Intercontinental Cup/ FIFA Club World Cup
Winners (1): 2009.
Runners-up (2): 1992, 2006
Liga Champions: 3
1991-92 FC Barcelona 1 - 0 Sampdoria
2005-06 FC Barcelona 2 - 1 Arsenal
2008-09 FC Barcelona 2 - 0 Manchester United
Piala UEFA: 4 1958 FC Barcelona 6 - 0 London XI HIGHLIGHT
London XI 2 - 2 FC Barcelona 1960 FC Barcelona 4 - 1 Birmingham City
Birmingham City F.C. 0 - 0 FC Barcelona 1966 Real Zaragoza 2 - 4 FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona 0 - 1 Real Zaragoza 1971 FC Barcelona 2 - 1 Leeds United
Piala Super Eropa: 3 1992 Werder Bremen 1 - 1 FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona 2 - 1 Werder Bremen 1997 FC Barcelona 2 - 0 Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 FC Barcelona 2009 FC Barcelona 1 - 0 Shakhtar Donetsk
Piala Winners: 4
1979 FC Barcelona 4 - 3 Fortuna Düsseldorf HIGHLIGHT
1982 FC Barcelona 2 - 1 Standard de Liège
1989 FC Barcelona 2 - 0 Sampdoria
1997 FC Barcelona 1 - 0 Paris Saint-Germain
1899-1909: Foundation of the club and first years.
1899-00 : October 22, 1899 the weekly "The Sports" publishes a note in which Hans Gamper, a Swiss of speech German of 21 years, calls to the enthusiastic al soccer.
A month later, November 29, and in the localities of the Gymnasium Solé, the constituent meeting of the Foot-Ball Club of Barcelona is celebrated. They sign the minutes: Walter Wild (first president), Lluís d' Ossó (secretary), Bartomeu Terrades (treasurer), Hans Gamper (vocal and captain of the team), Otto Kunzle, Otto Maier, Enric Ducal, Pere Cabot, Carles Pujol, Josep Llobet, John Parsons and William Parsons. In a subsequent meeting the blue colors they are adopted and seed and the shield of the city, and themselves fixed the membership fee: two pesetas.
The Barcelona plays its first party December 8, 1899 in the former-velodrome of the Bonanova, al side of where today is found the Turó Parc. The rival one is a team of resident English in Barcelona that conquer for 1-0. Al following day "The Vanguard" publishes an extensive chronicle.
1900-01 : November 18, 1900 the Barcelona passes to play a continuous field al hotel Casanovas. The first party is disputed against the Hispania (0-0).
December 23, 1900 the Barcelona is faced for the first time to the Spanish Company of Soccer, that subsequently would become the Espanyol. The party finished without goals in an environment of absolute camaraderie. The Barcelona played without foreigners.
Alfonso Macaya, president of honor of the Hispania, offers a silver cup al winning of a tournament, the I Cup Macaya. The Barcelona participates and finishes second, although only loses a party.
Bartomeu Terrades happens to Walter Wild in the presidency from April 25, 1901.
1901-02 : Because of the construction of the Hospital of Sant Pau a new change of field is produced. November 23, 1901 the lands of the highway are inaugurated of Horta, in the neighborhood of The Sagrera, because of a party against the crew of the British cruiser Calliope. It earns the Barcelona for 4-0 and Gamper does three goals. They attended 4.000 people.
Triumph in the II Cup Macaya, with eight parties and eight victories, 60 goals to favor and only 2 in against.
Because of the festivals of the coronation of Alfonso XIII a tournament in Madrid is organized, the I Championship of Spain, today Cup of the King. May 13, 1902 the Barcelona is faced for the first time with the Real Madrid, al which conquers for 1-3. The Barcelona passes thus to the end, where loses with the Vizcaya for 2-1, with goal of Steinberg.
1902-03 : New change of president: Pau Haas replaces Bartomeu Terrades September 5, 1902.
The Cup is disputed Barcelona, prelude of the Championship of Catalonia. It conquers the Barcelona in hard fight with the Espanyol, with whom draws in the two clashes. The trophy in dispute the associates they paid it barcelonistas (some 250), to two pesetas and forty hundredth by head. All the participants had prize: medals for the three first; a flag of linesman for the room; al fifth, a regulation ball; some gloves of goalkeeper for the sixth one; a bellows for the septimo and a whistle for the last one.
1903-04 : September 17, 1903 Arthur Witty relieves to Pau Haas in the presidency of the Club.
Joan Gamper cluster the boots to be dedicated completely to its business, although still will intervene in some remote parties. It is 25 years old and continues forming part of the sports commission.
The Barcelona disputes its first party abroad May 1, 1904, in Tolosa of Llenguadoc, France. It confronted the Stade Olympique and conquered for 2-3.
1904-05 : The Barcelona is proclaimed for the first time champion of Catalonia. The decisive party June 21, 1905 against the Espanyol was played al that conquered for 3-2.
The owners of the lands of the highway of Horta decide to build them and from February 26, 1905 the Barcelona passes to play in another field, situated in the street Montaner and delimited along the streets Paris, Casanova and London.
1905-06: The club enters an epoch of crisis, so much in the social aspects as in the sports. In a displacement to Bilbao, the Athletic beats al Barcelona for 10-1. The Basque press takes advantage of to comment ironic. The crisis is a general in the Catalonian soccer and even to the Espanyol he will suspend all his activities by a period of three years.
October 6, 1905 catches the presidency Josep to Be used to.
1906-07 : They continue the problems of every kind. Juli Marial happens to Josep to Be used to in the presidency from October 6, 1906.
Tangana in the Championship of Catalonia when the Barcelona marks the tie to three against the X (club of curious name where they gather many of the former-players of the Espanyol), in the decisive party. The field of soccer became the setting of a battle of boxing and the policia had to intervene.
1907-08: The Barcelona does not recover their rhythm and so much the team as the company they continue getting worse. The club X earns again the Championship of Catalonia and the number of low associates to the 163.
A tour in France by the dates of Christmas is disputed. After gaining al Settois (1-4) and of drawing with the Nimes, the Barcelona plays its last party against the Marseilles, a team formed mainly by former-players of rugby. It marked first the team azulgrana but the local hardness was determinant and four barcelonistas (Bru, they Last, Sanz and Castle) they had to be withdrawn. Al final, 9-1 for the French.
1908-09 : The crisis of the Barcelona arrives at its higher point. After the summer of 1908 only they remained 38 associates. November 11, 1908 Vicenç Reig catches the presidency but leaves it December 2. It is then when Joan Gamper, in a meeting dramatics with only 20 assistants, decides to catch the reins of the company and to direct it for the first time in an official way.
Gamper recovers associates door by door and March 14, 1909, under its determined impulse, the Barcelona inaugurates the first land of play in property, known like the Field of the street Industry or The Escopidora, situated in this via, today silence Paris, between Urgell and Villarroel.
After three seasons without successes, the Barcelona earns the Championship of Catalonia without losing no party.
It is decided to return al Championship of Spain (Cup of the King) to Madrid, but is lost the first party of semifinals before Spanish of Madrid (2-3).
1909-1919: The "Case Garchitorena" and Paulino Alcántara 1909-10: In a full season of successes, the Barcelona earns the Championship of Catalonia (without losing no point), the Cup of the Oriental Pyrenees (an international competition among southern, Catalonian, and Basque teams of France) and, for the first time, the title of Champion of Spain. In the end, disputed in Madrid, surpasses al Spanish of Madrid for 3-2, still losing 0-2 in the rest. The players are received effusively in Barcelona.
October 14, 1909 Gamper leaves the presidency in the hands of Otto Gmelin but continues united al Club as the treasurer.
The Barcelona each time has less foreign players and in the meeting only they remain two: Gamper and Witty.
1910-11 : Gamper returns to the presidency September 17, 1910. The club has near 400 associates and they begin to arise the first problems of professionalism in the players.
New victory in the Championship of Catalonia, where the Barcelona does not have rival, and another triumph in the Cup of the Pyrenees.
In the Cup of the King, disputed in Bilbao, the Barcelona withdraws after gaining to the Gymnastics of Madrid for 4-0. The losers challenged the party and the confederacy ordered that be to repeated, fact that the azulgranas considered unjust.
The high-scoring maximum of the season was the English I Make a racket, discovered coincidentally in a friendly game that played the first one and the second team of the Barcelona. As it lacked people, they invited to form part and I Make a racket left all pleasantly impressed. Al final of the season, after doing 41 goals in 20 parties, returned to its country.
1911-12 : October 1, 1911 a controversial assembly was celebrated, in which certain changes in the statutes were discussed. Gamper, tired to ask calm, finally raised itself and said: "You say that want al club and are killing it. I go". The fast reaction of a veteran associate recondujo the situation and the unit was maintained.
The most serious problems were produced with certain petitions of the players, that wanted to charge a part of the collections of the parties and of other financial compensations. The meeting expelled al chief of the rebellion, Quirante, but seven players more supported their companion and founded a new club, the Coincidental one.
With new acquisitions by reinforcing al team, the Barcelona earns the Championship of Spain for the second time in its history. Also the Cup Pyrenees is judged, but loses the Championship of Catalonia before the Espanyol. With this team a serious clash is produced and they break the relations for the first time.
1912-13 : The Barcelona abandons the Catalonian Confederacy and case the Catalonian Association of Clubs.
Victory in the Championship of Catalonia and also, by fourth consecutive year, in the Cup Pyrenees.
In the Spanish Confederacy also a split is produced. The Barcelona becomes a part of the Spanish Union of Clubs of Soccer, that organizes its tournament of Cup. The Barcelona earns it, surpassing in the end, in three exciting parties, to the Real Company of San Sebastián. After drawing to two and to zero in the two first parties, the Barcelona is imposed for 2-1 in the third.
Gamper, enough of so many problems from the federation, leaves the presidency and substitutes it, from June 30, 1913, Francesc of Moxó i of Sentmenat.
1913-14 : A year without titles in the sports balance.
The board of directors invites for the first time to an English professional team, the Notts County, that plays three parties in Barcelona. It earns the two first (0-2 and 0-4) and the Catalonian press says that they are "incapable" to do him more than five goals al Barcelona. June 7, 1914 is played the last party and in five minutes the azulgranas are situated for 3-0. But the Notts County begins to play "truly" and in less than half an hour does 10 goals. All a lesson.
June 30, 1914 takes the presidency Àlvar I Lend.
1914-15 : Another year without sports successes.
Immersed in an internal crisis, the club is in the hands of the vice president Peris of Vargas until, June 29, 1915, arrives at the presidency Rafael Llopart and carries out a renewal of charges.
The Philippine one Paulino Alcántara is the great figure of the team and becomes the maximum high-scoring for the first time.
1915-16 : After two years without titles, the Barcelona be imposed again in the Championship of Catalonia, gaining all the parties. In one of the last it disputed against the university Student, exceed him a young goalkeeper: Ricardo Zamora.
In the Championship of Spain, first friction with the Madrid, where played of forward Santiago Bernabeu. The Barcelona conquers for 1-2, but in the second parted, also in Madrid, they gain the white (4-1). The third party finishes 6-6 with three penalties beeped against the Barcelona. Finally, in the overtime of the room parted, the Barcelona withdraws for understanding bias in the arbitration.
It resigns the president Llopart and substitutes it Gaspar Rosés June 25, 1916.
1916-17 : They debut two players that will mark epoch: Agustí Sancho and Emili Sagi. It exploits the case Garchitorena, a player that the Barcelona aligns in the Championship of Catalonia, where cannot intervene foreigners. The Espanyol discovers that is Argentine and he denounces him after losing with the Barcelona by (3-0). The repetition of the parties he is ordered that has played the Argentine, but the club he prefers to be withdrawn. The player finished being dedicated al movies and he lived adventures sounded, like the one that related him to the actress Myrna Loy.
June 17, 1917 Gamper returns to the presidency of the club by third time.
1917-18 : For the first time thinks about the figure of a coach, someone that be dedicated exclusively to the preparation and the direction of the team, functions that up till then assumed the captain. After an intent frustrated with the English one Mr. Barrow (that only lasted four months because of its fondness to the beverage) takes charge of the team the former-player, also English, Jack Greenwell, to whom one must consider as the first official coach of the history of the Barcelona. It will be seven years al front of the team and al will carry it triumph in five Championships of Catalonia and two of Spain. Grenwell even played some friendly occasionally. Al to leave the Barcelona coached al Espanyol and Champion of Catalonia and from Spain did it the season 1928-29.
The sports balance of the season is well poor, without no notable triumph.
1918-19 : The Barcelona earns the Championship of Catalonia, in which only loses a party, in the country of the Espanyol for 4-1, in consequence of a genius of Greenwell, that caused played Alcántara of defense.
In the Championship from Spain the Barcelona loses the end before the Sands of Guecho by a clear one 5-2.
In a friendly one of ends of season they debut with the Barcelona Josep Samitier and Ricardo Zamora. Samitier, that is 17 years old, the International one stems from. Zamora, that emphasized in the university Student with only 15 years, put on file for the Espanyol in the 1916 and subsequently by the Barcelona.
June 19, 1919 Ricard Graells is elected president, in replacement of Joan Gamper, discontent with the appearance increasingly more professional than was taking the soccer.
1919-1929: Samitier, "Them Corts" and the first League
1919-20 : With the last incorporations the Barcelona has managed to form an extraordinary block that this season is judged the Championships of Catalonia and of Spain without losing no party. In the end of the Cup conquers al Athletic of Bilbao, in Gijón, for 2-0. The team base they form it Zamora in the entrance, Comma and Galicia in the defense; Torralba, Sancho and Samitier in the middle and a front formed by Vinyals, Gràcia, Martínez, Alcántara and Sesúmaga.
The year 1919 the club grazes the 3.000 associates and itself about al beginning of the call "Age of gold".
June 27, 1920 an important assembly is celebrated in which new statutes are approved, enlarges the membership fee from two to three pesetas and is spoken, for the first time, of the purchase of some lands to do a new field. Gaspar Rosés is elected new president in substitución of Ricard Graells.
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1920-21 : The Barcelona gains again with facility the Capeonato of Catalonia but decides not to participate in that of Spain after being produced a sudden change of headquarters. In principle should have been played in Seville but then the Spanish Confederacy transferred it to Bilbao.
July 17, 1921 Joan Gamper, for the fourth time, takes charge of the presidency of the club. Among its immediate projects is found that of building a new land of play for the club.
1921-22 : The Barcelona repeats triumph in the Championship of Catalonia and in the Cup without knowing the rout.
December 8, 1921 a transcendental assembly in the theater Forest is celebrated in which is carried to ahead the project of a new field.
February 19, 1922 the foundation stone in some lands of the neighborhood of Them is placed Corts. Authorities and executives signed a parchment that, inside a pipe of wax-sealed glass, there was themselves of dipositar in the interior of the stone. But the secretary of the club was forgot the pipe in the pocket, fact that was discovered years later al to find it in a drawer of the social localities.
May 20, 1922 the field of Them is inaugurated Corts.
Discontent with the economic deal that receives, Zamora leaves the Barcelona and al returns Espanyol.
1922-23 : No title in a season marked by the drop of Zamora, the absence of Sancho and the commitments that impedian to play with regularity to Alcántara.
In a friendly one with the MTK Hungarian is discovered to Franz Platko. Al is incorporated Barcelona and debuts May 27, 1923.
February 25, 1923 an impressive homage is celebrated to Gamper, with adhesions of all the Catalonian soccer (except the Espanyol and the Europe) and of many clubs Spanish and European. A bust of the founder is discovered, work of the sculptor Llimona.
Gamper leaves the presidency to Enric Cardona June 29, 1923. With the elation of the new field the 10.000 associates are surpassed for the first time.
1923-24 : The Barcelona gains again the Championship of Catalonia and causes gaining it all the parties. Many rival prefer to play in Them Corts the departure because do better collections.
In the Championship from Spain the Barcelona falls in semifinals against the Real Union by a scandalous one 6-1. Numerous associates write letters al club requiring the expulsion of the players "that do not fight".
June 1, 1924 Gamper returns to the presidency, by fifth and last time, to prepare the celebration of the silver anniversaries of the company.
1924-25 : The Hungarian Poszony is the new coach of the team, that earns the Championship of Catalonia and of Spain.
November 23, 1924 a Barcelona-Espanyol finishes to blows. Before the rain of currencies, the referee decides to suspend the party, that January will be played again 15, 1925, behind closed doors.
At the beginning of December of 1924 the silver anniversaries of the company are commemorated azulgrana, that has a total of 11.277 associates.
June 14, 1925, in a benefit game al Orfeó Català, a British band interpreted the Real March, received with a sounded puff that became applauses when listened itself the British hymn. In full dictatorship of Cousin of Rivera, the authorities closed Them Corts for six months and "they invited" to Joan Gamper to abandon the Spanish territory. Joan Eat, president in functions.
1925-26 : The Barcelona accuses the pothole of the closing of Them Corts, that although is reduced to three months, represents a strong economic blow. December 17, 1925 is elected new president Arcadi Balaguer.
In the sports aspect, the English Kirby substitutes to Poszony. The team earns the Championship of Catalonia and also that of Spain, in surpassing al Real Madrid in rooms of end (1-5 and 3-0) and al At. Madrid in an exciting end disputed in Valencia, in which Samitier, Just and Alcántara mended the two initial goals of the madridistas.
The first one is produced great acquisition of a foreign figure, Hector Scarone, considered the best fútbolista Uruguayan of every time. Did not it come be integrated and only played nine parties.
1926-27 : With the arrival of the English one Jack Demby and subsequently of Romà Forns, the first Catalonian coach of the history of the club, the Barcelona is imposed in the Championship of Catalonia in which only loses a party, in the country of the Europe, in the last day.
In the Cup, the Sands of Guecho eliminates al Barcelona in semifinals.
September 24, 1926 the lawn in the stadium of Them premieres themselves Corts, in a party against the Wiener AC in which they conquer the azulgranas for 4-2.
1927-28 : The Barcelona earns the Championship of Catalonia and also the Tournament of Champions, first trial of the League.
Heroic triumph in the Championship of Spain, in an exploit that during years is judged like the largest one of the history of the club. The Barcelona plays the end against the Real Company in Santander. May 20, 1928 a tie to a goal is registered, with serious wound of Platko, glossed by Rafael Alberti with an ode toward the goalkeeper of the Barcelona. May 22, the replay is disputed that is settled with another tie to one, with an extraordinary action of Llorens instead of the Hungarian goal. The end is suspended for the Olympic Games and June 29 is played the third party, with triumph of the Barcelona for 3-1 and new exhibition of Llorens. The recibimiento to the champions was tremendous.
1928-29 : It defeated by the Espanyol in the Championship of Catalonia and eliminated in the semifinals of the Cup by the same blue and white, the Barcelona confronts the first edition of the Championship of League with few hopes. The team does not function and in the first return is sixth to five points of the leader, the Real Madrid. The reaction in the second return is splendid and the Barcelona is proclaimed first champion of League although only was leader a single time: in the last day.
March 23, 1929 Tomàs Rosés replaces Arcadi Balaguer in the presidency of the club, that is maintained around the 10.000 associates.
1929-1939 Of the death of Gamper to the civil War 1929-30 : The English one James Bellamy replaces Romà Forns in the stool.
New victory in the Championship of Catalonia, determined in an exciting last party played in Them Corts against the Espanyol that to puts an end to triumph azulgrana for 3-2.
In the League the Barcelona only obtains the subcampeonato and in the Cup falls in semifinals. In both cases the team that surpasses al Barcelona is the Athletic of Bilbao.
Gaspar Rosés is elected president June 30. He is his third mandate in the club.
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1930-31 : Barcelona receives a strong impact al to be known the death of Joan Gamper. The founder and five times president of the Club passed three months in Switzerland in consequence of the incident of Them Corts of the year 1925. When it returned to Barcelona did it with the commitment of direct not never more to its club. Subsequently it passed for different economic difficulties related to the "crack" of the Market of 1929 and almost never appeared in public until July 30, 1930 was removed the life.
The burial of Gamper was crowded and signified an impressive demonstration of sorrow for the city. The board of directors decided to conserve for always the membership card number 1.
In the sports section, the season closed with the victory in the Championship of Catalonia. In the League the largest rout of the history of the club in official party was produced, in losing in the country of the Athletic of Bilbao for 12-1.
1931-32 : The English one Jack Greenwell directs again al team and conducts it to the victory in the Championship of Catalonia. The Barcelona in the League, only can be placed in third position and in the Cup the end manages to arrive at, but the Athletic of Bilbao, great dominating of the epoch, is imposed for 0-1 in the end disputed in Madrid June 19, 1932.
October 22, 1931 Antoni Oliver is elected president. Two months later, December 20, Joan he substitutes him he Eat.
With the proclamation of the Republic he diminishes the interest of the people by the soccer, and the Barcelona suffers a small but constant loss of credited. Of the more than 12.000 associates of the year 1924, figure record by then, is passed 9.581 associates in the year 1931 and to 8.844 in the year 1932.
1932-33 : The Barcelona, that accuses drops as important as those of Piera and Sagi, obtains no title in this season. The team finishes room in the League, loses the Championship of Catalonia in the last day al to draw with the Espanyol in Them Corts and in the Cup falls eliminated in the dieciseisavos of end before the Betis.
The great commotion among the social mass is produced when Josep Samitier, the popular one "Sami", announces its acquisition by the Real Madrid that, although still by that then was not a rival one as fierce as would be it in a future, yes was one of the large adversaries. Samitier was considered an authentic traitor.
1933-34 : They continue being produced noticeable drops, as that of Arocha, and the team, now coached by the English one Jack Demby, does not raise head. In the Cup the Betis eliminates it again, loses the Championship of Catalonia and in the League is produced a disastrous action. The Barcelona finishes penultimate and avoids the descent thanks to the enlargement of the First Division, that passes to 12 teams.
In June of 1934 the name is given of Joan Gamper to a street of Them Corts.
1934-35 : Esteve Room is the new president from July 16, 1934.
The team with youths is renewed like Escolà and Raich. The former-goalkeeper Platko is the new coach and manages to gain itself the Championship of Catalonia. Sixth in the League and eliminated in rooms of end in the Cup.
1935-36 : July 27, 1935 Josep Sunyol, noticeable politician of Esquerra Republican, catches the presidency.
A new coach ARRIVES, the Irish one Patrick OR' Connell, that has carried al Betis to gain the League. The team is reinforced with Balmanya, Iborra and Areso. It earns the Championship of Catalonia but in the League does not pass from the fifth place.
The Barcelona arrives at the end of Cup, June 21, 1936 in Valencia against the Madrid. It loses for 2-1, with an extraordinary action of Zamora, in its party of farewell, under the sticks of the assembly of Madrid. In the last minute stops an excellent shot of Escolà and avoids the tie.
The club sees to be reduced its number of associates to the 7.719.
1936-37 : The civil war explodes July 18, 1936 and the Barcelona will suffer serious consequences.
At the beginning of August from the 1936 the president Josep Sunyol is person under arrest and executed near Madrid. The club remains in the hands of the employees, among the ones that emphasizes Rossend Calvet, that obtains the aid of three former-executives and closes all the details of an opportune tour by America that will report 12.000 dollars. Calvet places them in a bank of Paris.
Diverse players (Ventolrà, Iborra) they decide to be remained in Mexico and other (Balmanya, Escolà) they remain in France.
1937-38 : The night of March 16, 1938 a bomb destroys the social localities, in the street Consell of Cent, with trophies, roles, books and memories. The superintendent, Josep Cubells, passes the following days recovering everything that is able and part of the files of the club manages to save.
During the war, the official competitions stop but they come two editions dispute not officials of the Championship of Catalonia (the Barcelona desire that of 1937-38), a Catalonian League (that also the Barcelona is carried) and a Mediterranean League, in which the azulgranas impose on itself Valencian and Catalonian teams.
1938-39: There is not competitions. The Barcelona plays only three friendly games without vital players in previous campaigns, the majority exiled out of Spain. A short time before to finish the war, the club with great difficulty arrives the 2.500 associates.
April 1, 1939 the general one Franco announces the end of the war.
May 6 takes charge of the club a commission management committee directed by Joan to Be used to.
1939-1949: Of the hard postwar period to the Anniversaries of Gold 1939-40 : May 13, 1940 Enrique Piñeyro, marquis of the Table of Shaft, is appointed new president.
The new coach is Josep Flat. The Barcelona finishes ninth in the League and avoids the descent by only three points. In the last edition of the Championship of Catalonia al is imposed Espanyol and this same team eliminates al Barcelona in the rooms of end of the Cup.
The new state force to a modification of the shield of the club, that loses two bars of the senyera, and of the name, that from now on passes to be called "Club of Soccer Barcelona".
They begin to play two of the large figures of the postguerra: Caesar and Martin.
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1940-41 : After a year of sanction by playing in France, they return Raich, Escolà and Pedrol. A year later will also do it Balmanya. They begin to play the young Gonzalvo III and Seguer.
The team goes recovering and the number of associates also. By the end of 1940 the club had 4.760 associates and the 1941 arrived again to the ten thousand.
In the League finishes in quarter position and in the Cup again the Espanyol is who eliminates al Barcelona.
A first study of enlargement of Them is entrusted Corts and the offices of the club are transferred to a chalet of the passage Méndez Vigo, social headquarters of the company until the end of the sixty.
1941-42 : The Barcelona earns the Cup (4-3 with the Ath. Bilbao of Iriondo and Zarra) and a week later saves the promotion of descent to Second Division against the Murcia for 5-1.
1942-43 : July 10, 1942 the president Piñeyro resigns and takes charge of the company Josep Vidal-Ribas, but by the period of a month, since August 13 Piñeyro returns to the presidency.
Josep Nogués continues al front of the team, after replacing Ramón Guzmán to ends of it passed season.
In the League the Barcelona finishes third and Mariano Martin earns the Pichichi with 32 goals in 26 parties, an average not yet surpassed.
In the semifinals of Cup a rout is produced very sounded. In the country of Them Corts the Barcelona surpasses al Real Madrid for 3-0, though in the return disputed in Madrid they conquer the white for 11-1. The Barcelona understood arbitration favoritism in the collision. The resignation in block of the meeting was produced of Enrique Piñeyro and also the renunciation, done not accept, of the leaders of the Catalonian Confederacy.
1943-44 : After the ephemeral presidency of Josep Antoni of Albert (a month), September 20, 1943 the general Moscardó appoints al colonel Josep Vendrell (that at that time occupied the Direction of law and order of The Coruña), to direct the club.
The season is quite poor in which to titles refers, with a sixth position in the League and the elimination in quarterfinals in the Cup. The serious wound of the high-scoring one Martin was determinant.
Among the players that withdrew this season emphasizes the name of Lluís Looked at, the goalkeeper, deeply marked by the rout for 11-1 of the previous campaign.
1944-45 : Josep Samitier is the new coach of the Barcelona and al he conducts him triumph in the League, second of the history of the club. Caesar begins to be guaranteed as one of the large scorers of the epoch. In the Cup, the Barcelona falls eliminated again in the quarterfinals.
The number of associates continues enlarging and the figure of 20.000 is surpassed already. To ends of this season the new tribunal of Them is inaugurated Corts.
1945-46 : The Barcelona loses the League in the last day al to draw in the stadium of Him Corts with the Seville, that was the leader with a point of advantage. That same day dies Monseigneur Sabaté, the priest that blessed the foundation stone of Him Corts. It was a tireless follower of the Barcelona, very popular in the epoch, and a short time before to die asked for the decisive party. They told him that the Barcelona had earned for 2-0.
Shortly after was known that the Seville toward six parties that aligned al midfield player Antúnez without to have presented the slip from the federation, but all remained in a fine.
In the Cup the Barcelona falls before the same one Seville with a result of 8-0 in the departure. The party was very hard and the Barcelona to put an end to seven players.
1946-47 : A timid liberalization of the pro-franco state permits that the executives appoint al president. It is as well as September 20, 1946 takes charge of the club Agustí Montal i Galobart, businessman of the cotton. Among its first decisions figure that of recovering the bust of Joan Gamper and to obtain the municipal permission to return the name of the founder to the street that him was dedicated in 1934.
In the sports environment, the team is room in the League and falls in the Cup surprisingly before the Gimnàstic of Tarragona.
1947-48 : The Uruguayan former-player Enrique Fernández is the new coach and the team obtains the title of League in a hard fight with the Valencia. The goals of the forward one Caesar nicknamed "The wigs", by the one that years before the Barcelona had paid thousand pesetas by their acquisition, they give the third League.
1948-49 : July 28, 1948 the first assembly of associates is celebrated since the 1936. It is a matter of the calls "associates delegates", 210 on the whole, on a figure of 20.704 credited. At that time the club with more associates was the Real Madrid, with 43.000, followed by the Athletic one of Madrid, with 35.000, and of the Barcelona.
With a team in which they emphasize the goalkeeper Velasco, the brothers Gonzalvo and the forward Basora and Caesar, the Barcelona renews its title of League again front al Valencia.
The champions of League of France, Italy, Portugal and Spain are faced in the first edition of the latin american Cup. The Barcelona is proclaimed champion in conquering in the final one al Sporting of Lisbon for 2-1. Also the Cup is obtained Eva Duarte, precedent of the Supercopa Spanish.
The club is prepared for the acts of its fifty anniversary.
1949-1959: Kubala, "Them 5 Take" and the Camp Nou 1949-50 : The anniversaries of gold in a season without titles are commemorated. The Barcelona only can be classified in fifth place in the League and Fernández leaves the stool azulgrana, busy temporarily by Ramón Llorens. In the Cup the Racing eliminates al Barcelona with a 5-1 in Santander that is the replica of the 4-1 of Them Corts.
The goalkeeper Velasco suffers a serious ocular wound, fact that causes that its acting youth, Antoni Ramallets, be guaranteed in the entrance barcelonista.
1950-51 : In June of 1950 the managements of Josep Samitier do that the Barcelona obtain the acquisition of the Hungarian player Ladislao Kubala and of the czechoslovakian coach Fernando Daucik. Begins thus a successful period for the club.
Kubala, sanctioned by the FIFA by to have fled of Hungary, cannot debut officially until April 29, 1951. In the meantime, the Barcelona is placed room in the League and Kubala plays diverse friendly games in which the team does not mark never less than four goals.
Finally, in the Cup, the incorporation of the forward one is produced Hungarian and the Barcelona earns the trophy with six victories and an only tie. This it is produced in the semifinals of departure against the Athletic of Bilbao. The Basque board of directors entrusts 25.000 ties with the colors of their team so that they carry them the followers in the end of Madrid. But to the return in San Mamés the Barça conquers for 1-2 and is classified for the end, in which surpasses to the Real Company for 3-0.
June 1, 1951, Kubala obtains the Spanish nationality. Manage to had to baptize.
1951-52 : Kubala, conducts al Barcelona to one of the most victorious seasons of the club. It ties, Cup, latin american Cup and the trophies Eva Duarte (as double champion of League and Cup) and Martini & Rossi (by possessing the best difference producer) they arrive at the showcases of the club. It is the call team of "Them 5 Take".
In the Cup al is surpassed Valencia in the end for 4-2, although the Barcelona began losing for two goals. In the latin american Cup conquers al Olympique of Nice in the end move in Paris and the expedition azulgrana, that returns by train, receives a homage popular impressive from Portbou to Barcelona.
The figure of 30.000 associates is reached and the idea of the construction of a new field is outlined. In fact, September 27, 1950 the club already had signed an option of purchase of some lands close to Them Corts.
1952-53 : July 16, 1952 Agustí Montal leaves the presidency to one of its dolphins, Enric Martí i Carreto.
Kubala suffers tuberculosis and withdraws to a farm of Monistrol of Calders to be recovered. The Barcelona disputes almost average League without him, until reappears February 22 in Santander. It begins it mended and the Barcelona be carried again the League.
In the Cup all he seems easier and the team obtains the third consecutive triumph. In the end the Athletic of Bilbao for 2-1 falls, in spite of the famous front of the "lions", formed by Iriondo, Venancio, Zarra, Millet and Gaínza.
The Barcelona also obtains the trophies Eva Duarte and Martini & Rossi, but not the latin american Cup since the Spanish Confederacy decides to record al Valencia.
1953-54: September 15, 1953 the Spanish Confederacy make public its decision on the case I Gave Stéfano. The Barcelona had negotiated its acquisition with the River Plate, owner of the player, but the Madrid did it with the Millionaires, where was playing without permission of the FIFA. The solution of the Spanish Confederacy was that the player played alternative in both clubs, a year in each one. The Barcelona refused this decision, and renounced its rights on the player after the payment of a quantity that did Santiago Bernabéu.
November 15 the Barcelona carries out its first almost democratic elections. They voted 17.241 associates (only men) and conquered Francesc Looked AT-Sans.
In the League the Madrid was imposed in which it did not do since 1933, and in the Cup, the Barcelona lost the end with the Valencia (3-0) but in the rooms of end a fact had been produced transcendental, the very serious wound of Kubala in San Mamés. It injured by Arieta, suffered break of lateral ligament and internal meniscus of the right knee. Delayed four months and middle in reappearing.
1954-55 : Looked at-Sans dismisses to Daucik after the rout in the Cup and substitutes it for the Italian one Sandro Puppo. The incorporation of the Spanish youth Luis Suarez, to ends of the previous season, and that of the Uruguayan one Villaverde, they compensate the final slope of other large figures of the past, as is the case of Caesar.
Kubala reappears October 10, but the consequences of the serious wound are evident.
The Barcelona finishes second in the League, after being remained again without the Hungarian, that suffers fracture of collarbone in the day 24. In the Cup falls eliminated in semifinals by the Athletic of Bilbao.
November 28, 1954 they begin the construction work of the Camp Nou, one of the electoral promises of Looked AT-Sans. The foundation stone of the new stadium had been placed in March of that same year.
1955-56 : The former-goalkeeper Platko is the new technician but the team, again, finishes second in the League. The Athletic of Bilbao surpasses it that coaches Daucik.
In the Cup, the Espanyol eliminates al Barcelona. After the 3-1 of Sarriá, the espanyolista Chests wagered that would do four goals in Them Corts and obtained it.
Christmas Day from 1955 the Barcelona debuts in the Cup of Fairs with white undershirt and the shield of the city. It conquers for 6-2 to the selection of Copenhagen.
The night of San Juan of 1956 was disputed a friendly one with the Botafogo. In the second part a trifulca historic among players was produced, acting, technical and you help. Kubala, supported against the post of an entrance so that it did not they attack from behind, showed its large qualities of boxer.
1956-57 : New changeover in the stool. It takes charge of the team the former-player azulgrana Sunday Balmanya.
In the League the Barcelona finishes third and loses the subcampeonato in the last day al to draw in Them Corts with the Seville. Thanks to this result the Andalusian club and not the Barcelona was gained the right to accompany al Real Madrid in the European Cup.
In the Cup the great success of the season arrives. The Barcelona beats to all its rival, emphasizing a 8-1 al Athletic of Madrid with seven goals of Eulogio Martínez and a 6-1 al Real Madrid. The end faces al Barcelona and al Espanyol, coached by Zamora, in Montjuïc. They conquered the barcelonistas for 1-0, with goal of Sampedro.
1957-58 : September 24, 1957 the Camp is inaugurated officially Nou, with an inaugural party between the Barcelona and the Polish team of the Warsaw. They gained the barcelonistas for 4-2 and the first goal in the new stadium marked it Eulogio Martínez.
In spite of the incorporation of the Brazilian one Evaristo, the Barcelona finishes third in the League, enough far from the Real Madrid, the champion of the season. In the Cup the team of Balmanya falls eliminated in semifinals before the Athletic of Bilbao.
January 7, 1958 elections to the presidency are celebrated. Only they vote the delegates and conquers again Looked AT-Sans with 158 votes before the 55 of its opponent, Antoni Palés, that tenia the support of Martí Carreto, Montal and Narcís of Careers.
April 22, 1958 a new coach is presented, the Argentine one Helenio Blacksmith. Few days later the team plays the return game of the end of the I Cup of Fairs (after two years and a half of competition) and the selection of London by a clear one imposes on itself 6-0. Withdraws Estanislau Basora.
1958-59 : The Barcelona, with Helenio Blacksmith in the stool and reinforced with Kocsis and Czibor, they close an exceptional season, in which is imposed in the League, marking 96 goals in 30 parties, and in the Cup, al to surpass al Granada in the end. Also it disputes three parties of the II Cup of Fairs and the desire all, emphasizing a forceful one 4-0 al Inter of Milan.
The arrival of Blacksmith supposes the marginalization of Josep Samitier, that did functions of technical secretary. It does not it have just inserted well and repeats the move of the year 1932: al goes itself Real Madrid.
With a great team and a flaming new field, the number of associates enlarges year after year. By the end of 1958 are already 38.000.
June 28, 1959 the Saints of I Peeled plays in the Camp Nou and is imposed for 1-5 to a Barcelona with many substitutes.
1959-1969: The end of Berne and the crisis of the 60 1959-60 : The Barcelona earns the League, in an exciting fight with the Real Madrid, and the Cup of Fairs in a hard season in which comes play 60 parties.
September 3, 1959 the Barcelona debuts in the European Cup. After surpassing three rounds, with historic results as a 0-2 and 5-1 al Milan and a 2-5 and 4-0 al Wolverhampton, falls in semifinals before the Real Madrid. Three days later, April 30, 1960, Looked AT-Sans dismisses Blacksmith.
With Enric Rabassa in the stool, the Barcelona is eliminated in the Cup by the Athletic of Bilbao, but the II is judged Cup of Fairs al to conquer al Birmingham for 4-1 in the Camp Nou.