Futbol Club Barcelona, known simply as Barcelona or furthermore as Barça, is a professional football club whose home stadium is Camp Nou located at Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Established in 1899 by a group of footballers called by Joan Gamper, the club, after a really long time development, has become a unique emblem of Catalan culture and Catalanism, hence the motto “Més que un club” (“More than a club”). The Barcelona is the third most valuable sports team in the world, worth $4.07 billion, and the world’s third richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of €648.3 million.
Totally, Barcelona has won 2 Copa de la Liga trophies,3 Copa Eva Duarte, 13 Supercopa de España, 25 La Liga and 30 Copa del Rey. The club is also the record holder for the latter four competitions. In international club football, Barcelona has won 20 European and World titles: 5 UEFA Champions League titles, a record 4 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, a joint record 5 UEFA Super Cup, a record 3 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, and a joint record 3 FIFA Club World Cup. Barcelona was ranked first in the International Federation of Football History & Statistics Club World Ranking for 1997, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 and currently occupies the third position on the UEFA club rankings.
The club not only is famed for its excellent achievement on the various championships but also earn the reputation of training the youth players and sending the fresh look of prominent players to high-level competition. La Masia de Can Planes, usually shortened to La Masia, is Barcelona youth academy. This academy holds more than 300 young players and has been praised since 2002 as the best in the world, is a significant factor in FC Barcelona’s European success. It is an ideal cradle for the teenagers who want success on the pitch. The academy is proud of a great many football stars, such as Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué and Xavi.
The team itself is a nurture as well. Mostly, the player who ever played in this team has come into an eminent footballer. Ronaldinho, who join the Barcelona in 2003, is one of those superstars. He left a memorable moment for Barcelona in 05-06 season. With his flamboyant skills, The club repeated its victories in both La Liga and the Supercopa de España from the year before. It is Ronaldinho who captained the team to its first European title in more than ten years.
The new 2018-19 away shirts revealed is singing the ode. The bold yellow reminds fans of that triumph by duplicating the away shirt of the 05-06 season. “This year, we are celebrating 20 years of working with FC Barcelona,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director, “We want to pay our homage to that monument and hope the team wins the honor in the new season as they did in that glorious time.” Triumph comes hard when you stand against such strong rival as Real Madrid but Barcelona will be encouraged by the honor they ever enjoyed and support from those wearing new football kits.