Established on 1899 by a group of Switzerland, British plus Catalan footballers directed by Joan Gamper, a club has become a image of Catalan culture plus Catalanism, therefore, the motto "Més que un club" (More than just a team). Not like several football clubs, a supporters own also run Barcelona. It is the second best sports club in the world, worth $3.2 billion, and the world's 4th wealthiest soccer club regarding earnings, having an annual earnings of €484.6 million. A official Barcelona anthem is the "Cant del Barça", written by Jaume Picas along with Josep Maria Espinàs.
Barcelona is a mutual most successful club in Spain, with regard to entire official titles received (80). It is won twenty two Spanish League, twenty-six Copa del Rey, 11 Supercopa de España, 2 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga awards, as well as being a record holder for the latter 4 tournaments. On international club football, Barcelona has achieved 4 UCL, an archive four UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, four UEFA Super Cup, an archive three Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a record two FIFA Club World Cup trophies. Barca was ranked 1st on the IFFHS Team World Standing for 1997, 2009, 2011 and 2012 and now occupies the 2nd ranking for the UEFA club positions. A team has a long-standing competition with Real Madrid; matches between the two clubs are referred to as "El Clásico".
Barca is among the many supported teams in the world, that has the biggest social media following worldwide within sports teams. Barcelona's players already have received an archive number of Ballon d'Or rewards (ten), as well as a record number of FIFA World Player of year awards (seven). In 2010, the club made history while three players that came via its youth school (Messi, Iniesta & Xavi) were picked as the three best players in the world on the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards, the unparalleled feat for players from the same football school.