Barcelona

Futbol Club Barcelona (Catalan pronunciation: [fubˈbɔl ˈklub bəɾsəˈlonə] (listen)), commonly referred to as Barcelona and colloquially known as Barca ([ˈbaɾsə]), is a Spanish professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, Spanish, English, and Catalan footballers led by Joan Gamper, the club has become a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism, hence the motto "Mes que un club" ("More than a club"). Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona. It is the fourth-most valuable sports team in the world, worth $4.06 billion, and the world's richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of €840,8 million. The official Barcelona anthem is the "Cant del Barca", written by Jaume Picas and Josep Maria Espinas.

Domestically, Barcelona has won a record 74 trophies: 26 La Liga, 30 Copa del Rey, 13 Supercopa de Espana, 3 Copa Eva Duarte, and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies, as well as being the record holder for the latter four competitions.

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Sat 27 Feb, 06:55
sportsmole.co.uk
Saturday's La Liga predictions including Sevilla vs. Barcelona
Eibar vs. Huesca (Saturday, 1.00pm) © Reuters This weekend's La Liga action kicks off with a relegation six-pointer in the Basque Country between two of the division's most out-of-form sides. Three points for bottom-of-the-league Huesca at Eibar 's Estadio Ipurua de Municipal could see the club haul themselves out of the relegation zone.
Sat 27 Feb, 00:49
sportsmole.co.uk
Preview: Cadiz vs. Real Betis - prediction, team news, lineups
Real Betis travel to the Nuevo Estadio Ramon de Carranza to take on Cadiz on Sunday, as they look to break into the top six of the La Liga table. Betis have won three of their last four games in league action, while the hosts will be looking for a first La Liga victory in seven matches. Match preview © Reuters Despite their poor recent form, Cadiz secured an impressive result last time out when they drew 1-1 with Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
Sat 27 Feb, 00:22
sportsmole.co.uk
Preview: Granada vs. Elche - prediction, team news, lineups
Granada will be looking to put an end to a run of six league games without a win on Sunday when they host an Elche side who sit second bottom in the La Liga table. The hosts advanced through to the Europa League round of 16 on Thursday night, while Elche suffered a 3-0 thrashing to Barcelona in their last game.
Fri 26 Feb, 19:47
sportsmole.co.uk
PSG 'want Wijnaldum, Depay, Alaba, Hysaj'
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly keen to bring four free agents to the club ahead of the 2021-22 campaign, including Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum. The Netherlands international has still not penned a new deal with the Reds, and it appears increasingly likely that he will be leaving Anfield on a free transfer this summer.
Fri 26 Feb, 18:57
talksport.com
Liverpool considering summer transfer for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus as replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum
Liverpool are closely monitoring Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus ahead of a summer deal to sign the Germany international.
Fri 26 Feb, 17:34
talksport.com
Rivaldo warns Manchester City will be 'even stronger' with Lionel Messi as Barcelona captain considers future
Former Ballon d'Or winner Rivaldo has warned teams hoping to compete with Manchester City that the signing of Lionel Messi would make them 'even stronger'.
Fri 26 Feb, 16:26
marca.com
Xavi's Al Sadd win the Qatar Cup: His fifth trophy as a coach
Xavi Hernandez has lifted his fifth piece of silverware as Al Sadd head coach after his side beat Al-Duhail 2-0 in the Qatar Cup final. Al Sadd retained the trophy after winning it against the same opponents, although their result was more comprehensive last time (4-0). Both goals on Friday were scored by Baghdad Bounedjah, with the second of his strikes having been assisted by Santi Cazorla.
Fri 26 Feb, 14:06
sportsmole.co.uk
Hector Bellerin 'has already agreed to leave Arsenal this summer'
Hector Bellerin is reportedly certain to head for the exit door at Arsenal in the summer transfer window. The Spain international is currently Mikel Arteta 's first-choice right-back and has made 27 appearances in all competitions this term, although he continues to be criticised by a portion of the Arsenal fanbase.
Fri 26 Feb, 13:38
sportsmole.co.uk
PSG 'demand answer on Kylian Mbappe future before Barcelona second leg'
Paris Saint-Germain reportedly want Kylian Mbappe 's future resolved before their Champions League last-16 second leg with Barcelona on March 10. The former Monaco man has less than 18 months left to run on his existing deal with the French champions amid persistent links with Real Madrid and Liverpool.
Fri 26 Feb, 10:27
talksport.com
Transfer news LIVE: Haaland to Chelsea gets green light, Man United plan Rice swap, Liverpool target Alaba's key demand
talkSPORT.com brings you all the latest transfer news and gossip from the Premier League and beyond.
Thu 25 Feb, 18:04
sportsmole.co.uk
Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan 'join Georginio Wijnaldum race'
Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan have reportedly joined the race to sign Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum. The Dutchman's contract situation at Anfield is yet to be resolved, and as things stand his deal with the Premier League champions will expire in the summer. Wijnaldum continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona in order to reunite with Ronald Koeman, but the Catalan giants are expected to face fierce competition for the midfielder's signature.
Thu 25 Feb, 17:58
sportsmole.co.uk
Paulo Dybala 'in Barcelona to see knee specialist'
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has reportedly travelled to Barcelona to meet with knee specialist Dr Ramon Cugat to discuss his troublesome injury. The 27-year-old has been on the sidelines since the early stages of January with the problem, which was diagnosed as a "a low-grade lesion of the medial collateral ligament of the left knee" by the Old Lady.
Thu 25 Feb, 17:00
talksport.com
Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe might be the future but Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have combined age of SIXTY-NINE and top LaLiga and Serie A scoring charts
There's been a lot of acclaim laid at the feet of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe recently, but Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are far from done yet.
Thu 25 Feb, 16:03
talksport.com
Jules Kounde profile: Manchester United want defender like Virgil van Dijk who knocked them out of Europa League and scored wondergoal against Lionel Messi's Barcelona
Manchester United will reportedly be in the market for a centre-half this summer with Jules Kounde on their wish list.
Thu 25 Feb, 13:15
talksport.com
Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe might be the future but Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have a combined age of SIXTY-NINE and top LaLiga and Serie A scoring charts
There's been a lot of talk about Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe recently, but Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are far from done yet.
Thu 25 Feb, 12:54
sportsmole.co.uk
Paris Saint-Germain reveal Neymar contract talks are progressing
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has suggested that the French champions could soon announce a new contract for Neymar. The 29-year-old's existing deal in Paris is due to expire in the summer of 2022, and there has been a host of speculation surrounding the Brazilian's future over the last year or so.
Thu 25 Feb, 12:12
sportsmole.co.uk
How Barcelona could line up against Sevilla
Barcelona will be looking to continue their impressive run of form in La Liga when they face Sevilla at Estadio Ramon on Saturday afternoon. Ronald Koeman 's side will enter this weekend's contest off the back of a 3-0 win over Elche, and they are now unbeaten in Spain's top flight since the start of December.
Thu 25 Feb, 11:50
sportsmole.co.uk
Preview: Sevilla vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups
One of the standout fixtures on the La Liga calendar will take place at Estadio Ramon on Saturday afternoon as Sevilla welcome Barcelona for what should be a fascinating affair. There are only two points between the two sides in the table ahead of this weekend's contest, with Barca currently occupying third position, while Sevilla are fourth, comfortably clear of fifth-placed Real Sociedad.
Thu 25 Feb, 11:47
sportsmole.co.uk
UCL Team of the Week - Mbappe, Lewandowski, Haaland
The Champions League has returned with the first legs of the last 16 taking place over the past fortnight, and a combination of games being played on neutral territory and without fans made it a profitable gameweek for the away sides. Seven of the eight ties ended in an away win, including victories for all three English sides as Liverpool beat RB Leipzig, Chelsea battled past Atletico Madrid and Manchester City eased past Borussia Monchengladbach.
Thu 25 Feb, 09:57
sportsmole.co.uk
Ronald Koeman urges Barcelona players to step up alongside Lionel Messi
Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has affirmed that he was not talking about Lionel Messi when he urged his senior players to step up earlier this week. Despite the never-ending speculation over his future, Messi continues to be the main man for Barcelona with 23 goals and eight assists in all competitions this term.
Thu 25 Feb, 09:46
sportsmole.co.uk
Barcelona 'join Manchester United in race for £35m-rated Max Aarons'
Barcelona are reportedly ready to reignite their interest in Norwich City defender Max Aarons. A proposed move to Camp Nou for the 21-year-old last summer fell through, and he remained loyal to the Canaries despite their relegation from the Premier League. Aarons has chipped in with one goal and three assists in 32 Championship appearances this term, but it remains to be seen if he will stay on at Carrow Road even if Norwich do make an immediate return to the pinnacle of English football.
Thu 25 Feb, 00:16
sportsmole.co.uk
Paulo Dybala 'in Barcelona to see knee specialist'
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has reportedly travelled to Barcelona to meet with knee specialist Dr Ramon Cugat to discuss his troublesome injury. The 27-year-old has been on the sidelines since the early stages of January with the problem, which was diagnosed as a "a low-grade lesion of the medial collateral ligament of the left knee" by the Old Lady.
Wed 24 Feb, 22:43
sportsmole.co.uk
European roundup: Real Madrid score late to overcome Atalanta BC
Lionel Messi 's double in the 3-0 victory over Elche took the Argentina international clear at the top of LaLiga's goalscoring charts as Barcelona moved to within five points of leaders Atletico Madrid. Messi's 17th and 18th of a disappointing campaign so far for the club took him two clear of former team-mate and now Atletico rival Luis Suarez.
Wed 24 Feb, 22:10
talksport.com
Lionel Messi moves in front of Luis Suarez at top of LaLiga scoring charts with brilliant brace in victory over Elche
Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Elche to move within five points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.
Wed 24 Feb, 17:52
sportsmole.co.uk
Lucas Digne signs new long-term deal with Everton
Everton 's progress under Carlo Ancelotti convinced defender Lucas Digne he could fulfil his Champions League ambitions at the club. The France left-back, who arrived at the club in the summer of 2018 from Barcelona for £18million, has signed a new contract which extends his stay until 2025. "We have a big project with the club and can reach something very good at the end of this season and for the next few years," Digne told evertontv.
Wed 24 Feb, 17:45
sportsmole.co.uk
Real Madrid 'quoted £44m for Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga'
Real Madrid have reportedly been quoted £44m if they wish to sign Rennes ' teenager superstar Eduardo Camavinga. The 18-year-old is widely regarded as one of Europe's most exciting young talents and has already earned three international caps for the French national team. Camavinga's agent Jonathan Barnett, who also represents Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale, has hailed Los Blancos as a "great club" that would be interested in his client, who he believes can become the "best midfielder in the world".
Wed 24 Feb, 17:12
talksport.com
Lucas Digne compares signing for Everton like 'an amazing wedding' as Toffees left-back signs new contract at Goodison Park
Lucas Digne has put pen-to-paper on a new long-term contract with Everton which extends his stay at the club until the summer of 2025.
Wed 24 Feb, 16:51
sportsmole.co.uk
Javier Mascherano: 'Lionel Messi has not changed since last summer'
Javier Mascherano insists he has seen no difference in former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi after his attempts to walk away from the club last summer were thwarted. Messi told the Catalan giants he wanted to leave in August last year, believing he could do so on a free transfer under a clause in his contract, which is due to run until the end of the current campaign.
Wed 24 Feb, 13:35
sportsmole.co.uk
Arsenal to swap Hector Bellerin for Julian Draxler?
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta would reportedly want to sign Paris Saint-Germain 's Julian Draxler as part of a deal that could see Hector Bellerin join the French champions. Bellerin is allegedly keen to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer, and PSG are thought to be the favourites to sign the Spanish right-back, who has been with the Gunners since 2011.
Wed 24 Feb, 13:34
sportsmole.co.uk
Shola Shoretire 'released by Manchester City after Barcelona trial'
Manchester United youngster Shola Shoretire was reportedly released by Manchester City at the age of 10 after the club learned that he had trained with Barcelona during a family holiday. The 17-year-old, who recently signed a lucrative progressional contract with the Red Devils, made his first-team debut for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 's side as a late substitute against Newcastle United on Saturday.
Wed 24 Feb, 12:11
talksport.com
Luis Suarez slammed for 'horrible' pinch on Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger - 'You'd rather he punched you; I wanted to smack him!'
Ally McCoist has hammered Luis Suarez and said he 'wanted to smack him' after seeing his 'horrible' pinch on Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.
Wed 24 Feb, 09:49
talksport.com
Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham target Man United keeper Dean Henderson, Juan Mata eyed by Serie A giants, only four Premier League clubs can afford Erling Haaland,
talkSPORT.com brings you all the latest transfer news and gossip from the Premier League and beyond.
Wed 24 Feb, 09:39
sportsmole.co.uk
Report: Kieran Tierney may replace Hector Bellerin as Arsenal's vice-captain
Kieran Tierney is reportedly in line to replace Hector Bellerin as vice-captain should the Spanish full-back leave Arsenal at the end of the season. Bellerin, who has spent the past decade with the Gunners, continues to be linked with a move away ahead of the summer transfer window. Paris Saint-Germain are said to be interested in the 25-year-old, while the defender's former club Barcelona have also been touted as a possible next destination.
Tue 23 Feb, 23:55
sportsmole.co.uk
Paulo Dybala's future at Juventus 'hanging in the balance'
The future of Juventus forward Paulo Dybala is hanging in the balance, according to the club's director Fabio Paratici. Dybala will see his contract expire in 2022 and if a new deal is not agreed over the next few months then Juve will need to sell him this summer if they are to receive a fee appropriate for a player of his quality.
Tue 23 Feb, 23:17
freesupertips.com
Barcelona vs Elche Predictions & Tips
Barcelona vs Elche predictions for Wednesday's La Liga clash at the Camp Nou. Barcelona look to get back to winning ways when they face a relegation threatened Elche side. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips. Reason For Barcelona vs Elche Predictions Barcelona have conceded in each of their last eight competitive matches.
Tue 23 Feb, 22:34
marca.com
The time Ronaldinho fell asleep in the car park before a game... and scored five goals!
A comedic story about Ronaldinho has emerged from the time he played in a futsal tournament in India in 2017. The former Barcelona star featured in one game during the tournament, but it was his behaviour before the match that stuck in the mind. "We went to India to do this Premier Futsal tournament - it was absolutely bonkers," commentator Sam Matterface told Talksport.

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