A journey through the history of Barça in 123 years of memorable phrases.
Footballers, coaches, presidents, artists, politicians, journalists, writers, and even opponents have coined phrases and thoughts on FC Barcelona. Some of them got lucky and, with the passage of time, they became forever anchored in the blaugrana imagination. Others, less popular, provoked expectations and debates at the time, but were no less important in emphasizing the importance of Barça, which is far more than a club.
This book rescues the most significant and exceptional phrases and quotes from the club’s 123 years of life in chronological order. A journey through the history of Barça via testimonies and thoughts that carry weight of their own, but also offer an in-depth description of all those involved with the team and a clearsighted description of the team’s history and idiosyncrasies.
“This book allows us participate in the history of Barça through many of its major figures and understand the feeling that makes the club so real. A pleasant and well-structured read, with amusing and essential anecdotes, which confirms us Barça fans’ enthusiasm for our history. A book that is also more than a book.” Joan Laporta, president of FC Barcelona
“This extensive anthology of phrases and quotes about Barça make it clear that the Club, now with 123 years of history, is alive and well and hasn’t forgotten its past. This is the greatness of Barça. It captivated, captivates, and will captivate. It excited before, it excites now, and it will continue to excite in the future.” Xavi Hernández, FC Barcelona coach