Don’t miss the Gamper Party; come to the Camp Nou on the 22nd of August!

Friday 22 July 2011 17:57

Every year the Joan Gamper Trophy is the start of the season for Barça. Music, fireworks, party, and also good football welcome the best team in the world to the next year. The players and the coach greet the fans and promise them they will fight hard to get good results.

The Gamper party is  a day of celebration which more and more people want to join and enjoy , both kids and adults. Some years ago, the Gamper  consisted only in a friendly match (without other entertainment activities) between Barça and a mediocre rival, so it wasn’t attractive enough to make people come. However, now it is completely different. The Gamper is party and football, the perfect combination and certainly not to be missed.

The ‘Festa del Gamper’ (Gamper Party) will take place on the 22nd of August and the rival will be Napoli. The Italians will visit the Camp Nou to try to beat Barcelona. Nevertheless, in this match the most important thing isn’t winning, the players want the fans to have fun.

Don’t miss the Gamper Party, purchase your tickets on our website and enjoy a day you won’t forget! Moreover, this is a friendly match, so the tickets are cheaper than they are usually, take advantage of this opportunity!

-          Who was Joan Gamper and why is this trophy named after him?

FC Barcelona’s trophy is named after Joan Gamper, the club’s founder. Hans Gamper (known in Catalonia as ‘Joan’) was a swiss who was born in Winthertur but who lived in Zurich and moved to Barcelona in the year 1899. That year, when football wasn’t popular yet in the Catalan capital, he founded a little team in Les Corts’ neighborhood, Foot-Ball Club Barcelona (years after he was also the president). This old Barça team was made up of foreign players who, like Gamper, were living in Barcelona. Joan Gamper never thought the team he founded would get to the top. In fact, depression led him to suicide at just 52 and he was never able to fully enjoy watching FC Barcelona, the team he had created, play in official competitions.

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