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FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona
Barcelona celebrate victory in the 2011 UEFA Champions League final ©Getty Images

FC Barcelona

Formed: 1899
Nicknames: Azulgrana (Blue and Reds, Spanish), Blaugrana (Blue and Reds, Catalan)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011; (1961), (1986), (1994)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1979, 1982, 1989, 1997; (1969), (1991)
• UEFA Super Cup: 1992, 1997, 2009; (1979), (1982), (1989), (2006)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 21 (2011)
• Spanish Cup: 25 (2009)

History
• Swiss businessman Hans Gamper founded FC Barcelona after placing an advert in a local sports magazine following his arrival in the city. Several football enthusiasts responded to Gamper's notice looking for players and the club held its first official meeting on 29 November 1899. Barça lost their first game 1-0 to a team of English expatriates.

• The 1950s brought a surge in popularity – not to mention Liga titles Nos5, 6 and 7 – thanks to the likes of Ladislau Kubala, Estanislao Basora and César Rodríguez. In September 1957 Barça moved to what is now known as the Camp Nou but it was the arrival of Johan Cruyff in 1973 that heralded a new beginning for the club. Along with star turns Carles Rexach, Juan Manuel Asensi and Hugo Sotil, Cruyff immediately won the Liga title.

• Johan Neeskens and Hans Krankl were influential as the team defeated Fortuna Düsseldorf 1895 4-3 in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final, Barça winning the trophy again three years later. Defeat by FC Steaua Bucureşti on penalties in the 1986 European Champion Clubs' Cup final eventually brought a return of Cruyff, this time as coach, and the Dutchman built a side that would gain fame as the 'Dream Team'.

• Barcelona won a third UEFA Cup Winners' Cup title in 1989, consecutive Liga championships between 1991 and 1994, and, in 1992, Ronald Koeman's extra-time strike secured European Cup final victory against UC Sampdoria. Sir Bobby Robson led Barça to a record-breaking fourth UEFA Cup Winners' Cup win in 1997 though a lull followed until the arrival of club president Joan Laporta in 2003.

• Frank Rijkaard led the side to back-to-back Liga titles and goals from Samuel Eto'o and Juliano Belletti earned UEFA Champions League glory over Arsenal FC in 2006. Better was yet to come, however, as Josep Guardiola guided Barcelona to an unprecedented six trophies in 2009, following that up with Liga successes in 2010 and 2011. A third European Cup in five years was won with victory against Manchester United FC in the 2011 showpiece at Wembley.

Club records
Most appearances: Xavi Hernández (577)*
Most goals: César Rodríguez (235)
Record league victory: Barcelona 10-1 CG Tarragona (11 September 1949)
Record league defeat: Athletic Club 12-1 Barcelona (8 February 1931)

*As of end of 2010/11

Last updated 29 May 2011

Last updated: 30/05/11 0.05CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/04/2014 02:00 CET
BarcelonaBarcelona7-0LevanteLevante
MálagaMálaga0-1BarcelonaBarcelona
ValenciaValencia2-3BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona3-2SevillaSevilla
BarcelonaBarcelona4-0AjaxAjax
Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano0-4BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona4-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad
AlmeríaAlmería0-2BarcelonaBarcelona
CelticCeltic0-1BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona4-1ValladolidValladolid
OsasunaOsasuna0-0BarcelonaBarcelona
MilanMilan1-1BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona2-1Real MadridReal Madrid
CeltaCelta0-3BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona1-0EspanyolEspanyol
BarcelonaBarcelona3-1MilanMilan
BetisBetis1-4BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona4-0GranadaGranada
AjaxAjax2-1BarcelonaBarcelona
AthleticAthletic1-0BarcelonaBarcelona
CartagenaCartagena1-4BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona6-1CelticCeltic
BarcelonaBarcelona2-1VillarrealVillarreal
BarcelonaBarcelona3-0CartagenaCartagena
GetafeGetafe2-5BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona4-0ElcheElche
BarcelonaBarcelona4-0GetafeGetafe
AtléticoAtlético0-0BarcelonaBarcelona
GetafeGetafe0-2BarcelonaBarcelona
LevanteLevante1-1BarcelonaBarcelona
LevanteLevante1-4BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona3-0MálagaMálaga
BarcelonaBarcelona5-1LevanteLevante
BarcelonaBarcelona2-3ValenciaValencia
BarcelonaBarcelona2-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad
SevillaSevilla1-4BarcelonaBarcelona
Real SociedadReal Sociedad1-1BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona6-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano
Man. CityMan. City0-2BarcelonaBarcelona
Real SociedadReal Sociedad3-1BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona4-1AlmeríaAlmería
ValladolidValladolid1-0BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona2-1Man. CityMan. City
BarcelonaBarcelona7-0OsasunaOsasuna
Real MadridReal Madrid3-4BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona3-0CeltaCelta
EspanyolEspanyol0-1BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona1-1AtléticoAtlético
BarcelonaBarcelona3-1BetisBetis
AtléticoAtlético1-0BarcelonaBarcelona
GranadaGranada1-0BarcelonaBarcelona

16/04/2014, Spanish Cup, Final

BarcelonaBarcelona21:30Real MadridReal Madrid
BarcelonaBarcelona21:00AthleticAthletic
VillarrealVillarreal21:00BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona16:00GetafeGetafe
ElcheElche17:00BarcelonaBarcelona
BarcelonaBarcelona17:00AtléticoAtlético

Trophy cabinet

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    15/10/2003, Barcelona 8-0 Púchov, Barcelona
    15/09/1982, Barcelona 8-0 Apollon, Barcelona
  • Biggest defeat:
    23/04/2013, Bayern 4-0 Barcelona, Munich
    05/11/1997, Barcelona 0-4 Dynamo Kyiv, Barcelona
    18/05/1994, Milan 4-0 Barcelona, Athens
    05/11/1980, Barcelona 0-4 Köln, Barcelona
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  24
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  13
  • Appearances in EUSA Cup:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Super Cup:  8
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  11
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 156
    Xavi Hernández (  ESP)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 68
    Lionel Messi (  ARG)
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