Video of the day: Favorite Abidal moment

Upon the news of the retirement of Éric Abidal, many sports outlets have been asking people to name their favorite Abidal moment. This is mine – his incredible clearance against Sevilla in March of 2011.

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Golazos Made in La Masia (13-14 December)

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Golazos Made in La Masia (6-8 December)

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Merry Christmas from Messi & FIFA 15

Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard have an idea for your Christmas list.

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Messi: The Movie

This is no ordinary biopic. This is no ordinary man.

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Golazos Made in La Masia (29-30 November)

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Soc Culér: Barça celebrates 115 years

Soc Culér: Barça celebrates 115 years

Today, November 29, FC Barcelona celebrates 115 years as a club. To let fans join in the celebration, the club has come up with the tagline “Soc Culér” and the hashtag #FCB115 to use when showing support on social networks. “Soc culér” means “I’m a culér” in Catalan. The club is asking fans to take a picture holding their hand in a ‘C’ over their hearts and to post it on social media accounts with the above tags. The “Soc Culér” initiative will run for 115 days so get creative with those pictures.

Follow the jump for a video (with a special appearance by the Mustache Man!) explaining the initiative and an explanation of just what “culér” means.

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Video of the Day: Messi vs Ney

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Golazos made in La Masia (22-23 November)

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Video of the day: Record breaker

Lionel Messi now holds the record for most goals in La Liga’s history after surpassing Telmo Zarra’s record of 251 goals. There are no words to describe the Argentine and next Tuesday, Messi may also break yet another  record of most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League. The record belongs to Real Madrid’s legend, Raúl González  with 71 goals. Messi currently has 71 goals in his account and just needs one goal to break the record. In the video, the club’s directors, coach and players congratulate Messi for breaking Zarra’s record.

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Video of the Day: All hail King Leo!

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Golazos made in La Masia (15-16 November)

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FIFA 15: Barça vs Barça

Those of us who are FIFA 15 gamers always pick Barça when we face off friends. Yet what happens when its Barça vs Barça in both the game and behind the controls? Which team is stronger? Dani Alves, Munir, Messi and Neymar or Piqué, Rakitić, Jordi Alba and Bartra? Play the video to find out who won the FIFA 15 Barça Player Tournament!

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11 years of Leo Messi

November the 16th has surely gone down as one of the most important dates in Barça’s rich history. On this day some 11 years ago, a certain Leo Messi was making his first team debut for FC Barcelona. It was a cold night in Oporto, during the friendly game between Porto and Barcelona on the occasion of the inauguration of the Estadio Dragão, when a 17-year-old Leo Messi came on for Fernando Navarro 74 minutes into the match.

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Stat of the day: Most loved club in the world?

Stat of the day: Most loved club in the world?

Digital Sports Media, a journal that specialises in sports related technology, has found FC Barcelona is the world leader on digital media with more than 117 million followers, above Real Madrid (108 million) and Manchester United (70 million). What’s special about this research that it only included the big social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram and Youtube. But Barça operates in about 40 other channels including LINE, WeChat, Sina Weibo, Dailymotion and Pinterest, which were not included in the DSM study. Actually, if we take these other channels into account, Barça has gained over 60 million followers in 2014 so far, and they don’t look like they’re stopping.

The club’s director of new technologies, Dídac Lee, said, “FC Barcelona’s focus on digital media means much more than merely being the most followed club in the world. Today, we are able to communicate with our fans via forty different channels and in nine different languages.”

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Video of the Day: Messi & Drogba #EpicFood

Check out Turkish Airlines’ new ad with Chelsea’s legend Didier Drogba chasing Lionel Messi’s shadow in restaurants all over the world.

It’s alright Didier, we all want to be as big Leo one day.

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Golazos made in La Masia (8-9 November)

Weekend=lots of goals at La Masia. Lots of beautiful goals. For those of us not lucky enough to be in Barcelona to admire the little marvels by the little Blaugranas, Barça TV has compiled yet another collection of the weekend’s top 5 goals. This week, Iker Bravo (Benjamín B), Marc Pelaz, Mamadou Saidou, Alejandro Balde (all Alevín A) and Nicolás Fuentes (Alevín D) make up the compilation.

Enjoy!

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Barça win Catalan Super Cup on penalties

Gerard Piqué scored from an outrageous Luis Suárez assist before Espanyol’s Anaitz Arbilla leveled it up with a cracker of a free-kick. Both sides had chances but it eventually went to penalties where Ivan Rakitic put away the 5th and title winning spot kick in the inaugural Catalan Super Copa.

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Golazos Made in La Masia (25-26 October)

It’s been another week of beautiful football at La Masia and, of course, great goals. Choosing is always difficult, but goals by Matías Lacava (Infantil B), Xavi Simons (Alevín A), Álex Carbonell (Juvenil A), Roger Coll (Benjamín A) and Pau Servat (Alevín A) probably stand above the rest.

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Guardian’s exclusive Luis Suárez interview

Guardian’s exclusive Luis Suárez interview

Check out what Luis Suárez had so tell The Guardian on the eve of his first clásico.

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Video of the Day: Suárez is ready

Check out Barça’s official promo ahead of tomorrow’s clásico where the club’s most expensive player ever will finally make his official debut. Luis Suárez is ready, are you?

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Video of the Day: 11 goalscorers against Madrid

Can you believe that eleven players of the current FC Barcelona first team have scored 44 goals in total against Real Madrid? What’s more, 23 goals by 9 players were at the Santiago Bernabéu. The list of goalsocrers include Piqué, Rakitic, Xavi, Pedro, Iniesta, Messi, Neymar, Jordi Alba, Adriano, Mathieu and Alves. Rakitic, Mathieu and Adriano have all scored against Madrid for their former clubs. Leo Messi is the leader for the current FC Barcelona against Real, with 21 goals in 28 matches.

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Golazos made in La Masia (18-19 October)

Yet another week of goals at La Masia, and yet another compilation of the best of the best. This week, the special compilation prepared by FC Barcelona features golazo specialist Sergio Gómez (Cadete B), Wilfrid Kaptoum (Barça B) with his first reserve team goal, Ansumane Fati and  Miguelete Ramírez (both Infantil A) and Jean Marie Dongou (Barça B), who is having the season of his life with the reserves.

Enjoy!

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Video of the Day: The Invincible Duo

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The Highlights: FC Barcelona 3-0 SD Eibar

The Highlights: FC Barcelona 3-0 SD Eibar

Watch the highlights from yesterday’s 3-0 defeat of Eibar by FC Barcelona after the jump.

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Video of the Day: Goals, goals, goals

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Best Goals from Barça’s youngsters

11-12 October,2014

 

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Golazos made in La Masia (4-5 October)

As with every week, Barça TV’s show ‘Promesas’ put together a compilation of the top 5 goals scored by youth teams. This week’s compilation by the Juvenil B’s Carles Aleñà,  the Infantil A’s Ansumane Fati, the Prebenjamín’s Lamine Yamal, the Cadete B’s Sergio Gómez and the Juvenil A’s  Lionel Enguene, a spectacular solo effort ranked at no.1. Enjoy!

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Video of the day: Cuteness overload

While the legendary Argentinean seems to elude capture on the pitch with his insane dribbling skills, it’s more or less the same case in the Messi household – just ten times cuter!! Check out this video of Barça’s number 10 riding his space scooter, getting chased by his puppy, Toby, who is chased by baby Thiago.

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Best La Masia goals (27-28 September 2014)

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