The team was founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and Spanish men led by Joan Gamper. The club has become a Catalan institution.
FC Barcelona is a soccer team based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. On may 27, 2009, the team captured the UFEA champions League title against Manchester United, marking the third time the club has captured the most prestigious trophy in European soccer. Miami Herald: FC Barcelona captures champions League title (May 27, 2009) 1
Barcelona won the 2009 Champions League game 2-0, with Samuel Eto'o scoring the first goal 10 minutes into the game and Lionel Messi making the second in the game's 70th minute. The game was notable for marking the first time an Asian player had participated in the Champions League final, with Manchester's Park jig-sung—of south Korea – nearly scoring a goal in the first minute. Miami Herald: FC Barcelona captures champions League title (May 27, 2009) 1
Camp Nou is located in Barcelona, Catalonia and has a capacity of 98,000, being the third largest stadium in the world. Due to a rise in the in the team’s popularity in the 1940’s and 1950’s FC Barcelona outgrew Camp de Les Corts, their old stadium, and moved in Camp Nou in 1957. FC Barcelona’s first game at the stadium was a 4-2 victory against Legia Warsaw with Eulogio Martínez scoring the first goal. In 1982 the stadium hosted the inarguable ceremony for the FIFA World Cup. In addition to football matches the stadium continues to play host to other events such as concerts.