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FCB - Martino Era

Started on 31 July 2013 by JS
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FC Barcelona


Overview

The club was founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and Catalan football players led by Joan Gamper. The club has become a symbol of Catalan Culture and catalanism ever since. Barcelona's motto is "Més que un club" meaning "more than a club". In which is true as Barcelona football club is for millions around the world their life and soul. As shows as the club is one of many to be owned and operated by supporters and fans. This has still lead the club to being the world's second richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of €483 million and being valued at €2.6billion making Barcelona the third most valuable club. The clubs main and fierce rivals are Real Madrid and games between the two sides are referred to as the "El Clasico".
Also, their home, the Nou Camp is one of the largest stadiums in the world and holds up to 99,000 supporters.

Success

Barcelona have won a staggering 22 La Liga titles, 26 Copa Del Rey's, 10 Supercopa de Espana's, 3 Copa Eva Duarte's, 2 Copa De La Liga's, 4 UEFA Champions League's, 4 EUFA Cup Winners' Cup's, 4 EUFA Super Cup's, 3 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup's and 2 FIFA Club World Cup's. Also, Barcelona is the only European club to have played continental football every season since 1955 and along with Athetic Bilbao and Real Madrid, never been relegated from La Liga. In 2009, Barcelona broke 2 amazing records in that they won 6/6 competitions in a single year including the La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Champions League, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, this also broke the Spanish record of being the first team to win the treble.

Legends

Barcelona are a club thats built on Legends and have seen many come and go but none have ever been forgotten.
From the likes of Josp Maria Fuste and Carles Rexach in the 60's, to Johan Cruyff, Juan Manuel Asensi and Hugo Sotil in the 70's. Post 80's to the year 2000 brought legends such as Diego Maradona, Romario, Gary Lineker, Pep Guardiola, also managed the side to huge success, Txiki Begiristain, now at Man City, Ronald Koeman, Micheal Laudrup, now at Swansea City as Boss and Rivaldo.
The 21st century didn't see the drop of Legends being made at Barcelona, it brought more great players including Luis Figo, Frank Rijkaard, as manager, Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto'o. Then when Pep Guardiola returned to Barcelona to take charge of the first team came a whole new era. Tiki-taka football was made and the old legends of Ronaldinho and Deco were removed for the team to be built around the midfield stars of Xavi, Iniesta and Messi. Other legends prospered in this side also such as Carlos Puyol, Gerard Pique and Dani Alves. Young stars have now come in and will prosper after Tito Vilanova's short successful reign and will soon to join the list of legends, young players such as Pedro, Neymar and Alba.

The Manager

Gerardo Daniel Martino. A Newell's Old Boys legend, playing just under 500 games for the club in three different spells as well as playing for Barcelona SC squad in 1996. Martino also made one appearance for Argentina in 1991. Martino has got lots of experience in managing lower ability sides including Brown de Arrecifes, Platense, Instituto, Libertad, Cerro Porteno and Colon. Then managing internationally with Paraguay he had relatively good success before managing old club Newell's Old Boys before then joining Barcelona. The media has been key to point out Lionel Messi's dad has a good relationship with Martino and are being accused of only hiring him to keep Messi at the club.
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Nice start, Good luck :)
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Barcelona Sponsors

Main Sponsors


Premium Sponsors

Official Partners

Regional Partners


Charities



Barcelona Reveal Kits For 2012/13

Really going into detail here! I like it :D
2013-07-31 12:53#124223 P-KIDDY : Really going into detail here! I like it :D
I want to make a different story to any others and as I will be using pr0's update from tomorrow then I can go into much detail until then
So much graphics :O Love it :D
2013-07-31 12:55#124224 JS : I want to make a different story to any others and as I will be using pr0's update from tomorrow then I can go into much detail until then

I love it! Looking forward to seeing your style of story.
Lucas_c I'm taking no credit for the graphics as I made none, but I like to find and use them, but thankyou.
a-esbech Thanks, and I hope you'll like it.
Im really looking forward to seeing your style of writing ;D
2013-07-31 13:04#124228 wellsy1498 : Im really looking forward to seeing your style of writing ;D
Thankyou, I hope to impress.
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Tour of Barça

Overview

Nou Camp

Inside of the world famous Nou Camp

Leading up to the changing rooms

A Room for prayer for staff and player use

Club physio room

Changing rooms and bathrooms for the first team
Club Shop

The front of FCBOTIGA megastore

Upstairs which sells jackets, shirts and footballs

Downstairs sells the clubs kits
Training Ground


Barcelona Announce Tour to Asia


Qatar Airways will sponsor Barcelona's Asia Tour, the fixtures to be soon announced

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