Football Scarf in the colours of
- Premium football scarf in the colours of FC Barcelona
- No logos, no badges, no branding - 100% unofficial
- Made in Great Britain of pure Saxony wool
- In stock - usually despatched within 24hrs
- Length: 72 inches (183 cm)
- Width: 10 inches (25 cm)
- Recorded delivery worldwide
- UK: 2 - 4 working days
- Europe: 5 - 7 working days
- Rest of the World: 5 - 10 working days
Ground: Camp Nou
FC Barcelona was founded in 1899 by a group of footballers led by Swiss national Joan Gamper. The clubâ€™s famous blue and red colours were first worn a year later and there are several competing theories for the blue and red design of the Barcelona shirt. According to the author Toni Strubell, the colours are those of Robespierre's First French Republic. However itâ€™s most likely that they were simply chosen by Gamper because his hometown team (FC Basel) played in the same colours.
The rebellious Robespierre would probably have been a Barcelona fan though. During the dictatorship of General Franco (1939â€“1975) regional cultures were suppressed and the Catalan flag and language were officially banned. Catalans expressed their dissidence through supporting Barca â€“ and the club became one of Spain and Europeâ€™s giants. In contrast Real Madrid were widely seen as Francoâ€™s team â€“ Santiago Bernabeu (the former club president who gave his name to Real Madridâ€™s stadium) had fought with Franco in the Spanish Civil War.
When Dutch Master Johan Cruyff arrived from Ajax in 1973 he quickly won over Barcelona fans by declaring that he chose Barca over Real Madrid because he could not play for a club associated with Franco.
Records? Well FC Barcelona is the only team to have played in European competition in every season since 1955. Along with Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid, they are one of only three clubs never to have been relegated from La Liga. And in 2009, Barcelona became the first Spanish club to win the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the Champions League.
And unlike most clubs Barcelona is owned by the people! The clubâ€™s supporters actually own and operate the club â€“ Robespierre would have approved.