Futbol Club Barcelona also known as Barcelona and familiarly as BarÃ§a, is a professional football club, based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
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 and Catalanism, hence the motto “MÃ©s que un club” (More than a club). The official Barcelona anthem is the “Cant del BarÃ§a” written by Jaume Picas and Josep Maria EspinÃ s. Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona. It is the world’s second-richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of â‚¬483 million and the third most valuable, worth â‚¬2.6billion. The club has a long-standing rivalry with Real Madrid; matches between the two teams are referred to as “El ClÃ¡sico”.