FC Barcelona is a name well known to football fans scattered around the world. The club are among the beginners and most promising players in the world of football. However, the club is not just about the fine skills of its players. Here are some interesting and fun ones Facts about FC Barcelona which are sure to surprise his supporters.
Facts about the history of Barcelona: The club was founded by Hans Gamper, a Swiss nationalist using a newspaper ad and is now owned and operated only by club members. It was never a simple football club but also a political symbol. The club was a symbol against the dictatorships of Rivera and Franco and has always had a close connection with Catalan nationalism. It was during the Franco dictatorship that the club was forced to change the name to Club De Football De Barcelona. However, the club changed its name to become this club in 1974 due to its Catalan roots. The club was banned from using the Catalan language during the Franco dictatorship. However, over the years it has become a rule that FC Barcelona players will need to know the Catalan language, with a few exceptions like Lionel Messi.
Facts about club achievements: The club was ranked by Forbes as the second most valuable club in the world and has proven to be one of the most popular clubs in Europe. It is also the club with the highest number of players winning the Ballon d’Or, 11 Barcelona players having won it. Lionel Messi, one of Barca’s most popular players, has won the Ballon d’Or five times. The club had also beaten their big rivals Real Madrid FC in their first official game with a score of 6-1.
Fun facts about FC Barcelona:
This club also has no shortage of fun and fun facts. Very few people know that FC Barcelona supporters are known as “ass” in Catalan.
Although it is generally believed that unlike other Barca players, Lionel Messi does not know the Catalan language, he was heard speaking to the public in this language while drunk after a Barca win!
· The Camp Nou stadium is one of the largest stadiums in Europe but matches are rarely watched by locals. This is probably due to the high ticket prices due to its international fame.
FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have also had a long history of political rivalries, the latter being backed by Franco’s political power and the former being against his dictatorship.
· This club has invented its own style of play known as tiki-taka or The Total Football Philosophy. Johan Cruyff is the man behind this famous style of football play and strategy has brought the club many victories.
· For a long time, FC Barcelona was against corporate advertising, but the policy was eventually removed and they first collaborated with UNICEF in 2006.