31 Facts About FC Barcelona

1. FC Barcelona is one of three founding members of the Primera Division that have never been relegated from the top division since its inception in 1929, along with Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid.

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2. In 2009, FC Barcelona became the first Spanish club to win the continental treble consisting of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League, and became the first Spanish football club to win six out of six competitions in a single year, by winning the Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.

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3. FC Barcelona said in a meeting, "Barcelona cannot die and must not die.

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4. In total, during the Gamper-led era, FC Barcelona won eleven Campionats de Catalunya, six Copa del Rey and four Pyrenees Cups.

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5. On 23 June 1929, FC Barcelona won the inaugural Spanish League.

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6. Attendance at matches dropped as the citizens of FC Barcelona were occupied with discussing political matters.

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7. Month after the Spanish Civil War began in 1936, several players from FC Barcelona enlisted in the ranks of those who fought against the military uprising, along with players from Athletic Bilbao.

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8. In 1943, FC Barcelona faced rivals Real Madrid in the semi-finals of Copa del Generalisimo.

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9. In June 1950, FC Barcelona signed Laszlo Kubala, who was to be an important figure at the club.

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10. The reason was simple: at the same time, a tram strike was taking place in FC Barcelona, receiving the support of blaugrana fans.

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11. FC Barcelona was crowned European Footballer of the Year in 1973 during his first season with Barcelona.

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12. The process of electing a president of FC Barcelona was closely tied to Spain's transition to democracy in 1974 and the end of Franco's dictatorship.

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13. FC Barcelona used a mix of Spanish players like Pep Guardiola, Jose Mari Bakero, Jon Andoni Goikoetxea, Miguel Angel Nadal and Txiki Begiristain while signing international players such as Ronald Koeman, Michael Laudrup, Romario and Hristo Stoichkov.

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14. Under Cruyff's guidance, FC Barcelona won four consecutive La Liga titles from 1991 to 1994.

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15. FC Barcelona became the club's longest consecutive serving manager, serving eight years.

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16. In La Liga, FC Barcelona were in first place for much of the season, but inconsistency in the New Year saw Real Madrid overtake them to become champions.

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17. In December 2009, FC Barcelona won the 2009 Club World Cup.

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18. FC Barcelona accomplished two new records in Spanish football in 2010 as they retained the La Liga trophy with 99 points and won the Supercopa de Espana for a ninth time.

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19. On 11 May 2013, FC Barcelona were crowned as the Spanish football champions for the 22nd time, still with four games left to play.

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20. On 14 May 2016, FC Barcelona won their sixth La Liga title in eight seasons.

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21. On 27 April 2019, FC Barcelona won their 26th La Liga title.

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22. Ultimately FC Barcelona finished the season trophyless for first time in 12 years.

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23. FC Barcelona sold Madrid their half-share, and Di Stefano moved to Los Blancos, signing a four-year contract.

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24. The members of FC Barcelona, called socis, form an assembly of delegates which is the highest governing body of the club.

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25. In 2018, FC Barcelona became the first sports team to surpass $1bn in annual revenues.

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26. In November 2018 FC Barcelona became the first sports team with average first-team pay in excess of £10m per year.

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27. FC Barcelona is the only club to have played in every season of European competitions since they started in 1955 counting non-UEFA competition Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

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28. On 18 December 2009, alongside being the only Spanish club to achieve a continental treble, FC Barcelona became the first ever European football team to win six trophies in a calendar year.

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29. In January 2018, FC Barcelona signed Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool for €120 million, the highest transfer fee in club's history.

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30. The contract includes a clause sanctioning penalty or agreement termination anytime if FC Barcelona fail to qualify for the European competitions or is relegated from La Liga.

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31. In 2015, FC Barcelona received the Nine Values Cup, an award of the international children's social programme Football for Friendship.

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