10 Fun Facts about FC Barcelona

Fun Facts about FC Barcelona inform us with one of the most successful football club in the world. People simply call it Barca or Barcelona.  The official name is Futbol Club Barcelona. It is based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Joan Gamper was the leader of a group of Catalan, English and Swiss footballers who established this professional club in 1899.  “Més que un club” is the motto of Barca. It means “More than a club”. Barca appears as a symbol of Catalanism and Catalan culture. Here are the complete facts to note about FC Barcelona:

Fun Facts about FC Barcelona 1: the operation of Barcelona

Barcelona has a unique status. It is operated and owned by the supporters. The worth of this club is $3.56 billion. Thus, it is called as the second most valuable sport team in the world. The annual turnover of Barcelona reaches €560.8 million.

Facts about FC Barcelona

Facts about FC Barcelona

Fun Facts about FC Barcelona 2: the anthem

If you are a fan of Barcelona, you must know its official anthem. Jaume Picas and Josep Maria Espinàs wrote “Cant del Barça” for the club’s official anthem.

Fun Facts about FC Barcelona 3: domestic victory

Talking about its record, it became the winner for 28 Copa del Rey, 3 Copa Eva Duarte, 24 La Liga, 2 Copa de la Liga tropies and 24 La Liga. That is the domestic record for Barca.

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FC Barcelona Facts

FC Barcelona Facts

Fun Facts about FC Barcelona 4: international victory

Barca also has an amazing international victory. It had a shared record for five UEFA Super Cups, five UEFA Champions League titles, three FIFA Club World Cup and four UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.

Fun Facts about FC Barcelona 5: the world ranking

In 1997, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015, Barca earned the first place on the list of Club World Ranking of IFFHS.

Fun Facts about FC Barcelona 6: the notable rivals

The term El Clasico is used to call a football match between Barca and Real Madrid. Both clubs are from Spain and have great reputation among fans. Real Madrid has been a long-standing rival for Barca.

Fun Facts about FC Barcelona 7: the youth academy

Barca has a youth academy, which produces amazing football players. Xavi, Iniesta and Messi are from their youth academy.

FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona

Fun Facts about FC Barcelona 8: Primera División

Primera División was co-founded by Barcelona and other two founding members, Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao.

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Fun Facts about FC Barcelona 9: the popularity

In Spain, Barca earns the second place based on the popularity among supporters.  The supporters of Barca in Spain account 26 percent of the population.

FC Barcelona 1903

FC Barcelona 1903

Fun Facts about FC Barcelona 10: membership

In September 2009, Barca has 170,000 memberships. It only had 100,000 memberships in 2003/2004 season.

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