Football Club Barcelona has been one of the world’s leading clubs since its foundation and it is considered the strongest club at the moment. This club has its supporters not only in Spain, but also around the whole world.
FC Barcelona was founded in 1899 in Catalonia and it has been pride and delight of this wayward people. Their motto, which is “More than a club” proves this love. Barca has always been successful throughout its long history, but truly unbelievable results have been reached for the last 25 years. This success is attributed to Johan Cruyff’s returning to the club as a manager. A legendary Dutchman created a Dream Team, developed Barcelona’s modern philosophy and laid the foundation for the future achievements. A huge attention was paid to a work with youth players. The Barcelona youth academy, La Masia, founded by Cruyff, is the best training school for young footballers and the basis for Barcelona’s main team. For eight years as a manager of the club, Cruyff has managed to win 4 La Ligas, the European Cup and 11 trophies overall.
The most successful Barca manager, however, is Pep Guardiola. A former Barcelona player, who was one of the leaders of Cruyff’s team, has won a record 14 trophies for just 4 years as the club’s manager. Developing his tiki-taka style, Guardiola’s team was almost invincible in the Spanish League and the Champions League. His triumph, though, owes to having top-class footballers in his team, such as Xavi, Iniesta and Messi.
Lionel Messi is regarded as the best player in the world. He has scored an enormous number of goals and helped Barcelona to win 26 titles. Barcelona’s attacking trio consisting of Messi and his partners Neymar and Luis Suarez scored more than 100 goals and was the main contribution to the last season accomplishment of winning four titles. Barcelona has all chances to win every competition during this season and repeat their success. Watching their matches is a real pleasure. Watch Barcelona’s matches online on Ball-control.