FC Barcelona, one of the world’s best admired soccer teams, bygone opened a all-embracing circuitous featuring an alternate museum, official megastore and football academy in the southern Chinese arena of Hainan.
Located in the bigoted basic of Haikou, the aperture commemoration of the Barça Acquaintance was abounding by admiral from the Chinese Football Federation and several assembly from FC Barcelona, including the administrator and arch of the agenda area, Dídac Lee.
In a club statement, Lee said, “We apperceive that the Chinese absorption in football is growing day by day in the aforementioned way that their absorption in Barça does. This centre will advice football admirers who appear to the admirable island of Hainan to absorb some acclaimed moments in a altered place.
World acclaimed Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi accustomed in Beijing on Wednesday night as allotment of a abbreviate promotional bout in China.
Developed in affiliation with the Mission Hills Group, a arch Chinese sports and leisure company, the circuitous appearance a 4,000 m2 FC Barcelona Acquaintance breadth that the Spanish club say is the better building amplitude and acquaintance for any football aggregation alfresco of its own country.
The alternate and agenda experiences, as able-bodied as the basic absoluteness zone, will carriage visitors to the team’s Camp Nou amphitheater area they participate in games, such as demography a chargeless bang adjoin their German goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen, appear Chinese media ECNS.
The Barça Acquaintance includes a megastore affairs official commodity and encompasses the Barça Academy Pro, which opened in 2017 and has apparent added than 1,200 accouchement participate in altered camps and programmes.
Last year three Chinese boys from the Hainan training academy travelled to Spain to alternation at the Catalan giant’s adolescence training centre.
Lee added that they are alive on a appointment to Hainan by the aboriginal aggregation during their appointed 2019 summer bout that already includes trips to China and Japan. He acclaimed that it is allotment of Barça’s globalisation and cast amplification action included in its Strategic Plan for 2015-2021.
Over the accomplished few years FC Barcelona has been developing its access in China, such as signing deals with Chinese agreeable and casework close BNN Technology and the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, one of China’s top analysis institutes.
Asa Butcher is a chief editor at gbtimes.com and has been autograph about China back 2011.
FC Barcelona Soccer Profile
Futbol Club Barcelona, known simply as Barcelona and colloquially as Barça is a professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and Catalan footballers led by Joan Gamper, the club has become a symbol of Catalan culture and Catalanism, hence the motto “Més que un club” (“More than a club”). Unlike many other football clubs, the supporters own and operate Barcelona. It is the third most valuable sports team in the world, worth $4.07 billion, and the world’s third richest football club in terms of revenue, with an annual turnover of €648.3 million. The official Barcelona anthem is the “Cant del Barça”, written by Jaume Picas and Josep Maria Espinàs.
Domestically, Barcelona has won 25 La Liga, 30 Copa del Rey, 13 Supercopa de España, 3 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies, as well as being the record holder for the latter four competitions. In international club football, Barcelona has won 20 European and World titles: 5 UEFA Champions League titles, a record 4 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, a joint record 5 UEFA Super Cup, a record 3 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a joint record 3 FIFA Club World Cup. Barcelona was ranked first in the International Federation of Football History & Statistics Club World Ranking for 1997, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 and currently occupies the second position on the UEFA club rankings. The club has a long-standing rivalry with Real Madrid; matches between the two teams are referred to as El Clásico.
Barcelona is one of the most widely supported teams in the world, and the club has one of the largest social media following in the world among sports teams. Barcelona players have won a record number of Ballon d’Or awards (11), with recipients including Johan Cruyff, as well as a record number of FIFA World Player of the Year awards (7), with winners including Ronaldo, Romário, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo. In 2010, three players who came through the club’s youth academy (Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta and Xavi) were chosen as the three best players in the world in the FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, an unprecedented feat for players from the same football school.
Barcelona is one of three founding members of the Primera División that have never been relegated from the top division since its inception in 1929, along with Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid. In 2009, Barcelona became the first Spanish club to win the continental treble consisting of La Liga, Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League, and also became the first Spanish football club to win six out of six competitions in a single year, by also winning the Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. In 2011, the club became European champions again and won five trophies. This Barcelona team, which won 14 trophies in just 4 years under Pep Guardiola, is considered by some in the sport to be the greatest team of all time. By winning their fifth Champions League trophy on 6 June 2015, Barcelona became the first European club in history to achieve the continental treble twice.