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Football Club Barcelona is based in the Catalan capital Barcelona, Spain. This team has long history and now it’s one of the best football clubs in the world. Its history started in 1899 when the team was established in Barcelona city by the group of the Swiss, British and Spanish footballers let by Joan Gamper. This football team with Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao are the only ones which had never left Primera Division since its foundation in 1929. In 1908 FC Barcelona could disappear but Joan Gamper became the president of the club, bought their first own stadium which hosted 8 000 visitors and helped Barca to overcome the crisis. The first legend of the football club Paulino Alcantara was invited to Barcelona by Gamper but the difficult period in the team history didn’t cease. The “reign” of Riviera and then Franko was the hardest period in the FC Barcelona’s history. Joan Gamper committed suicide, the next president Josep Sunyol was killed, the stadium was ruined and the amount of supporters decreased to 3 thousand people. The real Renaissance began in the early 70-s when Johannes Cruiff  who became the legend of Barca. This club won Spanish championship and in 1974 Real Madrid was defeated 0:5 by the Catalan team. In 1978 Josep Nunes became the president of Barcelona and the most significant event was transfer of one of the best footballers in history Diego Maradona from Napoli to Barca. One more star Gary Lineker joined the team in 1986. During this period Barcelona won two UEFA Cups. In 1988 the club legend Johannes Cruiff returned as a main coach and the team finally won the first Champions Cup for Barca and Spanish Primera 4 times in a row. There were some other trophys. The main stars of that time were Gvardiola, Ronald Kuman, Nadal, Eusebio, Michael Laudrup and others but then the next decline took place.

In 2006 the second Renaissance of Barcelona began. The team won Champions League and the most important footballers of this era were Ronaldinho, Decu, Luis Figu, Rivaldo, Eto’o and some others. In 2008 the main coach of FC Barcelona became Josep Guardiola and the main star till nowadays became Lionel Messi. The era included winning of two Champions Leagues and plenty of other trophies. Guardiola became the most successive coach in the club history and Leo Messi was recognized the best footballer in the world four times in a row. In Barcelona tourism is highly developed and one of the main tourist’s goals is to visit the legendary Camp Nou and to see the football match of one of the best football teams in the world.

Barcelona star forward named 2016/17 Bundesliga rookie of the year, makes team of the year (photo)

Barcelona star forward named 2016/17 Bundesliga rookie of the year, makes team of the year (photo)

Barcelona star forward named 2016/17 Bundesliga rookie of the year, makes team of the year (photo)
Barcelona fans will not be happy with Messi's reaction to being dropped for his team's game against Sporting

Barcelona fans will not be happy with Messi's reaction to being dropped for his team's game against Sporting

Lionel Messi has reacted to his latest Barcelona benching under Ernesto Valverde in philosophical fashion - admitting 'sometimes not playing is for the best'.

Barcelona fans will not be happy with Messi's reaction to being dropped for his team's game against Sporting
Lionel Messi rejected offer to become world's highest paid player to remain at Barcelona

Lionel Messi rejected offer to become world's highest paid player to remain at Barcelona

Lionel Messi reportedly turned down an offer of £850k-a-week and a £88m (€100m) signing bonus to join Manchester City before penning an extension at Barcelona.

Lionel Messi rejected offer to become world's highest paid player to remain at Barcelona
Messi starts on the bench but Barcelona secure hard fought win to top group D

Messi starts on the bench but Barcelona secure hard fought win to top group D

Lionel Messi started on the bench but that did not stop Barcelona from securing a win over Sporting Lisbon to ensure top spot in Group D ahead of Juventus.

Messi starts on the bench but Barcelona secure hard fought win to top group D
Barcelona target spotted in photo-shoot wearing club jersey

Barcelona target spotted in photo-shoot wearing club jersey

A picture of Brazil international Arthur wearing a Barcelona shirt has been leaked online as reports suggest the Spanish side will pay £40m for his services.

Barcelona target spotted in photo-shoot wearing club jersey
Bayern face big spending PSG, Chelsea welcome resurgent Atletico Madrid in Champions League ties

Bayern face big spending PSG, Chelsea welcome resurgent Atletico Madrid in Champions League ties

The final group stage games of this season's Champions League begins on Tuesday, December 5 with Bayern Munich welcoming PSG and Chelsea facing Atletico.

Bayern face big spending PSG, Chelsea welcome resurgent Atletico Madrid in Champions League ties
See adorable photo of Peter Okoye's son as he joins Barcelona junior team

See adorable photo of Peter Okoye's son as he joins Barcelona junior team

One of the member of the defunct P-Square group, Peter Okoye, aka Mr. P, has taken to his Social Media page to revealed the latest goodnews in his life.

See adorable photo of Peter Okoye's son as he joins Barcelona junior team
Barcelona ready to replace injured defender with Colombian star in January

Barcelona ready to replace injured defender with Colombian star in January

Spanish giants are now ready to go for Colombian defender Yerry Mina who plays for Brazilian outfit Palmerias as a possible replacement for Umtiti in January.

Barcelona ready to replace injured defender with Colombian star in January
See adorable photos of the beautiful restaurant in Barcelona owned by Luis Suarez

See adorable photos of the beautiful restaurant in Barcelona owned by Luis Suarez

Barcelona star attacker, Luis Suarez, has launched a home-feel restaurant in the heart of the city, the Urugyuan striker has opened the Chalito resturant.

See adorable photos of the beautiful restaurant in Barcelona owned by Luis Suarez
Big boys! See the exotic cars given to Lionel Messi and other Barcelona players (photos, video)

Big boys! See the exotic cars given to Lionel Messi and other Barcelona players (photos, video)

Audi, have gifted the Blaugrana stars with new Audi exotic cars following their outstanding performaces this season which sees them currently top the La Liga.

Big boys! See the exotic cars given to Lionel Messi and other Barcelona players (photos, video)
Barcelona stars urge the board to sign top Liverpool player in January

Barcelona stars urge the board to sign top Liverpool player in January

Barcelona stars Luiz Suarez and Paulinho are urging Barcelona board to bring Liverpool's Philipe Coutinho to the Camp Nou and they want him in January

Barcelona stars urge the board to sign top Liverpool player in January
Arsenal, PSG, Barcelona battle on who will sign League 1 star midfielder

Arsenal, PSG, Barcelona battle on who will sign League 1 star midfielder

Arsenal and La Liga powerhouse Barcelona target Jean-Michael Seri has admitted Paris Saint-Germain have already been in touch with him in a move to lure him.

Arsenal, PSG, Barcelona battle on who will sign League 1 star midfielder
Messi slams referee for disallowed goal, reacts angrily (photos)

Messi slams referee for disallowed goal, reacts angrily (photos)

An usually calm and easy going Lionel Messi lost his cool in the game against Valencia after center referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva disallowed his strike.

Messi slams referee for disallowed goal, reacts angrily (photos)
See the highest paying football Leagues in the world (photos)

See the highest paying football Leagues in the world (photos)

The elite football League have risen the minimum weekly take home to £50,000 (N24,000,000) per week for the first time, making it the highest globally.

See the highest paying football Leagues in the world (photos)
BREAKING: Lionel Messi signs new Barcelona deal until 2021 with N300bn buy-out clause

BREAKING: Lionel Messi signs new Barcelona deal until 2021 with N300bn buy-out clause

Argentine star has finally put pen to paper for a new deal at Barcelona, the deal will see him stay at the club till 2021 with the buyout clause set at £626m

BREAKING: Lionel Messi signs new Barcelona deal until 2021 with N300bn buy-out clause
Barcelona chiefs disagree over plan to sign Arsenal top player

Barcelona chiefs disagree over plan to sign Arsenal top player

Reports from Spain claim that Barcelona chief Raul Sanllehi have closed the deal on Mesut Ozil but the Barcelona board have divided opinions on the transfer

Barcelona chiefs disagree over plan to sign Arsenal top player
Lucas Moura and Marquinhos become fathers exactly 9 months after PSG's record win over Barcelona

Lucas Moura and Marquinhos become fathers exactly 9 months after PSG's record win over Barcelona

PSG duo of Lucas Moura and Marquinhos welcomed their new born babies on social media nine months after helping PSG defeat Barcelona in the Champions League.

Lucas Moura and Marquinhos become fathers exactly 9 months after PSG's record win over Barcelona
Barcelona superstar threatens to leave the club at the end of the season

Barcelona superstar threatens to leave the club at the end of the season

Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano has reportedly hinted that he may be forced to quit the Spanish club at the end of the current La Liga campaign.

Barcelona superstar threatens to leave the club at the end of the season
El Clasico: La Liga announces new date, kickoff time

El Clasico: La Liga announces new date, kickoff time

The week 17 La Liga match between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played on December 23. It will be the fourth meeting between the teams this season.

El Clasico: La Liga announces new date, kickoff time
Messi unable to inspire Barcelona in goalless draw with Olympiacos, Juve held away at Sporting

Messi unable to inspire Barcelona in goalless draw with Olympiacos, Juve held away at Sporting

Barcelona and Juventus were both held to a draws away at Olympiacos and Sporting Lisbon in their group D match day four UEFA Champions League clashes.

Messi unable to inspire Barcelona in goalless draw with Olympiacos, Juve held away at Sporting
Champions League: Preview, team news, kick off, venues of tonight's games

Champions League: Preview, team news, kick off, venues of tonight's games

Chelsea travel to Italy to face Roma have been drawn 3 - 3 at home in the first leg while Manchester United welcome Benfica who they defeated 1 - 0 in Portugal

Champions League: Preview, team news, kick off, venues of tonight's games
Lionel Messi voices complaints about Ernesto Valverde's methods despite Barcelona topping La Liga

Lionel Messi voices complaints about Ernesto Valverde's methods despite Barcelona topping La Liga

Barcelona have surged to the top of La Liga, with nine wins in their opening 10 matches but senior players are unhappy with manager Ernesto Valverde.

Lionel Messi voices complaints about Ernesto Valverde's methods despite Barcelona topping La Liga
Barcelona star asks for transfer, set to join MLS giants in the summer

Barcelona star asks for transfer, set to join MLS giants in the summer

Barcelona utility man Javier Mascherano has the choice of joining a team in China or Qatar but the Argentine has rejected those for a move to the MLS.

Barcelona star asks for transfer, set to join MLS giants in the summer
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