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FC Barcelona On This Day: History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year [9781785317903]

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FC Barcelona On This Day revisits the most magical and memorable moments from the club's glorious past, mixing in a maelstrom of anecdotes and characters to produce an irresistibly dippable diary of one of the most dominant clubs of modern times - with an entry for every day of the year. From its formation in 1899 to the trials and tribulations of growth, the hard-fought El Clasico derbies against Real Madrid, European glory in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s to the current juggernaut that brushes all comers aside - it's all here. The club's all-time greats, including Lionel Messi, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Ronaldinho, all loom large, as do their most famous coaches - Johan Cruyff, Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola. Revisit 20 May 1992 when the club won its first ever European Cup, 15 January 1939 when the club was forced to change its name under Francoism, 8 December 1899 when Barcelona played their first ever match against a group of Englishmen, and 28 March 1954 when the construction of the Nou Camp started in front of 60,000 fans.
AUTHOR: Max Wadsworth has been a full-time sports statistician since 1992, when he joined Sky Sports to work on their live Premier League coverage. In 2001, he moved to ITV Sport where he was present for countless Champions League matches, as well as FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship and Rugby World Cup tournaments. He was the official statistician for the men's and women's football tournaments at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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