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Barcelona
FCB
Full name Futbol Club Barcelona
Nickname(s) Barça or Blaugrana
Short name Barcelona
Founded 29 November 1899
as Foot-Ball Club Barcelona
Ground Camp Nou
(Capacity: 99,786)
Head Coach Flag of Spain Ernesto Valverde
Current League La Liga 
2016–17 La Liga, 2nd
Website Club home page
Barcelona 2016–17 homeBarcelona 2016–17 awayBarcelona 2016–17 third
Football current event Current season

Futbol Club Barcelona, also 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 on the globe, worth $3.2 billion, and the world's second-richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of $613 million. The official Barcelona anthem is the "Cant del Barça", written by Jaume Picas and Josep Maria Espinàs.

Barcelona is tied with Real Madrid as the most successful clubs in Spain, in terms of overall official titles won (78). Barcelona was ranked first in the 'All-Time Club World Ranking' by IFFHS, on 31 December 2009, and was placed on top of the 2012/13 UEFA club rankings. It has won 22 La Liga, 26 Copa del Rey, 11 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 four UEFA Champions League, a record four UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, four UEFA Super Cup, a record three Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a record two FIFA Club World Cup trophies. 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 fan base among all sports teams on all major social networks. Barcelona's players have won a record number of Ballon d'Or awards (10), as well as a record number of FIFA World Player of the Year awards (7). In 2010, the club created history when three players who came through its youth academy (Messi, Iniesta & Xavi) were chosen as the three best players in the world, having bagged the top spots at the FIFA Ballon d'Or, an unprecedented feat for players from the same football school.

Barcelona was one of the founding members of La Liga, and is one of three clubs which 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 Champions League. That same year, it also became the first football club ever to win six out of six competitions in a single year, thus completing the sextuple, comprising the aforementioned treble and the Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. In 2011, the Blaugrana again became European champions and won a total of five titles, missing out only on the Copa del Rey (in which they finished runners-up). This Barcelona team, which reached a record six consecutive Champions League semi-finals and won 14 trophies in just four years under Guardiola's charge, is considered by some managers, players and experts to be the greatest team of all time.

Players

Main article: List of FC Barcelona players
For a list of all former and current FC Barcelona players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FC Barcelona players.

Spanish teams are limited to three players without EU citizenship. The squad list includes only the principal nationality of each player; several non-European players on the squad have dual citizenship with an EU country. Also, players from the ACP countries—countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific that are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement—are not counted against non-EU quotas due to the Kolpak ruling.

Current squad

As of 31 August 2016
No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Marc-André ter Stegen
3 Flag of Spain DF Gerard Piqué
4 Croatia MF Ivan Rakitić
5 Flag of Spain MF Sergio Busquets (3rd captain)
6 Flag of Spain MF Denis Suárez
7 Flag of Turkey MF Arda Turan
8 Flag of Spain MF Andrés Iniesta (captain)
9 Flag of Uruguay FW Luis Suárez
10 Flag of Argentina FW Lionel Messi (vice-captain)
11 Brazil FW Neymar
12 Brazil MF Rafinha
No. Position Player
13 Netherlands GK Jasper Cillessen
14 Flag of Argentina MF Javier Mascherano (4th captain)
17 Flag of Spain FW Paco Alcácer
18 Flag of Spain DF Jordi Alba
19 Flag of France DF Lucas Digne
20 Flag of Spain MF Sergi Roberto
21 Flag of Portugal MF André Gomes
22 Flag of Spain DF Aleix Vidal
23 Flag of France DF Samuel Umtiti
24 Flag of France DF Jérémy Mathieu
25 Flag of Spain GK Jordi Masip

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Flag of Spain GK Jokin Ezkieta (at Sabadell until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Spain GK Adrián Ortolá (at Alavés until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Spain DF Enric Franquesa (at Sabadell until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Spain DF Lucas Gafarot (at Cornellà until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Spain DF Xavi Quintillà (at Lleida until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Senegal.svg DF Diawandou Diagne (at Eupen until 30 June 2017)
No. Position Player
Brazil DF Douglas (at Sporting Gijón until 30 June 2017)
Belgium DF Thomas Vermaelen (at Roma until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Spain MF Sergi Samper (at Granada until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Spain MF Juan Cámara (at Girona until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Spain FW Cristian Tello (at Fiorentina until 30 June 2017)
Flag of Spain FW Munir (at Valencia until 30 June 2017)

Club alumni

Former players

Main List of FC Barcelona players

Managers

Main List of FC Barcelona managers

Club honours

Winners (23): 1928–1929, 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
Runners-up (23): 1929–30, 1945–46, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1961–62, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1970–71, 1972–73, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1981–82, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1996–97, 1999–00, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2011–12
Winners (27) (record): 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
Runners-up (10): 1901–02, 1918–19, 1931–32, 1935–36, 1953–54, 1973–74, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1995–96, 2010–11
Winners (11) (record): 1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Runners-up (8): 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2012
Winners (3) (record): 1948, 1952, 1953
Runners-up (2): 1949, 1951
Winners (2) (record): 1982–83, 1985–86

European competitions

Winners (5): 1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2014–15
Runners-up (3): 1960–61, 1985–86, 1993–94
Winners (4) (record): 1978–79, 1981–82, 1988–89, 1996–97
Runners-up (2): 1968–69, 1990–91
Winners (3) (record): 1955–58, 1958–60, 1965–66
Runners-up (1): 1961–62
Winners (4): 1992, 1997, 2009, 2011
Runners-up (4): 1979, 1982, 1989, 2006

Worldwide competitions

Winners (2) (record): 2009, 2011
Runners-up (1): 2006
Runners-up (1): 1992

External links

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FC Barcelona squad - 2017-18

1 ter Stegen · 3 Piqué · 4 Rakitić · 5 Busquets · 6 D. Suárez · 7 Turan · 8 Iniesta · (c) 9 L. Suárez · 10 Messi · 11 Neymar · 12 Rafinha · 13 Cillessen · 14 Mascherano · 17 Alcácer · 18 Alba · 19 Digne · 20 S. Roberto · 21 Gomes · 22 Vidal · 23 Umtiti · 24 Mathieu · 25 Masip ·

FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona squad seasons

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FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona seasons

2015–16 · 2016–17 · 2017–18 ·

Futbol Club Barcelona - Managers

Barrow (1917) • Greenwell (1917–23) • Spouncer (1923–24) • Poszony (1924) • Kirby (1924–26) • Domby (1926–27) • Forns (1927–29) • Bellamy (1929–31) • Greenwell (1931–33) • Domby (1933–34) • Plattkó (1934–35) • O'Connell (1935–40) • Planas (1940–41) • Guzmán (1941–42) • Nogués (1942–44) • Samitier (1944–47) • Fernández (1947–50) • Daučík (1950–54) • Puppo (1954–55) • Plattkó (1955–56) • Balmanya (1956–58) • Herrera (1958–60) • Broćić (1960–61) • Orizaola (1961) • Miró (1961) • Kubala (1961–63) • Gonzalvo (1963) • C.Rodríguez (1963–64) • Sasot (1964–65) • Olsen (1965–67) • Artigas (1967–69) • Seguer (1969c) • Buckingham (1969–71) • Michels (1971–75) • Weisweiler (1975–76) • Ruiz (1976c) • Michels (1976–78) • Muller (1978–79) • Rifé (1979–80) • Herrera (1980) • Kubala (1980) • Herrera (1980–81) • Lattek (1981–83) • Menotti (1983–84) • Venables (1984–87) • Aragonés (1987–88) • Cruijff (1988–91) • Rexach (1991c) • Cruijff (1991–96) • Robson (1996–97) • Van Gaal (1997–2000) • Serra Ferrer (2000–01) • Rexach (2001–02) • Van Gaal (2002–03) • Antić (2003) • Rijkaard (2003–08) • Guardiola (2008–12) • Vilanova (2012–13) • Martino (2013–14) • Enrique (2014–2017) • Valverde (2017–)

FC Barcelona matches - 2016-17
2016-17 La Liga
2016-17 Copa del Rey
2016-17 Champions League

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UEFA Champions League winners

1956: Real Madrid • 1957: Real Madrid • 1958: Real Madrid • 1959: Real Madrid • 1960: Real Madrid • 1961: Benfica • 1962: Benfica • 1963: Milan • 1964: Internazionale • 1965: Internazionale • 1966: Real Madrid • 1967: Celtic • 1968: Manchester United • 1969: Milan • 1970: Feyenoord • 1971: Ajax • 1972: Ajax • 1973: Ajax • 1974: Bayern Munich • 1975: Bayern Munich • 1976: Bayern Munich • 1977: Liverpool • 1978: Liverpool • 1979: Nottingham Forest • 1980: Nottingham Forest • 1981: Liverpool • 1982: Aston Villa • 1983: Hamburg • 1984: Liverpool • 1985: Juventus • 1986: Steaua Bucuresti • 1987: Porto • 1988: PSV Eindhoven • 1989: Milan • 1990: Milan • 1991: Red Star Belgrade • 1992: Barcelona • 1993: Marseille • 1994: Milan • 1995: Ajax • 1996: Juventus • 1997: Borussia Dortmund • 1998: Real Madrid • 1999: Manchester United • 2000: Real Madrid • 2001: Bayern Munich • 2002: Real Madrid • 2003: Milan • 2004: Porto • 2005: Liverpool • 2006: Barcelona • 2007: Milan • 2008: Manchester United • 2009: Barcelona • 2010: Internazionale 2011: Barcelona • 2012: Chelsea • 2013: Bayern Munich • 2014: Real Madrid • 2015: Barcelona • 2016: Real Madrid • 2017: Real Madrid •

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup winners

1961: Fiorentina • 1962: Atlético Madrid • 1963: Tottenham Hotspur • 1964: Sporting CP • 1965: West Ham United • 1966: Borussia Dortmund • 1967: Bayern Munich • 1968: Milan • 1969: Slovan Bratislava • 1970: Manchester City • 1971: Chelsea • 1972: Rangers • 1973: Milan • 1974: Magdeburg • 1975: Dynamo Kyiv • 1976: Anderlecht • 1977: Hamburg • 1978: Anderlecht • 1979: Barcelona • 1980: Valencia • 1981: Dinamo Tbilisi • 1982: Barcelona • 1983: Aberdeen • 1984: Juventus • 1985: Everton • 1986: Dynamo Kyiv • 1987: Ajax • 1988: Mechelen • 1989: Barcelona • 1990: Sampdoria • 1991: Manchester United • 1992: Werder Bremen • 1993: Parma • 1994: Arsenal • 1995: Real Zaragoza • 1996: Paris Saint-Germain • 1997: Barcelona • 1998: Chelsea • 1999: Lazio

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup winners

1955–58: Flag of Spain Barcelona 1958–60: Flag of Spain Barcelona 1960–61: Flag of Italy Roma 1961–62: Flag of Spain Valencia 1962–63: Flag of Spain Valencia 1963–64: Flag of Spain Real Zaragoza 1964–65: Flag of Hungary Ferencváros 1965–66: Flag of Spain Barcelona 1966–67: Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb 1967–68: England Leeds United 1968–69: England Newcastle United 1969–70: England Arsenal 1970–71: England Leeds United

UEFA Super Cup winners

1972: Ajax • 1973: Ajax • 1975: Dynamo Kiev • 1976: Anderlecht • 1977: Liverpool • 1978: Anderlecht • 1979: Nottingham Forest • 1980: Valencia • 1982: Aston Villa • 1983: Aberdeen • 1984: Juventus • 1986: Steaua Bucharest • 1987: Porto • 1988: Mechelen • 1989: Milan • 1990: Milan • 1991: Manchester United • 1992: Barcelona • 1993: Parma • 1994: Milan • 1995: Ajax • 1996: Juventus • 1997: Barcelona • 1998: Chelsea • 1999: Lazio • 2000: Galatasaray • 2001: Liverpool • 2002: Real Madrid • 2003: Milan • 2004: Valencia • 2005: Liverpool • 2006: Sevilla • 2007: Milan • 2008: Zenit St. Petersburg • 2009: Barcelona • 2010: Atlético Madrid • 2011: Barcelona • 2012: Atlético Madrid • 2013: Bayern Munich • 2014: Real Madrid • 2015: Barcelona • 2016: Real Madrid • 2017: TBD

FIFA Club World Cup winners

2000: Corinthians • 2005: São Paulo • 2006: Internacional • 2007: Milan • 2008: Manchester United • 2009: Barcelona • 2010: Internazionale • 2011: Barcelona • 2012: Corinthians • 2013: Bayern Munich 2014: Real Madrid 2015: TBA

La Liga 2017-18

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