Number of the Day: 25,000

Number of the Day: 25,000

Sergi Samper is the name on Barça fans’ lips these days. The 19-year-old managed to make his official debut for the club, after spending the whole of his footballing career at the club. Samper started out at the FCBEscola, where the youngest aspiring Barça stars take their first steps in football. FCBEscola is a place that becomes the breeding ground for 25,000 dreams each year. Read more…

Continue reading »

Youth League: Victory by three

Youth League: Victory by three

Reigning UEFA Youth League champions, FC Barcelona’s Juvenil A, have started this year’s campaign with a victory against opponents APOEL. In this tournament, the youth sides are placed in a group identical to the first team. All three goals were scored within a 17-minute interval sentencing the game as victory for the blaugrana. Details after the jump.

Continue reading »

Video of the Day: Lee Seung-Woo U-16 Asian Championships

Watch Lee Seung-Woo dazzle the Asian continent with some truly amazing goals and skills!

Continue reading »

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (22.9.2014)

the front MD sept 22 2014

RECITAL

Barça swept with a brilliant Messi, an unstoppable Neymar and a Rakitić who is already indispensible

SUPER LEO DID IT ALL

The crack scored, gave two assists and provoked a red card and a failed penalty in a great game

Click for more

Continue reading »

The Front: Sport (22.9.2014)

the front sport sept 22 2014

LEADER’S MANITA

MESSI LED BARÇA TO ROUT

The connection continues: Leo gifted another goal to Neymar, who confirmed the feeling between the two cracks

Click for more

Continue reading »

Match Review: FC Barcelona B 0-1 UE Llagostera

Match Review: FC Barcelona B 0-1 UE Llagostera

In football, you always have to work to get results. Matches are never won before kick-off. Perhaps that’s what Barcelona B’s players were thinking when they took to the pitch to face Llagostera yesterday. But when the match started they were faced by reality: They had no answers for neither Llagostera’s brilliantly orchestrated defensive tactics, or for their venomous counterattacks. The front line had a day off, and the defence made mistakes of the kind that have been unseen for months now. Defeat was inevitable for Barça B yesterday, despite Sergi Samper’s spirited performance in the pivot role. It is a rule that when your forwards are absent, getting goals is hard. Read more…

Continue reading »

Lee named MVP of the U-16 Asian Championship

Lee named MVP of the U-16 Asian Championship

This particular Barça youth forward may not be currently able to wear the blaugrana due to the FIFA ban, but his exploits on the international stage have certainly not gone unnoticed. 16-year-old Lee Seung Woo guided his native South Korea to the final of the U-16 Asian Championships, but couldn’t beat the North Korea, and therefore had to settle for a runner’s up medal. His efforts though, won him the Best Player award for the tournament, aside from winning the golden boot. Read more after the jump.

Continue reading »

Match squad traveling to Levante

Match squad traveling to Levante

With a packed calendar to finish up the month of September, Luis Enrique has again done a bit of tinkering with the match squad. All those rested against APOEL midweek, Sergio Busquets, Javier Mascherano, Pedro Rodríguez and Martín Montoya, travel to Valencia, whereas Marc Bartra and Adriano Correia remain in Catalonia. Rafinha Alcántara also misses out as a precaution after feeling a slight thigh strain over the weekend.

Full match squad (19, 1 to drop): Ter Stegen, Bravo, Montoya, Piqué, Rakitic, Busquets, Xavi, Pedro, Iniesta, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, Douglas, Alba, Roberto, Alves, Mathieu, Sandro, Munir.

Continue reading »

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (21.9.2014)

the front MD sept 21 2014

SOCIO MESSI

Leo, who already has his Barça card, has started the paperwork to make his son, Thiago, a socio too

Click for more

Continue reading »

The Front: Sport (21.9.2014)

the front sport sept 21 2014

DON’T STOP THE CRACKS

BARÇA LOOKS FOR THEIR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY TO REMAIN CHAMPION AT FOUR POINTS

Click for more

Continue reading »

Number of the Day: 9

Number of the Day: 9

Gerard Piqué’s goal in the Champions League against APOEL was the Catalan centre-back’s ninth in the elite European club competition, and his seventh with Barça (he also has two with Manchester United). Although that figure hardly seems to be anything close to record-breaking, it is in fact the third highest number of goals scored by a defender in UEFA Champions League history. The centre-back only trails Roberto Carlos and Christian Panucci, who were both attacking full-backs, and is therefore the highest scoring centre-back in the history of the competition. Way to go, Geri.

Continue reading »

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (20.9.2014)

the front MD sept 20 2014

TOTAL CONTROL

Luis Enrique supervises the daily performance of his players thanks to GPS

Click for more

Continue reading »

The Front: Sport (20.9.2014)

the front sport sept 20 2014

SUÁREZ CONFIDENTIAL

ALL ABOUT THE URUGUAYAN’S ADAPTATION TO BARÇA

Messi was the first in the dressing room to show him support

Luis Enrique has prevented him from falling into depression about his sanction

He has rented a house in Castelldefels and his family is totally integrated

Click for more

Continue reading »

FLASHBACK Front: Mundo Deportivo (20.9.2009)

the front MD sept 20 2009

In honor of totalBarça’s fifth birthday, we will be posting headlines from this week in 2009

MAGIC MESSI

Leo celebrated his contract renewal with two goals and was leader in a brutal first half

Ibra, Messi (2), Alves and Keita made up the ‘manita’ of goals with five works of art

Click for more

Continue reading »

Three Blaugranas called-up by Spain U-17

Three Blaugranas called-up by Spain U-17

The coach of Spain’s national U-17 side, Santi Denia has published the list of players called-up for friendly matches against Belgium in Brussels on September 23 and 25. Three Barcelona players have made the list, with the Juvenil B’s Marc Cucurella, Carles Aleña and Carles Pérez the ones who have been picked.

Continue reading »

Rafinha called-up by Brazil Olympic squad

Rafinha called-up by Brazil Olympic squad

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcântara has been called up by Brazil’s national U-23 side for preparation friendlies to be played next month ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Brazilians will play two friendlies, first against the senior national team of Bolivia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá, a stadium which hosted World Cup matches this summer, and then against a side that is still to be confirmed three days later.

Continue reading »

Video of the Day: An elegant debut!


Sergi Samper made his official first team debut against Apoel on Wednesday in the Champions League. He was the most impressive thing about the match! Don’t believe us? Check out this vid!

Deulofeu in Sevilla limbo

Deulofeu in Sevilla limbo

Over the summer, Barcelona brought back young startlet Gerard Deulofeu from Everton, leading many culés to speculate that he would play a role with the team this year. Instead, he was loaned out to Sevilla, as Luis Enrique figured that he would get more playing time there. Things haven’t worked out that way so far. Learn more after the jump.

Continue reading »

The Front: Sport (19.9.2014)

the front sport sept 19 2014

SAMPER

THE NEW BUSQUETS

FROM THE SCHOOL TO THE FIRST TEAM

He arrived at Barça at six years old is the only canterano who has only worn blaugrana

Mature and a natural leader, he has been captain in all the teams of the football school and he’s a crack

Click for more

Continue reading »

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (19.9.2014)

the front MD sept 19 2014

CLASS OF ‘95

SMS

SAMPER – MUNIR – SANDRO

Samper, Barça 100%: He came to the school at 6 years of age and exploded at 19

El Caterano: “I’ve realized my dream”

Luis Enrique gives a pass to a new generation of future cracks

Click for more

Continue reading »

FLASHBACK Front: Mundo Deportivo (19.9.2009)

the front MD sept 19 2009

In honor of totalBarça’s fifth birthday, we will be posting headlines from this week in 2009

MESSI – BARÇA – 2016

Leo signed until he is 29 and he has a release clause 250 million

“I want to finish my career at Barça,” repeated the crack, who will be the best paid

Click for more

Continue reading »

Sergi Samper: A culé for life

Sergi Samper: A culé for life

Sergi Samper became the third La Masia graduate to make his official first team debut under Luis Enrique after Lucho trusted him with a starting spot in Barcelona’s Champions League opening match against APOEL Nicosia. Culés were clearly pleased with the 19-year-old’s performance on a night that didn’t bring out the best of the blaugrana, but many Barça fans were surprised by the midfielder, who seamlessly stepped into the shoes of the midfield’s Mr. Dependable, Sergio Busquets, his idol. This question was surely high on the post-match agenda for culés: Who is this kid, and what can he do?

Read more about Samper after the jump.

Continue reading »

Video of the Day: Sergi Samper

A compilation of Sergi Samper’s best goals during his La Masia career has been published today, and one thing that becomes evident is the fact that the boy has natural talent, as if he was born to be a midfielder. Nothing has really changed in his game, apart from his defensive ability. Even the hair is the same.

Continue reading »

Record-breaking clean sheet streak

Record-breaking clean sheet streak

FC Barcelona beat APOEL 1-0 without putting on a spectacular show on Wednesday, but Luis Enrique’s new-look side managed to break a significant record. This season’s team is the first team in Barcelona’s history to win all four opening matches without conceding a goal. This may not look particularly exciting for culés, who expected goals last night, but let’s not forget the old saying: attackers win matches, defenders win titles.

Continue reading »

Golazos made in La Masia


Another compilation of the top 5 La Masia goals, from the past weekend. This week, two Alevín A players, Marc Pelaz and Arnau Farnós, the Cadete B’s Rodrigo Sánchez, and the Juvenil B’s Ayoub Abou are included in the lsit, which is capped off by a wonderful inswerving corner goal scored by Juvenil B’s Sergio Gómez.

Enjoy!

Continue reading »

Sergi Roberto to sign contract extension

Sergi Roberto to sign contract extension

In a sign of the team’s further commitment to its youth players, FC Barcelona announced that it has reached an agreement with Sergi Roberto on a contract extension. Get the dates and numbers after the jump.

Continue reading »

The Front: Sport (18.9.2014)

the front sport sept 18 2014

PIQUE AND LEADERS

DECISIVE DEBUT FROM TER STEGEN

The German keeper saved Barça with a spectacular stop in the last minute

Luis Enrique made nine changes from the last match and debuted the young Samper

Piqué’s goal and the tie between Ajax and PSG make Barça first in their group

Click for more

Continue reading »

FLASHBACK Front: Mundo Deportivo (18.9.2009)

the front MD sept 18 2009

In honor of totalBarça’s fifth birthday, we will be posting headlines from this week in 2009

TAKE IT EASY, TITI

Guardiola diminishes the importance of Henry’s anger over a substitution that was indisputable and the page is turned

Click for more

Continue reading »

The Ratings: FC Barcelona 1-0 Apoel Nicosia

The Ratings: FC Barcelona 1-0 Apoel Nicosia

The Ratings… Everyone’s 2nd favourite part to a post-match analysis, after the Post-Match Review of course. It is now your turn to show us what you think of the players’ performances. Let’s see how you all do!

Continue reading »

Video of the Day: Mascherano – Tackling Machine

Continue reading »