FC Barcelona is doing a series of video interviews with players on their Barça Fans website, and new signing Jérémy Mathieu is the latest subject. The interview is an exclusive content for FC Barcelona fans who sign up on fcbarcelona.com, bringing them exclusive interviews with the players. In the first part of the interview with the French defender, Jérémy Mathieu talked about his first hours as a Barcelona player.
Carles Puyol is a man of humble origins, and the FC Barcelona legendary captain never forgets where he comes from. The recently retired ‘Tarzan’ posted the above photo on his Instagram account along with the caption ‘Back to basics.’
‘Puyi’ is no stranger to a simple life, as he comes from the small agricultural community of La Pobla de La Segur, just outside the Catalan town of Lleida. It is widely thought that in this simple environment, which is where he spent his childhood, is where he developed all the attributes that made him a fan favourite at Barça, his sense of self-sacrifice for the team, his honesty, integrity and tireless work ethic.
It goes without saying that ‘Puyi’ looks to be having fun in his new look, which sports a rich moustache and a beard.
The young Gerard Deulofeu, who has just returned from a one-year loan at Everton FC on good form, had a little fun in the Camp Nou car park. While it seems like we’re still in July, the young Spaniard has launched the first hit of the season in the eternal Clasico rivalry. Check out Deulofeu’s hilarious Cristiano Ronaldo impression in the video above.
It’s finally here! The final piece of what was a magnificent campaign by Samsung. The Galaxy 11 coached by Franz Beckenbauer are the assembled team to fight the extra terrestrials over our beloved planet Earth. If you’ve already seen the first half of the fictional game, check out the second half and final piece of the campaign, with Messi and Ronaldo teaming up to save Earth.
UEFA is celebrating its 60th birthday. On this occasion, the European federation has published a compilation of the 60 best goals ever scored in continental competitions. Two players currently on FC Barcelona’s books are featured, while the list also features two former players. Barça is featured on UEFA’s list on a further five occasions albeit on the conceding side. Read more after the jump.
The FIFA World Cup final is now upon us, and FC Barcelona’s star man and greatest player ever will have to lead his nation to prove to the world that he is, once and for all, the all-time best. Not Pelé, not Diego Maradona, but him. With Adidas the kit manufacturer for both Argentina and Germany, check out their ad for the final of what could be the most epic international tournament in recent history.
All in or nothing?
All of Argentina has a major crush on Javier Mascherano right now. And with good reason, he has played every minute of every game Argentina has played in the World Cup and has proven himself a leader. With Carles Puyol, Víctor Valdés and (possibly) Xavi Hernández gone, might it be time for ‘El Jefecito” to become ‘El Jefe?’
“My dream isn’t over. It was interrupted by a play but it continues. I’m certain that my team-mates will do everything possible so that my dream, which is to be a champion, comes true. My dream was also to play in a World Cup final but this time it didn’t work out. I am sure they will win this cup and be champions, and I will be with them, and all Brazilians will soon be celebrating all of that.
“It’s a very difficult moment, I have no words to translate what is going through my head and my heart, I’d just like to say I will be back as quickly as possible, when you least expect it, I’ll be back.”
Here’s a collection of Gerard Piqué’s finest moments for last season.
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Back to Barça after a successful season on loan with Celta, Rafhina Alcantara was a guest on Adidas’ “In the Dug Out”. Between 0:49 and 6:00, Rafhina discusses his time in Vigo, looking ahead to the 2016 Olympics, what it means growing up the son of a former World Cup winner and who in the FC Barcelona dressing room have been positive influences in his life thus far.
What do you get when you cross football with gymkhana, a motorsport which requires amazing cars to perform amazing feats of speed and control? You get ‘footkhana.’ FC Barcelona’s Neymar Jr., Finnish goalkeeper Lassi Hurskainen and freestylers Sean Garnier and Andrew Henderson take on Gymkhana driver Ken Block in this video, during which my main thought was, “Please don’t kill Neymar!”
FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, who just turned 27 years old, is already Barça’s highest goal-scorer ever. Messi will be looking to claim the best present possible by winning the World Cup with Argentina. Leo topped Paulino Alcantara’s tally of 369 in the season of 2013/2014 with 381 goals in 466 appearances. After the jump is a terrific infographic of everything having to do with his 381 goals.
Check out this superb vine from Adidas Football depicting Lionel Messi’s clutch winner against Iran.
The season may be over, but the youngsters in Blaugrana are still offering us moments of pure Barça magic. This weekend, the club’s youth teams took part in the Copa Catalunya finals, taking home three trophies and producing some moments of real spectacle with their boots. This week, the La Masia goals compilation features Infantil A striker Abel Ruiz, who has goals ranked at number five and number one, as well as his Infantil A teammate Sergio Gómez, who features at number three. The list is completed by Alevín A hitman Pablo Moreno at number four, and the Benjamín A´s Toni Caravaca at number two.