Founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and Catalan footballers led by Joan Gamper, the club has become a symbol of Catalan culture, hence the motto "Més que un club" (More than a club). Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona. It is the world's 2nd richest club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of $613 million and the 3rd most valuable sports team, worth $2.6 billion.
The slogan “more than a Club” expresses the commitment that Futbol Club Barcelona has maintained and still maintains beyond what belongs in the realm of sport. For many years, this commitment specifically referred to Catalan society, which for many decades of the 20th century lived under dictatorships that persecuted its language and culture. Under these circumstances, Barça always supported Catalan sentiments, and the defence of its own language and culture.
Nickname:Barça,,Blaugrana, Culés, Barcelonistas, Blaugranes, Azulgranas
Founded 29 November 1899;114 years ago as Foot-Ball Club Barcelona
President:Josep Maria Bartomeu
Manager:Luis Enrique Martinez Garcia