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.

Nickname: Barça or Blaugrana

Year founded: 1899

President: Josep M. Bartomeu

Press Officer: José Manuel Lázaro

E-mail: premsa@fcbarcelona.cat, Teléfono: 0034 934 963 754

Telephone: 0034 902 189 900, Email: oab@fcbarcelona.cat

Seasons in  LaLiga Santander: 85

Seasons in  LaLiga 1|2|3: 0

No. of season ticket holders: 153.458

Kit supplier: Nike

Stadium: Camp Nou, Stadium Dimensions: 105 x 68, Capacity: 99.354

Achievements

*LaLiga (24): 1928-29, 1944-45, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1973-74, 1984-85, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16

*Copa del Rey (28): 1909-10, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1919-20, 1921-22, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1927-28, 1941-42, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1956-57, 1958-59, 1962-63, 1967-68, 1970-71, 1977-78, 1980-81, 1982-83, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1996-97, 1997-98, 2008-09, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16

*Supercopa de España (12): 1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016

*Copa de la Liga (2): 1982-83, 1985-86

*UEFA Champions League (5): 1991-92, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2014-15

*Mundial de Clubes de la FIFA (2): 2009-10, 2011-12

*Recopa de la UEFA (4): 1978-79, 1981-82, 1988-89, 1996-97

*Copa de Ferias (3): 1957-58, 1959-60, 1965-66

*Supercopa de la UEFA (5): 1992-93, 1997-98, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2015-16