Founded at 1899 by the number of Switzerland, English and Catalan football players led with Joan Gamper, the team has developed into a image regarding Catalan civilization and Catalanism, therefore, the slogan "Més que un club" (More than just a team). Not like several other soccer clubs, the supporters own and manage Barcelona. It is the 2nd best sports club worldwide, worth $3.2 billion, plus the world's 4th richest soccer club regarding profits, with the annual turnover of €484.6 million. The authorized Barca anthem is the "Cant del Barça", written by Jaume Picas along with Josep Maria Espinàs.
Barca is the joint most successful club in Spain, in terms of total authorized titles received (80). It has received 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 competitions. In worldwide team football, Barca has won four UEFA Champions League, an archive 4 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 first on the IFFHS Club World Ranking for 1997, 2009, 2011 and 2012 and now occupies the 2nd ranking on the UEFA team rankings. A team carries a long-standing competition with Real Madrid; matches between both teams are known as "El Clásico".
Barcelona is among the many supported clubs in the world, and has the largest social networking following worldwide within teams. Barcelona's players already have gained a record number of Ballon d'Or awards (10), together with a record quantity of FIFA World Player of the year awards (7). In 2010, the team created history while three players that came via it's junior academy (Messi, Iniesta & Xavi) have been picked to be the three best players on earth in the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards, an unparalleled feat for players from the same football academic.