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Hello guys,

I'm doing a school paper on Barca, on it's history and everything. I know neither spanish nor catalan and I need help with the couple of things.

1. Are there any chants that Barca fans routinely sing in Camp Nou or elsewhere? How does it go?

2. Apart from Barca and Barcelona, are there any other names of titles for Barca?Like Man U have Red Devils? Even if it's catalan I'd like to know.

I'd really appreciate it, if someone could help me out with this.
 

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Dunno about q1, but for q2 barca are often refered to as the 'azulgrana' (meaning red and blue). Often Barca supporters are also referred to as 'cules'. Can't think of anything else at the moment.
 

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Dunno about q1, but for q2 barca are often refered to as the 'azulgrana' (meaning red and blue). Often Barca supporters are also referred to as 'cules'. Can't think of anything else at the moment.
Azulgrana is in Spanish IMO, Blaugrana is Catalan. :thmbup:
 

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Holy shit this would take hours to write down... and there is so much to tell...



Falcon X... Check this out for a start:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FC_Barcelona

History
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Early Years
FC Barcelona was founded by Swiss businessman Hans Kamper, who embraced Catalan nationalism so fervently that he changed his name to the Catalan Joan Gamper. Gamper changed the club's original name to the current Catalan version. Everything started when he decided to put a message in a local newspaper asking for players to join him in a relatively unknown sport called football. Eleven players attended this meeting: Gualteri Wild, Lluis d'Ossa, Bartomeu Terradas, Otto Kunzle, Otto Maier, Enric Ducal, Pere Cabot, Carles Pujol, Josep Llobet, John Parsons, and William Parsons. The club's international nature has been a quality since the first days of its existence, as shown by still holding the original Anglican version of its name Futbol Club Barcelona, instead of the formal Spanish version Club de Futbol Barcelona.


Joan Gamper, founder of FC BarcelonaThe team did not have to wait much time for their first trophy, as in 1901 they won the Copa Macaya, later known as the Campionat de Catalunya (Championship of Catalonia). Until 1909 the team played in different stadiums, none of them owned by the club. On March 14 of that year, the 6,000 seat stadium of Carrer Industria (Industry Street) opened its door. It was the first field owned by FC Barcelona. During these years the club experienced their first growth period, in terms of sport titles and social mass.

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The Golden Years
Legendary players like Alcantara, Zamora, and Samitier boosted the club's success with brilliant playing style, bringing the team to a Golden Age of expansion. By 1922, the club opened the doors of its stadium of Les Corts, which had an initial capacity of 30,000, later expanded to an impressive 60,000. Besides dominating Spanish and Catalan championships, they won the first edition of the Spanish League in 1929.

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Crisis and the Civil War
The ongoing crisis, started in the late 20's during the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera, only got worse after the start of the Spanish Civil War. The political problems of the country affected the club, eventually leading to the assassination of President Josep Suñol by soldiers of the nationalist side and the bombing of the club's headquarters. After these events, the club was forced to change its name to Club de Futbol Barcelona, remove the catalan portion of the flag, and a president friendly to Franco's regime was appointed.

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Kubala
By the second half of the 1940s the club began to recover from its problems, which almost led the club to disband. Players like Cesar, Ramallets, and Velasco won the First Division fifteen years after the first and only time. With political issues calming down, the style of football played, and titles being brought, financial problems started to fade as more people became members. In 1950 arrived one of the most important players for FC Barcelona, Kubala. During the first years after his arrival the team won almost every competition they played in, and its forward, Cesar, Basora, and Kubala himself is still remembered.

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Camp Nou

Camp Nou Stadium
Inauguration September 24, 1957
Capacity 109,815 (98,800 seats)
Length 105m
Width 72m
In 1957, the Camp Nou opened its doors to the public. It had a capacity for up to 90,000 spectators, already making it one of the biggest stadiums in the world. Unfortunately, a few years after the inauguration, titles became scarce, as they only won three official titles during the 1960s. But even then the club did not stop growing, gaining social and economic power every year.

Unlike the decade of the 50's, when Real Madrid "stole" Argentinian player Alfredo Di Stefano from FC Barcelona, Dutch legend Johan Cruyff signed a contract with the club in 1973. His electric style of play, fast and smart, could not appeal more to the fans. Even the record amount of £922,300 paid by FC Barcelona for him seemed nothing after defeating Real Madrid 0-5 in their own stadium and winning the league. By the following year the club had 70,000 members, making it the most powerful in the world.

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The second golden age (1988-1996)
Josep Lluis Nuñez became president of FC Barcelona in 1978, leading the club into an unprecedented period of social and economic growth. Dozens of titles were won by all teams, and other sections seen as less important than the football team started to receive more attention. During 1990-1994, Johan Cruyff's Dream Team won four consecutive Leagues and for a first time the Champions League (1992) among other trophies.

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Late 1990s with satisfactory results
After the unsuccessful brief stay of Bobby Robson, notorious manager Louis Van Gaal came on board and Barcelona won twice Spanish League title and once Cup Winners' Cup. Although their great results at homeside, Barcelona failed to win again Champions League. Due to heavy fan criticism after three seasons in 2000, Van Gaal resigned.

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Years of turmoil
Joan Gaspart was elected as the successor of Josep Lluis Nuñez in 2000, not an easy task considering his achievements and a lot of pressure was put on the new board of directors. Still, Joan Gaspart's bad management led the club to a financial crisis. Poor judgement when using the club's funds, the absence of any important victory, and underperforming players made the social pressure unbearable, forcing him to resign in 2003. A temporary commission took over until current president Joan Laporta was elected in the same year.

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Revival

Top player RonaldinhoJoan Laporta proved to be better choice. With his arrival, and that of football superstar Ronaldinho and manager Frank Rijkaard among others, the new style of management, have returned the club into a positive cycle. Inherited massive financial debt is being cut down, and only two players remain from the original team that did not win a major title in five years. Season 2003/2004 Barcelona made spectacular return to form finishing second after being at the bottom of the table. This season 2004/2005 Barcelona keeps big distance from their archrival Real Madrid with 9 points and with impressive games at the Spanish First Division and Uefa Champions League is likely that a new title approaches. Some people say that a third golden age has begun for Barcelona.

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Football
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History
Although Barcelona has outstanding teams in different sports, the most famous and well-known section is its football team, which competes in the first division of the Spanish Football League. Except for the Intercontinental Cup, it has won all known trophies. It is the only team in Europe to have participated in European club competition in every season since 1955, and has never left the Spanish First Division since its beginning in 1928, along with cofounders Athletic de Bilbao and Real Madrid.

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Trophies
Champions League: 1
1991-92
FC Barcelona 1 - 0 Sampdoria
Goal by Ronald Koeman (111')
UEFA Cup: 4
1958
FC Barcelona 6 - 0 London XI
London XI 2 - 2 FC Barcelona
1960
FC Barcelona 4 - 1 Birmingham City
Birmingham City F.C. 0 - 0 FC Barcelona
1966
Real Zaragoza 2 - 4 FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona 0 - 1 Real Zaragoza
1971
FC Barcelona 2 - 1 Leeds United
European Super Cup: 2
1992
Werder Bremen 1 - 1 FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona 2 - 1 Werder Bremen
1997
FC Barcelona 2 - 0 Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 FC Barcelona
Cup Winners' Cup: 4
1979
FC Barcelona 4 - 3 Fortuna Düsseldorf
1982
FC Barcelona 2 - 1 Standard de Liège
1989
FC Barcelona 2 - 0 Sampdoria
1997
FC Barcelona 1 - 0 Paris Saint-Germain
Spanish First Division: 16
1928-29, 1944-45, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1973-74, 1984-85, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1997-98, 1998-99
Spanish Super Cup: 5
1984, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997
Spanish League Cup: 2
1983, 1986
King's Cup: 24
1909-10, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1919-20, 1921-22, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1927-28, 1941-42, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1956-57, 1962-63, 1967-68, 1970-71, 1977-78, 1980-81, 1982-83, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1996-97, 1997-98
Catalunya Cup: 5
1990-91, 1992-93, 1999-2000, 2003-04, 2004-05
Macaya Cup: 1
1901-02
Championship of Catalunya: 20
1904-05, 1908-09, 1909-10, 1910-11, 1912-13, 1915-16, 1918-19, 1919-20, 1920-21, 1921-22, 1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1927-28, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1934-34, 1935-36, 1937-38
Latin Cup: 2
1949, 1952
Eva Duarte Cup: 3
1948, 1952, 1953
Martini & Rossi Trohpy: 2
1952, 1953
Little World Cup: 1
1957
Joan Gamper Trophy: 30
1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Teresa Herrera Trophy: 5
1948, 1951, 1972, 1990, 1993
Ramon de Carranza Trophy: 2
1961, 1962
Ciudad de Palma Trophy: 5
1969, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1981
Cup of the Pyrenees: 4
1910, 1911, 1912, 1913
Mediterranean League: 1
1937
 

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Hey ya'll,

I've read that before Zyad and a lot of other things I was able to find on google. At the moment I am focusing on those two questions since I couldn't find an answer to them on google.

I think I got a good answer for my 2nd question. Thanx Toecrusher and Huascaran.

I can't wait for that Koeman.
 

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FalconX said:
Hello guys,

I'm doing a school paper on Barca, on it's history and everything. I know neither spanish nor catalan and I need help with the couple of things.

1. Are there any chants that Barca fans routinely sing in Camp Nou or elsewhere? How does it go?

2. Apart from Barca and Barcelona, are there any other names of titles for Barca?Like Man U have Red Devils? Even if it's catalan I'd like to know.

I'd really appreciate it, if someone could help me out with this. I think I'm falling for Barca :broken: :kiss: .
I'll start with the 2nd one. The fans that support Barça are also called Culés. Why? When Barça played in the old stadium of Les Corts (the one we had until the Camp Nou was built), you could see the ass of the people in the stands from outside the stadium. In Catalan, "ass" is "cul", so from "cul" comes "culés". :pp



Another way to call us is blaugranes (blaugrana, if it's only one). It's just a name about the colors of the team. From Catalan, blau (blue) and grana (dark red). In Spanish, it's azulgrana and it's the same: azul (blue) and grana (dark red). It's like the milanistas are called rossoneri (red and black).

About the first question. The most popular one is the Cant del Barça. Here you have the mp3 with the song:
http://www.fcbarcelona.com/downloads/FCBarcelona.mp3

You have the lyrics down.

Songs: Most of them have are the typical ultra chants with the lyrics adapted to Barça. I've avoided the insulting chants, since I guess that your homework is about how we support Barça and not how Madrid is isulted.

Ale Aleeeeeeee Ale Aleeeeeee Barça campeoooooon

Ale Ale Barça champion

Força Barça
Força Barça
Força Barça hasta el final
Te queremos
Te adoramos
Força Barça hasta el final


Força Barça
Força Barça until the end
We love you
We adore you
Força Barça until the end

1899
Neix el club que porto al cor
Blaugrana són els colors
Futbol Club Barcelona
lo lo lo lololoooooooo lo lo lo lololoooooooooo
lo lo lo lololoooooooo
Futbol Club Barcelona


(in) 1899
The club that I have in my heart is born
Blaugrana (blue and dark red) are the colors
Futbol Club Barcelona

Del Barça som i serem
I avui també guanyarem
Del Barça, pel Barça i per Catalunya
Fins la mort lluitarem!
Barça


We are and will be Barça fans
Today we'll win again
(We're) Barça (fans), for Barça and for Catalunya
We'll fight until the death
Barça

Cant del Barça

Tot el camp
és un clam
som la gent blau-grana
tant se val d´on venim,
si del sud o del nord,
ara estem d´acord, estem d´acord
una bandera ens agermana
Blaugrana al vent,
un crit valent,
tenim un nom,
el sap tothom,
BARÇA! BARÇA! BARÇA!
Jugadors,
Seguidors,
Tots units fem força
Són molts anys plens d´afanys,
Són molts gols que hem cridat
I s´ha demostrat, s´ha demostrat
Que mai ningú no ens podrà torcer
Blaugran al vent,
Un crit valent,
Tenim un nom,
El sap tothom,
BARÇA!, BARÇA!, BARÇA!


All the stadium
is a big noise
We're the blaugrana people
It doesn't matter from where we come from
if the south or the north
Now we all agree, we all agree
a flag makes us brothers
Blaugrana wave
A brave scream
We have a name
that everyone knows:
BARÇA BARÇA BAAAAARÇA!

Players, supporters
All together we're strong
Many years of achievements
Many goals screamed
And it's proven, it's proven
that noone ever is going to put us out of our way
Blaugrana wave
A brave scream
We have a name
that everyone knows:
BARÇA, BARÇA, BAAAAARÇA!




If you want further info, check out this link, the post #18. I wrote it a couple of months ago. Part of the info is taken from the official site and I've added some things from my personal experience.
http://www.xtratime.org/forum/showthread.php?t=147782&page=2

I wish that I helped you. Sorry for the late answer. BTW, welcome and I wish you continue posting here. Good luck with your school paper.
 

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WOW, thanks a whole lot Koeman. I read both of your writings. You are very knowledgable on Barca. If you wish to be cited in my paper let me know. I'll make sure you're credited appropriately in the paper (however you like it/pm me) for your valuable information.
 

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FalconX said:
WOW, thanks a whole lot Koeman. I read both of your writings. You are very knowledgable on Barca. If you wish to be cited in my paper let me know. I'll make sure you're credited appropriately in the paper (however you like it/pm me) for your valuable information.
:D

It's not necessary, but thanx anyway. :)
 

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here's a song: figo disfruta, tu madre es una puta :)
 

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The fans that support Barça are also called Culés. Why? When Barça played in the old stadium of Les Corts (the one we had until the Camp Nou was built), you could see the ass of the people in the stands from outside the stadium. In Catalan, "ass" is "cul", so from "cul" comes "culés". :pp
:D :tongue:

EDIT: Tombaker ... your avatar is mesmerizing. :shades: :devil:
 
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