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FC Barcelona Femení

Futbol Club Barcelona Femení is a women's football team from Barcelona founded as Club Femení Barcelona in 1988. It is the women's section of FC Barcelona. It is one of the most successful women's football teams in Spain.

Barcelona Femení
Full nameFutbol Club Barcelona Femení
Nickname(s)Blaugranes, Culés
Founded1988; 30 years ago (1988)
GroundCiutat Esportiva Joan Gamper
Capacity1,400
ChairmanJosep Maria Bartomeu
ManagerFran Sánchez
LeaguePrimera División
2017–18Primera División, 2nd
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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HistoryEdit

CF Barcelona, which was sponsored by FC Barcelona, was a founder member of the Spanish League in 1988, and won the 1994 Copa de la Reina. It had a successful 3-year run in the early 1990s, winning the 1994 Queen's cup and being the championship's runner-up in 1992 and 1994, but it subsequently declined to bottom table positions.

In 2001 CF Barcelona was incorporated to FC Barcelona as an official section as the Spanish League was refounded into the Superliga Femenina, but it wasn't accepted due to its results in the previous season. After two unsuccessful appearances in the promotion playoffs the team was promoted in 2004. It ended in mid-table positions for the next two seasons, but in 2007 they ended in last and were thus relegated.

Barcelona returned to the Superliga the next year, and between 2009 and 2011 it consolidated itself in the top positions. In 2011 it won its second Spanish Cup, beating local rival RCD Espanyol 1–0 in the final,[1] and in 2012 it won its first national championship with a record 94 points,[2] qualifying for the first time for the UEFA Champions League, where it was defeated by Arsenal FC in the first round. The title was successfully defended in 2013 with a last matchday away win over leading team Athletic Bilbao, and weeks later it also won the national cup with a 4–0 win over Prainsa Zaragoza to become the fifth team to win the Spanish double.

The club qualified for the first time the quarterfinals of the Champions League in the 2013–14 edition. Three seasons later, it reached the semifinals.

Current squadEdit

As of 9 September 2018[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Sandra Paños
3   DF Stefanie van der Gragt
4   DF Mapi León
5   DF Melanie Serrano
6   MF Victoria Losada (captain)
7   MF Gemma Gili
8   DF Marta Torrejón (vice-captain)
9   FW Mariona Caldentey
10   MF Andressa Alves
11   MF Alexia Putellas
12   MF Patricia Guijarro
No. Position Player
13   GK Pamela Tajonar
14   MF Aitana Bonmatí
15   DF Leila Ouahabi
16   FW Toni Duggan
17   DF Andrea Pereira
18   MF Kheira Hamraoui
19   FW Bárbara Latorre
20   MF Élise Bussaglia
21   FW Nataša Andonova
22   MF Lieke Martens
23   FW Candela Andújar
24   FW Clàudia Pina
25   GK Gemma Font

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  MF Marta Unzué (at Athletic Bilbao)

Current technical staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach Fran Sánchez
Assistant coach Dani Sánchez
Assistant coach and analyst Lluís Cortés
Fitness coach Berta Carles
Goalkeeping coach Oriol Casares
FC Barcelona Femení B coach Jordi Ventura

Last updated: 27 September 2017
Source: FC Barcelona

Former internationalsEdit