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FC Barcelona Facts at a Glance

FC Barcelona is a popular name for football fans spread all over the world. The club has some of the leading and most promising players in the world of football. However, there is more to the club than the fine skills shown by its players. Here are some interesting and fun ones FC Barcelona Facts which is sure to surprise his supporters.

Facts on the History of Barcelona: The club was founded by Hans Gamper, a Swiss national with the help of a newspaper advertisement and is now owned and operated solely by members of the club. It was never just a football club but also a political symbol. The club stood as a symbol against the dictatorship of Rivera and Franco and always had a strong connection to Catalan nationalism. It was during Franco’s dictatorship that the club was forced to change its name to Club De Football De Barcelona. The club changed its name back to this club in 1974, however, due to its Catalan roots. The club was banned from using the Catalan language during Franco’s dictatorship. Over the years, however, it has become a rule that FC Barcelona players must be familiar with the Catalan language, with a few exceptions like Lionel Messi.

Facts on the Club’s Achievements: The club is ranked by Forbes as the second most valuable club in the world and has proven to be one of the most popular clubs across Europe. It is also the club with the most players who have won the Ballon d’Or, and 11 players from Barcelona have won it. Lionel Messi, one of Barca’s most popular players, has won the Ballon d’Or five times. The club had beaten their arch rival Real Madrid FC on their first official game by a score of 6-1.

FC Barcelona Fun Facts:

· This club also doesn’t have a lot of fun facts. Few people know that FC Barcelona fans are called “ass” in the Catalan language.

· Although it is commonly thought that unlike other Barça players, Lionel Messi does not know Catalan, he was heard speaking to the public in this language when he was drunk after winning Barça!

· Camp Nou Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in Europe but is rarely attended by locals. This is probably due to the high ticket prices due to its international reputation.

· FC Barcelona and Real Madrid also have a long history of political rivalry, with the political power of Franco and the latter supporting his dictatorship.

· This club called tiki-taka or The Total Football Philosophy has created its own style of play. Johan Cruyff is the man behind this famous style of football playing and the strategy has brought the club many victories.

For a long time, FC Barcelona opposed corporate advertising but the policy was eventually scrapped and they first collaborated with UNICEF in 2006.

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