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Becoming A Barcelona Fan

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Barcelona is one of the most famous soccer clubs in the world. FC Barcelona has one of the biggest fan bases in the world with about 145 million followers on social media alone. I’ve been a fan for about 8 years now and watch all of their games. At first I just liked a specific player, which is Lionel Messi, who currently plays for the club, but over time I got to like the whole team. 

FC Barcelona was founded in 1899 and is a well known club for making great players. Their youth program, called La Masia — where younger players play against other younger players — develops talent until they are ready for the professional clubs.  They have had some of the greatest players ever come out of there — Lionel Messi, Pep Guardiola (now one of the best coaches of all time), Xavi, and Gerard Pique to name a few. They have also had great players on their team not developed in their system, such as  Ronaldinho and Maradona, who are are former players of the club and are considered legends of the game. Not only have they had great players, but they have arguably the best stadium in the game, called Camp Nou.  Their stadium is the biggest one in Spain by capacity. It can hold up to 99,354 people; the next closest one to it only holds 90,000 people.

This club is known for being one of the most successful clubs in the history of the sport. FC Barcelona has won the most international trophies, even more than their rivals Real Madrid. Barcelona has won every major tournament at least once — The Champions League, The Club World Cup, La Liga Champions, La Liga Cup, the Super Cup and even the UEFA Cup.  They are the only team to do that. In the last 5 years barca have won over 10 trophies. The most memorable trophy is the Champions League because it is one of the hardest trophies to get. The reason the Champions League is so hard is because all the best teams from every league are in this tournament.

It’s good to be a Barca fan not only because they are good, but because they are just fun to watch. They are fun to watch because they usually win and they have a good style of play. The style of play they use is tiki-taka,which is passing around a player while forming a triangle.  This enables Barca to pass the ball a lot and keep possession and just dominate the game.  It also leads to some amazing passes and then fantastic goals.

Barca are an amazing team and I think they always will be. Barca have the most loyal fans. Their fans are the best and will go anywhere just to see them play. Barca are respected by all even the fans from their opponents applaud them.

The reason I started to watch them and became a fan was because of Messi.  Not only is he considered the best player in the world today, but also he is considered to be the best player ever. Messi has one almost every major trophy except the World Cup. He has the most FIFA Ballon d’Or, which is given to the best player of the year from the entire world.  They pick the best player from all of the leagues and decide which one is the best in the world.  Messi has won this award five times, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo’s four. Almost every other player who has one only has one or two. My dream is to go to one of their games in Spain and meet Messi.


WORKS CITED

“Official FC Barcelona Web Site – Barça | FCBarcelona.com.” FC Barcelona. FC Barcelona, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2017. <https://www.fcbarcelona.com/>.

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  1. Christopher Pittenger on May 2nd, 2017 12:30 pm

    I liked the article because it was small. The handwriting was really nice and neat, i really liked the smooth flow it had to it and i enjoyed reading it. I learned about a new player that i didn’t know about that seems to be really good in soccer by the name of “Lionel Messi”, i also learned that Barcelona is one of the most famous soccer clubs in the world and that they have the highest fan base at 145 million followers. I liked this article because it was well detailed about the player the student likes and how big the fan base is. What i didn’t like is that it was soccer and i’m not much of a soccer fan.

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  2. brandon lucas on June 1st, 2017 12:32 pm

    I like this article because I also am a fan of Barcelona and I like playing soccer. The intro was smooth to read and it grabbed my attention right away. I learned about Barcelona has the biggest fan base in the world. I like this article because it is talking about one of the best soccer team in the world.

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