F.C. Barcelona sports teams

Equipos deportivos del F.C. Barcelona

Més que un club (More than a club), the famous slogan of FC Barcelona, has reached five continents. Barça of Guardiola, Van Gaal or Cruyff Dream Team of 88 to 96, the tiquitaca, the years of the beautiful game….

Who would doubt that Barcelona is one of the most important football clubs in history? Today, the Camp Nou and Barça brand is an economic engine for Catalonia (moves 1.20% of GDP of the entire Catalonia). What many do not know it is that Barcelona has elite teams in many sports: Do you want to know them?

 

F.C. Barcelona Sports Team: From football to Hockey

Under the same label (FC Barcelona) we found four major elite teams: basketball, handball, hockey and football.

Basketball

F.C. Barcelona Baloncesto

(Autor: MontanNito)

FC Barcelona Lassa, the basketball team of the city, is one of the most important in Europe, and second in number of titles in the ACB;  great figures in Spanish sport history have played there, as a young Gasol or, today, a veteran Juan Carlos Navarro, and a couple of decades earlier, names like Solazábal, Epi, Sibilio, Norris or Jimenez during the golden decade. Also the famous American point guard Larry Wright, who helped consolidate the elite that remains on the court today.

Handball

Sección de Balonmano del F.C. Barcelona (Autor: Kuebi = Armin Kübelbeck [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

(Autor: Armin Kübelbeck [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

But there is not only praise for football and basketball, as the FC Barcelona handball team still stands at a higher level, being the club with more titles and cups in Europe. The Golden Age also is ascribed in the eighties with the coachValero Rivera, which lasted until beyond the turn of the century and millennium with another very powerful Dream team: proof of this is the victory in the Super Globe 2013, and successes that continue until today.

Indoor soccer

For indoor soccer, sometimes in the shadow of football, professionalism and true successes have had to wait for the consolidation in the Division of Honor, which came with Joan Laporta as a President. It was in 2010-2011 when the great team under the direction of Marc Carmona began to see titles in the regular season, the Copa del Rey and other national titles.

Hockey

F.C. Barcelona Hockey Patines

(Autor:Jordiferrer [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons)

And it is the crown jewel, evenno one would believe it! Founded in 1942, the FC Barcelona hockey team has more titles than any other sports teams of the FC Barcelona. An exceptional team

You see, beyond football there are other major sports teams in F.C. Barcelona.

Do not miss any game of your favorite team. The Pere Tarrés Hostel is located near the Camp Nou, is the Youth Hostel in Barcelona ideal for enjoying sports and discover the fascinating city of Barcelona. We will wait for you!

 

Youth Hostel Barcelona

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