Founded on 1899 by a number of Swiss, English plus Catalan football players directed by Joan Gamper, a club has developed into a symbol associated with Catalan civilization and Catalanism, therefore the motto "Més que un club" (A lot more than a team). Unlike various other football clubs, a supporters have also manage Barcelona. It is the 2nd best sports team in the world, worth $3.2 billion, and the world's fourth richest football club with regards to earnings, with an annual revenues for €484.6 million. A official Barcelona anthem are the "Cant del Barça", composed by Jaume Picas and Josep Maria Espinàs.
Barca is a mutual most successful club on Spain, in terms of total authorized titles received (80). It is won twenty-two Spanish League, twenty-six Copa del Rey, 11 Supercopa de España, 2 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies, and also a record owner to the latter 4 matches. For international club soccer, Barca has received 4 UEFA Champions League, an archive 4 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, four UEFA Super Cup, an archive three Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a record two FIFA Club World Cup trophies. Barcelona is ranked 1st in the IFFHS Team World Position on 1997, 2009, 2011 and 2012 and now occupies the second ranking in the UEFA team positions. A club carries a long-standing rivalry with Real Madrid; matches between the two clubs is referred to as "El Clásico".
Barcelona is one of the many supported teams on earth, and has the biggest social media following worldwide among teams. Barcelona's players already have won a record amount of Ballon d'Or rewards (10), as well as a record quantity of FIFA World Player of the year rewards (seven). In 2010, this team created history when 3 players who came thru it's youth academy (Messi, Iniesta & Xavi) were chosen as the 3 best players on earth on the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards, an unparalleled achievement for players from the same football school.