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FC Barcelona - Tots units fem força

Started on 25 November 2018 by Jonte-23
Latest Reply on 16 December 2018 by mgriffin2012
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The Staff 2018-19


Honorary President

Johan Cruyff

President & Vice President

Joan Laporta & Augustí Benedito

Manager & Assistant Manager

Xavi Hernández & Carles Puyol

Physio Team

Head physio
Juanjo Brau
Physios
Tomás Alfaro, Jaume Munill, Jordi Mesalles, Roger Girones & Xavi Linde

Scout Team

Chief Scout
Robert Fernández
Scouts
Éric Abidal, Josep Boada, Lluís González, Urbano Ortega, Àlex García & Aureli Altimira


Youth Team

Head of Youth Development
Jordi Roura
FC Barcelona B Manager
Francisco Javier García Pimienta

Coach Team

Coaches
Joan Barbarà, Pepe Costa & Roberto Moreno
Fitness coaches
Edu Pons, Francesc Cos & José Antonio Pozanco
Goalkeeping coaches
José Ramón De la Fuente & Victor Valdés
Chief Data Analyst
Raúl Peláez

Transfer summary


Arrivals

Malcom (mf), Girondins Bordeaux (€41M)
Clément Lenglet (def), Sevilla FC (€35.9M)
Arthur (mf), Grêmio, (€32M)
Carles Aleñá (mf), FC Barcelona B, (Promoted)
Rafinha (mf), FC Internazionale, (Back from Loan)
Munir El Haddadi (for), Deportivo Alavés, (Back from Loan)

Departures

Yerry Mina (def), Everton FC, (€30M)
Lucas Digne (def), Everton FC, (€20M)
Gerard Deulofeu (mf), Watford FC, (€13M)
Aleix Vidal (mf), Sevilla FC, (€8.5M)
Marlon (def), US Sassuolo, (€6M)
Andrés Iniesta (mf), Vissel Kobe, (€0M)
André Gomes (mf), Everton FC, (Loan)
Paco Alcácer (for), Borussia Dortmund, (Loan)
Paulinho (mf), Guangzhou Evergrande, (Loan)
Douglas (def), Sivasspor, (Loan)

The Squad 2018-19


Goalkeepers
Marc-André ter Stegen, Jasper Cillessen

Defenders
Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti, Clément Lenglet, Thomas Vermaelen,
Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Nélson Semedo

Midfielders
Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitić, Arthur, Arturo Vidal, Rafinha,
Denis Suárez, Carles Aleñá, Sergi Samper

Attackers
Leo Messi, Luis Suárez, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembélé,
Malcom, Munir El Haddadi

Barça B Squad 2018-19


Goalkeepers
Iñaki Peña, Jokin Ezkieta, Lazar Carević

Defenders
Chumi, Jorge Cuenca, Ronald Araújo, Óscar Mingueza, Juan Miranda,
Moussa Wagué, Dani Morer, Guillem Jaume, Mateu Morey

Midfielders
Oriol Busquets, Ferrán Sarsanedas, Riqui Puig, Álex Collado,
Monchu, Marcus McGuane, Jandro Orellana

Attackers
Abel Ruíz, Rafa Mújica, Ballou Tabla, Carles Pérez, Kike Saveiro,
Alejandro Marqués, Konrad De la Fuente, Nils Mortimer

Four captains from La Masia


FC Barcelona 2018/19 will have four captains from the Barça youth system, La Masia. Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué and Sergi Roberto will be the ones to wear the armband whenever the team take the field.

Lionel Messi will be the first captain. The Argentine takes over the role following the departure of Andrés Iniesta. The former Barça midfielder had the job from the 2015/16 season when he took over from Xavi, who in turn had inherited the position from Carles Puyol.

Messi has had the role of second captain since 2015 and now he will be first captain following in the footsteps of the likes of Puyol, Xavi and Iniesta.

The second captain will be Sergio Busquets. For the upcoming season, the midfielder will be second in line after 10 seasons with the first team. One of the most talented players to come out of La Masia, Sergio has been one of the captains since 2014/15.

Gerard Piqué becomes one of the quartet of captains, third in line, just before the 10th anniversary of his debut for the first team.

Completing the foursome is Sergi Roberto, who takes over the role from the departed Javier Mascherano. The Catalan player, a member of the first team squad since 2013, continues to establish himself as a key part of the current FC Barcelona squad.

Pre Season 2018-19


Barça will play five pre season friendlies during the summer. The team will travel to the United States on July 26th to participate in the International Champions Cup where the team will play four matches.

28 July 2018: Barça v Tottenham Hotspur
31 July 2018: Barça v Olympique Lyonnais
4 August 2018: Barça v AC Milan
8 August 2018: Barça v Chelsea FC


The team will then return to Barcelona for a week of training ahead of the annual Joan Gamper Trophy against Boca Juniors of Argentina.

15 August 2018: Barça v Boca Juniors

The 2018-19 season will then officially begin with Supercopa de España against the Copa del Rey runners-up Sevilla FC on the 19th of August.
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International Champions Cup 2018


A pre season tour has became a tradition for Barça. This year the United States was the location. The team participated in the International Champions Cup and went though the pre season tournament with three wins and one draw. The tour saw Barça face Tottenham Hotspur, Olympique Lyonnais, AC Milan and Chelsea FC within two weeks.

2018-07-28: Barça v Tottenham Hotspur

3-2 (1-1)


2018-07-31: Barça v Olympique Lyonnais

4-1 (1-0)


2018-08-04: Barça v AC Milan

4-2 (1-1)


2018-08-08: Barça v Chelsea FC

1-1 (1-0)


Tour Summary

Barça 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Barça 4-1 Olympique Lyonnais
Barça 4-2 AC Milan
Barça 1-1 Chelsea FC

Goals: L.Messi (5), L.Suárez (2), O.Dembélé, P.Coutinho, Munir, Malcom & Arthur.
MOTM: L.Messi (2), L.Suárez & J.Alba.
Unbeaten at ICC is a decent start to Xavi's managerial career!

Trofeu Joan Gamper


The 2018 Joan Gamper Trophy was the 53rd edition of the trophy, an annual friendly football match held in August each year. Barça faced Argentine side Boca Juniors at the Camp Nou.

This marked Boca's sixth appearance in the Joan Gamper Trophy, after previously taking part in the 1967, 1977, 1984, 2003 and 2008 editions.

2018-08-15: Barça v Boca Juniors

6-1 (3-0)

Jim: Although it is just pre season everybody likes to win, right? :D
Incredible pre-season, you look ready to battle it out this season!
Fantastic pre-season. Have to admit, I love the simplicity to this story so far. :D

Supercopa de España


The 2018 Supercopa de España is the 32nd edition of the Supercopa de España, which is the Spanish super cup contested by the winners of the previous season's La Liga and Copa del Rey competitions.

Barça qualifies as 2017-18 La Liga winners and 2017-18 Copa del Rey winners. Sevilla FC qualifies as the 2017-18 Copa del Rey runners-up. The final of Copa del Rey ended in a 5-0 win for Barça.

Barça v Sevilla FC

4-1 (1-1)

A fantastic win for the new management duo to claim their first piece of silverware. Hopefully, it's the start of a long and prosperous run.
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August 2018


August saw Barça conquer the Supercopa de España after a convincing 4-1 win against Sevilla FC. Add a win in the first La Liga game against Rayo Vallecano and new manager Xavi has got a very good start to his new job.

La Liga: 1st - 3 points
Copa del Rey: n/a
Supercopa de España: Winners - (4-1 v Sevilla FC)
UEFA Champions League: n/a

2018-08-19: Barça v Sevilla FC

4-1 (1-1)


2018-08-27: Barça v Rayo Vallecano

6-0 (3-0)


Barça B

Segunda División B3: n/a
Copa Federación: n/a

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