FC Barcelona, the club everyone has heard of. Johan Cruyff’s club, Messi’s club; FC Barcelona is one of the most famous football clubs in Spain, and even in the world. The club was founded in 1899 and has been successful ever since. FC Barcelona is one of the 3 founding members of La Liga and has never been relegated from the Spanish top Division, along with Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao. The famous home kit with blue and red colours were first worn in 1900.
FC Barcelona have played their home matches in Camp Nou (New Field) since 1957. The huge stadium has been renovated three times since 1995 and nowadays it has capacity of over 99,000. The average attendance at a Barcelona-match is almost three times as high as the overall La Liga average.
FC Barcelona is also one of the most widely supported teams in the world, and the club has got many ties to Dutch football, especially to Ajax. Many Dutch players have played for FC Barcelona, such as Johan Cruyff, Frank de Boer, Ronald de Boer, Philip Cocu, Michael Reiziger and more. Ajax-player Frenkie de Jong has been signed by FC Barcelona. However, Jasper Cillessen has left the club to join Valencia CF, after being second keeper at FC Barcelona for three seasons.
Attending an FC Barcelona-match is a guaranteed spectacle and should definitely be on your bucket list. With great players such as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and ex-Atlético-player Antoine Griezmann, every match is like a great football show.
FC Barcelona have won a record of 3 Inter-Cities Fairs Cups and 3 FIFA Club World Cups. Moreover, they have won the League title 26 times, 30 Copa del Rey, 13 Supercopa de España, 5 UEFA Champions League titles, 4 UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup, 3 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies. A very impressive accomplishment, of which many clubs are jealous.
There is one club that is even more successful than FC Barcelona, and that’s Real Madrid. The club from Madrid is Barcelona’s greatest rival. The long-standing rivalry originated due to political and cultural tensions between Catalans and Castillians. Nowadays the political feelings still exist, but the fierce rivalry is mostly felt because Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are the two strongest teams in La Liga. The match between the two club is referred to as El Clásico. And they are well matched: in total, FC Barcelona have beaten Real Madrid 96 times; Real Madrid have beaten FC Barcelona 95 times.
FC Barcelona is not just a great club with a beautiful stadium, it’s also located in Barcelona: a perfect way to extend your football trip with a mini city trip by visiting some of the cities' beautiful highlights, such as the Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and the many museums. You can even relax at the beach!
At Number 1 you can book a perfectly organised football trip to Barcelona. We guarantee group seating up to 2 people together with good views of the field. All our hotel accommodations include breakfast and are located in the city centre.
Should you have any further questions regarding the FC Barcelona matches please let us know and we’ll be happy to help you.
Wishing you a great football trip to FC Barcelona!
Please note that the exact times and dates of the La Liga matches are usually confirmed by the Spanish Football Federation 2-3 weeks before the match. Due to European competition and live TV broadcast the time and day of the match can be changed. Therefore our package deals are mostly from Saturday till Monday to cover all possible match dates. Of course it is possible to book 1 night once the dates have been confirmed. You will recognize these confirmed matches by the orange ‘date confirmed’ sticker.