Club Profile


Barcelona is, of course, one of the biggest clubs in the history of football. They like to say they are mes que un club, or “more than a club,” but to us they are more like a club than most of the “clubs” we’ve been to. That is, while they aren’t by any means a simple outfit, they are, in fact, owned by the fans and run by a president who is elected every five years.

LOCATION: Barcelona, Spain


NICKNAMES: Barça or Blaugrana


Where do you even start? They have won 77 major trophies, including 27 league titles, 31 Copa del Rey, and 22 European titles, including five Champions League wins and two FIFA Club World Cups. They were the first European team to win two trebles of League, Cup and Europe. In 2009 they won all six competitions they entered, and in 2010 three of…


Barcelona’s rivalry with Real Madrid, known as El Clasico, is perhaps the most famous in the world. It’s two Spanish and European giants, both with a galaxy of superstars past and present, usually with the league title on the line, and loaded with political significance going back to the Civil War and Catalan resistance. They have…

Women's Team

FC Barcelona Femení are, in many ways, currently what the men’s team was under Guardiola: the best team in Europe, with largely homegrown talent. They have also filled the 90,000-seat Camp Nou on a few occasions. They made the top division in 2011 and have won it eight times since; they were also the first to win the Women’s Champions…


Read more about the Cant del Barça, the club’s official anthem,


Barcelona’s usual home, the Camp Nou, is one of the most famous stadiums in the world and the fifth-largest in capacity with just over 99,000 seats. Its name translates simply as “New Field,” and apparently the name stuck when it was constructed in the 1950s. But they aren’t there right now, because the Camp Nou was…

Going to a Game at FC Barcelona

GETTING THERE: The stadium sits on a hilltop, but the club runs shuttles from nearby transit stops to get you up there. One is from Plaça Espanya, the other from Fira Gran Via. Check the club’s website for details on all of that. You can also walk, and take escalators, up from Plaça Espanya to the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya,…

Barcelona Tickets

Tickets are available via the club’s website. Groundhopper Soccer Guides also sells tickets and hospitality to Barcelona home games, which for the 2023-24 season are at the city’s Olympic Stadium, not the historic Camp Nou.

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