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PostSubject: futbol club barcelona history(legendary success story)   Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:28 am

Full name Futbol Club Barcelona
Nickname(s) Barça
Culés (or Culers)
Blaugrana (Blue-Dark Red)
Founded 29 November 1899
(as Foot-Ball Club Barcelona)
Ground Camp Nou, Barcelona
(Capacity: 98,772)
known familiarly as Barça is a sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. It is best known for its football team, which was founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English, and Catalan men led by Joan Gamper. The club has become a Catalan institution, hence the motto Més que un club (More than a club).
They were founding members of La Liga in 1928, and, together with Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, they have never been relegated from the top division. The club were also the first La Liga champions, winning a total of 18 La Liga, 24 Copa del Rey, 11 Supercopa de España, 2 UEFA Champions League, 4 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 3 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and 2 European Super Cup trophies.

The club's main stadium is the Camp Nou and the fans of FC Barcelona are known as culers or culés. In Spain, about 25% of the population are said to be Barça supporters[1]. In June 2007, the number of socis (club members/owners) reached 156,366, while in June 2006 the number of penyes (officially-registered supporter clubs) reached 1782 worldwide.

The club also operates a reserve team, FC Barcelona Atlétic, and four other professional sports teams, AXA FC Barcelona, FC Barcelona, FC Barcelona Futsal and FC Barcelona Sorli Discau that compete at basketball, handball, futsal and rink hockey respectively. Until 2007 there was also a youth team, FC Barcelona C.

There are also a number of prominent amateur sports teams that compete at rugby union, women's football and wheelchair basketball. These include FCB Rugby and FC Barcelona-Institut Guttman. Other amateur teams represent the club at ice hockey, athletics, baseball, cycling, field hockey, figure skating, and volleyball.

During the 2006-07 season, FC Barcelona was the third richest club in the world with a revenue of €291.1 million.
Early years (1899-1908)

The ad in Los DeportesOn 22 October 1899 Joan Gamper placed an advert in Los Deportes declaring his wish to form a football club. A positive response resulted in a meeting at the Gimnasio Solé on November 29. Eleven players attended: Walter Wild, Lluís d'Ossó, Bartomeu Terradas, Otto Kunzle, Otto Maier, Enric Ducal, Pere Cabot, Carles Pujol, Josep Llobet, John Parsons and William Parsons. As a result Foot-Ball Club Barcelona was born. Several other Spanish football clubs, most notably Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, also had British founders, and as a result they initially adopted English-style names.

Legend has it that Gamper was inspired to choose the club colours, blaugrana, by FC Basel's crest. However, the other Swiss teams Gamper played for, his home canton of Zurich, and Merchant Taylors' School in Crosby, England have all been credited with or claimed to be the inspiration.[citation needed]

FC Barcelona quickly emerged as one of the leading clubs of both Catalonia and Spain, competing in both the Campeonato de Cataluña and the Copa del Rey. In 1902, the club won its first trophy, the Copa Macaya, and also played in the first Copa del Rey final, losing 2-1 to Club Vizcaya.
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PostSubject: Re: futbol club barcelona history(legendary success story)   Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:29 am

With Gamper's seal (1908-1923)
In 1908 Joan Gamper became club president for the first time. Gamper took over the presidency as the club was on the verge of folding. The club had not won anything since the Campeonato de Cataluña of 1905 and its finances suffered as a result. Gamper was subsequently club president on five separate occasions between 1908 and 1925 and spent 25 years at the helm. One of his main achievements was to help Barça acquire its own stadium.

On March 14, 1909, it moved into the Carrer Indústria, a stadium with a capacity of 8,000. Gamper also launched a campaign to recruit more club members and by 1922 the club had over 10,000. This led to the club moving again, this time to Las Cortes, which inaugurated in the same year. This stadium had an initial capacity of 22,000, later expanded to an impressive 60,000.

Gamper also recruited Paulino Alcántara, the club's all time top-scorer with 356 goals, and in 1917 appointed Jack Greenwell as manager. This saw the club's fortunes begin to improve on the field. During the Gamper era FC Barcelona won eleven Campeonato de Cataluña, six Copa del Rey and four Coupe de Pyrenées and enjoyed its first "golden age." As well as Alcántara the Barça team under Greenwall also included Sagi-Barba, Ricardo Zamora, Josep Samitier, Félix Sesúmaga and Franz Platko.

Rivera, Republic and Civil War (1923-1939)
In the middle of the glorious 1920s, Barça suffered from non-sporting conflicts which were to mark the following decade. On 14 June 1925, the crowd at a game in homage to the Orfeó Català jeered the Royal March, a spontaneous reaction against Primo de Rivera's dictatorship. As a reprisal the ground closed for six months, later reduced to three, and forced Gamper to give up the presidency of the club. The club's founder, after a period of depression brought on by personal and money problems committed suicide on July 30, 1930.

Although they continued to have players of the standing of Josep Escolà, the club now entered a period of decline, in which political conflict overshadowed sport throughout society. Barça faced a crisis on three fronts: financial, social, with the number of members dropping constantly, and sporting, where although the team won the Campionat de Catalunya in 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1936 and 1938, success at Spanish level (with the exception of the 1937 disputed title) evaded them.

A month after the civil war began, Barça's left-wing president Josep Sunyol was murdered by Francisco Franco's soldiers near to Guadalajara. In the summer of 1937, the squad was on a tour in Mexico and USA in which it was received as an ambassador of the fighting Second Spanish Republic. That travel proved the financial saving of the club and also resulted in half the team seeking exile in Mexico and France. On 16 March 1938, the fascists dropped a bomb on the club's social club and caused big damages. A few months later, Barcelona was under fascist occupation and as a symbol of the 'undisciplined' Catalanism, the club, now down to just 3,486 members, was facing a number of serious problems.

Club de Fútbol Barcelona (1939-1974)
After the Spanish Civil War, the Catalan language and flag were banned and football clubs were prohibited from using non-Spanish names. These measures led to the club having its name forcibly changed to Club de Fútbol Barcelona and the removal of the Catalan flag from the club shield. During the Franco dictatorship one of the few places that Catalan could be spoken freely was within the club's stadium.

In 1943, at Les Corts, for the first leg of the semi-finals of the Copa del Generalísimo against Real Madrid, the result was a 3-0 win for Barça. Before the second leg, Barcelona's players had a changing room visit from Franco's director of state security. He 'reminded' them that they were only playing due to the 'generosity of the regime'. Madrid side won that game 11-1.[4]

Despite the difficult political situation, CF Barcelona enjoyed considerable success during the 1940s and 1950s. In 1945, with Josep Samitier as coach and players like César, Ramallets and Velasco, they won La Liga for first time since 1929. They added two more titles in 1948 and 1949. In 1949 they also won the first Copa Latina. Coach Fernando Daucik and Ladislao Kubala, regarded by many as the club's best ever player, inspired the team to five different trophies including La Liga, the Copa del Generalísimo, the Copa Latina, the Copa Eva Duarte and the Copa Martini Rossi in 1952. In 1953 they helped the club win La Liga and the Copa del Generalísimo again. The club also won the Copa del Generalísimo in 1957 and the Fairs Cup in 1958.

With Helenio Herrera as coach, a young Luis Suárez, the European Footballer of the Year in 1960, and two influential Hungarians recommended by Kubala, Sándor Kocsis and Zoltán Czibor, the team won another national double in 1959 and a La Liga/Fairs Cup double in 1960. In 1961 they became the first club to beat Real Madrid in a European Cup eliminatory, thus ending their monopoly of the competition. To little avail, anyway- they lost 3-2 to Benfica in the final.

The 1960s were less successful for the club, with Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid monopolising La Liga. The completion of the Camp Nou, finished in 1957, meant the club had little money to spend on new players. However the decade also saw the emergence of Josep Fusté and Carles Rexach and the club winning the Copa del Generalísimo in 1963 and the Fairs Cup in 1966. Barça restored some pride by beating Real Madrid 1-0 in the 1968 Copa del Generalísimo final at the Bernabéu. The club changed its official name back to Futbol Club Barcelona in 1974.[5]

Cruyff's first pass (1974-1978)
The 1973/74 season saw the arrival, as player, of a new Barça legend – Johan Cruyff. Already an established player with Ajax, Cruyff quickly won over the Barça fans when he told the European press he chose Barça over Real Madrid because he could not play for a club associated with Franco.[6][7] He further endeared himself when he chose a Catalan name, Jordi, for his son. He helped the club win La Liga for the first time since 1960, along the way defeating Real Madrid 5-0 at the Bernabéu. He was also crowned European Footballer of the Year in his first year at the club.

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PostSubject: Re: futbol club barcelona history(legendary success story)   Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:30 am

The Núñez era (1978-2000)
Josep Lluís Núñez was elected president of FC Barcelona in 1978. His main objectives were to establish Barça as a world-class sports club and to give the club financial stability. Besides, in 1979 and 1982 the club won two of four European Cup Winners' Cups won in the Núñez era.

In June 1982 Diego Maradona was signed for a world record fee from Boca Juniors. In the following season, under coach César Luis Menotti, Barcelona and Maradona in an unforgettable final won the Copa del Rey, beating Real Madrid. However Diego's time with Barça was short-lived and he soon left for Napoli. At the start of the 1984/85 season, Terry Venables was hired as manager and he won La Liga with stellar displays by German midfielder Bernd Schuster. The next season, he took the team to their second European Cup final, only to lose on penalties to Steaua Bucureşti during a dramatic evening in Seville.

After the 1986 World Cup, English top scorer Gary Lineker was signed along with goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta but the team could not achieve success while Schuster was excluded from the team. Terry Venables was subsequently fired at the beginning of the 1987/88 season and replaced with Luis Aragonés. That season finished with a rebellion of the players against president Núñez known as the Motín del Hesperia and the 1-0 victory at the Copa del Rey final against Real Sociedad.

In 1988 Johan Cruyff returned to the club as manager and assembled the so-called Dream Team, named after the US basketball team that played at the 1992 Summer Olympics hosted by Barcelona. He introduced players like Josep Guardiola, José Mari Bakero, Txiki Beguiristáin, Jon Andoni Goikoetxea, Gheorghe Hagi, Ronald Koeman, Michael Laudrup, Romário and Hristo Stoichkov.

Under Cruyff's guidance, Barcelona won four consecutive La Liga titles from 1991 to 1994. They beat Sampdoria in both the 1989 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final and the 1992 European Cup final at Wembley with a legendary free kick goal from Dutch international Ronald Koeman. They also won a Copa del Rey in 1990, the European Super Cup in 1992 and three Supercopa de España. With 11 trophies, Cruijff became the club's most successful manager to date. He also became the club's longest serving manager. However, in his final two seasons, he failed to win any trophies (not to mention the disastrous 4-0 defeat in the UEFA Champions League 1994 final against AC Milan) and fell out with president Núñez, resulting in Cruijff's departure.

Cruijff was briefly replaced by Bobby Robson who took charge of the club for a single season in 1996/97. He is quoted as saying, "Catalonia is a country and FC Barcelona is their army". He recruited Ronaldo from his previous club, PSV Eindhoven and delivered a cup treble winning the Copa del Rey, UEFA Cup Winners Cup and the Supercopa de España. Despite his success, Robson was only ever seen as a short-term solution while the club waited for Louis van Gaal to become available.

Like Maradona, Ronaldo only stayed a short time and he left for Inter Milan. However, new heroes such as Luís Figo, Giovanni Silva De Oliveira, Luis Enrique Martínez and Rivaldo emerged and the team won a Copa del Rey/La Liga double in 1998. In 1999 the club celebrated its 'centenari' winning the Primera División title and Rivaldo became the fourth Barça player to be awarded European Footballer of the Year. Despite this domestic success, the failure to emulate Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League led to van Gaal and Núñez resigning in 2000.

Gaspart's decline period (2000-2003)
The departures of Núñez and Van Gaal were nothing compared to that of Luís Figo. As well as club vice-captain, Figo had become a cult hero and was considered by Catalans to be one of their own. So the Barça fans were distraught by Figo’s decision to join arch-rivals Real Madrid and during subsequent visits to the Camp Nou Figo was given an extremely hostile reception, including one occasion when a piglet's head was thrown at him from the crowd. The next three years saw the club in decline and managers came and went, including a short second spell by Louis van Gaal. President Gaspart did not inspire confidence off the field either and in 2003 he and Van Gaal resigned.

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PostSubject: Re: futbol club barcelona history(legendary success story)   Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:31 am

The Laporta era (2003-present)
After the disappointment of the Gaspart era, the combination of a new young president Joan Laporta and a young new manager, former Dutch and AC Milan star Frank Rijkaard, saw the club bounce back. On the field, an influx international players, including Ronaldinho, Deco, Samuel Eto'o, Rafael Márquez, Lionel Messi, combined with a nucleus of home grown and Spanish players such as Carles Puyol, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi and Víctor Valdés led to the club's return to success.

2004/05 season
In the 2004/05 season, Barça were crowned champions of La Liga, and stars Ronaldinho and Eto'o were voted first and third in the FIFA World Player of the Year awards. Barça also won the Supercopa de España, with a victory over Real Betis. In the UEFA Champions League 2004-05 Barça were eliminated by Chelsea F.C. 5-4 on aggregate.

2005/06 season
The 2005-06 season has been the pinnacle of the Laporta reign so far. In November 2005 Barça beat Real Madrid 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in a match where Ronaldinho was so impressive that after his second, and Barça's third goal the Real Madrid fans felt compelled to applaud him. This match also gave Frank Rijkaard his second victory at the Bernabeu, making him the first Barça manager to win there twice. Barcelona went on to win the championship of La Liga with ease, as well as the Supercopa de España with a victory over city rivals Espanyol.

In the UEFA Champions League that season, Barça beat Arsenal F.C. to win the final on May 17, 2006. Trailing 1-0 to the English side, with less than 15 minutes left and inspired by substitute Henrik Larsson, they came back to win 2-1,though with an extra man, for the club's first UEFA Champions League victory in 14 years. This victory sparked scenes of jubilation from Barcelona fans with ecstatic culers celebrating in the obvious scene of La Rambla and members of Barça fan clubs celebrating in the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid and all over the world.[8]

2006/07 season
Despite being the favorites and starting strongly, Barcelona finished the 2006-07 season trophyless. A pre-season US tour was later blamed for a string of injuries to key players, including leading scorer Eto'o and rising star Messi. There was open feuding as Eto'o publicly criticized coach Frank Rijkaard and Ronaldinho. Ronaldinho also admitted that lack of fitness affected his form.[9] Barça advanced to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, winning the first leg 5-2, with a Maradona-style goal from Messi, but then surprisingly losing the second leg 4-0 to lowly Getafe to go out 6-5 on aggregate. They took part in the FIFA Club World Cup 2006, making it to the final, only to be beaten by a late goal against Internacional.

In La Liga, Barça was in first place for much of the season while arch-rivals Real Madrid were six points behind and in fourth. However Barça began playing inconsistently after January, while Madrid's form improved in that same period. On May 12, 2007, Real Madrid took the league lead for the first time all season by defeating Espanyol 4-3, coming back from 1-3 first half deficit. Following a series of dramatic last minute goals in their last matches, Real Madrid held onto the lead to become league champions.

Barça was unable to retain the Champions League. They were knocked out of the competition in the last 16 by eventual runners-up Liverpool F.C., losing 2-1 at Nou Camp after having been up 1-0; they were then held to 1-0 at Anfield and were eliminated on away goals.

2007/08 season
In the 2007-08 season, Barcelona again struggled, and weren't even able to finish in the top two of the Primera División. They progressed well in the UEFA Champions League, eventually losing to Manchester United 1-0 on aggregate in the semi-finals.

Following two years without major trophies, some club members initiated a no confidence motion in Laporta. This narrowly failed, receiving 60% of the votes cast, just short of the 66% required. Laporta vowed to continue, although eight of his directors resigned.

2008/09 season
A day after a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of arch-rivals Real Madrid, Laporta announced that Barça B coach Josep Guardiola would take over Frank Rijkaard's duties after June 30. With the new coach Barcelona started the long expected clear out and rebirth of the team. Players such as Thuram, Zambrotta, Deco, Giovani dos Santos and Ronaldinho left the squad, with teammate Eto'o expected to leave, too. Barcelona have thus far bought Daniel Alves (Sevilla FC), Gerard Piqué (Manchester United), Martín Cáceres (Villarreal CF), Seydou Keita (Sevilla FC) and most recently for £15m, Aliaksandr Hleb (Arsenal FC) in preparation for the 2008-09 season.


El Clásico
For more details on this topic, see El Clásico
There is often a fierce rivalry between the two strongest teams in a national league, and this is particularly the case in La Liga, where the game between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF is known as El Clásico. From the start the clubs were seen as representatives of two rival countries in Spain, Catalonia and Castile, as well as of the two cities themselves. The rivalry projects what many regard as the political and cultural tensions felt between Catalans and the Castilians.

Derby Barça-Madrid at Nou CampDuring the dictatorships of Primo de Rivera and (especially) of Francisco Franco (1939 - 1975), all regional identities were openly suppressed (e.g., the peripheral languages were officially banned). So FC Barcelona, symbolising the Catalan people's desire for freedom, became more than a club (més que un club) for them and one of their greatest ambassadors. On the contrary, Real Madrid was widely seen as the embodiment of the sovereign oppressive centralism and the fascist regime.[10] However, during the Spanish Civil War itself, members of both clubs like Josep Sunyol and Rafael Sánchez Guerra suffered at the hands of Franco supporters. That Franco's regime subsequently intervened to ensure success for Real Madrid is widely alleged and believed, although denied by many Real Madrid supporters.

During the 1950s the rivalry was exacerbated significantly when the clubs disputed the signing of Alfredo Di Stéfano, who finally played for Real Madrid and was key in the subsequent success achieved by the club. The 1960s saw the rivalry reach the European stage when they met twice at the knock-out stages of the European Cup.

As nowadays FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are the two biggest and most successful clubs in the league, the rivalry is renewed on an almost annual basis with both teams often challenging each other for the league championship. The latest Clásico was played in the Santiago Bernabéu and ended with a 4-1 win for Real Madrid
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El derbi barceloní
Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol was founded exclusively by Spanish fans of the game, unlike the multinational nature of FC Barcelona's original board. The club's traditional home was in the district of Sarrià.

Traditionally, especially due to their name, Espanyol were seen by some Barcelona supporters as a club who cultivated a kind of compliance to the central authority unlike FC Barcelona. Despite this background the derbi has always been much more relevant to Espanyol supporters than Barcelona ones due to the difference in objectives.

Although it is the most played local derby in the history of La Liga it is also the least balanced of them all, with Barcelona being overwhelmingly dominating. In the league table Espanyol have only managed to end above FC Barcelona on three occasions in almost seventy years and even the only all-Catalan Copa del Rey Final in 1957 was won by FC Barcelona. Espanyol only has the consolation of achieving the largest margin win with a 6-0 in 1951.

FC Barcelona attitude to shirt sponsorship is unique. Selectively without a commercial message on its shirts, on 14 July 2006 the club announced a five year agreement with UNICEF, which includes having the UNICEF logo on their shirts. The agreement will see FC Barcelona donating US$1.9 million per year to UNICEF (0.7 per cent of its ordinary income) to the FC Barcelona Foundation, and rejecting significant money offers to be the first shirt sponsor of the football team.

The club has done this in order to set up international cooperation programmes for development, supports the UN Millennium Development Goals and has made a commitment to UNICEF’s humanitarian aid programs through the donation of one and a half million euro for the next five years.

Companies that FC Barcelona currently has sponsorship deals with include [11]:

Nike - Official sponsors
Coca-Cola - Official sponsors
TV3 - Official sponsors
Audi - Official sponsors
Estrella Damm - Official sponsors
La Caixa - Official sponsors
bwin - Official Betting Partner
Acer - Official provider
MediaPro - Official provider
NH Hoteles - Official provider
Vueling - Official provider
Babybel - Official provider

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers
Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1982–1992 Meyba none
1992–1998 Kappa
1998-2006 Nike
2006-present Unicef
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Domestic competitions

Barcelona fans celebrating the team's victory in the UEFA Champions League 2005-06La Liga

Winners (18): 1929, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1959, 1960, 1974, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006
Runners-up (22): 1930, 1946, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2007
Copa del Rey (record)

Winners (24): 1910, 1912, 1913, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1942, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1959, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1990, 1997, 1998
Runners-up (9): 1902, 1919, 1932, 1936, 1954, 1974, 1984, 1986, 1996
Supercopa de España

Winners (7): 1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006
Runners-up (7): 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999
Copa de la Liga (record)

Winners (2): 1983–83, 1986–86

International competitions
UEFA Champions League

Winners (2): 1992, 2006
Runners-up (3): 1961, 1986, 1994
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (record)

Winners (4): 1979, 1982, 1989, 1997
Runners-up (2): 1969, 1991
European Super Cup

Winners (2): 1992, 1997
Runners-up (4): 1979, 1982, 1989, 2006

Other International trophy
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (record)

Winners (3): 1958, 1960, 1966
Runners-up (1): 1962
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Trophy Play-Off

Winners (1): 1971
Latin Cup (record)

Winners (2): 1949, 1952
Small World Cup

Winners (1): 1957
Former personnel

Selected former presidents

Joan Laportasee also Cat:FC Barcelona presidents

Name Years
Walter Wild 1899-1901
Bartomeu Terradas 1901-02
Paul Haas 1902
Arthur Witty 1902-05
Joan Gamper 1908-09, 1910-13, 1917-19, 1921-23, 1924-25
Otto Gmeling 1909
Josep Sunyol 1935-36
Enrique Piñeyro 1940-43
Agustí Montal 1969-77
Josep Lluís Núñez 1978-2000
Joan Gaspart 2000-2003
Joan Laporta 2003-present

Notable managers
see also Cat:FC Barcelona managers

The following managers have all won at least one trophy when in charge or have been notable for Barça in the context of the League, for example Johan Cruijff who holds a League record.

Name Nationality Period Honours
From To
Jack Greenwell England 1917 1924 2 Spanish Cups
Jesza Poszony Hungary 1924 1925 Spanish Cup
Ralph Kirby England 1925 1926 Spanish Cup
Romà Forns Spain 1927 1929 Spanish league
Joan Josep Nogués Spain July 1941 June 1944 Spanish Cup
Josep Samitier Spain July 1944 June 1947 Spanish league
Enrique Fernández Uruguay July 1947 June 1950 2 Spanish league, Latin Cup
Fernando Daucik Slovenia July 1950 June 1954 2 Spanish league, 3 Spanish Cups, Latin Cup
Domingo Balmanya Spain July 1956 April 1958 Spanish Cup, Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
Helenio Herrera Argentina April 1958 June 1960 2 Spanish league, Spanish Cup, 2 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
Josep Gonzalvo Spain January 1963 June 1963 Spanish Cup
Roque Olsen Argentina July 1965 June 1967 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
Salvador Artigas Spain July 1967 October 1969 Spanish Cup
Vic Buckingham England December 1969 June 1971 Spanish Cup
Rinus Michels Netherlands July 1971 June 1975 Spanish league, Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Trophy Play-Off
Rinus Michels Netherlands July 1978 June 1979 Spanish Cup
Joaquim Rifé Spain April 1979 March 1980 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Helenio Herrera Argentina March 1980 June 1981 Spanish Cup
Udo Lattek Germany July 1981 February 1983 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
César Luis Menotti Argentina March 1983 July 1984 Spanish Cup, Spanish Supercup, league Cup
Terry Venables England July 1984 September 1987 Spanish league, league Cup
Luis Aragonés Spain September 1987 June 1988 Spanish Cup
Johan Cruijff Netherlands July 1988 May 1996 4 Spanish league, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, European Cup, European Super Cup, Spanish Cup, 3 Spanish Supercups
Sir Bobby Robson England July 1996 June 1997 Spanish Cup, Spanish Supercup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Louis van Gaal Netherlands November 1997 February 2000 2 Spanish league , Spanish Cup, European Super Cup
Frank Rijkaard Netherlands July 2003 June 2008 UEFA Champions League, 2 Spanish league, 2 Spanish Supercups
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PostSubject: Re: futbol club barcelona history(legendary success story)   Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:35 am

1899 - 1940s

Domènec Balmanya
Josep Escolà
Romà Forns
Gonzalvo II
Gonzalvo III
Mariano Martín
Juan José Nogués
Félix Sesúmaga
Josep Samitier
Ramon Zabalo
Ricardo Zamora
Morera Soto
Jack Greenwell
Walter Wild
Arthur Witty
Franz Platko
Horacio Casarín
Paulino Alcántara
Joan Gamper
Héctor Scarone
1950s - 1960s

Estanislao Basora
Eladio Silvestre
Josep Fusté
Enric Gensana
Sígfrid Gràcia
Eduard Manchón
Tomás Moreno
Ferran Olivella
Jesús María Pereda
José Manuel Pesudo
Antoni Ramallets
Joan Segarra
Luis Suárez Miramontes
Antoni Torres
Evaristo de Macedo
Lucien Müller
Zoltán Czibor
Sándor Kocsis
Ladislao Kubala
Eulogio Martínez
Cayetano Ré
Juan Seminario
Miklos Szegedi
Julio César Benítez

Pedro Artola
Juan Manuel Asensi
Antonio de la Cruz
Martí Filosia
Miguel Reina
Carles Rexach
Joaquim Rifé
Salvador Sadurní
Juan Carlos Heredia
Hans Krankl
Johan Cruijff
Johan Neeskens
Hugo Sotil

José Ramón Alexanko
Esteban Vigo
Gerardo Miranda
Julio Alberto
Marcos Alonso
Josep Moratalla
Perico Alonso
Pitxi Alonso
Roberto Fernández Bonillo
Juan Carlos Unzué
Javier Urruticoechea
Ernesto Valverde
Víctor Muñoz
Diego Maradona
Allan Simonsen
Gary Lineker
Bernd Schuster
Raúl Vicente Amarilla
Steve Archibald
Mark Hughes

Abelardo Fernández
Guillermo Amor
Txiki Beguiristáin
Iván de la Peña
Eusebio Sacristán
Albert Ferrer
Josep Guardiola
Juan Carlos Rodríguez
Julio Salinas
Luis Enrique
Miguel Ángel Nadal
Fernando Muñoz
Roger García Junyent
Sergi Barjuán
Ricardo Serna
Miquel Soler
Juan Antonio Pizzi
Meho Kodro
Sonny Anderson
Hristo Stoichkov
Robert Prosinečki
Michael Laudrup
Jari Litmanen
Laurent Blanc
Frank de Boer
Ronald de Boer
Ruud Hesp
Ronald Koeman
Richard Witschge
Boudewijn Zenden
Fernando Couto
Luís Figo
Vítor Baía
Gheorghe Hagi
Gheorghe Popescu

Dani García
Gerard López
Luis García
Gaizka Mendieta
Juan Román Riquelme
Juliano Belletti
Giovani dos Santos
Ludovic Giuly
Emmanuel Petit
Lilian Thuram
Rüştü Reçber
Robert Enke
Demetrio Albertini
Gianluca Zambrotta
Phillip Cocu
Edgar Davids
Patrick Kluivert
Marc Overmars
Michael Reiziger
Mark van Bommel
Giovanni van Bronckhorst
Ricardo Quaresma
Patrik Andersson
Henrik Larsson

World Cup winners
Héctor Scarone (Uruguay 1930)
Diego Maradona (Mexico 1986)
Romário (USA 1994)***
Laurent Blanc (France 1998)
Christophe Dugarry (France 1998)
Thierry Henry (France 1998)
Emmanuel Petit (France 1998)
Lilian Thuram (France 1998)
Ronaldo (Korea-Japan 2002)
Juliano Belletti (Korea-Japan 2002)
Edmílson (Korea-Japan 2002)
Rivaldo (Korea-Japan 2002)***
Ronaldinho (Korea-Japan 2002)
Gianluca Zambrotta (Germany 2006)
*** Romário and Rivaldo won the World Cup while playing for FC Barcelona.

European Championship winners
Jesús María Pereda (Spain 1964)***
Josep Fusté (Spain 1964)***
Fernando Olivella (Spain 1964)***
Pedro Zaballa (Spain 1964)***[17]
Luis Suárez (Spain 1964)
Bernd Schuster (Italy 1980)
Ronald Koeman (West Germany 1988)
Laurent Blanc (Belgium & Netherlands 2000)
Emmanuel Petit (Belgium & Netherlands 2000)
Lilian Thuram (Belgium & Netherlands 2000)
Thierry Henry (Belgium & Netherlands 2000)
Christophe Dugarry (Belgium & Netherlands 2000)
Carles Puyol (Austria & Switzerland 2008)***
Xavi Hernández (Austria & Switzerland 2008)***
Andrés Iniesta (Austria & Switzerland 2008)***
José Manuel Reina (Austria & Switzerland 2008)
Sergio García (Austria & Switzerland 2008)
Fernando Navarro (Austria & Switzerland 2008)
*** Pereda, Fusté, Olivella, Zaballa, Puyol, Xavi and Iniesta won the European Championship while playing for FC Barcelona
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