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Futbol Club Barcelona, well-known as Barca, is a Catalan sports club, founded in 1899 by Joan Gamper. It became a member of La Liga in 1928 and since that time, as well as Real Madrid, Barcelona Futbol Club is its constant member.
The main stadium of the club is the Camp Nou, where they play all their domestic games and host guests of the city.
The club has at its disposal a reserve team, named FC Barcelona B, a youth team FC Barcelona C, as well as four other professional teams: Winterthur FCB (basketball), FC Barcelona (handball), FC Barcelona Futsal (futsal), and FC Barcelona Sorli Discau (rink hockey).
The club supports amateurs, wishing to go info professional sport, so it possesses also a rugby union, women's football, women's basketball, and wheelchair basketball teams, including FCB Rugby, UB-Barca, etc.
Such kinds of sport as ice hockey, baseball, cycling, figure skating, volleyball, athletics, and field hockey are represented by the amateur teams, operating and sponsored by Futball Club Barcelona as well.
The history of the club is long and grave, featuring changes of the players and coaches, but all the periods of club's history are known as successful for Barcelona FC in this or that way.
Nowadays the club's head coach is Frank Rijkaard, assistant coach -Johan Neeskens, goalkeeping coach -Juan Carlos Unzue, and academy director -Jose Ramon Alexanco.
Among the world-wide known player are world cup winners: Diego Maradona, Romario, Laurent Blanc, Emmanuel Petit, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, and Ronaldo. These gifted football players made the Barcelona Football Club being one of the most powerful, wealthiest, and legendary football clubs of our planet.
The seasons of 2005-2006 years commemorated Barcelona Football Club as the second richest club in the whole world, yielding the first place to Manchester United only. An estimated revenue of these two seasons is €259.1 million.
Barcelona Football Club was a winner of all the existent football competitions and championships, and only one time of twice:
- La Liga Champions - 18 times
- Supercopa de Espana - 7 times
- Copa Del Rey - 24 times
- UEFA Champions League - 2 times
- UEFA Cup Winners Cup - 4 times
- Inter-Cities Fairs Cup - 3 times
- European Super Cup - 2 times
- Copa Latina - 2 times
- Copa Catalunya - 5 times
- Little World Cup - 1 times....