Catalan Football Giant Barça Celebrates 115 Years of Success

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FC Barcelona, a professional football club known also as Barça, was founded on November 29, 1899. Based in the city of Barcelona, the club has become a symbol of Catalan culture and national identity.

FC Barcelona, a professional football club known also as Barça, was founded on November 29, 1899. Based in the city of Barcelona, the club has become a symbol of Catalan culture and national identity.

© Fotobank.ru/Getty Images / David RamosAbove: Neymar (R) of FC Barcelona celebrates with his team-mates Gerard Pique (L) and Sergio Busquets after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol on September 24, 2013.
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Above: Neymar (R) of FC Barcelona celebrates with his team-mates Gerard Pique (L) and Sergio Busquets after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol on September 24, 2013.
© Fotobank.ru/Getty Images / David RamosFC Barcelona, a professional football club known also as Barcelona or simply Barca dates back to November 29, 1899.

Above: Neymar (C) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Camp Nou.
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FC Barcelona, a professional football club known also as Barcelona or simply Barca dates back to November 29, 1899.

Above: Neymar (C) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Camp Nou.
© Fotobank.ru/Getty Images / David RamosThe motto of FC Barcelona is "Mes que un club" (More than a club).

Above: Cesc Fabregas (C) celebrates with his teammates Marc Bartra (L) and Neymar after scoring his team's second goal from the penalty spot during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Granda CF at Camp Nou on November 23, 2013.
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The motto of FC Barcelona is "Mes que un club" (More than a club).

Above: Cesc Fabregas (C) celebrates with his teammates Marc Bartra (L) and Neymar after scoring his team's second goal from the penalty spot during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Granda CF at Camp Nou on November 23, 2013.
© East News / D.Nakashima/AFLOFC Barcelona ranks second in the world both in terms of value ($3.2 billion) and annual revenue ($613 million), rivaled on both counts only by Real Madrid ($3.44 billion and $675 million respectively).

Above: Barcelona team group line-up (Barcelona), March 12, 2014.
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FC Barcelona ranks second in the world both in terms of value ($3.2 billion) and annual revenue ($613 million), rivaled on both counts only by Real Madrid ($3.44 billion and $675 million respectively).

Above: Barcelona team group line-up (Barcelona), March 12, 2014.
© Fotobank.ru/Getty Images / Alex LiveseyFC Barcelona was founded by the Swiss football pioneer Joan Gamper.

Above: A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 12, 2014.
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FC Barcelona was founded by the Swiss football pioneer Joan Gamper.

Above: A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 12, 2014.
© East News / AP Photo/Manu FernandezFC Barcelona was one of the founding members of La Liga - the highest level of the Spanish football league system.

Above: Neymar after scoring against Celta Vigo during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, 2014.
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FC Barcelona was one of the founding members of La Liga - the highest level of the Spanish football league system.

Above: Neymar after scoring against Celta Vigo during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, 2014.
© East News / AP Photo/Manu FernandezLionel Messi, Barca's 3rd captain (the team has four this season), became the all-time leading La Liga scorer in November 2014.

Above: Lionel Messi with his teammate Neymar after scoring against Sevilla.
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Lionel Messi, Barca's 3rd captain (the team has four this season), became the all-time leading La Liga scorer in November 2014.

Above: Lionel Messi with his teammate Neymar after scoring against Sevilla.
© East News / AP Photo/Petros KaradjiasAbove: Suarez had a truly outstanding season last year, scoring 31 goals and bringing Liverpool to the verge of winning the English Premier League title. His hunger for more goals turned extreme during the summer World Cup in Brazil, where the Uruguayan star bit another player’s shoulder. The incident resulted in four months disqualification for Suarez.
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Above: Suarez had a truly outstanding season last year, scoring 31 goals and bringing Liverpool to the verge of winning the English Premier League title. His hunger for more goals turned extreme during the summer World Cup in Brazil, where the Uruguayan star bit another player’s shoulder. The incident resulted in four months disqualification for Suarez.
© East News / AP Photo/Manu FernandezFC Barcelona has a long-standing rivalry with Real Madrid. The matches between the two teams are referred to as "El Clasico".

Above: Luis Enrique looks on from the bench during his official presentation as new coach of FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
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FC Barcelona has a long-standing rivalry with Real Madrid. The matches between the two teams are referred to as "El Clasico".

Above: Luis Enrique looks on from the bench during his official presentation as new coach of FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
© East News / AP Photo/Manu FernandezIn 2010, three football players who came through FC Barcelona's youth academy - Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi - were ranked as the three best players in the world at the FIFA Ballon d'Or award presentation.
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In 2010, three football players who came through FC Barcelona's youth academy - Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi - were ranked as the three best players in the world at the FIFA Ballon d'Or award presentation.
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