Barcelona, apart from being the city of the design and the architecture, has a deep-rooted sport tradition. The repercussion of the Futbol Club Barcelona around the world is a sign of the interest that it generates among citizens and visitors.
The team is nowadays one of the tourist attractions of the city thanks to the success gotten by the team throughout all its history. The national competition (Liga Española), which starts usually the last weekend of August or the first of September, and the European Champions League from September, are two of the competition that will excite fans and city visitors.
As a guarantee of the show are the cups won by the Catalan team last season. The league and the European Champions League reached in 2006 are already exposed in the Barça Museum of the Camp Nou. It can be interesting to visit both of theses facilities to know the “club soul”.
This year, Barcelona played its first match of the Spanish league against the Celta de Vigo, with the victory of Barcelona.
In Champions League, the Barcelona team will face the English Chelsea, the German Werder Bremen and the Bulgarian Levski of Sofia in the “stage draw”.
The current team consist of high quality players as Ronaldinho, Eto ´ or, Puyol, Deco or Messi, together with Valdés, Jorquera, Rubén, Belleti, Márquez, Gio, Sylvinho, Oleguer, Motta, Xavi, Edmilson, Iniesta, Giuly, Ezquerro and Saviola. Among the new players for this season are Zambrotta, Thuram and Gudjohnsen.
History and victories
Hans Gamper founded the Futbol Club Barcelona when the soccer was not one of the most followed sports, just the 29th of November 1899.
From that moment, many glories have been conquered by the Catalan squad. Among its large number of victories, the most important are the 18 national Leagues and 2 European Cups. Besides, it is the team that have won more European Cup Winners Cup, specifically 4.
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