FC Barcelona has for a long time been one of the most talented and successful "futbol" clubs in the world. The team was originally founded by a group of Swiss, English, and Catalan players in 1899, led by a man named Joan Camper. For over 100 years this team has been the pride and joy of Barcelona and a symbol of Catalan culture. There is a phrase written on the seats in Camp Nou, the FCB Stadium, reading, "Més que un club" (More than a club), representing that ideology.
In terms of overall official titles won, FCB has the most with 83! They have been impressive victors, winning a total of, "22 La Liga, 26 Copa del Rey, 11 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Ligatrophies, as well as being the record holder for those four competitions. In international club football, FCB has have four UEFA Champions League, a record four UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, four UEFA Super Cup, a record three Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a record two FIFA Club World Cup trophies."
In 2010, three players Messi, Iniesta, and Xavi, were selected as the three "best players in the world," all while playing for FCB. Lionel Messi is widely regarded as the best overall player in the world, and perhaps the best player of all time. He is quite an amazing player to watch because of his very fast speed and ball skills, and is sure to make your jaw drop at his goal scoring prowess.
We had the pleasure of being in attendance for FC Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad last night at Camp Nou, their impressive stadium that can fit nearly 100,000 people. It is the largest stadium in Europe, and the 13th largest in the world in terms of capacity. We witnessed three goals within the first 25 minutes for Barcelona! The final score was 4 to 1.
It's unfortunate that this sport does not have a following in America like it does here!