Barcelona is also known as Barça.The team was founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and Spanish footballers led by Joan Gamper. 7 of Spain’s 11 starters were from Barça.Barcelona FC built their first stadium in 1909 with a capacity of 6,000 people. Barca biggest rival is Real Madrid.
Lionel Messi is one of the biggest soccer players in Braca.When you see him play you dont think he suffered a lot. But little did you know that when Lionel was 11 years old he wads dignosed with growth hormone deficiency. This means it was very hard for Messi to grow.By the age of 16, Messi made his first appearance for the FC Barcelona. That same year ,he led Argentina to the title in the under-20 World Cup, scoring on a pair of penalty kicks to propel the team over Nigeria.