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    Rakitic arrived at the Camp Nou this week. PHOTO: GERMÁN PARGA-FCB.
    A look back at some of the biggest stories from the club over the last seven days

    The arrival and presentation of van Rakitic, the review of the season with president Bartomeu, the deal with new partner Beko and Neymar’s injury have been some of the biggest stories this week.

    Presentation of Ivan Rakitic: On Tuesday 1 July, Ivan Rakitic officially became an FC Barcelona player. The Croatian signed his contract and then spoke to the media.

    Rakitic to wear number 4: The same day, the new signing walked on the Camp Nou pitch for the first time in a Barça shirt. He’ll wear number four.


    Bartomeu reviews the year: As is the tradition at the end of a football season, the president gave a press conference to review the previous year. “I want to transform Barça”, said Josep Maria Bartomeu.


    Sponsorship deal with Beko: FC Barcelona and home appliance brand Beko announced a deal whereby the Turkish company will be a global FCB partner for the next four years.


    Neymar injured: The worst news of the week at Barça was that Neymar fractured a vertebra against Colombia and is out for the rest of the World Cup. The news has stunned the sports world.


    Messi and Mascherano into semi: Argentina, with two Barça players in the side, beat Belgium to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in 24 years. They’ll be meeting Holland.


    Trip to England confirmed: It was revealed this week that from July 28 to August 2, the first team squad will be training at the FA’s elite facility just outside Birmingham.


    Jordi Masip signs: The Barça B keeper has been promoted to the first team. His buyour clause is 35 million euros and he’ll wear the number 25 shirt.


    Interview with Xavi Pascual: The basketball head coach looked back at a season that ended in the best possible manner, beating Real Madrid to win the Liga Endesa. Pascual commended his players for their ambition.


    Interview with Rakitic: “Luis Enrique has many qualities and ideas and I’m looking forward to working with him”, said the Croat in an interview with the club’s official media.


    Rakitic arrived at the Camp Nou this week. PHOTO: GERMÁN PARGA-FCB.
    A look back at some of the biggest stories from the club over the last seven days

    The arrival and presentation of van Rakitic, the review of the season with president Bartomeu, the deal with new partner Beko and Neymar’s injury have been some of the biggest stories this week.

    Presentation of Ivan Rakitic: On Tuesday 1 July, Ivan Rakitic officially became an FC Barcelona player. The Croatian signed his contract and then spoke to the media.

    Rakitic to wear number 4: The same day, the new signing walked on the Camp Nou pitch for the first time in a Barça shirt. He’ll wear number four.


    Bartomeu reviews the year: As is the tradition at the end of a football season, the president gave a press conference to review the previous year. “I want to transform Barça”, said Josep Maria Bartomeu.


    Sponsorship deal with Beko: FC Barcelona and home appliance brand Beko announced a deal whereby the Turkish company will be a global FCB partner for the next four years.


    Neymar injured: The worst news of the week at Barça was that Neymar fractured a vertebra against Colombia and is out for the rest of the World Cup. The news has stunned the sports world.


    Messi and Mascherano into semi: Argentina, with two Barça players in the side, beat Belgium to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in 24 years. They’ll be meeting Holland.


    Trip to England confirmed: It was revealed this week that from July 28 to August 2, the first team squad will be training at the FA’s elite facility just outside Birmingham.


    Jordi Masip signs: The Barça B keeper has been promoted to the first team. His buyour clause is 35 million euros and he’ll wear the number 25 shirt.


    Interview with Xavi Pascual: The basketball head coach looked back at a season that ended in the best possible manner, beating Real Madrid to win the Liga Endesa. Pascual commended his players for their ambition.


    Interview with Rakitic: “Luis Enrique has many qualities and ideas and I’m looking forward to working with him”, said the Croat in an interview with the club’s official media.


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    Alfredo di Stéfano. PHOTO: realmadrid.com
    The honorary president of Real Madrid passed away this evening. He was 88 years old

    FC Barcelona expresses its condolences for the passing of Alfredo Di Stéfano, honorary president of Real Madrid. Di Stéfano suffered cardiac arrest on Saturday and was brought to Hospital Gregorio Marañón in Madrid.

    FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu expressed his sorrow after hearing the news: “With Di Stéfano’s farewell we lose one of the football greats. My condolences to his family and Real Madrid.”


    Alfredo di Stéfano. PHOTO: realmadrid.com
    The honorary president of Real Madrid passed away this evening. He was 88 years old

    FC Barcelona expresses its condolences for the passing of Alfredo Di Stéfano, honorary president of Real Madrid. Di Stéfano suffered cardiac arrest on Saturday and was brought to Hospital Gregorio Marañón in Madrid.

    FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu expressed his sorrow after hearing the news: “With Di Stéfano’s farewell we lose one of the football greats. My condolences to his family and Real Madrid.”


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    The Camp Nou Lounge at night - truly remarkable / PHOTO: FCB
    The dining experience with views of the Camp Nou practically sold out on its debut evenings last Friday and Saturday

    The first evenings in the Camp Nou Lounge proved a massive hit among fans. Some 300 people practically sold out the second sitting on Friday night and both on Saturday, with customers flocking to enjoy a top quality culinary experience while taking in the breath-taking surroundings of the floodlit stadium.

    The panoramic view of the empty terraces makes for an extraordinary setting for an evening meal, so it was no surprise to see that in addition to enjoying a meal together, almost all of the guests also made the most of a unique photo opportunity.

    Reservations required

    This service is not part of the Camp Nou Experience, and is open to anyone who is interested by simply filling in the booking form.

    The culinary delights on offer include vermouths, hot tapas, grilled meals, desserts and a wide variety of Damm beers. There is also a special ‘tasting’ menu with the chance to sample different beers.

    Visitors get free parking via access 14, and can use this space for supper or to enjoy an aperitif between 20.00 and 23.30. FC Barcelona members get an exclusive 10% discount.

    The space is complemented with ambient lighting and music, and meals are available in two sittings, either at 20.00 or 22.00. Entrance to the Camp Nou Lounge is via gate 15 to the stadium.

    New summer proposal

    The Camp Nou Lounge is located in the first tier of the grandstand and was especially designed by FC Barcelona to ensure that this summer’s visitors to the club get to enjoy catering and leisure services that include a select range of food and beverages in an incomparable setting.

    BOOK HERE


    The Camp Nou Lounge at night - truly remarkable / PHOTO: FCB
    The dining experience with views of the Camp Nou practically sold out on its debut evenings last Friday and Saturday

    The first evenings in the Camp Nou Lounge proved a massive hit among fans. Some 300 people practically sold out the second sitting on Friday night and both on Saturday, with customers flocking to enjoy a top quality culinary experience while taking in the breath-taking surroundings of the floodlit stadium.

    The panoramic view of the empty terraces makes for an extraordinary setting for an evening meal, so it was no surprise to see that in addition to enjoying a meal together, almost all of the guests also made the most of a unique photo opportunity.

    Reservations required

    This service is not part of the Camp Nou Experience, and is open to anyone who is interested by simply filling in the booking form.

    The culinary delights on offer include vermouths, hot tapas, grilled meals, desserts and a wide variety of Damm beers. There is also a special ‘tasting’ menu with the chance to sample different beers.

    Visitors get free parking via access 14, and can use this space for supper or to enjoy an aperitif between 20.00 and 23.30. FC Barcelona members get an exclusive 10% discount.

    The space is complemented with ambient lighting and music, and meals are available in two sittings, either at 20.00 or 22.00. Entrance to the Camp Nou Lounge is via gate 15 to the stadium.

    New summer proposal

    The Camp Nou Lounge is located in the first tier of the grandstand and was especially designed by FC Barcelona to ensure that this summer’s visitors to the club get to enjoy catering and leisure services that include a select range of food and beverages in an incomparable setting.

    BOOK HERE


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    Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction visited the Camp Nou / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
    Two members of the boyband, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, were welcomed into the Camp Nou presidential lounge by the director responsible for new technologies, Dídac Lee Wearing Barça first team strips, the pop stars enjoyed a kickaround on the stadium pitch

    One Direction Statements

    Niall Horan: “It was incredible to walk onto the pitch”

    “I have been here a few times before, and it’s nice to be back. This is one of the best stadiums in the world, and it was incredible to get the chance to walk out onto the pitch”.

    “The best players, for me, are Neymar and Messi”

    Louis Tomlinson: “It’s fantastic to watch Neymar”

    “We all obviously love Messi, but it’s also fantastic to watch Neymar play. What a shame he’s injured. He’s a brilliant player”.

    On Tuesday, the Camp Nou received a visit from pop group One Direction, who are appearing at the Olympic Stadium tonight as part of their Where we are world tour. Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, two members of the world famous boyband, were welcomed into the presidential lounge by Dídac Lee, the director of the Media and Communication Department and manager of New Technologies, who presented them with first team shirts with their names on the back.

    They immediately donned the shirts and headed out onto the pitch for a kickaround, stopping on the way to take pictures in the first team locker-room.

    Clearly enjoying the experience, they ran out of the tunnel onto the field, where they made it clear that they know what they are doing with a football at their feet. In fact, Tomlinson has previously played for the Doncaster Rovers reserves in England. The visitors enjoying the Camp Nou Tour were thrilled to enjoy this additional treat, and furiously took pictures, applauded and even sung some of One Direction’s most famous hits

    The band members also signed a shirt with the name of the group, which will be used as a prize for a Barça Fans draw. You can enjoy a complete report of today’s events by entering the exclusive Barça Fans area at fans.fcbarcelona.com.

    Dídac Lee: “This visit helps our club”

    “For a global club likes ours, to be visited by a global band like this, with millions of followers on social networks, is very good news. These things help our club, especially on an international level”, said Lee, director of the Media and Communication Department and manager of New Technologies.


    Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction visited the Camp Nou / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
    Two members of the boyband, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, were welcomed into the Camp Nou presidential lounge by the director responsible for new technologies, Dídac Lee Wearing Barça first team strips, the pop stars enjoyed a kickaround on the stadium pitch

    One Direction Statements

    Niall Horan: “It was incredible to walk onto the pitch”

    “I have been here a few times before, and it’s nice to be back. This is one of the best stadiums in the world, and it was incredible to get the chance to walk out onto the pitch”.

    “The best players, for me, are Neymar and Messi”

    Louis Tomlinson: “It’s fantastic to watch Neymar”

    “We all obviously love Messi, but it’s also fantastic to watch Neymar play. What a shame he’s injured. He’s a brilliant player”.

    On Tuesday, the Camp Nou received a visit from pop group One Direction, who are appearing at the Olympic Stadium tonight as part of their Where we are world tour. Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, two members of the world famous boyband, were welcomed into the presidential lounge by Dídac Lee, the director of the Media and Communication Department and manager of New Technologies, who presented them with first team shirts with their names on the back.

    They immediately donned the shirts and headed out onto the pitch for a kickaround, stopping on the way to take pictures in the first team locker-room.

    Clearly enjoying the experience, they ran out of the tunnel onto the field, where they made it clear that they know what they are doing with a football at their feet. In fact, Tomlinson has previously played for the Doncaster Rovers reserves in England. The visitors enjoying the Camp Nou Tour were thrilled to enjoy this additional treat, and furiously took pictures, applauded and even sung some of One Direction’s most famous hits

    The band members also signed a shirt with the name of the group, which will be used as a prize for a Barça Fans draw. You can enjoy a complete report of today’s events by entering the exclusive Barça Fans area at fans.fcbarcelona.com.

    Dídac Lee: “This visit helps our club”

    “For a global club likes ours, to be visited by a global band like this, with millions of followers on social networks, is very good news. These things help our club, especially on an international level”, said Lee, director of the Media and Communication Department and manager of New Technologies.


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    The Barça delegation at Di Stéfano's memorial / PHOTO: HELIOS - realmadrid.com
    An FC Barcelona delegation led by President Bartomeu travelled to Madrid to bid farewell to Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stéfano at the Santiago Bernabéu

    An FC Barcelona delegation led by President Josep Maria Bartomeu travelled to this Tuesday to Madrid to attend Alfredo di Stéfano’s memorial, located on the Santiago Bernabéu’s Presidential stand. FC Barcelona bid farewell to the former Argentina player and honorary president of Real Madrid and expressed the Club's deepest condolences to Di Stéfano’s family, Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez and Real Madrid.

    Bartomeu was accompanied by Vice-President Carles Vilarrubí, director Susana Monje, Board adviser and former Barça player Josep Maria Fusté and the director of Institutional Sporting Relations Albert Soler.

    The FC Barcelona president publicly shared his sorrow and condolences with Alfredo di Stéfano’s family and Real Madrid through statements made to the club’s press department. “Despite the rivalry that exists between our two clubs, when something like this happens we must think about people and the sport,” said Bartomeu.
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    Bartomeu added that Di Stéfano was “a universal figure, he represented so much more than just football. He was one of the greatest footballers to have ever existed.” He continued: “His way of playing changed the way we watched football. Many of the things that happen today are the legacy of Don Alfredo.”

    Alfredo di Stéfano passed away this Monday at the age of 88 due to cardiac arrest. The Argentinian played for Real Madrid from 1953 to 1964, and he’s considered to be one of the best players to ever play the sport.

    In addition to the Real Madrid directors and fans, the memorial was attended by former players, general fans of sport, journalists, and representatives of other clubs.

    His way of playing changed the way we watched football. Many of the things that happen today are the legacy of Don Alfredo

    The Barça delegation at Di Stéfano's memorial / PHOTO: HELIOS - realmadrid.com
    An FC Barcelona delegation led by President Bartomeu travelled to Madrid to bid farewell to Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stéfano at the Santiago Bernabéu

    An FC Barcelona delegation led by President Josep Maria Bartomeu travelled to this Tuesday to Madrid to attend Alfredo di Stéfano’s memorial, located on the Santiago Bernabéu’s Presidential stand. FC Barcelona bid farewell to the former Argentina player and honorary president of Real Madrid and expressed the Club's deepest condolences to Di Stéfano’s family, Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez and Real Madrid.

    Bartomeu was accompanied by Vice-President Carles Vilarrubí, director Susana Monje, Board adviser and former Barça player Josep Maria Fusté and the director of Institutional Sporting Relations Albert Soler.

    The FC Barcelona president publicly shared his sorrow and condolences with Alfredo di Stéfano’s family and Real Madrid through statements made to the club’s press department. “Despite the rivalry that exists between our two clubs, when something like this happens we must think about people and the sport,” said Bartomeu.
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    Bartomeu added that Di Stéfano was “a universal figure, he represented so much more than just football. He was one of the greatest footballers to have ever existed.” He continued: “His way of playing changed the way we watched football. Many of the things that happen today are the legacy of Don Alfredo.”

    Alfredo di Stéfano passed away this Monday at the age of 88 due to cardiac arrest. The Argentinian played for Real Madrid from 1953 to 1964, and he’s considered to be one of the best players to ever play the sport.

    In addition to the Real Madrid directors and fans, the memorial was attended by former players, general fans of sport, journalists, and representatives of other clubs.

    His way of playing changed the way we watched football. Many of the things that happen today are the legacy of Don Alfredo

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  • 07/11/14--08:47: Calle 13 visit Camp Nou
  • Calle 13 received a shirt with the band's name on the back / PHOTO: GERMÁN PARGA - FCB
    The two members of the group were welcomed by Dídac Lee, director of the Media and Communications Department and head of New Tecnologies They visited the FC Barcelona Museum and while touring the stadium took part in the #campnouexperience selfies competition

    The Camp Nou was visited today by two members of Puerto Rican band Calle 13, who are in Barcelona for the Cruïlla Fesrtival, where they’re playing on Friday night. The singers, René Pérez, AKA ‘Residente’, and Eduardo Cabra, AKA ‘Visitante’, were welcomed into the presidential lounge by Dídac Lee, director of the Media and Communications Department and head of New Tecnologies, who were presented with first team shirts with the band's name on the back, and another with the name of Lionel Messi, who the duo are fervent admirers of.

    CALLE 13 Special Barça Fans content

    They then enjoyed a trip to the FC Barcelona Museum and had a meal on the terraces. Clearly thrilled by this opportunity, they also walked on the Camp Nou pitch and took plenty of pictures during their tour of the ground. They even took part in the #campnouexperience selfies competition being organised by FC Barcelona, and signed a shirt that will be given away as a prize for Barça Fans.

    Calle 13, winners of 19 Latin Grammys and 2 Grammys, are part of the new generation of Latino artists campaigning against current social and political problems. After four years of world tours, they are presenting their fifth studio album and the single ‘Multi Viral’ at the Cruïlla Festival being held in Barcelona on July 11, 12 and 13.


    Calle 13 received a shirt with the band's name on the back / PHOTO: GERMÁN PARGA - FCB
    The two members of the group were welcomed by Dídac Lee, director of the Media and Communications Department and head of New Tecnologies They visited the FC Barcelona Museum and while touring the stadium took part in the #campnouexperience selfies competition

    The Camp Nou was visited today by two members of Puerto Rican band Calle 13, who are in Barcelona for the Cruïlla Fesrtival, where they’re playing on Friday night. The singers, René Pérez, AKA ‘Residente’, and Eduardo Cabra, AKA ‘Visitante’, were welcomed into the presidential lounge by Dídac Lee, director of the Media and Communications Department and head of New Tecnologies, who were presented with first team shirts with the band's name on the back, and another with the name of Lionel Messi, who the duo are fervent admirers of.

    CALLE 13 Special Barça Fans content

    They then enjoyed a trip to the FC Barcelona Museum and had a meal on the terraces. Clearly thrilled by this opportunity, they also walked on the Camp Nou pitch and took plenty of pictures during their tour of the ground. They even took part in the #campnouexperience selfies competition being organised by FC Barcelona, and signed a shirt that will be given away as a prize for Barça Fans.

    Calle 13, winners of 19 Latin Grammys and 2 Grammys, are part of the new generation of Latino artists campaigning against current social and political problems. After four years of world tours, they are presenting their fifth studio album and the single ‘Multi Viral’ at the Cruïlla Festival being held in Barcelona on July 11, 12 and 13.


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    Macklemore, amb la samarreta del Barça que li va donar Àlex Abrines / FOTO: FCB
    The North American singer wore the Barça kit during his concert at the Cruïlla Festival Macklemore and Ryan Lewis participated in the Barça Fans promotion in which a supporter was awarded a signed Barça jersey

    FC Barcelona was very well represented at the Cruïlla Music Festival. One of the big attractions of the festival was rapper Ben Haggerty, also known as Macklemore, who donned the Barça strip for most of his concert in the Fórum Barcelona. He announced that he’s a fan of the team, and he didn’t shy away from putting on the kit and fly the Senyera while he sang his hit songs.

    MACKLEMORE Special Barça Fans content

    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis participated in the Barça Fans campaign that ended with the awarding a fan a Barça jersey signed by the singer. Some of the Barça fans participated in a Meet & Greet with the artists. In addition, Macklemore was given a Barça basketball kit by Barça player Alex Abrines.

    International stars

    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are two of most known artists in the musical world. Some of their songs have been international hits. They were awarded four Grammys this year. 


    Macklemore, amb la samarreta del Barça que li va donar Àlex Abrines / FOTO: FCB
    The North American singer wore the Barça kit during his concert at the Cruïlla Festival Macklemore and Ryan Lewis participated in the Barça Fans promotion in which a supporter was awarded a signed Barça jersey

    FC Barcelona was very well represented at the Cruïlla Music Festival. One of the big attractions of the festival was rapper Ben Haggerty, also known as Macklemore, who donned the Barça strip for most of his concert in the Fórum Barcelona. He announced that he’s a fan of the team, and he didn’t shy away from putting on the kit and fly the Senyera while he sang his hit songs.

    MACKLEMORE Special Barça Fans content

    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis participated in the Barça Fans campaign that ended with the awarding a fan a Barça jersey signed by the singer. Some of the Barça fans participated in a Meet & Greet with the artists. In addition, Macklemore was given a Barça basketball kit by Barça player Alex Abrines.

    International stars

    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are two of most known artists in the musical world. Some of their songs have been international hits. They were awarded four Grammys this year. 


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    Susana Monje / PHOTO: FCB
    The appointment was made public this afternoon after the Board meeting at Club offices

    Susana Monje, Board of Directors Treasurer, was named the director responsible for the handball team during the Board meeting held at Club offices this Monday afternoon.

    The Board also approved the Advan sponsorship. Advan is a mobile phone and tablet maker, and will be Barça’s regional sponsor in Indonesia for the next two years.

    In addition, the Board also approved the renovation of Llet Nostra’s sponsorship for two additional years. Llet Nostra is the sponsor of the Club’s handball team.

    Finally, the Board approved ten new supporters clubs, five of which our outside of Spain’s borders: Strumica (Macedonia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Wolfsburg (Germany), Asunción (Paraguay) and Cali (Colombia). The five remaining supporters clubs are the following: Penya Blaugrana Sant Jordi de Castelló, Penya Barcelonista Sang Culé de Xeraco (Valencia), Penya Blaugrana La Pulga de Castelldefels, Penya Barcelonista Jordi Alba and Penya Gastronòmica Barça.


    Susana Monje / PHOTO: FCB
    The appointment was made public this afternoon after the Board meeting at Club offices

    Susana Monje, Board of Directors Treasurer, was named the director responsible for the handball team during the Board meeting held at Club offices this Monday afternoon.

    The Board also approved the Advan sponsorship. Advan is a mobile phone and tablet maker, and will be Barça’s regional sponsor in Indonesia for the next two years.

    In addition, the Board also approved the renovation of Llet Nostra’s sponsorship for two additional years. Llet Nostra is the sponsor of the Club’s handball team.

    Finally, the Board approved ten new supporters clubs, five of which our outside of Spain’s borders: Strumica (Macedonia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Wolfsburg (Germany), Asunción (Paraguay) and Cali (Colombia). The five remaining supporters clubs are the following: Penya Blaugrana Sant Jordi de Castelló, Penya Barcelonista Sang Culé de Xeraco (Valencia), Penya Blaugrana La Pulga de Castelldefels, Penya Barcelonista Jordi Alba and Penya Gastronòmica Barça.


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    www.fcbarcelonastoreasia.com
    At the new Official Online Store for Asia, Barça fans are able to purchase the new 2014-15 first team shirt, as will other new NIKE and FC Barcelona licensed products

    From Monday, FC Barcelona supporters in Asia have a new Official Online Store. Thanks to EZ, which has become the store’s partner in the main Asian and Pacific countries, the FCB Asian Store is now a reality at www.fcbarcelonastoreasia.com. At the new Official Online Store for Asia, Barça fans are able to purchase the new 2014-15 first team shirt, as will other new NIKE and FC Barcelona licensed products.

    The FCB Asian Store has been opened to strengthen the club’s relations with such countries as China, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.
    The new Official Online Store is available in the following languages: English, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Korean, Indonesian and Thai.

    OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE


    www.fcbarcelonastoreasia.com
    At the new Official Online Store for Asia, Barça fans are able to purchase the new 2014-15 first team shirt, as will other new NIKE and FC Barcelona licensed products

    From Monday, FC Barcelona supporters in Asia have a new Official Online Store. Thanks to EZ, which has become the store’s partner in the main Asian and Pacific countries, the FCB Asian Store is now a reality at www.fcbarcelonastoreasia.com. At the new Official Online Store for Asia, Barça fans are able to purchase the new 2014-15 first team shirt, as will other new NIKE and FC Barcelona licensed products.

    The FCB Asian Store has been opened to strengthen the club’s relations with such countries as China, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.
    The new Official Online Store is available in the following languages: English, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Korean, Indonesian and Thai.

    OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE


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    Neymar, Messi & Luis Suárez
    Leo Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez, were among the most mentioned players during the World Cup

    The 2014 World Cup in Brazil amplified the power of social networks as a vehicle to follow, comment on and share the latest news from the global tournament. In Brazil and in the rest of the world FC Barcelona’s biggest stars were some of the most-followed players on Facebook and Twitter. The Club also increased the number of its followers thanks to the hashtags #BrasilFCB and #WorldCupFCB.

    Neymar and Messi, phenoms on Facebook

    The Brazilian Neymar was the player to garner the most fans on Facebook. The FC Barcelona forward gained nearly 15 million new followers, taking his tally to 40 million fans. In addition, a photo of him and Thiago Silva that he posted to the website received 2.5 million likes, making it the most-liked post from the World Cup posted by a Barça player. Six of the Top 10 posts were made by Messi (4) and Neymar (2).

     

    In addition, Leo Messi, who gained six million new fans on Facebook, became the most talked about player during the Argentina v Germany game. He was mentioned four million times. Overall, Neymar has the most followers, and he’s followed by Messi. Suárez is fourth.

    Barça trio on Twitter

    On Twitter, Neymar was also the player to be mentioned the most, ahead of Messi and Suárez.

     


    Neymar, Messi & Luis Suárez
    Leo Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez, were among the most mentioned players during the World Cup

    The 2014 World Cup in Brazil amplified the power of social networks as a vehicle to follow, comment on and share the latest news from the global tournament. In Brazil and in the rest of the world FC Barcelona’s biggest stars were some of the most-followed players on Facebook and Twitter. The Club also increased the number of its followers thanks to the hashtags #BrasilFCB and #WorldCupFCB.

    Neymar and Messi, phenoms on Facebook

    The Brazilian Neymar was the player to garner the most fans on Facebook. The FC Barcelona forward gained nearly 15 million new followers, taking his tally to 40 million fans. In addition, a photo of him and Thiago Silva that he posted to the website received 2.5 million likes, making it the most-liked post from the World Cup posted by a Barça player. Six of the Top 10 posts were made by Messi (4) and Neymar (2).

     

    In addition, Leo Messi, who gained six million new fans on Facebook, became the most talked about player during the Argentina v Germany game. He was mentioned four million times. Overall, Neymar has the most followers, and he’s followed by Messi. Suárez is fourth.

    Barça trio on Twitter

    On Twitter, Neymar was also the player to be mentioned the most, ahead of Messi and Suárez.

     


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    Cardoner spoke to the press today. PHOTO: VÍCTOR SALGADO - FCB
    The FC Barcelona vice-president has revealed that the club's membership now stands at 153,458 39,477 of those are women, the highest amount in club history Cardoner also revrealed that the budget for the amateur sections will be increased by 10%

    Children's Passport goes down well

    All child members under eight years of age now have the right to order a Children’s Passport, which permits them free entry to the ground and identifies them as a special group of major relevance to the club. A total of 5,068 applications have been made via the website or using a special mobile app.

    Jordi Cardoner has reviewed the 2013/14 season in terms of the Social Area, which deals with the members and fans. Greater participation, accessibility, solidarity, services and proximity are highlighted as the main focus areas.

    Cardoner feels all these aspects are of shared importance, but there are three items that he wished to stress above the rest: the Membership Census, the Reformed Statutes and the Referendum on the new-look Camp Nou. The first was designed to gain more insight into the club’s members and its supporters clubs, which will help to adapt procedures to their most pressing needs. He announced that the club membership currently stands at 153,458, although 13,848 of those have not yet returned their census forms, as well as 152,004 supporters club members, meaning the club in total consists of a remarkable 304,025 people.

    “One of the most impressive things is that we have 39,477 female members, the highest amount in club history” he revealed.

    As for the reform of the club statutes, which was approved by 76% majority at the 2013 Assembly, Cardoner explained that the main purpose behind the modifications were to give the members greater control over the club and more opportunities to participate in important decision-making. This should help to ensure greater financial and social stability for the club in the future. And the third major matter was the Referendum on the new look stadium, a plan that was accepted by more than 72% of the members. This means that the new-look Camp Nou will be much better adapted to the needs of a modern venue, and will also involve the construction of a brand new basketball arena and several other projects.

    Investment in amateur sport

    [[DES_1]]The Social Area will, from now on, also be dealing with the club’s amateur sports sections. “One of our main objectives is to promote these sections in order for Barça members to have more opportunities to play these sports” explained Cardoner, and he was pleased to announce that the budget for these departments will be increased by 10% this season. The club currently has about 1,000 athletes in the 9 different amateur sections, namely men’s volleyball, women’s volleyball, field hockey, rugby union, athletics, figure skating, ice hockey, women’s basketball and wheelchair basketball.

    Cardoner is also delighted that the club website has been awarded the ‘double A’ international accessibility certificate in recognition of how it has been adapted for people with different disabilities. And he also mentioned the success of the T’Acompanyem (‘We’ll take you there’) project organised in conjunction with the Red Cross on match days at the stadium, the improvements and adaptations to the Camp Nou and the 90% satisfaction rate among members with regard to the services offered by the club.

    Supporters clubs on the rise

    The Penyes S. XXI project is still making good progress, which is seeking to promote the ‘penyes’ (supporters clubs) brand and make it more self-managing. The old system of advisory councils has been dropped in favour of regional federations, and according to Jordi Cardoner, this has led to better communication between them and a greater sense of belonging.

    A total of 1,267 official supporters clubs have been accounted for in the census, 619 in the Catalan speaking regions, 560 elsewhere in Spain, and 88 in the rest of the world. These clubs have a combined total of 152,004 members, of whom 15,345 also have FC Barcelona membership cards. Cardoner also announced that a special effort will be put into the ‘Socis fem Penya’ project to encourage its members to also join their local supporters clubs and thus help to increase the bond between these two major groups of Barça followers.

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    Cardoner spoke to the press today. PHOTO: VÍCTOR SALGADO - FCB
    The FC Barcelona vice-president has revealed that the club's membership now stands at 153,458 39,477 of those are women, the highest amount in club history Cardoner also revrealed that the budget for the amateur sections will be increased by 10%

    Children's Passport goes down well

    All child members under eight years of age now have the right to order a Children’s Passport, which permits them free entry to the ground and identifies them as a special group of major relevance to the club. A total of 5,068 applications have been made via the website or using a special mobile app.

    Jordi Cardoner has reviewed the 2013/14 season in terms of the Social Area, which deals with the members and fans. Greater participation, accessibility, solidarity, services and proximity are highlighted as the main focus areas.

    Cardoner feels all these aspects are of shared importance, but there are three items that he wished to stress above the rest: the Membership Census, the Reformed Statutes and the Referendum on the new-look Camp Nou. The first was designed to gain more insight into the club’s members and its supporters clubs, which will help to adapt procedures to their most pressing needs. He announced that the club membership currently stands at 153,458, although 13,848 of those have not yet returned their census forms, as well as 152,004 supporters club members, meaning the club in total consists of a remarkable 304,025 people.

    “One of the most impressive things is that we have 39,477 female members, the highest amount in club history” he revealed.

    As for the reform of the club statutes, which was approved by 76% majority at the 2013 Assembly, Cardoner explained that the main purpose behind the modifications were to give the members greater control over the club and more opportunities to participate in important decision-making. This should help to ensure greater financial and social stability for the club in the future. And the third major matter was the Referendum on the new look stadium, a plan that was accepted by more than 72% of the members. This means that the new-look Camp Nou will be much better adapted to the needs of a modern venue, and will also involve the construction of a brand new basketball arena and several other projects.

    Investment in amateur sport

    [[DES_1]]The Social Area will, from now on, also be dealing with the club’s amateur sports sections. “One of our main objectives is to promote these sections in order for Barça members to have more opportunities to play these sports” explained Cardoner, and he was pleased to announce that the budget for these departments will be increased by 10% this season. The club currently has about 1,000 athletes in the 9 different amateur sections, namely men’s volleyball, women’s volleyball, field hockey, rugby union, athletics, figure skating, ice hockey, women’s basketball and wheelchair basketball.

    Cardoner is also delighted that the club website has been awarded the ‘double A’ international accessibility certificate in recognition of how it has been adapted for people with different disabilities. And he also mentioned the success of the T’Acompanyem (‘We’ll take you there’) project organised in conjunction with the Red Cross on match days at the stadium, the improvements and adaptations to the Camp Nou and the 90% satisfaction rate among members with regard to the services offered by the club.

    Supporters clubs on the rise

    The Penyes S. XXI project is still making good progress, which is seeking to promote the ‘penyes’ (supporters clubs) brand and make it more self-managing. The old system of advisory councils has been dropped in favour of regional federations, and according to Jordi Cardoner, this has led to better communication between them and a greater sense of belonging.

    A total of 1,267 official supporters clubs have been accounted for in the census, 619 in the Catalan speaking regions, 560 elsewhere in Spain, and 88 in the rest of the world. These clubs have a combined total of 152,004 members, of whom 15,345 also have FC Barcelona membership cards. Cardoner also announced that a special effort will be put into the ‘Socis fem Penya’ project to encourage its members to also join their local supporters clubs and thus help to increase the bond between these two major groups of Barça followers.

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    Facebook Luis Suárez
    The Uruguayan has accounts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube His 12.2 million followers make him the fifth-most followed player on the team

    Luis Suárez has more than 12.2 million fans on social networks, mainly Facebook and Twitter.

    The Uruguayan, who has 8.7 million fans on his official Facebook page, uses the website to show his personal side and his professional side with posts in English and Spanish. On Twitter, Luis Suárez has 3.5 million followers.

    The FC Barcelona forward also has an official YouTube channel, however, he has only posted four videos so far. He has 5,600 subscribers.

    Luis Suárez is among the Top 5 most followed Barça players. He’s behind Messi, Neymar, Iniesta and Pique.

     

     

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    Facebook Luis Suárez
    The Uruguayan has accounts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube His 12.2 million followers make him the fifth-most followed player on the team

    Luis Suárez has more than 12.2 million fans on social networks, mainly Facebook and Twitter.

    The Uruguayan, who has 8.7 million fans on his official Facebook page, uses the website to show his personal side and his professional side with posts in English and Spanish. On Twitter, Luis Suárez has 3.5 million followers.

    The FC Barcelona forward also has an official YouTube channel, however, he has only posted four videos so far. He has 5,600 subscribers.

    Luis Suárez is among the Top 5 most followed Barça players. He’s behind Messi, Neymar, Iniesta and Pique.

     

     

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    Bartra with the Trofeu Colombino / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
    Here's an overview of the top stories of the week coming out of Can Barça

    The beginning of the preseason, the first match against Recreativo, Satoransky becomes the newest basketball player ahead of next season and the unveiling of the FC Barcelona away kit are just some of the highlights from this week.

    The preseason begins: This Monday FC Barcelona kicked off its preseason under the tutelage of Luis Enrique. The players started off the week by undergoing medical and physical tests.

     


    Barça B return to training: The first team wasn’t the only team to begin training after the summer holiday. Barça B, managed by Eusebio, returned to training ahead of their Segunda División season. In addition, the Club announced the two-year agreement for loanee Javier Fernández.


    The Director of Football and the FC Barcelona manager hold the first press conference of the preseason: Andoni Zubizarreta revealed his plans for the team and Luis Enrique talked about his expectations for the upcoming season.


    The away kit revealed: Nike and FC Barcelona officially unveil the away kit for the 2014/15 season.


    Tello sent out on loan: FC Barcelona and Porto agree to terms for a two-year loan deal involving Cristian Tello.


    Adriano sidelined: The Brazilian will be out of action for four to six weeks after an abnormal heart rhythm was detected during his medical on Monday.


    Jordi Cardoner’s press conference: The FC Barcelona vice-president gives an overview of the Club’s activities in the Social Area.


    Tomas Satoransky signs his contract: The basketball team’s new point guard signs a two-year contract with FC Barcelona.


    First victory of the preseason: FC Barcelona defeated Recreativo de Huelva by 0 to 1 in the 50th edition of the Colombino Trophy.


    Gual and Barroso, runners-up in the European championship: The Spanish national team of roller hockey were unable to defeat Portugal in the final of the European championship.


    Bartra with the Trofeu Colombino / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
    Here's an overview of the top stories of the week coming out of Can Barça

    The beginning of the preseason, the first match against Recreativo, Satoransky becomes the newest basketball player ahead of next season and the unveiling of the FC Barcelona away kit are just some of the highlights from this week.

    The preseason begins: This Monday FC Barcelona kicked off its preseason under the tutelage of Luis Enrique. The players started off the week by undergoing medical and physical tests.

     


    Barça B return to training: The first team wasn’t the only team to begin training after the summer holiday. Barça B, managed by Eusebio, returned to training ahead of their Segunda División season. In addition, the Club announced the two-year agreement for loanee Javier Fernández.


    The Director of Football and the FC Barcelona manager hold the first press conference of the preseason: Andoni Zubizarreta revealed his plans for the team and Luis Enrique talked about his expectations for the upcoming season.


    The away kit revealed: Nike and FC Barcelona officially unveil the away kit for the 2014/15 season.


    Tello sent out on loan: FC Barcelona and Porto agree to terms for a two-year loan deal involving Cristian Tello.


    Adriano sidelined: The Brazilian will be out of action for four to six weeks after an abnormal heart rhythm was detected during his medical on Monday.


    Jordi Cardoner’s press conference: The FC Barcelona vice-president gives an overview of the Club’s activities in the Social Area.


    Tomas Satoransky signs his contract: The basketball team’s new point guard signs a two-year contract with FC Barcelona.


    First victory of the preseason: FC Barcelona defeated Recreativo de Huelva by 0 to 1 in the 50th edition of the Colombino Trophy.


    Gual and Barroso, runners-up in the European championship: The Spanish national team of roller hockey were unable to defeat Portugal in the final of the European championship.


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    Selfies contest at Camp Nou Experience
    During the first 15 days of the selfies competition at the Camp Nou Experience, more than 3,000 photos have been received. Every month, the photo which receives most “likes” will get a first team shirt

    The Camp Nou Experience is going to be one of the most photographed spots in Barcelona this summer, not just because it’s one of the city’s biggest attractions, but also because the selfies competition the Club has launched is already having a great impact. Three thousand selfies taken by more than one thousand seven hundred participants have already been posted on Instagram during the first two weeks of the competition, picking up more than a million and a quarter likes – which determine the winning photo every month.

    First team shirt every month

    The Club want all the visitors to the Camp Nou to be able to share their photos al over the world through social media and for that reason, the Camp Nou Experience selfies competition will reward the photo with the most ‘likes’ with a first team shirt during the summer months of July, August and September.

    Only selfies taken during the Camp Nou Experience and published on Instagram with the hashtag #campnouexperience are eligible for the competition. You can take part here:

    SELFIES CONTEST

    Making of the launch video

    The competition is part of the ‘Your best moments to share in Barcelona’, campaign which is aimed at promoting visits to the Camp Nou and the FC Barcelona Museum as a key part of any trip to the City.this summer.

    The campaign was recently launched on social media with a fun video which features tourists on the Rambla who just because they are Barça Fans are offered a mystery tour.

    CAMPNOU EXPERIENCE TICKETS


    Selfies contest at Camp Nou Experience
    During the first 15 days of the selfies competition at the Camp Nou Experience, more than 3,000 photos have been received. Every month, the photo which receives most “likes” will get a first team shirt

    The Camp Nou Experience is going to be one of the most photographed spots in Barcelona this summer, not just because it’s one of the city’s biggest attractions, but also because the selfies competition the Club has launched is already having a great impact. Three thousand selfies taken by more than one thousand seven hundred participants have already been posted on Instagram during the first two weeks of the competition, picking up more than a million and a quarter likes – which determine the winning photo every month.

    First team shirt every month

    The Club want all the visitors to the Camp Nou to be able to share their photos al over the world through social media and for that reason, the Camp Nou Experience selfies competition will reward the photo with the most ‘likes’ with a first team shirt during the summer months of July, August and September.

    Only selfies taken during the Camp Nou Experience and published on Instagram with the hashtag #campnouexperience are eligible for the competition. You can take part here:

    SELFIES CONTEST

    Making of the launch video

    The competition is part of the ‘Your best moments to share in Barcelona’, campaign which is aimed at promoting visits to the Camp Nou and the FC Barcelona Museum as a key part of any trip to the City.this summer.

    The campaign was recently launched on social media with a fun video which features tourists on the Rambla who just because they are Barça Fans are offered a mystery tour.

    CAMPNOU EXPERIENCE TICKETS


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    Escut FC Barcelona
    FC Barcelona director general Antoni Rossich, acting as the Club’s legal representative, has presented a statement to the Spanish National Court (Audiencia Nacional) concerning the transfer of Neymar

    FC Barcelona director general Antoni Rossich, acting as the Club’s legal representative, has presented a statement to the Spanish National Court (Audiencia Nacional) concerning the transfer of Neymar Júnior.

    Former FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and a representative of the Club’s auditors, Deloitte, also made declarations in court today.

    The FC Barcelona director general, in his testimony before Judge Pablo Ruz, agreed with a previous statement by former president Rosell, that the contract had been correctly drawn up and that there were no tax related motivations, denying any form of contractual manipulation or simulation.

    Both the FC Barcelona director general and former Club president Sandro Rosell also confirmed that neither the Club’s vice-president for sport, nor the economic vice-president took any part in the transfer negotiations or in the drawing up of the details of the contract. They both agreed that because of the singular circumstances of the transfer and the exceptional interest in the player shown by other clubs, FC Barcelona needed to act with the maximum discretion and confidentiality.

    FC Barcelona confidently expect all of these declarations to help to clarify the fact that the club acted correctly at all moments throughout the transfer process.


    Escut FC Barcelona
    FC Barcelona director general Antoni Rossich, acting as the Club’s legal representative, has presented a statement to the Spanish National Court (Audiencia Nacional) concerning the transfer of Neymar

    FC Barcelona director general Antoni Rossich, acting as the Club’s legal representative, has presented a statement to the Spanish National Court (Audiencia Nacional) concerning the transfer of Neymar Júnior.

    Former FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and a representative of the Club’s auditors, Deloitte, also made declarations in court today.

    The FC Barcelona director general, in his testimony before Judge Pablo Ruz, agreed with a previous statement by former president Rosell, that the contract had been correctly drawn up and that there were no tax related motivations, denying any form of contractual manipulation or simulation.

    Both the FC Barcelona director general and former Club president Sandro Rosell also confirmed that neither the Club’s vice-president for sport, nor the economic vice-president took any part in the transfer negotiations or in the drawing up of the details of the contract. They both agreed that because of the singular circumstances of the transfer and the exceptional interest in the player shown by other clubs, FC Barcelona needed to act with the maximum discretion and confidentiality.

    FC Barcelona confidently expect all of these declarations to help to clarify the fact that the club acted correctly at all moments throughout the transfer process.


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    Joseph Jackson was given a personalised shirt when he visited the Camp Nou Lounge / PHOTO: VÍCTOR SALGADO-FCB
    Joseph Jackson celebrated his 86th birthday this Saturday morning by exploring FC Barcelona’s past and present in the club museum “I like football. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than being with football people, with the great players” he said

    Joseph Walter Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson and creator of the Jackson Five was at the club this Saturday morning to enjoy the Camp Nou Experience along with Simon Sahouri, president of the Michael Jackson Foundation, and other guests.

    He arrived at the Camp Nou at 10.30 am, and spent the next two hours enjoying the tour and museum, thus getting to learn more about FC Barcelona’s 115 year history. He posed for pictures with the club’s four European Cups, the four Ballon d’Or trophies recently won by Leo Messi, and other articles, as well as getting to walk on the Camp Nou turf. [[CITA_1]]

    Michael Jackson himself once performed in the same venue, on August 9, 1988 as part of the Bad World Tour and watched by 110,000 people. His father said today that “this is my first visit. I was excited about coming to this big stadium. It’s so, so big. I liked everything I saw” he told Barça TV and fcbarcelona.com. “I like football. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than being with football people, with the great players”.

    “At FC Barcelona, the players go to school and learn to be good players. Other clubs don’t so that. These players remind me of my boys in the Jackson Five. When they were onstage and working together, they put on a good show. And it’s the same with these players, when they all work together you can’t beat them.”

    He added that "when I saw Neymar get hurt on TV, I said 'he's really hurt'. But I'm so glad that he's getting better. That's what I hear, he's getting better."

    After being led out onto the pitch, Mr Jackson took a selfie as part of the photo competition being held at the moment, whereby fans can post their pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #campnouexperience.[[CITA_2]]Joseph Walter Jackson, who is 86 today, was also able to spend some time in the Camp Nou Lounge, where visitors up until the end of August can enjoy top quality cuisine while taking in the spectacular views from the first tier of the grandstand.

    There was plenty of excitement among the tourists on the Camp Nou Experience when they discovered that they were being joined by such a very special guest.

    The club expressed its gratitude for Mr Jackson’s visit by presenting him with a shirt with his surname printed on the back and invited him to come and watch the first team playing in an official home fixture.

    I was excited about coming to this stadium. It’s so, so big
    Barça remind me of my boys in the Jackson Five. When they were onstage and working together, they put on a good show. And it’s the same with these players

    Joseph Jackson was given a personalised shirt when he visited the Camp Nou Lounge / PHOTO: VÍCTOR SALGADO-FCB
    Joseph Jackson celebrated his 86th birthday this Saturday morning by exploring FC Barcelona’s past and present in the club museum “I like football. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than being with football people, with the great players” he said

    Joseph Walter Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson and creator of the Jackson Five was at the club this Saturday morning to enjoy the Camp Nou Experience along with Simon Sahouri, president of the Michael Jackson Foundation, and other guests.

    He arrived at the Camp Nou at 10.30 am, and spent the next two hours enjoying the tour and museum, thus getting to learn more about FC Barcelona’s 115 year history. He posed for pictures with the club’s four European Cups, the four Ballon d’Or trophies recently won by Leo Messi, and other articles, as well as getting to walk on the Camp Nou turf. [[CITA_1]]

    Michael Jackson himself once performed in the same venue, on August 9, 1988 as part of the Bad World Tour and watched by 110,000 people. His father said today that “this is my first visit. I was excited about coming to this big stadium. It’s so, so big. I liked everything I saw” he told Barça TV and fcbarcelona.com. “I like football. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than being with football people, with the great players”.

    “At FC Barcelona, the players go to school and learn to be good players. Other clubs don’t so that. These players remind me of my boys in the Jackson Five. When they were onstage and working together, they put on a good show. And it’s the same with these players, when they all work together you can’t beat them.”

    He added that "when I saw Neymar get hurt on TV, I said 'he's really hurt'. But I'm so glad that he's getting better. That's what I hear, he's getting better."

    After being led out onto the pitch, Mr Jackson took a selfie as part of the photo competition being held at the moment, whereby fans can post their pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #campnouexperience.[[CITA_2]]Joseph Walter Jackson, who is 86 today, was also able to spend some time in the Camp Nou Lounge, where visitors up until the end of August can enjoy top quality cuisine while taking in the spectacular views from the first tier of the grandstand.

    There was plenty of excitement among the tourists on the Camp Nou Experience when they discovered that they were being joined by such a very special guest.

    The club expressed its gratitude for Mr Jackson’s visit by presenting him with a shirt with his surname printed on the back and invited him to come and watch the first team playing in an official home fixture.

    I was excited about coming to this stadium. It’s so, so big
    Barça remind me of my boys in the Jackson Five. When they were onstage and working together, they put on a good show. And it’s the same with these players

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    Twitter 25 million
    Barça has reached the figure of over 25 million followers on it's 15 official Twitter accounts, maintaining World leadership in Social Media. Fans can follow, as well as eight multilingual accounts, the day-to-day at all the Barça sporting sections, the Academy, Supporters Clubs, and Barça TV

    FC Barcelona is still a World leader on social networks and has just reached a new all-time record: 25 million followers on Twitter over its 15 official accounts. Up to now in 2014, more than 3.1 million new followers have joined at least one of the various official Barça channels on this network.

    Since its emergence in 2008 with its Catalan channel @fcbarcelona_cat, Barça has been strengthening its message on Twitter, which has become a must in order to keep up to date with Barça, in a fast, consistent and effective way. In addition to the latest news, via Twitter the fans can follow what’s happening at any moment in Barça matches (with hashtag #fcblive) and take part in the conversation. In the same way, #stagefcb will permit the grouping of info on the team, during their time in England next week.

    Global expansion and historic figures

    In parallel with the expansion of its digital platform in recent years, the Club has consolidated its presence in social media with Twitter accounts in different languages: French, Arabic, Japonese, Indonesian and Portuguese have been added to the three global languages: English, Spanish and Catalan. Today more than 12 million people follow the official @fcbarcelona account, the sports club with most followers in the World, that has a global ranking in the top ten also with @fcbarcelona_es and @fcbarcelona_cat. The official Catalan account, a few months ago, prompted Catalan translation in Twitter, and since its inception has become an ambassador of Catalan throughout the world

    The representation of Barça on Twitter is now complete, with the presence of four other main sporting sections - @fcbbasket, @fcbhandbol @fcbfutbolsala and @fcbhoquei -  as well as following what's going on at the Academy (@fcbmasia), official Supporters Clubs (@fcbpenyes) and Barça TV.

    Global sporting leaders

    During the month of July, Barça has also broken the barrier of 70 million fans on Facebook, another social network where the Club is a global leader. Barca's Facebook page is the fifteenth with most followers in the World and this year has added more than 20 million followers in the first seven months.

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    Twitter 25 million
    Barça has reached the figure of over 25 million followers on it's 15 official Twitter accounts, maintaining World leadership in Social Media. Fans can follow, as well as eight multilingual accounts, the day-to-day at all the Barça sporting sections, the Academy, Supporters Clubs, and Barça TV

    FC Barcelona is still a World leader on social networks and has just reached a new all-time record: 25 million followers on Twitter over its 15 official accounts. Up to now in 2014, more than 3.1 million new followers have joined at least one of the various official Barça channels on this network.

    Since its emergence in 2008 with its Catalan channel @fcbarcelona_cat, Barça has been strengthening its message on Twitter, which has become a must in order to keep up to date with Barça, in a fast, consistent and effective way. In addition to the latest news, via Twitter the fans can follow what’s happening at any moment in Barça matches (with hashtag #fcblive) and take part in the conversation. In the same way, #stagefcb will permit the grouping of info on the team, during their time in England next week.

    Global expansion and historic figures

    In parallel with the expansion of its digital platform in recent years, the Club has consolidated its presence in social media with Twitter accounts in different languages: French, Arabic, Japonese, Indonesian and Portuguese have been added to the three global languages: English, Spanish and Catalan. Today more than 12 million people follow the official @fcbarcelona account, the sports club with most followers in the World, that has a global ranking in the top ten also with @fcbarcelona_es and @fcbarcelona_cat. The official Catalan account, a few months ago, prompted Catalan translation in Twitter, and since its inception has become an ambassador of Catalan throughout the world

    The representation of Barça on Twitter is now complete, with the presence of four other main sporting sections - @fcbbasket, @fcbhandbol @fcbfutbolsala and @fcbhoquei -  as well as following what's going on at the Academy (@fcbmasia), official Supporters Clubs (@fcbpenyes) and Barça TV.

    Global sporting leaders

    During the month of July, Barça has also broken the barrier of 70 million fans on Facebook, another social network where the Club is a global leader. Barca's Facebook page is the fifteenth with most followers in the World and this year has added more than 20 million followers in the first seven months.

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    Jérémy Mathieu at the Camp Nou / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
    Here's a selection of what we believe to be the most compelling stories of the week at Can Barça

    The signing of Jérémy Mathieu and his presentation as a new FC Barcelona player, the return of the eight internationals to training after the World Cup, the 2014/15 La Liga schedule, and the agreement to transfer Bojan Krkic to Stoke City are a few of the most relevant stories of the week at FC Barcelona.

    Jérémy Mathieu, Barça’s new center back: On Wednesday the Club announced the signing of of the Frenchman. Mathieu passed his medical on Thursday morning and was officially presented that afternoon. On Friday, he trained with his new teammates.

     


    26-man squad named for England tour: On Friday, Luis Enrique revealed the names of the players he’s taking on the six-day England tour. The team will be made up of 18 first team players and 8 Barça B players. The only first team player not named to the team is Adriano Correia.


    La Liga 2014/15 schedule set: On Thursday the RFEF revealed the schedule for the upcoming La Liga season. Elche will be Barça’s first rival, at the Camp Nou. Barça B will make its debut away to Osasuna.


    Eight internationals return to training: Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta, Pedro Rodríguez – Spain internationals – Ivan Rakitic – Croatia – and Alex Song – Cameroon – returned to training.


    Josep Maria Bartomeu visits with the players: The president of FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, and Football Director, Andoni Zubizarreta, visited with the team before the morning training session on Friday.


    Agreement with Stoke City for Bojan: The Catalan forward leaves Barça for the Premier League after the Club and Stoke City agree to terms for the player’s services.


    Ferrao signs for Barça’s futsal team: The Brazilian becomes the second signing of the summer for Marc Carmona’s team. The first signing was Rafa Usín.


    Barça present at Deco’s testimonial match: Barça 2006 and Porto 2004 faced off at the Do Dragao to pay tribute to the former FC Barcelona midfielder. Leo Messi featured in the game and Director Pau Vilanova awarded Deco with a commemorative plaque


    Luis Enrique analyzes the preseason: Before departing to England, the manager weighed in on the first weeks of the preseason and the upcoming friendlies.


    25 million followers on Twitter: The Club reaffirms its position as a world-wide leader on the internet as it reaches the 25-million follower mark on Twitter.


    Jérémy Mathieu at the Camp Nou / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
    Here's a selection of what we believe to be the most compelling stories of the week at Can Barça

    The signing of Jérémy Mathieu and his presentation as a new FC Barcelona player, the return of the eight internationals to training after the World Cup, the 2014/15 La Liga schedule, and the agreement to transfer Bojan Krkic to Stoke City are a few of the most relevant stories of the week at FC Barcelona.

    Jérémy Mathieu, Barça’s new center back: On Wednesday the Club announced the signing of of the Frenchman. Mathieu passed his medical on Thursday morning and was officially presented that afternoon. On Friday, he trained with his new teammates.

     


    26-man squad named for England tour: On Friday, Luis Enrique revealed the names of the players he’s taking on the six-day England tour. The team will be made up of 18 first team players and 8 Barça B players. The only first team player not named to the team is Adriano Correia.


    La Liga 2014/15 schedule set: On Thursday the RFEF revealed the schedule for the upcoming La Liga season. Elche will be Barça’s first rival, at the Camp Nou. Barça B will make its debut away to Osasuna.


    Eight internationals return to training: Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta, Pedro Rodríguez – Spain internationals – Ivan Rakitic – Croatia – and Alex Song – Cameroon – returned to training.


    Josep Maria Bartomeu visits with the players: The president of FC Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu, and Football Director, Andoni Zubizarreta, visited with the team before the morning training session on Friday.


    Agreement with Stoke City for Bojan: The Catalan forward leaves Barça for the Premier League after the Club and Stoke City agree to terms for the player’s services.


    Ferrao signs for Barça’s futsal team: The Brazilian becomes the second signing of the summer for Marc Carmona’s team. The first signing was Rafa Usín.


    Barça present at Deco’s testimonial match: Barça 2006 and Porto 2004 faced off at the Do Dragao to pay tribute to the former FC Barcelona midfielder. Leo Messi featured in the game and Director Pau Vilanova awarded Deco with a commemorative plaque


    Luis Enrique analyzes the preseason: Before departing to England, the manager weighed in on the first weeks of the preseason and the upcoming friendlies.


    25 million followers on Twitter: The Club reaffirms its position as a world-wide leader on the internet as it reaches the 25-million follower mark on Twitter.


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    Details of the evolution of FC Barcelona’s after-tax results for the last 11 years
    Economic vice-president Javier Faus has given a press conference to review the 2013/14 finances, revealing that FC Barcelona has made its second highest profit ever of 41 million euros

    FC Barcelona closed the 2013/14 season with a club record income of 530 million euros, the first time ever that the end-of-year figure has exceeded 500 million, as revealed today by economic vice-president Javier Faus at a press conference in the Ricard Maxenchs Pressroom. He also explained that net profits this year amounted to 41 million euros, a figure previously only topped by the 49 million euros in the 2011/12 season, and that in the four seasons since 2010/11, when the new Board came into power, the club has an accumulated profit of 113 million euros. Never before has the club generated such a profit over four consecutive years, which averages out at 35 million euros a year.

    The 2013/14 season also witnessed a reduction in the net debt by 44 million euros, meaning that since the new Board took over, this figure has decreased by 143 million, and as of June 30 of this year now stands at 287 million euros, while four years ago it was 431 million.

    Javier Faus stressed that the unprecedented commercial and sponsorship deals involving FC Barcelona have been the driving force behind such positive changes. “We are much stronger and we feel we have a greater presence around the world than we did four years ago”, he said, going on to explain that the club is particularly interested in Brazil and Russia as potential strategic targets, being two major countries where it has no partner. Faus added that Leo Messi could be used to approach the Russian market, while Neymar Jr will be a useful vehicle for getting into Brazil.

    And the audits for the last four years have all been clean, without exceptions. “We want the accounts that delegates see to be a faithful reflection of the club’s assets” said Faus. “That is a sign of the financial transparency that we want from the club”.

    He also commented that the closure of last season was the first since the entry in force of article 67 of the Statutes as approved at the last Assembly, and which has been satisfied due to the year ending with a profit and the club having a good Debt / EBITDA ratio.

    Another point he wished to stress was how the club has progressed from its own funds being 62 million euros negative (on June 30, 2010) to 50 million positive. “We used to have more debts than assets, and we have managed to turn things around to achieve the own funds that the club deserves” he said.

    Faus was also keen to highlight that in the last four years, FC Barcelona has risen from 24th to 2nd in the Forbes ranking of the most valuable clubs. “We have grown more than any other club in the world” he observed. “And we are the only club with so much potential to improve our contracts, and that will help to reinforce our global presence.”


    Details of the evolution of FC Barcelona’s after-tax results for the last 11 years
    Economic vice-president Javier Faus has given a press conference to review the 2013/14 finances, revealing that FC Barcelona has made its second highest profit ever of 41 million euros

    FC Barcelona closed the 2013/14 season with a club record income of 530 million euros, the first time ever that the end-of-year figure has exceeded 500 million, as revealed today by economic vice-president Javier Faus at a press conference in the Ricard Maxenchs Pressroom. He also explained that net profits this year amounted to 41 million euros, a figure previously only topped by the 49 million euros in the 2011/12 season, and that in the four seasons since 2010/11, when the new Board came into power, the club has an accumulated profit of 113 million euros. Never before has the club generated such a profit over four consecutive years, which averages out at 35 million euros a year.

    The 2013/14 season also witnessed a reduction in the net debt by 44 million euros, meaning that since the new Board took over, this figure has decreased by 143 million, and as of June 30 of this year now stands at 287 million euros, while four years ago it was 431 million.

    Javier Faus stressed that the unprecedented commercial and sponsorship deals involving FC Barcelona have been the driving force behind such positive changes. “We are much stronger and we feel we have a greater presence around the world than we did four years ago”, he said, going on to explain that the club is particularly interested in Brazil and Russia as potential strategic targets, being two major countries where it has no partner. Faus added that Leo Messi could be used to approach the Russian market, while Neymar Jr will be a useful vehicle for getting into Brazil.

    And the audits for the last four years have all been clean, without exceptions. “We want the accounts that delegates see to be a faithful reflection of the club’s assets” said Faus. “That is a sign of the financial transparency that we want from the club”.

    He also commented that the closure of last season was the first since the entry in force of article 67 of the Statutes as approved at the last Assembly, and which has been satisfied due to the year ending with a profit and the club having a good Debt / EBITDA ratio.

    Another point he wished to stress was how the club has progressed from its own funds being 62 million euros negative (on June 30, 2010) to 50 million positive. “We used to have more debts than assets, and we have managed to turn things around to achieve the own funds that the club deserves” he said.

    Faus was also keen to highlight that in the last four years, FC Barcelona has risen from 24th to 2nd in the Forbes ranking of the most valuable clubs. “We have grown more than any other club in the world” he observed. “And we are the only club with so much potential to improve our contracts, and that will help to reinforce our global presence.”


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    Julio Humberto Grondona has been in charge of the AFA since 1979 / PHOTO: FIFA.COM
    The Club regrets the loss of Julio Humberto Grondona, president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA)

    FC Barcelona regrets the passing away of Julio Humberto Grondona, President of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and first vice-president of FIFA, who died today at the age of 82. Grondona, who has led Argentine football since 1979, has been a key figure in the development of the beautiful game in a country that historically has maintained a close relationship with our organisation.

    Through these lines, the Club would like to offer its most sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.


    Julio Humberto Grondona has been in charge of the AFA since 1979 / PHOTO: FIFA.COM
    The Club regrets the loss of Julio Humberto Grondona, president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA)

    FC Barcelona regrets the passing away of Julio Humberto Grondona, President of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and first vice-president of FIFA, who died today at the age of 82. Grondona, who has led Argentine football since 1979, has been a key figure in the development of the beautiful game in a country that historically has maintained a close relationship with our organisation.

    Through these lines, the Club would like to offer its most sincere condolences to the family of the deceased.


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