FC Barcelona was founded by Hans Gamper and his 11 friends who are football players like him on November 29, 1899. Gamper had never imagined that he has founded a team which will be so successful in the future.
FC Barcelona – More Than a Club
Barcelona’s contribution to the world is not only sporty, but also social, political and cultural. Especially for Catalan Barcelona had begun to represent freedom. Barcelona is considered a democratic club in Spain. Moreover, it is also a very popular club due to the contract with Unicef for children. Barcelona accomplished bad results between the period 1957-1974 from the construction of Camp Nou till 75th year. The statement “More Than a Club” for Barcelona was announced by Nercis de Carreras, president on those days. Another president, Agusti Montal, brought a player to Barcelona who will change the history of the club; Johan Cruyff.
When Josep Nunez was president; Camp Nou was enlarged, the 1982 World Cup was hosted, the Basel Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup was won in 1979. The period from Wembley to Paris, between 1992 and 2006, was come to the end of Nunez’s presidency. In 2003, Laporta became president. Laporta aimed to expand socially. Beside this, championships and Champions League achievements have been won. Few clubs have achieved so much success in the world. The only trophy that didn’t exist in Barcelona museum is Intercontinental Cup. Barcelona has won Cup Winners’ cup in Europe four times. This team is the most winning team that has won this cup.
In addition, Barcelona won Fairs Cup, which is known UEFA cup, three times, in 1958, 1960 and 1966. Barcelona is the team that won Spanish Cup 24 times. This team won Spanish League Cup 18 times. Especially the team won this cup 6 times in 1990s and in 2000s twice.