Fc Barcelona


Lionel Messi is Quietly Have His Greatest Season Ever

Messi destroyed the record books in 2011-12, but this year he's doing more with less.
Shahan Ahmed

2018 Will Be the Year of Neymar

Nobody not named Messi or Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or since 2007. This could be the year that finally changes.
Shahan Ahmed

'Barça is More Than a Club'

As Catalonia moves toward independence, we chronicled the intersection of soccer and politics in Barcelona in words and photos.
Jordi Mestre

FC Barcelona is Winning Matches and Losing its Fanbase

As Catalonia marches toward independence, supporters are identifying less and less with a club that was once closely linked with the movement.
Jordi Mestre

Six-Year-Old Soccer Player Ariana Dos Santos Has Become a Viral Sensation

Videos of Ariana Dos Santos playing soccer and juggling the ball have gone viral, but the six-year-old from Missouri still believes, in her words, "Tricks don't do anything." She wants to do more.
Megan Armstrong
english footballers abroad

Gary Lineker at Barcelona: When Leicester’s Favourite Son Went Overseas

Having made his name with Leicester and Everton, the mid eighties saw Gary Lineker snapped up by ‘El Tel’ at Barca. Together, they would stir a slumbering Catalan giant, and restore glory to the club once more.
Will Magee
the catalan legend of johan cruyff

Total Footballer, Total Rebel: Johan Cruyff and The Resurgence of Catalonian Pride

Several months on from the passing of one of the game's greatest icons, Shirsho Dasgupta examines how Johan Cruyff's upbringing in sixties Amsterdam prepared him for hero status among the Catalan people.
Shirsho Dasgupta

Barcelona (!!!) Is Complaining About Premier League Teams Spending So Much Money

This is pretty rich from a club that paid €81 million for Luis Suarez and that isn't even its most expensive acquisition.
Mike Vorkunov
eat that! and another!

Griffiths, Gayle and Arda Turan: Goals of the Week

Goals are football's most crucial ingredient, without which the sport would lose all flavour. Without further ado, let us behold the best goals of the past week and revel in their absolute deliciousness.
UK Sports Staff
the human condition

The Cult: Ronaldo

In his pomp, Ronaldo was a striker sent from heaven. His career took a steep downward trajectory, however, and he bowed out of football as a mortal much like the rest of us.
Will Magee
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi Sentenced to 21 Months in Jail for Tax Fraud

Leo Messi was sentenced to 21 months in jail and as it turns out, that was pretty lucky.
Sean Newell
financial irregularities in la liga

Real Madrid and Barcelona Ordered to Pay Back Millions in Illegal State Aid

Spain’s two biggest clubs have been told to repay considerable sums to the Spanish government, as have Valencia, Athletic Bilbao, Osasuna, Elche and Hercules.
UK Sports Staff