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Futbol Club Barcelona, also known as Barcelona and familiarly as Barça, has won 23 La Liga, 27 Copa del Rey, 11 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies, as well as being the record holder for the latter four competitions. In international club football, Barcelona has won five UEFA Champions League titles, a record four UEFA Cup Winners\’ Cup, a shared record five UEFA Super Cup, a record three Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a shared record two FIFA Club World Cup trophies.[ Barcelona was ranked first in the IFFHS Club World Ranking for 1997, 2009, 2011 and 2012 and occupies the second position on the UEFA club rankings. The club has a long-standing rivalry with Real Madrid; matches between the two teams are referred to as El Clásico.

Strong words from Neymar on Sunday as he claimed that Barcelona “have board members that shouldn’t be there” and suggests that his former team are no longer amongst the elite sides in Europe. Neymar left Barca to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record €222m earlier in August, and the Brazilian appeared to support calls for [...]

Lionel Messi hit the post three times as Barcelona opened their La Liga campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Real Betis. The 30-year-old, who was looking for his 350th goal in the competition, was denied by the woodwork before the break and twice after it as Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan enjoyed good fortune at [...]

Andres Iniesta has revealed he is yet to put pen to paper on a new contract at Barcelona and hinted his thought process on staying at the Nou Camp has shifted in recent years. The midfield stalwart, whose contract expires next summer, is a product of the famed La Masia academy in Catalonia, joining at [...]

Ernesto Valverde refused to discuss potential Barcelona signings as he instead praised the players who stepped up to deliver three points against Real Betis at Camp Nou. Having lost Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record move, Barca were also without injured trio Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Luis Suarez. Without any further attacking recruits, [...]

Life continues. The city will heal. That was the message as Lionel Messi shone, inspiring Barcelona to a crushing victory over Real Betis at a Nou Camp not cowed by the terror attacks in Catalonia on Thursday. Barcelona hung a canvas outside the stadium with the hashtag ‘TotsSomBarcelona’ (We are all Barcelona), with some tourists [...]

Barcelona are poised to trigger the €40m release clause of Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, with the aim of having the Ivorian at the Nou Camp by early next week. The Spanish giants are seeking reinforcements to their midfield ahead of a busy 2017-18 campaign. Barca are still reeling from the loss of Neymar, yet [...]

t has been a long wait as LaLiga returns on Friday night with 19 teams all vying for Real Madrid’s crown, initially at least. With the transfer window still yet to close, we take a look at how every team in the Spanish top-flight in 2017/18 is shaping up for the big kick-off. Alaves The summer was [...]

Barcelona are facing a significant crisis up front after Luis Suarez was ruled out for up to a month with the knee injury sustained in the 2-0 defeat by Real Madrid on Wednesday. Barca are still reeling from the shock departure of Neymar, who joined Paris Saint-Germain in a €222million deal earlier this month and [...]

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique confesses “in the nine years I’ve been here, it’s the first time I feel inferior to Real Madrid.” Barca were outclassed by Madrid in both legs of the Supercopa, resulting in a 5-1 aggregate victory for Los Blancos, and Pique lamented how “we’re not having our best time as a team [...]

Real Madrid lifted their second piece of silverware in a week, brushing aside Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate for the Supercopa on Wednesday. Picking up from where they left off in the first leg, Madrid raced to a 2-0 lead against Barca in the first half and made easy work of protecting their advantage. Los Blancos [...]