The FC Barcelona is synonymous of football, and the fact is that the Spanish club since it was founded in the year 1899 has continued to grow institutionally and athletically, to become one of the most successful clubs in the current soccer scene. The Azulgrana club tops the lists of the most influential teams in the world of sports, being one of the most recognized worldwide for its trajectory and values. In the ranks of Barcelona have played players who are considered legends of the sport, such as Puyol, Beckembauer, Cruyff, Xavi, Iniesta, Maradona and an endless list of historical names that have made FC Barcelona a club recognized by all corners of the planet.
Hans Gamper was the founder of FC Barcelona. The Swiss arrived in the city of Barcelona in the year 1898 for professional reasons, however, in his spare time he played with his business partners a game, at that time not very well known nationally, football. Gamper was a great fan of this sport and played in the streets of the Catalan capital, which soon discovered how an unstoppable movement for the colors blue and gray arose. It was not until a year after his arrival in Barcelona when Gamper published an advertisement in the magazine "Los Deportes", calling for the founding of a football team in the city.
OnNovember 29 of the same year, Hans Gamper met with eleven other men to form an association that would bear the name FC Barcelona and the city's crest. The Swiss was the one who put the first grain of sand to constitute the values and the greatness of the azulgrana club, Gamper wanted an entity open to all, regardless of the origin of the people. he imagined an inclusive club in which everyone could say theirs, and bet on a democratic society, freely governed by its members.
The 1990s was one of the best periods in the club's history. FC Barcelona, under Johan Cruyff, won a total of 4 consecutive leagues between 1991 and 1994. The club had exceptional players in its ranks such as Koeman, Guardiola, Laudrup, Bakero, Amor, Romário or Zubizarreta, who led the azulgrana club to the top. The culmination of a golden day came in 1992, when the club won its first European Cup. At Wembley FC Barcelona won its first major European championship against Sampdoria, with a magnificent free-kick goal by Koeman, which will go down in the annals of the club's history.
After the resounding success by the conquest of the European Cup and the 4 consecutive leagues, the Barça was known as the Dream Team"Dream Team", not only by the titles achieved but also by the game that was embodied on the green. Johan Cruyff, from the bench, was the greatest exponent of the new philosophy of the Culé team, with which they won Europe and the national championship on several occasions. The Dutchman created a style of play with which FC Barcelona has become identified over the generations until the present day, winning a multitude of titles along the way.
After the golden era of Cruyff, FC Barcelona underwent a series of changes in its institutions, passing through two presidential mandates (Nútilde;ez and Gaspart) and ending with Joan Laporta as president. The Blaugrana club was not going through its best moment and decided to make signings that would change the course of the Catalan team in the league championship and in Europe. In 2004, Barça signed players such as Ronaldinho, Ett'o, Márquez, Deco and debuted; the great azulgrana jewel, Leo Messi. The team righted the course after the signings made and won the league in the 2004-2005 season and repeated the success in the 2006 season. That same year, the team not only became league champions, but also won its second Uefa Champions League, in Saint-Dennis against Arsenal by 2-1. The match was settled by goals from Ett'o and Belletti to turn around Campbell's early goal and give Frank Rijkaard's side the second league title in their history.