FC Barcelona were formed in 1899 and are based in Catalonia,Spain.
To date they have won their league championship an incredible 22 times,the copa del rey 26 times,and have been crowned european champions 4 times as well as winning the UEFA Cup 3 times..
For years Barcelona have been regarded as one of the biggest teams around the world and can boast the biggest stadium in european football where their home stadium named the Nou Camp holds an impressive 99,354.
Every season every football fan around the world waits in anticipation at the thought of the biggest and one of the most fiercest rivalries in world football,Barcelona v Real Madrid also known as El Clasico is a fixture and rivalry that never fails to excite as two of the biggest teams in the world not only collide but often battle it out for the league championship each season.
Many of the best players ever to play football have played for Barcelona including Ronaldinho,Romario,Diego Maradona,Johan Cruyff as well as current players Lionel Messi,Xavi and Iniesta to name a few..
In 1988 playing legend Cruyff returned to the club to manage them and formed an incredible team including the likes of Romario,Ronald Koeman,Hristo Stoichkov and Michael Laudrup,this team won four consecutive league titles and the european cup in 1992.
After winning all these trophies Cruyff became Barcelona's most successful manager until Guardiola overtook him in 2011 with his own world class team.
Between 2008-2012 Josep Guardiola masterminded one of the best teams ever seen in world football,his brand of football made even the non Barcelona fans look on in awe,their brand of tiki taka football amazed everyone and brought together an amazing Barcelona team including world class players such as Puyol,Pique,Busquets,Xavi,Iniesta,David Villa and of course the worlds best player Lionel Messi..
In Guardiola's 4 years he guided Barcelona to 14 trophies,he resigned in 2012 and was replaced by his assistant Tito Vilanova who went on to win the league title in his first season but unfortunately he had to resign due to illness..
Gerardo Martino is now the man in the hot seat and only time will tell if he can take over one of the biggest teams in football.