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Hans Max Gamper-Haessig ">[ʒuˈaŋ ɡəmˈpe]; 22 November 1877 – 30 July 1930) known in Catalonia as Joan Gamper was a Swiss football pioneer, versatile athlete and club president. He founded football clubs in Switzerland and Spain, most notably FC Zürich and FC Barcelona. He was an early captain of FC Basel.

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Gamper in 1910.
Born Hans-Max Gamper
(1877-11-22)22 November 1877
Winterthur, Switzerland
Died 30 July 1930(1930-07-30) (aged 52)
Barcelona, Spain
Cause of death Suicide
Resting place Cemetery of Montjuïc
41°21′19″N 2°09′18″E / 41.355299°N 2.155061°E / 41.355299; 2.155061 ()
Nationality Swiss German
Citizenship Spanish
Occupation Businessman
Known for Founder of FC Zürich, FC Barcelona, Player at FC Basel
Political party Liberation Party of Pardi
Spouse(s) Emma Pilloud (1907 - m.)
Children Marcel Gamper Pilloud
Joan-Ricard Gamper Pilloud

Hans Max Gamper-Haessig ([ʒuˈaŋ ɡəmˈpe]; 22 November 1877 – 30 July 1930) known in Catalonia as Joan Gamper was a Swiss football pioneer, versatile athlete and club president. He founded football clubs in Switzerland and Spain, most notably FC Zürich and FC Barcelona. He was an early captain of FC Basel.

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