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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Team Preview: FC Barcelona

Official Web Site (In English, Catalan, Chinese, Spanish, and Japanese)

FC Barcelona


The club was formed in 1899 by Joan Gamper. They are known as Barça and Los Blaugranes.

Team Colors

Blue and maroon.

Playing Stadium

Camp Nou. Capacity of almost 99,000.

Team Honors

Spanish La Liga: 18 times.
Copa del Rey (King's Cup): 24 times, which is a record.
Spanish Super Cup: 7 times.
UEFA European Cup/Champions League: 2 times.
UEFA Cup Winner's Cup: 4 times, which is a record.
European Super Cup: 2 times.

European Players of the Year

Johan Cruyff: 2 times.
Hristo Stoitchkov


Privately held by socios, or members, of the Barcelona club.


Mr. Joan Laporta.

Head Coach

Mr. Frank Rikjaard.

2007-2008 European Competition

Group phase of the Champions League.

Team roster and image courtesy of Wikipedia under the terms of their GNU Free Documentation License.

Current as of 01 September 2007:

Position Player
1 Flag of Spain GK Víctor Valdés
3 Flag of Argentina DF Gabriel Milito
4 Flag of Mexico DF Rafael Márquez
5 Flag of Spain DF Carles Puyol (captain)
6 Flag of Spain MF Xavi Hernández (vice-captain)
7 Flag of Iceland FW Eiður Guðjohnsen
8 Flag of Spain MF Andrés Iniesta
9 Flag of Cameroon FW Samuel Eto'o
10 Flag of Brazil FW Ronaldinho (vice-captain)
11 Flag of Italy DF Gianluca Zambrotta
14 Flag of France FW Thierry Henry
15 Flag of Brazil MF Edmílson
16 Flag of Brazil DF Sylvinho

Position Player
17 Flag of Mexico FW Giovani dos Santos
18 Flag of Spain FW Santiago Ezquerro
19 Flag of Argentina FW Lionel Messi
20 Flag of Portugal MF Deco
21 Flag of France DF Lilian Thuram
22 Flag of France DF Éric Abidal
23 Flag of Spain DF Oleguer Presas
24 Flag of Côte d'Ivoire MF Yaya Touré
25 Flag of Spain GK Albert Jorquera
26 Flag of Spain MF Marc Crosas
27 Flag of Spain FW Bojan Krkić
28 Flag of Spain GK Oier Olazábal

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