Futbol Club Barcelona, commonly referred to as Barcelona and colloquially known as Barça, is a professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, that competes in La Liga, the top flight of Spanish football.
- Full name: Futbol Club Barcelona
- Nicknames: Barça or Blaugrana (team); Culers or Barcelonistes (supporters); Blaugranes or Azulgranas (supporters)
- Founded: 29 November 1899
Founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, Catalan, German and English footballers led by Joan Gamper, the club has become a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism, hence the motto “Més que un club” (“More than a club”). Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona.
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