Football club Barcelona also known as Barca is the Catalan professional football club from the same city, one of the most renowned clubs in Spain and in the world. Founded in 1899 by group of Swiss, British, Spanish and Catalan footballers led by Joanna the Gamper. The club became one of the symbols of Catalonia, hence the motto Més que un club "More than a club".
Football club Barcelona was founded on 29 November 1899.This year he is celebrates 119 years
Barcelona took the 4th place in the list of best football clubs of the XX century according to FIFA, 5 place according to the magazine "Kicker". IFFHS also put Barcelona on the 3rd place in the ranking of the best European clubs of the XX century and on the 1st place in the ranking of the best European clubs of the XXI century. The main stadium of the club is camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe. 19 January 2009 first team of the club changed its place of training at the sports complex "Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper". It is located in Sant Joan despí a few kilometers to the West of the stadium.
In 2013, Barcelona was declared the most expensive club in the world, based on the transfer value of players In 2015, Barcelona have once again made the "Golden hat trick", becoming the only club in the history of European football issued the "treble" twice
In the summer of 2012, after the departure of Guardiola, the team was headed by his assistant, Tito Vilanova. In the summer transfer window, the composition has undergone little change. From Valencia for 14 million has been bought left-back Jordi Alba, who replaced the suspended Eric Abidal career. Also was bought from Arsenal's Alexander song Bilong, instead of the Chinese "Dalian Aerbin" Seydou Keita. For the new coach start of the season was not the best. In the fight for the super Cup of Spain "Barcelona" has lost to his main rival real Madrid according to the rule of goals scored in a foreign field (3:2, 1:2). However, in the championship start was the best in the history of Examples. The first loss of points came in the 7th round, where the "Barcelona" in his field shared the points with "real" (2:2), but this was the only match in the first round, where Barcelona took the three points.
Coach Gerardo Martino ( ) Main article: FC Barcelona in the 2013/2014 season 23 Jul 2013 on the official website of the Catalan club was announced the new coach: it was fifty-year-old Argentinian Gerardo Martino earlier successfully working with the national team of Paraguay and the Argentine club "Newell's old boys". The contract is for two years. In the offseason, Barcelona made a big transfer: the club has added striker Brazil football club Santos Neymar. According to various sources, young talent has cost the Catalan club in the amount of 57up to 72 million euros. At the same time, Barcelona left David Villa, who joined in the "Atletico Madrid", Thiago Alcantara went to Bayern and Eric Abidal, who signed a contract with Monaco
In the photograph one of the attackers Lionel Messi