of 7.6 in the league this season is exceptional, not to mention an excellent minutes per goal of 116 minutes.

Sergio Busquets

The final player we are going to mention is Sergio Busquets. An average match rating of 7.36 in La Liga this season, 2 goals, 2 assists and the most accurate passes completed per match with an average of 72. At Spanish Football Bets we feel that Busquets is criminally underrated and has been performing at the highest level for over a decade. 

Useful Information

Official club name: Futbol Club Barcelona
Address: Avinguda Arístides Maillol
08028 Barcelona (Residents: 1.636.762)
Spain
Tel: +34 (902) 189900
Fax: +34 (934) 112219
Website:
fcbarcelona.com
Founded: Nov 29, 1899
Members: 144.500 (Score: Sep 15, 2017)

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Camp Nou, Barcelona FC

Name of stadium: Camp Nou
Total capacity: 99.354
96.636 at international matches
Seats: 99.354 including 20.000 covered
Built: 1957
UEFA stadium category: 5*
Under-soil heating: Yes
Running track: No
Surface: Natural grass
Pitch size: 105m x 68m