If you are a football fan, like us, surely Barca does not leave you indifferent. You may hate it, especially if you are a fan of another team whose name you don’t have to say, or that you love it if you enjoy football, whether or not you have these colors.
The fact is that you might think you know everything about this team. But today we will open your eyes. These are some curiosities of FC Barcelona that you didn’t know anyway.
The Origin of The Name
Surely you know that fans are called that, but have you wondered why they are called Barca? On the website of the League, they tell the story that led to that being the name by which they are known.
Everything goes back to before the Camp Nou existed when the games were played in the Les Corts field. Kubala aroused a great fondness for the Blaugrana group that made the capacity not enough for everyone to enjoy sitting in the usual places.
With a capacity more than complete, some sat on top of the wall that surrounded the stadium, leaving in view (although with the pants, of course) the innkeepers of all who did. That is why we started talking about Barcelona as the culers, which is pronounced culé and means those who show their asses. Name that has come to this day and with which Barca fans are generally known.
Barca, the Team’s Affectionate Nickname
There are some theories about the origin of the name “Barca” as the club’s name. The most accepted story is that a Catalan satirical weekly was the one who named it, remaining as a diminutive of Barcelona.
Others point out that the name is due to the Carthaginian general Amilcar Barca, father of Anibal. In any case, today it is done for comfort, just as Deportivo de la Coruña is called Depor or Atlético de Madrid Atleti.
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Why Are Triumphs Celebrated in Canaletas?
Every time Barca wins something, fans run to the Canaletas fountain to celebrate it. No one needs to be notified, because everyone knows where to go. Why? You have to go back to the 1930s to answer this question.
At that time, in front of the fountain were the offices of the La Rambla newspaper, what is now the Sport or El Mundo Deportivo. As there was not even almost radio, every time Barcelona played the fans approached there because the newspaper hung a blackboard with the result of all the matches of the day.
Of course, when they saw that their team had won, the square was a party. The tradition continued, and with the arrival of the radio, the fans continued to gather there to listen to the games. Today, it is the meeting point of the Blaugranas to celebrate the victories.
More Than a Club
When you enter the Camp Nou, you can read the phrase Mesque un club in yellow stands on a blue background in the central area. Everyone knows that this is their slogan, but do you know the origin of the phrase?
50 years ago it was said for the first time to refer to Barcelona. Narcis de Carreras, when he was elected president of Barca, said that it is more than a club, more than a place to entertain, a spirit that is within all fans. Although this phrase was extended as a phrase during the elections to President 4 years later when Agusti Montal took over the reins of the institution.
Barca Plays on Skates
No, it’s not that Messi has skates to go on the field to score goals. We mean that in addition to football and basketball, there are other sports disciplines that wear the club’s jersey, including professional roller hockey and amateur skating.
There are also rugby, volleyball and basketball teams sitting in a wheelchair. A clear commitment to sport in general. At the moment there is no bubble football team, although this does not mean that they have not raised it, for the record.
Do You Want to Know More Curiosities?
If the bug has bitten you and you want to know more about this historical team and its most curious details, on the official website you can stay up to date with all the news that happens around the team and the most striking curiosities that the club has throughout history.
Do you dare to see how much you really know one of the best teams in the world, but the best?
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