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Hans Max Gamper-Haessig: The man who founded FC Barcelona

Stephen Brandt has a look back at the rich history of FC Barcelona and how the Catalan club started their rise to prominence.


Barcelona’s April fall

Spring has well and truly rained on the Barcelona parade and the abundant 38-game unbeaten streak has withered to three consecutive league defeats for the first time since 2003 and a quarter-final exit from a Champions League they were favourites to


Who will win the Champions League 2015/2016?

The only competition hotter than the Qatar World Cup is back this week and so far the Champions League has seen Europe’s elite playing everywhere from Kazakhstan to Manchester. I’ll take a look at the best bets for winning the


Watch: Barcelona’s Neymar scores delicious volley vs Villarreal

Barcelona comfortably saw off Villarreal on Sunday evening, with Brazilian trickster Neymar stealing the show with two well taken goals in a 3-0 win. His first goal was tasty enough, but his second strike for Barca was extra special, something


Watch: Former Barcelona, Inter and Chelsea forward Samuel Eto’o has still got it

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o has been a fantastic goalscorer over the years and is considered to be one of the best strikers of the modern era. Some might argue that his career has petered out a bit, though, after failing to


Watch: Barcelona’s Lionel Messi launches headbutt on Roma’s Yanga-Mbiwa

Lionel Messi is not only considered to be the best footballer on the planet by many, but he’s also regarded as a model professional, with a calm manner and a likeable character. However, during Barcelona’s friendly against Roma on Wednesday, the


Ouch: Barcelona star Gerard Pique duets with pop star wife Shakira

After winning a superb treble with Barcelona last season, Spanish centre-back Gerard Pique is enjoying a well deserved break with his pop star wife Shakira in an unknown sunny destination. Clearly still on a high after such a fantastic campaign, Pique’s


Watch: Lionel Messi waxwork unveiled in New York

Lionel Messi, the little Argentinian magician, hasn’t had a bad year really, has he? He’s just won La Liga and could end the season with three winners medals on his mantlepiece should Barca do the treble. He’s also had a waxwork


Lovely gesture: Luis Suarez makes young cancer patient’s day with video call

Think it’s fair to say Luis Suarez hasn’t come across too well in recent years. From the various biting incidents, to the occasional theatrics during his time in England, the Uruguayan’s likability has declined somewhat. Perhaps it’s on the rise


Nutter: Barcelona’s Dani Alves breaks into song during interview

We’ve now featured Barcelona’s Dani Alves two days in row, but the Brazilian full-back is in blistering form off the pitch at the moment and it’s hard not to share this latest interview with him following Brazil’s 1-0 win over


Barcelona’s Dani Alves and Jose Pinto record charity single

Barcelona’s Dani Alves and Jose Pinto have teamed up with Spanish pop star Mario Baro to release a charity single that’ll hopefully raise money and awareness for FEACAB, a charity which specialises in helping people with eating disorders. Admittedly the song


Why Barcelona boss Luis Enrique got it wrong in the Clásico

The Clásico is a game that the whole world watches and Spain comes to a standstill for the most important game of the calendar year. Messi and Ronaldo face off, each eager to outwit the other. For the managers, leading


Spanish third division side react brilliantly to drawing Barcelona in the cup

The magic of the cup, eh? It’s something we hear every season in the UK as minnows defeat or get drawn against giants in cup competitions and history is made. Well, this latest story coming out of Spain shows that the magic


Lionel Messi refused to shake hands with Atletico’s players after title decider

It’s impossible to slate Lionel Messi; the man’s a gent and conducts himself brilliantly compared to most footballers. He’s also a phenomenally talented player, which helps his cause a bit. However, Messi hasn’t covered himself in glory in this latest clip


All of Lionel Messi’s 371 goals for Barcelona

The phenomenal Lionel Messi broke Paulino Alcantara’s 369 goals in 357 appearances for Barcelona on Sunday night after scoring a hat-trick which helped Tata Martino’s men to a 7-0 victory over Osasuna, and taking his Barca career tally to an unbelievable 371. All