FC Barcelona – A Rich Football Club With Good Intentions

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Richard Beese is a great fan of FC Barcelona is a professional football club that is based in Barcelona, Spain. This is known as the second most valuable and amazing sports team in the world. It was ranked as the world’s fourth richest football club in the terms of revenue. Barcelona is the most supported football team in the world. Its social media following is largest as compare to other sports teams. Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona.  It is organized as a registered association.

Richard Beese described that FC Barcelona are also known as one of the most successful European football teams. For the five times they have won the prestigious Champions League.  It has great achievements. The official Barcelona anthem is “EI Cant del Barça”.

History of FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona club was founded in the year of 1899. In starting it has become the symbol of Catalan culture as it was founded by a group of Catalan footballers.

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In the year of 1902, this club has won its first trophy “Copa Mcaya”.  In 1917, the club held its first testimonial match.

From 1930 to 1938 – The team achieved national level success by winning the “Campionat de Catalunya”. During the 1940 – 1950, period also has enjoyed the great success.

In 1978 – In this year, Josep Lluís Núñez became the first elected president of FC Barcelona. From that time, the members of FC Barcelona has started to elect the president. In the year of 1979, the club has won its first Cup Winners Cup.

In 1988 – In this year, Johan Cruyff has joined back the team as a manager. He formed the Dream Team by mixing up the Spanish players with international players. Name of some famous players of that time was Pep Guardiola, Ronald Koeman, Michael Laudrup, Hristo Stoichkov etc.

In 2009 – Barcelona won the FIFA Club World Cup. It has also won the Spanish super cup trophy for the ninth time, in the year of 2010.

FC Barcelona 2016 – 2017 Season

Richard Beese is quite excited about the current season of FC Barcelona. The season of 2016–17 was actually Football Club Barcelona’s 117th in existence. It was the club’s 86th consecutive season in the top flight of Spanish football. Barcelona scored 110 goals in last season.

In the current season FC Barcelona has various changes with its achievements. On 1st of July, Barcelona and Neymar negotiated a five-year contract extension that will last up to 30 June 2021.

On 30 July – Barcelona has won their first pre-season match as a part of the 2016 International Champions Cup. This match was against Scottish champions Celtic. It was held in Dublin.

On 16 November – The club has announced Rakuten signed up as FC Barcelona’s new main global partner. This is a Japanese company that will become the Global Innovation and Entertainment Partner for the next four seasons. This contract will start from 1 July 2017. Its logo will be appeared in the front of the team’s shirts.

Team players of FC Barcelona are as follows –

* Lionel Messi                    * Samuel Umtiti

* Arda Turen                      * Jordi Alba

* Neymar                            * Paco Alcacer

 FC Barcelona Records

Football Club Barcelona has great achievements.  Its professional players have set various records like:

Lionel Messi –   He is known as the highest goal scorer in most of the competitions. He has scored around 503 goals.

Xavi – He holds the record for most number of total games played. He has played total 767 games.

Paulino Alcantara – Highest goal scorer in official competitions. He is a record Goal Scorer for Barcelona. FC Barcelona has won most FIFA World Player awards.

Joan Gamper – He is known as the one of the club’s first footballers who holds the record for most goals in one match. He had total of nine goals in one match.

Some popular legends of FC Barcelona are as follows:

* Xavi Hernandez             * Ronaldo Luiz Nazario         * Carles Puyol                * Victor Valdes

* Ronaldinho                    * Sergi Barjuan                       * Ronald Koeman          * Bernd Schuster

FC Barcelona has great fan following including Richard Beese. Nothing can actually compare to the excitement while seeing your favorite team up close.  There are plenty of Chants for FC Barcelona that Barcelona fans just love to sing.

English Premier League: The Champion of All Football Leagues

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Richard Beese is a great football player and always inspire others to take participate in this game. He is a great fan of English Premier League or English Premier League (EFL). The English Premier League is also known as a premier league. It is a series of interconnected leagues that is associated with men’s association football clubs. The English Premier League has 72 clubs that are divided into 3 divisions. There are 24 clubs in each division. A central feature of the league is to maintain a proper coordination between these 3 divisions.

These three divisions are as follows –

  • Championship
  • League One
  • League Two

History of English Premier League –

Football League is the oldest competition in the world of football. It was founded in 1888 as the football league.

In 19th century – It was known as the Top level Football League in England.  Till 1992, it was on the top level.

In 1995 – English Premier League had 72 clubs that have further three divisions. Known As The Championship, League One and League Two.

The league changed its name from the FA Premier League to simply the Premier League in 2007.

Starting with the new session of (2016–17), this league has been renamed as the English Football League.

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The current 2016–17 session of English Football League –

Richard Beese is very excited about the current league and he never misses a chance to watch it. It is a very Interesting game.

This is the 118th season of the English Football League.

It has begun on –      6th of August 2016

It will end on –          6th of May 2017.

Currently, The English Premier League is in its 13th week

The promotion play-off finals of English Premier League will be at Wembley Stadium, its dates will be announced later.

Famous players of English Premier League –

  1. Thierry Henry (Arsenal)

He is a great player. He won the winner’s medal at the world cup of year 1998. Henry is known as the greatest ever Premier League player who was an amazing Goal scorer.

  1. Roy Keane (Manchester United)

Roy Keane was a very enthusiastic player of the Manchester United team.  He played at international level and He is the football assistant manager. He has celebrated great achieved in his carrier. Roy Keane has won 19 major trophies, among them 17 came at Manchester United.

  1. Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)

On the 20th anniversary of Premier league, Ryan Giggs was voted as the best player. He is known as a very consistent player. He has won around 34 trophies; among them 13 are the Premier League winners’ medals.

  1. Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United)

Alan Shearer is known as the premiere league’s goal scorer. He was a great player of football. He has scored 283 league goals in his career. He played as a striker in the English Premier League.

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best player of Manchester United. Many times in his carrier, he was ranked as the best player in the world. This star has scored 66 goals in his final three seasons. He is the only player who has won four European Golden Shoe awards.

  1. Dennis Bergkamp (Arsenal)

Dennis Bergkamp is considered as the one of the greatest players of his generation. He was the first player who helped to change the Premier League. He has converted the Premier League to more technical and international competition.

  1. Paul Scholes (Manchester United)

Paul Scholes is known as the one of the most successful footballers in history. Paul Scholes has played his whole professional carrier for Manchester United. He is currently a co-owner of Salford City. In his achievements he has won a total of 25 trophies. He also won the two Champions League titles.

These are some of the great players of English Premier League. Their hard work and success is a great motivation.

Richard Beese appreciates the English Premier League. This league is very inspiring for others and football lovers just love to watch it. As 2016-17 session of English Premier League is going on. This event is like a celebration for football lovers, all over the world.