Fútbol Club Barcelona, commonly known as Barcelona or Barça, is a professional football club located in Barcelona, Spain. It is one of successful clubs competing in La Liga and is one of three founding members of La Liga, along with Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid. Founded in 1899, the club with a long history adheres to the motto “Més que un club”(“More than a club”). Barcelona is the second most valuable sports team and the third richest football club in terms of revenue in the world. Its home stadium is Camp Nou which can hold approximately 100,000 spectators, making it the largest stadium in Europe and the second-largest one in the world.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of establishment of Barcelona, the centennial home shirt was well designed by Nike for players to preform well and run freely. Famous footballers wearing the special shirt, such as Josep Guardiola Sala and Luís Figo, helped Barcelona win La Liga in the 1998-99 season.
Josep Guardiola Sala is a former Spanish footballer and is the current manager of Manchester City. When he served as the coach of Barcelona, the club won three La Liga trophies, two UEFA Champions League titles, two Copa del Rey trophies, three Supercopa de España titles, two UEFA Super Cups and two FIFA Club World Cups. As one of the best midfielders of his generation, Guardiola was creative and hard-working. He spent almost his football career in playing for Barcelona. Guardiola was also named the captain of Barcelona for a long time and was the core player of the team. Due to his good anticipation, tactical awareness, and the ability of reading the game, he helped the club get the titles of La Liga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, Copa del Rey and so on.
Luís Figo is a retired Portuguese footballer. He played for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Internazionale during his football career as a professional midfielder and he totally won 127 caps for Portugal national team. In June 1995, Figo transferred to Barcelona with a high transfer fee. He with Barcelona won La Liga in the 1997-98 season and the next season. One of the greatest players in the world, Figo got Portuguese Footballer of the Year award six times from 1995 to 2000, Ballon d’Or in 2000, FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2001.
The Barcelona centennial football shirt features red and blue stripes, showing the traditions of the club. “1889” is inlaid the red stripe while “1999” is inlaid in the blue stripe to commemorate the meaningful event. Besides, the club crest is printed in the middle of the two numbers. Indispensable Nike Swoosh is under the badge.
As a loyal fan of Barcelona, I believe that you will not miss the unique football shirt. It is comfortable and breathable for you to wear in daily life. Put on the shirt and you can show your support to the club wherever you are. In addition, cheap football kits are also available for passionate fans around the world.