President Agusti , President Ellaudet , President Enric !
President Agusti , President Ellaudet , President Enric !
nothin' about patricio o'connell?
This is an amazing history,it makes me feel Barca!
Happy birthday, Barca! What an excellent way to celebrate your 111th birthday
Does anyone on the forum here know more about the Di Stefano transfer? Di Stefano has been crucial in Madrid's first 5 CL-wins (correct?), so if he would have ended up at Barca, Madrid probably wouldn't have won those 5 titles in the first place. It's often rumoured that he didn't sign for Barca because of Franco, but I don't know the true story behind that. On wikipedia there's some info about that, but that doesn't say much. Any experts here who can give some further info on this matter?
I'm not sure if Di Stefano was mentioned but this is a thread you may find interesting: http://www.barcaforum.com/showthread...eed-the-truth-!!!
I suggest sth like "Did Real Madrid benefit from the Franco-regime?"
11 December 2002, not one that most of you will probably remember. A rain-delayed CL group stage fixture played infront of a half empty Camp Nou, totally silenced when:
Lost 3-1, like.
Hey nice read
i was wondering were i can find a better read on Barca History especially during FRANCO's DARK ERA! thx..
i talking about this Part of Barca History:
Rivera, Republic and Civil War (1923–1957)
The poet Rafael Alberti, wrote a poem hailing the Barcelona goalkeeper Franz Platko.On 14 June 1925, in a spontaneous reaction against Primo de Rivera's dictatorship, the crowd in the stadium jeered the Royal March. As a reprisal, the ground was closed for six months and Gamper was forced to relinquish the presidency of the club. This coincided with the transition to professional football, and, in 1926, the directors of Barcelona publicly claimed, for the first time, to operate a professional football club. On 3 July 1927, the club held a second testimonial match for Paulino Alcántara, against the Spanish national team. To kick off the match, local journalist and pilot Josep Canudas dropped the ball onto the pitch from his airplane. In 1928, victory in the Spanish Cup was celebrated with a poem titled "Oda a Platko", which was written by a member of the Generation of '27, Rafael Alberti, inspired by the heroic performance of the Barcelona goalkeeper, Franz Platko. Two years after the victory, on 30 July 1930, Gamper committed suicide after a period of depression brought on by personal and financial problems.
Although they continued to have players of the standing of Josep Escolà, the club now entered a period of decline, in which political conflict overshadowed sports throughout society. Attendance at matches dropped as the citizens of Barcelona were occupied with discussing political matters. Although the team won the Campionat de Catalunya in 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1936 and 1938, success at a national level (with the exception of the 1937 disputed title) evaded them.
A month after the Spanish Civil War began in 1936, several players from Barcelona enlisted in the ranks of those who fought against the military uprising, along with players from Athletic Bilbao. On 6 August, Falangist soldiers near Guadarrama murdered club president Josep Sunyol, a representative of the pro-independence political party. He was dubbed the martyr of barcelonisme, and his murder was a defining moment in the history of FC Barcelona and Catalan identity. In the summer of 1937, the squad was on tour in Mexico and the United States, where it was received as an ambassador of the Second Spanish Republic. The tour led to the financial security of the club, but also resulted in half of the team seeking asylum in Mexico and France, making it harder for the remaining team to contest for trophies.
The aerial bombardment of Barcelona seen from one of the bombersOn 16 March 1938, Barcelona came under aerial bombardment from the Italian Air Force, causing more than 3,000 deaths, with one of the bombs hitting the club's offices. A few months later, Catalonia came under occupation and as a symbol of the "undisciplined" Catalanism, the club, now down to just 3,486 members, faced a number of restrictions. All signs of regional nationalism, including language, flag and other signs of separatism were banned throughout Spain. The Catalan flag was banned and the club were prohibited from using non-Spanish names. These measures forced the club to change its name to Club de Fútbol Barcelona and to remove the Catalan flag from its crest.
In 1943, Barcelona faced rivals Real Madrid in the semi-finals of Copa del Generalísimo. The first match at Les Corts was won by Barcelona 3–0. Before the second leg, Franco's director of state security visited Barcelona's players in the changing room. He reminded them that they were only playing due to the "generosity of the regime". Real Madrid comfortably won the match, beating Barcelona 11–1.
Despite the difficult political situation, CF Barcelona enjoyed considerable success during the 1940s and 1950s. In 1945, with Josep Samitier as coach and players like César, Ramallets and Velasco, they won La Liga for the first time since 1929. They added two more titles in 1948 and 1949. In 1949, they also won the first Copa Latina. In June 1950, Barcelona signed Ladislao Kubala, who was to be an important figure at the club.
On a rainy Sunday of 1951, the crowd left Les Corts stadium after a 2–1 win against Santander by foot, refusing to catch any trams, and surprising the Francoist authorities. The reason was simple: at the same time, a tram strike was taking place in Barcelona, receiving the support of blaugrana fans. Events like this made CF Barcelona represent much more than just Catalonia and many progressive Spaniards saw the club as a staunch defender of rights and freedoms.
Coach Fernando Daucik and Ladislao Kubala, regarded by many as the club's best player, inspired the team to several different trophies in 1952, including La Liga, the Copa del Generalísimo, the Copa Latina, the Copa Eva Duarte and the Copa Martini Rossi. In 1953, they helped the club win La Liga and the Copa del Generalísimo again.
How many titles Barca won?
According to fcbarcelona.com official site.. 108 Trophies including Regional Tophies ( Catalonia League & Catalonia Cup)..
So without the regional trophies ( Catalan League 1, Catalan League Championship 23 &Catalan Cup 6) ... we "78" trophies..
But Barca site stated that Barca won Just 9 Spanish super cups.. while if we look on other sources.. Barca mainly won 13 Super Cups..
from 1940 until 1953 Spain had a Cup called Copa de Campeones(1940) Copa de Oro Argentina(1945) Copa Eva Duarte(1947-->1953)...
.. match held between Copa winner & league winner.. this trophy was won 4 times with Barca.. so why the official site don't include this trophy..
so mainly if we do count these trophies we have "82" !!
Barca Site: http://www.fcbarcelona.com/web/engli.../palmares.html
thx for help anyway
Visca el Barca :barca scarf:
Great stuff.....love this club. Will be in my heart forever. I wonder if i can request a blaugrana coffin.....OH man im totally being burried in one of my jerseys!