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They say that great moments never leave you. Is it possible that Ronaldinho’s ingenious goal at Stamford Bridge in 2005 has become embedded into Barça DNA? Looking at Toni Caravaca’s goal for the Alevín C, we can certainly say that it has.
What a privilege it has been having Xavi in blaugrana all this time. Happy Birthday Maestro!
The first half of the season is technically over for the youth teams, and now let us warm you up for the second half of the season with a compilation of the best 50 goals scored by the Masia boys and girls between the start of the season and the Christmas break.
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.
Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard have an idea for your Christmas list.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out what Luis Suárez had so tell The Guardian on the eve of his first clásico.