Founded on 1899 by the group of Swiss, English and Catalan football players directed with Joan Gamper, the team has turned into a image associated with Catalan culture plus Catalanism, therefore the slogan "Més que un club" (A lot more than a team). Unlike many other soccer clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona. It's the second most valuable sports club in the world, worth $3.2 billion, and the world's 4th richest soccer club regarding earnings, having an yearly revenues for €484.6 million. A authorized Barcelona anthem is the "Cant del Barça", written by Jaume Picas and Josep Maria Espinàs.
Barca is the joint most successful team on Spain, in terms of total official titles won (eighty). It is won twenty two Spanish League, twenty-six Copa del Rey, eleven Supercopa de España, 2 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies, in addition to being a record holder to the latter four competitions. For worldwide team soccer, Barcelona has achieved four UEFA Champions League, a record four UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, four UEFA Super Cup, an archive 3 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a record two FIFA Club World Cup trophies. Barca is ranked first on the IFFHS Team Globe Position on 1997, 2009, 2011 and 2012 and now occupies the 2nd position for the UEFA team rankings. A team carries a long-standing competition with Real Madrid; matches between the two teams are referred to as "El Clásico".
Barcelona is one of the most supported clubs in the world, that has the biggest social media following worldwide among sports teams. Barcelona's players have won a record quantity of Ballon d'Or rewards (10), together with a record number of FIFA World Player of the year rewards (7). In 2010, the team created history when three players who came via its youth academy (Messi, Iniesta & Xavi) were picked to be the 3 best players in the world on the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards, the unparalleled accomplishment for players from the same football academic.