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Former Real Madrid, FC Barcelona Superstar Makes Interesting 'The BEST' Claim - The twelfth Man Times (blog)

But, former Real Madrid and FC Barcelona player Samuel Eto'o does not think. Eto'o, who played along with Lionel Messi for FC Barcelona, said that Lionel Messi was the greatest player. The former Cameroon International said, Leo, for us, will always be ...

Ex-French PM expected to run for Barcelona mayor - Channel NewsAsia

BARCELONA: France's former prime minister Manuel Valls is expected to announce on Tuesday (Sep 25) that he will run for mayor of Barcelona. After weeks of suspense, the former Socialist premier is due to unveil his decision at 7pm (Wednesday, 1am ...

Barca In For Another Test, Sevilla To Trouble Real? - Soccer Laduma

Superstar Lionel Messi will be hoping to inspire FC Barcelona to a positive response following their disappointment at the weekend, while Real Madrid are away at Sevilla. Place your predictions with the SportPesa LaLiga Predictor now! Ernesto Valverde ...

Manuel Valls is embarking on a difficult challenge to conquer Barcelona - The Koz Post (blog)

New country, new fight: the former French Prime minister Manuel Valls will announce Tuesday his candidacy for the Barcelona city council where he hopes to upset the political landscape. A risky bet. After weeks of hesitation, the ex-socialist must ...

FC Barcelona News: 25 September 2018; Lionel Messi Named in FIFPro World XI, Will Continue Argentine Hiatus - Barca Blaugranes (blog)

FC Barcelona have been enjoying a spectacular start to the 2018/19 season, especially in front of goal. With a pair of strikes in the 2-2 draw against Girona this past Sunday, Ernesto Valverde's side now have 16 goals after just five matchdays -more ...

'Messi Has No Life' - Soccer Laduma

A retired international footballer has claimed he would not like to be FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, whom he believes has no life. The 10 Highest-Paid Players In The Champions League. Former Italy striker Daniel Osvaldo recently announced his ...

It's Unjust, PSG Superstar Backs Lionel Messi - The twelfth Man Times (blog)

Former FC Barcelona defender and Brazilian International, Dani Alves, who currently plies his trade for French outfit Paris Sent Germain has backed former teammate Lionel Messi, after he was not included in the 3-man shortlist for the coveted ...

Antoine Griezmann 'lost sleep' over Barcelona offer - Football Espana

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has admitted he 'lost sleep' whilst pondering the possibility of joining Barcelona this summer. The Frenchman confessed to feeling unwell over the decision, which dragged over several weeks before he decided to ...

A Move Away? Valverde Conundrums Hits Barcelona As This Superstar Is Unhappy! - The twelfth Man Times (blog)

The defending La Liga Champions, FC Barcelona, maybe performing well this season, but things are not going well at the Catalan club, to say the least. The gaffer reportedly has not renewed his contract with FC Barcelona and it seems like the club's ...

Alves & Eto'o Unhappy With Messi Top Three Snub - Soccer Laduma

Former FC Barcelona stars Dani Alves and Samuel Eto'o are seemingly unhappy with Lionel Messi's top three snub at FIFA's The Best awards. Read: Modric Named World's Best, Ends Ronaldo-Messi Reign. Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo, who ...

FIFPro Announces Four World XI Reserve Teams for 2017/18 Season - 90min

The reserve squads were formed based upon votes of 25,000 professional footballers, and include eight former World XI players. World cup winners Paul Pogba and Toni Kroos join PSG teammates Thiago Silva and Neymar in the second team, which also ...

PSV Reportedly Set €60 Million Price Tag for Barcelona Target Hirving Lozano - Bleacher Report

PSV Eindhoven have reportedly set a €60 million price tag for star forward Hirving Lozano, who has been linked with Barcelona and recently talked up a possible move to the Camp Nou. Per Fox Deportes (h/t Sport), the 22-year-old "looks destined for ...

Antoine Griezmann Lost Sleep over 'Difficult' Decision to Snub Barcelona - Bleacher Report

Antoine Griezmann has admitted he lost sleep over his summer decision to remain at Atletico Madrid rather than join Barcelona. He ended up signing a new contract at the Wanda Metropolitano, but he said it was a real challenge to decide between the two ...

Dani Alves makes a brilliant point about Lionel Messi being overlooked to win the Best FIFA Award - Mirror.co.uk

Speaking to ESPN at the ceremony, Alves, who played alongside Messi at Barcelona, explained why Messi should have been considered to win the award. "It's unjust that Messi was not nominated for The Best," said Alves. "It's [as if] they have only looked ...

Wednesday night away games for Barca and Real Madrid - Xinhua

MADRID, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona and Real Madrid return to league action on Wednesday night with away matches. Barcelona travel to the south of Madrid to face Leganes, who are currently bottom of the Liga Santander without a win in their five ...

Kaizer Chiefs news: Khama Billiat is Kaizer Chiefs' Lionel Messi, says Giovanni Solinas - KickOff.com

Explaining his need to show such respect, Solinas believes the former PSL Footballer of the Season is to Chiefs what five-time FIFA Player of the Year, Messi is to Barca. "Barcelona plays with 10 players, plus Messi. Kaizer Chiefs play with 10 players ...

Real Madrid 'prepared to pay £71m' for Tottenham, Manchester United and Barcelona target - Football.London

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly facing fresh competition in their attempts to sign Ajax wonderkid Frenkie de Jong . The youngster is one of the most sought after prospects in European football following a meteoric rise in the first team at the Johan ...

Pique saves 10-man Barcelona the blushes against Girona - Free Press Journal

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (3L) falls down between Girona's Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz (L), Girona's Spanish defender Pedro Alcala (2L) and Girona's Colombian defender Bernardo Espinosa during the Spanish league football ...

Barcelona to appeal Lenglet red card - The World Game

Valverde claimed Lenglet used his elbow to protect himself and described the incident as "never a sending off", before the club confirmed its intention to challenge the decision. "Barcelona will present an appeal to the Competition Committee for the ...

Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal target to get €550m clause; double Barca link - Teamtalk.com

Barcelona are eyeing a pair of Premier League strikers worth a combined £300m, while Inter Milan are aiming to tie down a midfielder linked with five Prem clubs, according to Monday's European papers.

Futbol Club Barcelona ">[fubˈbɔɫ ˈkɫub bərsəˈɫonə]), commonly known as Barcelona and familiarly as Barça, is a professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

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Full name Futbol Club Barcelona
Nickname(s) Barça or Blaugrana (team)
Culés or Barcelonistas (supporters)
Blaugranes or Azulgranas (supporters)
Short name FCB
Founded 29 November 1899; 117 years ago (1899-11-29)
as Foot-Ball Club Barcelona
Ground Camp Nou
Ground Capacity 99,354
President Josep Maria Bartomeu
Head Coach Luis Enrique
League La Liga
2015–16 La Liga, 1st
Website Club home page
Current season
Active departments of FC Barcelona
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Futbol Club Barcelona ([fubˈbɔɫ ˈkɫub bərsəˈɫonə]), commonly known as Barcelona and familiarly as Barça, is a professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and Catalan footballers led by Joan Gamper, the club has become a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism, hence the motto "Més que un club" (More than a club). Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona. It is the second most valuable sports team in the world, worth $3.56 billion, and the world's second richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of €560.8 million. The official Barcelona anthem is the "Cant del Barça", written by Jaume Picas and Josep Maria Espinàs.

Domestically, Barcelona has won 24 La Liga, 28 Copa del Rey, 12 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies, as well as being the record holder for the latter four competitions. In international club football, Barcelona has won five UEFA Champions League titles, a record four UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, a shared record five UEFA Super Cup, a record three Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, a record three FIFA Club World Cup and a shared record two Latin Cup trophies. Barcelona was ranked first in the IFFHS Club World Ranking for 1997, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 and currently occupies the third position on the UEFA club rankings. The club has a long-standing rivalry with Real Madrid; matches between the two teams are referred to as El Clásico.

Barcelona is one of the most supported teams in the world, and has the largest social media following in the world among sports teams. Barcelona's players have won a record number of Ballon d'Or awards (11), as well as a record number of FIFA World Player of the Year awards (7). In 2010, three players who came through the club's youth academy (Messi, Iniesta and Xavi) were chosen as the three best players in the world in the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards, an unprecedented feat for players from the same football school.

Barcelona is one of three founding members of the Primera División that have never been relegated from the top division, along with Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid. In 2009, Barcelona became the first Spanish club to win the continental treble consisting of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League, and also became the first football club to win six out of six competitions in a single year, completing the sextuple in also winning the Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. In 2011, the club became European champions again and won five trophies. This Barcelona team, which reached a record six consecutive Champions League semi-finals and won 14 trophies in just four years under Pep Guardiola, is considered by some in the sport to be the greatest team of all time. By winning their fifth Champions League trophy on 6 June 2015, Barcelona became the first European club in history to achieve the continental treble twice.