19 Facts About Football Club Barcelona

1. Football Club Barcelona is the only team ever to win the La Liga, the Copa Del Rey And UEFA Champions League all in 1 year, which was 2009.

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2. Football Club Barcelona would claim La Liga with 96 points to Real Madrid's 92 for the third time in a row to round off a very successful season.

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3. In 1928, Football Club Barcelona co-founded La Liga, the top-tier in Spanish football, along with a string of other clubs.

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4. Football Club Barcelona has its own youth academy from which star players, such as Carles Puyol and Andres Iniesta, have graduated.

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5. Football Club Barcelona had a surprising history when Messi, Iniesta and XAvi were selected for the three best players by FIFA in 2010.

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6. Football Club Barcelona has long been controversial due to its revolutionary spirit during both Primo de Rivera´s and Francisco Franco´s dictatorships.

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7. Football Club Barcelona has become a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism through the years, with the motto "Mes que un club".

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8. Football Club Barcelona fans familiar with La Liga in the early 2000s will understand that the mere mention of Luis Figo and pigs in the same sentence instantly conjures images of a fairly grotesque nature.

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9. The members of Football Club Barcelona, called socis, form an assembly of delegates which is the highest governing body of the club.

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10. On 20 September 2017, Football Club Barcelona issued a statement exercising their stance on the 2017 Catalan referendum saying, "FC Barcelona, in holding the utmost respect for its diverse body of members, will continue to support the will of the majority of Catalan people, and will do so in a civil, peaceful, and exemplary way".

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11. On 14 May 2016, Football Club Barcelona won their sixth La Liga title in eight seasons.

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

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13. Football Club 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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14. Football Club Barcelona became the club's longest consecutive serving manager, serving eight years.

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15. Football Club Barcelona was crowned European Footballer of the Year in 1973 during his first season with Barcelona.

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16. In June 1950, Football Club Barcelona signed Laszlo Kubala, who was to be an important figure at the club.

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17. In 1943, Football Club Barcelona faced rivals Real Madrid in the semi-finals of Copa del Generalisimo.

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18. Football Club Barcelona said in a meeting, "Barcelona cannot die and must not die.

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19. Football Club 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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