Founded in 1899 by the number of Switzerland, English plus Catalan footballers directed by Joan Gamper, a team has become a image regarding Catalan civilization plus Catalanism, therefore the motto "Més que un club" (More than only a team). Unlike various other soccer clubs, the supporters have also operate Barcelona. It is the second best sports club worldwide, worth $3.2 billion, and the world's 4th wealthiest soccer club regarding earnings, having an yearly income of €484.6 million. A official Barca anthem is the "Cant del Barça", composed by Jaume Picas and Josep Maria Espinàs.
Barca is a joint most successful team on Spain, with regard to overall official titles received (eighty). It has received twenty two Spanish League, twenty-six Copa del Rey, eleven Supercopa de España, 2 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies, as well as being a record holder to the latter four tournaments. In international team football, Barcelona has achieved four UEFA Champions League, an archive 4 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, four UEFA Super Cup, a record 3 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a record two FIFA Club World Cup trophies. Barcelona is ranked 1st in the IFFHS Team Globe Ranking for 1997, 2009, 2011 and 2012 and presently occupies the second ranking on the UEFA club rankings. A club carries a long-standing competition with Real Madrid; matches between the two clubs is referred to as "El Clásico".
Barcelona is among the many supported teams in the world, and has the biggest social media following in the world within sports teams. Barcelona's players have gained an archive quantity of Ballon d'Or rewards (10), as well as a record quantity of FIFA World Player of year rewards (7). In 2010, this team created history while 3 players that came thru it's youth school (Messi, Iniesta & Xavi) have been selected to be the 3 best players on earth on the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards, the unparalleled accomplishment for players from the same football academic.