Today we will learn a bit about Barça’s history. The Catalonian club was founded on 29th of November, 1899, by just 12 people. They had gathered thanks to the newspaper ad written by Hans Gamper, a Swiss who loved football. The original name was “Football Club Barcelona”, in English, and the first president was Walter Wild. The membership fee was only 2 pesetas (about 0’01€).
By the twenties, the club already had 11.000 members and a big stadium, Camp de Les Corts. However, things were about to turn bad: with the arrival of the Spanish Civil War, the number of members got down to only 2.500 members and the war destroyed most of the archives.
Under the dictatorship, FC Barcelona lost his English name for a Spanish one, “Club de Fútbol Barcelona”, and by his 50th birthday, the club achieved the great result of 25.000 members.