FC Barcelona in international football

Futbol Club Barcelona is a Spanish professional football club based in Barcelona. The club first participated in a European competition in 1910, and from 1955 onwards spent every season in one or more European competitions. The first international cup they took part in was the Pyrenees Cup. The competition lasted from 1910 to 1914 and Barcelona won four out of five editions. From 1914 to the beginning of the Latin Cup in 1949, Barcelona did not participate in any international competitions. From the 1955–56 season onward, with the exception of 1956–57 (during the first Fairs Cup, because a Vienna XI withdrew from the competition), they are the only team to have played in the European competitions every year to date.

FC Barcelona in international football
Lionel Messi vs Valladolid 3.jpg
Lionel Messi is the top goalscorer for Barcelona in international competitions.
ClubFC Barcelona
Seasons played67
Most appearancesXavi (173)
Top scorerLionel Messi (128)
First entry1955–58 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
Latest entry2022–23 UEFA Europa League
Titles
Champions League
Cup Winners' Cup
Super Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup

Barcelona has won the now defunct Cup Winners' Cup four times and Inter-Cities Fairs Cup three times, both tournament records.[1][2] They also took part in the Latin Cup twice as champions of Spain, winning on both occasions, a record shared with Real Madrid and Milan. Though they did not manage to win the premier European Cup, now the UEFA Champions League, during the early decades of the competition, they have since won the trophy five times, with their first triumph in 1992.[3]

Barcelona is third in the ranking of Europe's most successful clubs in terms of number of official international trophies won, behind Real Madrid and Milan. With the 2015 UEFA Super Cup victory in Tbilisi against Sevilla and the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup victory in Yokohama against River Plate, the Catalans raised their trophy haul to 17 international titles, the third largest output behind Real Madrid's 28 and Milan 18. In the tables, "(H)" denotes home ground, "(A)" denotes away ground and "(N)" symbolises neutral ground. The first score is always Barcelona's.

Overall recordEdit

As of 1 November 2022.[4][5][6][7][8][9] Legend: GF = Goals For. GA = Goals Against. GD = Goal Difference.
Competition Played Won Drew Lost GF GA GD Win%
European Cup / Champions League 339 197 76 66 667 343 +324 058.11
Cup Winners' Cup 85 50 18 17 178 87 +91 058.82
UEFA Cup / Europa League 84 42 20 22 159 83 +76 050.00
Fairs Cup 71 36 17 18 143 86 +57 050.70
Super Cup 14 6 4 4 17 17 +0 042.86
Club World Cup 8 7 0 1 23 3 +20 087.50
Intercontinental Cup 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 000.00
Total 601 337 135 129 1,187 621 +566 056.07
Historical progression by competition
  Knockout stage win
  Knockout stage lost
  Group stage – Highest-ranked eliminated team
  Group stage – Lowest-ranked qualified team
Intercontinental Cup
Edition Final
1992   São Paulo
Club World Cup
Edition Semi-finals Final / 3rd pos.
2006   América   Internacional
2009   Atlante   Estudiantes
2011   Al Sadd   Santos
2015   Evergrande   River Plate
Super Cup
Edition Final
1979   Forest
1982   Villa
1989   Milan
1992   W. Bremen
1997   Dortmund
2006   Sevilla
2009   Shakhtar
2011   Porto
2015   Sevilla
European Cup / Champions League
Season Preliminary stages Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
1959–60   CSKA Sofia   Milan   Wolverhampton   R. Madrid
1960–61   Lierse   R. Madrid   Hradec Králové   Hamburg   Benfica
1974–75   VÖEST Linz   Feyenoord   Åtvidaberg   Leeds
1985–86   Sparta Prague   Porto   Juventus   Göteborg   Steaua
1991–92   Hansa   1. FC Kaiserslautern   Sparta Prague Not played   Sampdoria
1992–93   Viking   CSKA Moscow
1993–94   Dynamo Kyiv   Austria Wien   Spartak Moscow   Porto   Milan
1994–95   Man. United   PSG
1997–98   Skonto Riga   Dynamo Kyiv
1998–99   Man. United
1999–2000   Arsenal   Sparta Prague   Chelsea   Valencia
2000–01   Leeds
2001–02   Wisła   Lyon   Roma   Panathinaikos   R. Madrid
2002–03   Legia   Club Brugge   Newcastle   Juventus
2004–05   Shakhtar   Chelsea
2005–06   Udinese   Chelsea   Benfica   Milan   Arsenal
2006–07   W. Bremen   Liverpool
2007–08   Rangers   Celtic   Schalke   Man. United
2008–09   Wisła   Shakhtar   Lyon   Bayern   Chelsea   Man. United
2009–10   Rubin   Stuttgart   Arsenal   Inter Milan
2010–11   Rubin   Arsenal   Shakhtar   R. Madrid   Man. United
2011–12   Viktoria Plzeň   Leverkusen   Milan   Chelsea
2012–13   Benfica   Milan   PSG   Bayern
2013–14   Ajax   Man. City   Atlético
2014–15   Ajax   Man. City   PSG   Bayern   Juventus
2015–16   Leverkusen   Arsenal   Atlético
2016–17   Borussia M.   PSG   Juventus
2017–18   Sporting   Chelsea   Roma
2018–19   Inter Milan   Lyon   Man. United   Liverpool
2019–20   Inter Milan   Napoli   Bayern
2020–21   Dynamo Kyiv   PSG
2021–22   Benfica
2022–23   Inter Milan
Cup Winners' Cup
Season Preliminary stages Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
1963–64   Shelbourne   Hamburg
1968–69   Lugano Bye   Lyn Oslo   Köln   Slovan B.
1971–72   Distillery   Steaua
1978–79   Shakhtar   Anderlecht   Ipswich   Beveren   Fortuna
1979–80   ÍA   Aris   Valencia
1981–82   Botev   Dukla   Lokomotive   Tottenham   Standard
1982–83   Apollon   Red Star Belgrade   Austria Wien
1983–84   Magdeburg   NEC   Man. United
1984–85   Metz
1988–89   Fram   Lech   Aarhus   CSKA Sofia   Sampdoria
1989–90   Legia   Anderlecht
1990–91   Trabzonspor   Fram   Dynamo Kyiv   Juventus   Man. United
1996–97   AEK   Red Star Belgrade   AIK   Fiorentina   PSG
Fairs Cup
Season Preliminary stages Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final / Trophy Playoff
1955–58   Stævnet   Birmingham   London XI
1958–60   Basel XI   Inter Milan   Belgrade XI   Birmingham
1960–61   Zagreb XI   Hibernian
1961–62   West Berlin XI   Dinamo Zagreb   Wednesday   Red Star Belgrade   Valencia
1962–63   Belenenses   Red Star Belgrade
1964–65   Fiorentina   Celtic   Strasbourg
1965–66   Utrecht   Antwerp   Hannover   Espanyol   Chelsea   Zaragoza
1966–67   Dundee U.
1967–68   Zürich
1969–70   B 1913   Győr   Inter Milan
1970–71   Katowice   Juventus
Trophy Play-Off   Leeds
UEFA Cup / Europa League
Season Preliminary stages Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
1972–73   Porto
1973–74   Nice
1975–76   PAOK   Lazio   Vasas   Levski Sofia   Liverpool
1976–77   Belenenses   Lokeren   Öster   Athletic Bilbao
1977–78   Steaua   AZ   Ipswich   Villa   PSV
1980–81   Sliema   Köln
1986–87   Flamurtari   Sporting CP   Uerdingen   Dundee United
1987–88   Belenenses   Dynamo Moscow   Flamurtari   Leverkusen
1995–96   Hapoel Be’er Sheva   Vitória Guimarães   Sevilla   PSV   Bayern
2000–01   Club Brugge   AEK   Celta   Liverpool
2003–04   Púchov   Panionios   Brøndby   Celtic
2021–22   Napoli   Galatasaray   Eintracht Frankfurt

Pyrenees CupEdit

 
FC Barcelona's 1910 squad, victors in the inaugural Pyrenees Cup.

Barcelona began to play friendly games against teams from the neighbouring regions in France in 1904. Club president Arthur Witty organised the club's first trip abroad, which resulted in their first game against a non-Spanish team. On 1 May 1904, Barcelona defeated the French team Stade Olympien des Étudiants Toulousains.[10]

By 1910, the international friendlies evolved into the Pyrenees Cup, a competition featuring teams from Languedoc, Le Midi, Aquitaine, Catalonia, and the Basque Country. At that time it was considered the finest competition open for participation.[11][12] Five editions were played in total, with FC Barcelona winning four consecutive trophies from 1910 to 1913.[13]

Year Opposing team Score City
1910   Real Sociedad 2–1 Sète, France
1911   Gars de Bordeaux 4–2 Toulouse, France
1912   Stade Bordelais UC 5–3 Toulouse, France
1913   Comète Simot 7–2 Barcelona, Spain

Latin CupEdit

In 1949, the football federations of Spain, Italy, France, and Portugal, came together and launched their own club competition, the Latin Cup, which was staged at the end of every season in a single host country.[14] The competition featured two semi-finals, a third place play-off and a final. As La Liga champions in 1949, Barça represented Spain in the inaugural competition. They beat Reims 5–0 in their semi-final at Les Corts, before beating Sporting Lisbon 2–1 in the final at the Estadio Chamartín. Barça also played in and won the 1952 competition in Paris, beating Juventus 4–2 in the semi-final and then Nice 1–0 in the final.[14] After the introduction of the European Cup, the Latin Cup was gradually discontinued and nowadays, while it is not considered an official tournament by UEFA, it is recognized by FIFA.[14]

Year Round Opposing team Score
1949 Semi-final   Reims 5–3 (H)
Final   Sporting CP 2–1 (N)
1952 Semi-final   Juventus 4–2 (N)
Final   Nice 1–0 (N)

European Cup / Champions LeagueEdit

Barcelona against Hamburger SV in 1961
Ronald Koeman's boots from the 1992 European Cup Final, an exhibit at the FC Barcelona Museum
Andrés Iniesta against Rubin Kazan in the 2009–10 Champions League
FCB against Bayer Leverkusen in 2012
Barça against Bayern Munich in 2013

The European Cup was inaugurated in 1955, with Barcelona's arch-rivals Real Madrid winning the first five editions.[15] In 1959, Barcelona entered this competition for the first time, after winning the 1958–59 La Liga season. Until the 1990s, the club had little success, apart from their runner-up places in 1961 and 1986. In 1992, Johan Cruyff's Dream Team[16] won their first European Cup with a 1–0 win against Sampdoria. Since then, Barcelona has won the competition four additional times, in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015. Barcelona has established itself as one of the strongest sides in European competition, when measured in UEFA coefficients.[3][17]

Season Round Opposing team Score Notes
1959–60[18] Preliminary round   CSKA Sofia 2–2 (A), 6–2 (H)
First round   Milan 2–0 (A), 5–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–0 (H), 5–2 (A)
Semi-final   Real Madrid 1–3 (A), 1–3 (H)
1960–61[19] Preliminary round   Lierse 2–0 (H), 3–0 (A)
First round   Real Madrid 2–2 (A), 2–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Hradec Králové 4–0 (H), 1–1 (A)
Semi-final   Hamburger SV 1–0 (H), 1–2 (A), 1–0 (N) [O]
Final   Benfica 2–3 (N)
1974–75[20] First round   Linz 0–0 (A), 5–0 (H)
Second round   Feyenoord 0–0 (A), 3–0 (H)
Quarter-final   Åtvidabergs FF 2–0 (H), 3–0 (A)
Semi-final   Leeds United 1–2 (A), 1–1 (H)
1985–86[21] First round   Sparta Prague 2–1 (A), 0–1 (H) [A]
Second round   Porto 2–0 (H), 1–3 (A) [A]
Quarter-final   Juventus 1–0 (H), 1–1 (A)
Semi-final   IFK Göteborg 0–3 (A), 3–0 (H) [D]
Final   Steaua București 0–0 (N) [E]
1991–92[22] First round   Hansa Rostock 3–0 (H), 0–1 (A)
Second round   1. FC Kaiserslautern 2–0 (H), 1–3 (A) [A]
Group B   Sparta Prague 3–2 (H), 0–1 (A)
  Benfica 0–0 (A), 2–1 (H)
  Dynamo Kyiv 2–0 (A), 3–0 (H)
Final   Sampdoria 1–0 (N)
1992–93[23] First round   Viking 1–0 (H), 0–0 (A)
Second round   CSKA Moscow 1–1 (A), 2–3 (H)
1993–94[24] First round   Dynamo Kyiv 1–3 (A), 4–1 (H)
Second round   Austria Wien 3–0 (H), 2–1 (A)
Group A   Galatasaray 0–0 (A), 3–0 (H)
  Monaco 2–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
  Spartak Moscow 2–2 (A), 5–1 (H)
Semi-final   Porto 3–0 (H)
Final   Milan 0–4 (N)
1994–95[25] Group A   Galatasaray 2–1 (H), 1–2 (A)
  IFK Göteborg 1–2 (A), 1–1 (H)
  Manchester United 2–2 (A), 4–0 (H)
Quarter-final   Paris Saint-Germain 1–1 (H), 1–2 (A)
1997–98[26] Second Qualifying round   Skonto 3–2 (H), 1–0 (A)
Group C   Newcastle United 2–3 (A), 1–0 (H)
  PSV Eindhoven 2–2 (H), 2–2 (A)
  Dynamo Kyiv 0–3 (A), 0–4 (H)
1998–99[27] Group D   Manchester United 3–3 (A), 3–3 (H)
  Brøndby 2–0 (H), 2–0 (A)
  Bayern Munich 0–1 (A), 1–2 (H)
1999–2000[28] Group B   AIK 2–1 (A), 5–0 (H)
  Fiorentina 4–2 (H), 3–3 (A)
  Arsenal 1–1 (H), 4–2 (A)
Group A second stage   Hertha BSC 1–1 (A), 3–1 (H)
  Sparta Prague 5–0 (H), 2–1 (A)
  Porto 4–2 (H), 2–0 (A)
Quarter-final   Chelsea 1–3 (A), 5–1 (H)
Semi-final   Valencia 1–4 (A), 2–1 (H)
2000–01[29] Group H   Leeds United 4–0 (H), 1–1 (A)
  Beşiktaş 0–3 (A), 5–0 (H)
  Milan 0–2 (H), 3–3 (A)
2001–02[30] Third Qualifying round   Wisła Kraków 4–3 (A), 1–0 (H)
Group F   Fenerbahçe 3–0 (A), 1–0 (H)
  Bayer Leverkusen 1–2 (A), 2–1 (H)
  Lyon 2–0 (H), 3–2 (A)
Group B second stage   Liverpool 3–1 (A), 0–0 (H)
  Galatasaray 2–2 (H), 1–0 (A)
  Roma 1–1 (H), 0–3 (A)
Quarter-final   Panathinaikos 0–1 (A), 3–1 (H)
Semi-final   Real Madrid 0–2 (H), 1–1 (A)
2002–03[31] Third Qualifying round   Legia Warsaw 3–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
Group H   Club Brugge 3–2 (H), 1–0 (A)
  Galatasaray 2–0 (A), 3–1 (H)
  Lokomotiv Moscow 3–1 (A), 1–0 (H)
Group A second stage   Bayer Leverkusen 2–1 (A), 2–0 (H)
  Newcastle United 3–1 (H), 2–0 (A)
  Internazionale 3–0 (H), 0–0 (A)
Quarter-final   Juventus 1–1 (A), 1–2 (H)
2004–05[32] Group F   Celtic 3–1 (A), 1–1 (H)
  Shakhtar Donetsk 3–0 (H), 0–2 (A)
  Milan 0–1 (A), 2–1 (H)
Round of 16   Chelsea 2–1 (H), 2–4 (A)
2005–06[33] Group C   Werder Bremen 2–0 (A), 3–1 (H)
  Udinese 4–1 (H), 2–0 (A)
  Panathinaikos 0–0 (A), 5–0 (H)
Round of 16   Chelsea 2–1 (A), 1–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Benfica 0–0 (A), 2–0 (H)
Semi-final   Milan 1–0 (A), 0–0 (H)
Final   Arsenal 2–1 (N)
2006–07[34] Group A   Levski Sofia 5–0 (H), 2–0 (A)
  Werder Bremen 1–1 (A), 2–0 (H)
  Chelsea 0–1 (A), 2–2 (H)
Round of 16   Liverpool 1–2 (H), 1–0 (A) [B]
2007–08[35] Group E   Lyon 3–0 (H), 2–2 (A)
  VfB Stuttgart 2–0 (A), 3–1 (H)
  Rangers 0–0 (A), 2–0 (H)
Round of 16   Celtic 3–2 (A), 1–0 (H)
Quarter-final   Schalke 04 1–0 (A), 1–0 (H)
Semi-final   Manchester United 0–0 (H), 0–1 (A)
2008–09[36] Third Qualifying round   Wisła Kraków 4–0 (H), 0–1 (A)
Group C   Sporting CP 3–1 (H), 5–2 (A)
  Shakhtar Donetsk 2–1 (A), 2–3 (H)
  Basel 5–0 (A), 1–1 (H)
Round of 16   Lyon 1–1 (A), 5–2 (H)
Quarter-final   Bayern Munich 4–0 (H), 1–1 (A)
Semi-final   Chelsea 0–0 (H), 1–1 (A) [A]
Final   Manchester United 2–0 (N)
2009–10[37] Group F   Internazionale 0–0 (A), 2–0 (H)
  Dynamo Kyiv 2–0 (H), 2–1 (A)
  Rubin Kazan 1–2 (H), 0–0 (A)
Round of 16   VfB Stuttgart 1–1 (A), 4–0 (H)
Quarter-final   Arsenal 2–2 (A), 4–1 (H)
Semi-final   Internazionale 1–3 (A), 1–0 (H)
2010–11[38] Group D   Copenhagen 2–0 (H), 1–1 (A)
  Rubin Kazan 1–1 (A), 2–0 (H)
  Panathinaikos 5–1 (H), 3–0 (A)
Round of 16   Arsenal 1–2 (A), 3–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Shakhtar Donetsk 5–1 (H), 1–0 (A)
Semi-final   Real Madrid 2–0 (A), 1–1 (H)
Final   Manchester United 3–1 (N)
2011–12[39] Group H   Milan 2–2 (H), 3–2 (A)
  BATE Borisov 5–0 (A), 4–0 (H)
  Viktoria Plzeň 2–0 (H), 4–0 (A)
Round of 16   Bayer Leverkusen 3–1 (A), 7–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Milan 0–0 (A), 3–1 (H)
Semi-final   Chelsea 0–1 (A), 2–2 (H)
2012–13[40] Group G   Spartak Moscow 3–2 (H), 3–0 (A)
  Benfica 2–0 (A), 0–0 (H)
  Celtic 2–1 (H), 1–2 (A)
Round of 16   Milan 0–2 (A), 4–0 (H)
Quarter-final   Paris Saint-Germain 2–2 (A), 1–1 (H) [A]
Semi-final   Bayern Munich 0–4 (A), 0–3 (H)
2013–14[41] Group H   Ajax 4–0 (H), 1–2 (A)
  Milan 1–1 (A), 3–1 (H)
  Celtic 1–0 (A), 6–1 (H)
Round of 16   Manchester City 2–0 (A), 2–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Atlético Madrid 1–1 (H), 0–1 (A)
2014–15[42] Group F   APOEL 1–0 (H), 4–0 (A)
  Paris Saint-Germain 2–3 (A), 3–1 (H)
  Ajax 3–1 (H), 2–0 (A)
Round of 16   Manchester City 2–1 (A), 1–0 (H)
Quarter-final   Paris Saint Germain 3–1 (A), 2–0 (H)
Semi-final   Bayern Munich 3–0 (H), 2–3 (A)
Final   Juventus 3–1 (N)
2015–16[43] Group E   Roma 1–1 (A), 6–1 (H)
  Bayer Leverkusen 2–1 (H), 1–1 (A)
  BATE Borisov 2–0 (A), 3–0 (H)
Round of 16   Arsenal 2–0 (A), 3–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Atlético Madrid 2–1 (H), 0–2 (A)
2016–17[44] Group C   Celtic 7–0 (H), 2–0 (A)
  Borussia Mönchengladbach 4–0 (H), 2–1 (A)
  Manchester City 4–0 (H), 1–3 (A)
Round of 16   Paris Saint Germain 0–4 (A), 6–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Juventus 0–3 (A), 0–0 (H)
2017–18[45] Group D   Juventus 3–0 (H), 0–0 (A)
  Sporting CP 1–0 (A), 2–0 (H)
  Olympiacos 3–1 (H), 0–0 (A)
Round of 16   Chelsea 1–1 (A), 3–0 (H)
Quarter-final   Roma 4–1 (H), 0–3 (A) [B]
2018–19[46] Group B   PSV Eindhoven 4–0 (H), 2–1 (A)
  Tottenham Hotspur 4–2 (A), 1–1 (H)
  Internazionale 2–0 (H), 1–1 (A)
Round of 16   Lyon 0–0 (A), 5–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Manchester United 1–0 (A), 3–0 (H)
Semi-final   Liverpool 3–0 (H), 0–4 (A)
2019–20[47] Group F   Borussia Dortmund 0–0 (A), 3–1 (H)
  Internazionale 2–1 (H), 2–1 (A)
  Slavia Prague 2–1 (A), 0–0 (H)
Round of 16   Napoli 1–1 (A), 3–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Bayern Munich 2–8 (N)
2020–21[48] Group G   Ferencváros 5–1 (H), 3–0 (A)
  Juventus 2–0 (A), 0–3 (H)
  Dynamo Kyiv 2–1 (H), 4–0 (A)
Round of 16   Paris Saint-Germain 1–4 (H), 1–1 (A)
2021–22 Group E   Bayern Munich 0–3 (H), 0–3 (A)
  Benfica 0–3 (A), 0–0 (H)
  Dynamo Kyiv 1–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
2022–23 Group C   Viktoria Plzeň 5–1 (H), 4–2 (A)
  Bayern Munich 0–2 (A), 0–3 (H)
  Internazionale 0–1 (A), 3–3 (H)

Cup Winners' CupEdit

Bobby Robson (1988 image) led Barcelona to victory in the 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, which formed part of a cup treble.
Ronaldo's converted penalty in the 1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final saw Barcelona beat PSG 1–0 and rack up a record fourth Cup Winners' Cup title.

The Cup Winners' Cup started in 1960, but it took three years until Barcelona participated for the first time. In their first edition, they were eliminated in the first round by Hamburg SV. In 1969, Barcelona's second participation, they advanced to the final, but were beaten by Czechoslovakian side Slovan Bratislava. The first success came in 1979 when Barça defeated Fortuna Düsseldorf in the final 4–3 after extra time. This maiden success was emulated in 1982, 1989, and in their last participation in 1997, after another runner-up place in 1991, before the cup was re-organised into the UEFA Cup in 1999–2000. Barcelona's four victories are the competition's record.[49]

Season Round Opposing team Score Notes
1963–64[50] First round   Shelbourne 2–0 (A), 3–1 (H)
Second round   Hamburger SV 4–4 (H), 0–0 (A), 2–3 (N) [G]
1968–69[51] First round   Lugano 1–0 (A), 3–0 (H)
Second round Bye
Quarter-final   Lyn 3–2 (H), 2–2 (A)
Semi-final   1. FC Köln 2–2 (A), 4–1 (H)
Final   Slovan Bratislava 2–3 (N)
1971–72[52] First round   Distillery 3–1 (A), 4–0 (H)
Second round   Steaua București 0–1 (H), 1–2 (A)
1978–79[53] First round   Shakhtar Donetsk 3–0 (H), 1–1 (A)
Second round   Anderlecht 0–3 (A), 3–0 (H) [F]
Quarter-final   Ipswich Town 1–2 (A), 1–0 (H) [A]
Semi-final   Beveren 1–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
Final   Fortuna Düsseldorf 4–3 (N)
1979–80[54] First round   ÍA 1–0 (A), 5–0 (H)
Second round   Aris Bonnevoie 4–1 (A), 7–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Valencia 0–1 (H), 3–4 (A)
1981–82[55] First round   Botev Plovdiv 4–1 (H), 0–1 (A)
Second round   Dukla Prague 0–1 (A), 4–0 (H)
Quarter-final   Lokomotive Leipzig 3–0 (A), 1–2 (H)
Semi-final   Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 (A), 1–0 (H)
Final   Standard Liège 2–1 (H)
1982–83[56] First round   Apollon Limassol 8–0 (H), 1–1 (A)
Second round   Red Star Belgrade 4–2 (H), 2–1 (A)
Quarter-final   Austria Wien 0–0 (A), 1–1 (H) [B]
1983–84[57] First round   1. FC Magdeburg 5–1 (A), 2–0 (H)
Second round   NEC 3–2 (A), 2–0 (H)
Quarter-final   Manchester United 2–0 (H), 0–3 (A)
1984–85[58] First round   Metz 4–2 (A), 1–4 (H)
1988–89[59] First round   Fram 2–0 (A), 5–0 (H)
Second round   Lech Poznań 1–1 (H), 1–1 (A) [D]
Quarter-final   AGF 1–0 (A), 0–0 (H)
Semi-final   CSKA Sofia 4–2 (H), 2–1 (A)
Final   Sampdoria 2–0 (N)
1989–90[60] First round   Legia Warsaw 1–1 (H), 1–0 (A)
Second round   Anderlecht 0–2 (A), 2–1 (H)
1990–91[61] First round   Trabzonspor 0–1 (A), 7–2 (H)
Second round   Fram 2–1 (A), 3–0 (H)
Quarter-final   Dynamo Kyiv 3–2 (A), 1–1 (H)
Semi-final   Juventus 3–1 (H), 0–1 (A)
Final   Manchester United 1–2 (N)
1996–97[62] First round   AEK Larnaca 2–0 (H), 0–0 (A)
Second round   Red Star Belgrade 3–1 (H), 1–1 (A)
Quarter-final   AIK 3–1 (H), 1–1 (A)
Semi-final   Fiorentina 1–1 (A), 2–0 (H)
Final   Paris Saint-Germain 1–0 (N)

Inter-Cities Fairs CupEdit

The ball used in the final of the 1958 edition of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, residing in the FC Barcelona Museum.

The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was established on 18 April 1955, two weeks after the European Cup, to promote trade fairs by playing various cities against each other. However, the city of Barcelona participated with a squad composed entirely of Barcelona players. From 1958 onwards, the organisers reverted to club participation, but the teams still had to come from cities staging trade fairs. Barcelona would go on to win the Fairs Cup a record three times, with also a runner-up place, before the tournament was subsumed into the UEFA Cup in 1971.[63]

The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup is considered to be the forerunner of the UEFA Cup / Europa League, but it is not recognized as a UEFA competition. Consequently, Fairs Cup wins do not count toward the tally of Europa League wins.[64]

Season Round Opposing team[2][65][66] Score Notes
1955–58 Group A   Copenhagen XI 6–2 (H), 1–1 (A)
Group A   Vienna XI [L]
Semi-final   Birmingham City 3–4 (A), 1–0 (H), 2–1 (N) [J]
Final   London XI 2–2 (A), 6–0 (H)
1958–60 First round   Basel XI 2–1 (A), 5–2 (H)
Quarter-final   Internazionale 4–0 (H), 4–2 (A)
Semi-final   Belgrade XI 1–1 (A), 3–1 (H)
Final   Birmingham City 0–0 (A), 4–1 (H)
1960–61 First round   Zagreb XI 1–1 (A), 4–3 (H)
Quarter-final   Hibernian 4–4 (H), 2–3 (A)
1961–62 First round   West Berlin XI 0–1 (A), 3–0 (H)
Second round   Dinamo Zagreb 5–1 (H), 2–2 (A)
Quarter-final   Sheffield Wednesday 2–3 (A), 2–0 (H)
Semi-final   Red Star Belgrade 2–0 (A), 4–1 (H)
Final   Valencia 2–6 (A), 1–1 (H)
1962–63 First round   Belenenses 1–1 (A), 1–1 (H), 3–2 (N) [M]
Second round   Red Star Belgrade 2–3 (A), 1–0 (H), 0–1 (N) [K]
1964–65 First round   Fiorentina 0–1 (H), 2–0 (A)
Second round   Celtic 3–1 (H), 0–0 (A)
Third round   Strasbourg 0–0 (A), 2–2 (H), 0–0 (N) [C]
1965–66 First round   Utrecht 0–0 (A), 7–1 (H)
Second round   Antwerp 1–2 (A), 2–0 (H)
Third round   Hannover 96 1–2 (A), 1–0 (H), 1–1 (N) [I]
Quarter-final   Espanyol 1–0 (H), 1–0 (A)
Semi-final   Chelsea 2–0 (H), 0–2 (A), 5–0 (H) [H]
Final   Zaragoza 0–1 (H), 4–2 (A)
1966–67 First round Bye
Second round   Dundee United 1–2 (H), 0–2 (A)
1967–68 First round   Zürich 1–3 (A), 1–0 (H)
1969–70 First round   B1913 4–0 (H), 2–0 (A)
Second round   Győri ETO 3–2 (A), 2–0 (H)
Third round   Internazionale 1–2 (H), 1–1 (A)
1970–71 First round   GKS Katowice 1–0 (A), 3–2 (H)
Second round   Juventus 1–2 (H), 1–2 (A)
1971 Play-off Match   Leeds United 2–1 (H)

UEFA Cup / Europa LeagueEdit

Barcelona face PSV Eindhoven in the 1977–78 UEFA Cup semi-finals. They also finished the season as Copa del Rey winners.
Johan Cruyff participated in several unsuccessful attempts to win the UEFA Cup in his time with Barcelona.

In the UEFA Cup, Barcelona has lost four semi-finals, in 1975–76, 1977–78, 1995–96 and 2000–01. They lost twice to Liverpool (in 1976 and 2001), once to PSV Eindhoven (in 1978) and once to Bayern Munich (in 1996). In all four cases, the team that had eliminated Barcelona ultimately won the competition. Barcelona participated in the re-branded Europa League for the first time in 2022, going out at the hands of ultimate winners Eintracht Frankfurt in the quarter-finals.

Season Round Opposing team[2][65][66] Score Notes
1972–73 First round   Porto 1–3 (A), 0–1 (H)
1973–74 First round   Nice 0–3 (A), 2–0 (H)
1975–76 First round   PAOK 0–1 (A), 6–1 (H)
Second round   Lazio 3–0 (A), 4–0 (H)
Third round   Vasas 3–1 (H), 1–0 (A)
Quarter-final   Levski Sofia 4–0 (H), 4–5 (A)
Semi-final   Liverpool 0–1 (H), 1–1 (A)
1976–77 First round   Belenenses 2–2 (A), 3–2 (H)
Second round   Lokeren 2–0 (H), 1–2 (A)
Third round   Östers IF 3–0 (A), 5–1 (H)
Quarter-final   Athletic Bilbao 1–2 (A), 2–2 (H)
1977–78 First round   Steaua București 5–1 (H), 3–1 (A)
Second round   AZ 1–1 (A), 1–1 (H) [D]
Third round   Ipswich Town 0–3 (A), 3–0 (H) [F]
Quarter-final   Aston Villa 2–2 (A), 2–1 (H)
Semi-final   PSV Eindhoven 0–3 (A), 3–1 (H)
1980–81 First round   Sliema Wanderers 2–0 (A), 1–0 (H)
Second round   1. FC Köln 1–0 (A), 0–4 (H)
1986–87 First round   Flamurtari 1–1 (A), 0–0 (H) [A]
Second round   Sporting CP 1–0 (H), 1–2 (A) [A]
Third round   Uerdingen 05 2–0 (A), 2–0 (H)
Quarter-final   Dundee United 0–1 (A), 1–2 (H)
1987–88 First round   Belenenses 2–0 (H), 0–1 (A)
Second round   Dynamo Moscow 2–0 (H), 0–0 (A)
Third round   Flamurtari 4–1 (H), 0–1 (A)
Fourth round   Bayer Leverkusen 0–0 (A), 0–1 (H)
1995–96 First round   Hapoel Be'er Sheva 7–0 (A), 5–0 (H)
Second round   Vitória de Guimarães 3–0 (H), 4–0 (A)
Third round   Sevilla 1–1 (A), 3–1 (H)
Quarter-final   PSV Eindhoven 2–2 (H), 3–2 (A)
Semi-final   Bayern Munich 2–2 (A), 1–2 (H)
2000–01 Third round   Club Brugge 2–0 (A), 1–1 (H)
Fourth round   AEK Athens 1–0 (A), 5–0 (H)
Quarter-final   Celta Vigo 2–1 (H), 2–3 (A) [A]
Semi-final   Liverpool 0–0 (H), 0–1 (A)
2003–04 First round   Matador Púchov 1–1 (A), 8–0 (H)
Second round   Panionios 3–0 (A), 2–0 (H)
Third round   Brøndby 1–0 (A), 2–1 (H)
Fourth round   Celtic 0–1 (A), 0–0 (H)
2021–22 Knockout round play-offs   Napoli 1–1 (H), 4–2 (A)
Round of 16   Galatasaray 0–0 (H), 2–1 (A)
Quarter-final   Eintracht Frankfurt 1–1 (A), 2–3 (H)
2022–23 Knockout round play-offs   Manchester United

Super CupEdit

The Super Cup was inaugurated in 1973 as a way of determining the best team in Europe, by pitting the holders of the first-tier European Cup against the winners of the second-tier Cup Winners' Cup.[67] Barcelona first participated in the 1979 edition, after they won the 1978–79 Cup Winners' Cup. They lost 1–2 on aggregate to Nottingham Forest, having drawn 1–1 in Camp Nou after losing 0–1 at the City Ground in Nottingham. The first victory came in the 1992 edition, when Barça defeated Werder Bremen 3–2 on aggregate. Since then, Barcelona has won the competition four additional times (in 1997, 2009, 2011 and 2015) and now shares the record for victories in the competition (five) with Milan and Real Madrid.

Year Opposing team[68] Score Venue
1979   Nottingham Forest 0–1 (A), 1–1 (H) Two-legged
1982   Aston Villa 1–0 (H), 0–3 (a.e.t.) (A)
1989   Milan 1–1 (H), 0–1 (A)
1992   Werder Bremen 1–1 (A), 2–1 (H)
1997   Borussia Dortmund 2–0 (H), 1–1 (A)
2006   Sevilla 0–3 (N) Stade Louis II, Monaco
2009   Shakhtar Donetsk 1–0 (a.e.t.) (N)
2011   Porto 2–0 (N)
2015   Sevilla 5–4 (a.e.t.) (N) Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi

Intercontinental Cup / Club World CupEdit

In 1960, UEFA and their South-American equivalent, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), created the Intercontinental Cup as a way of determining the best team in the world, by pitting the winners of the European Cup and the South American Copa Libertadores against each other. Barcelona have made only one appearance in the Intercontinental Cup, losing 2–1 against São Paulo in December 1992. In 2000, FIFA launched their international club competition called the FIFA Club World Cup, featuring teams from all of its member associations. In the second edition of the Club World Cup, in 2005, FIFA took over the Intercontinental Cup, subsuming it into its own competition. Barcelona has won the FIFA Club World Cup three times (in 2009, 2011 and 2015) and was runner-up once (in 2006).[69][70][71]

Year Competition Round Opposing team Score Venue
1992 Intercontinental Cup Final   São Paulo 1–2 National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
2006 FIFA Club World Cup Semi-finals   América 4–0 International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan[72]
Final   Internacional 0–1
2009 FIFA Club World Cup Semi-finals   Atlante 3–1 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates[73]
Final   Estudiantes 2–1
2011 FIFA Club World Cup Semi-finals   Al Sadd 4–0 International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan[72]
Final   Santos 4–0
2015 FIFA Club World Cup Semi-finals   Guangzhou Evergrande 3–0 International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan[72]
Final   River Plate 3–0

NotesEdit

  • A. a b c d e f g h Won on the away goals rule.
  • B. a b c Lost on the away goals rule.
  • C. a Lost on coin toss after play-off.
  • D. a b c Won 5–4 on penalties.[74][75][76]
  • E. a Lost 0–2 on penalties.[21]
  • F. a Won 3–1 on penalties.[76]
  • G. a Lost play-off 2–3 in Lausanne.[50]
  • H. a Won play-off 5–0 in Barcelona.[2]
  • I. a Won on coin toss after play-off.[2]
  • J. a Won play-off 2–1 in Basel.[2]
  • K. a Lost play-off 0–1 in Nice.[2]
  • L. a Vienna XI withdrew from the competition.[2]
  • M. a Won play-off 3–2.[2]
  • N. a After the 1970–71 season, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was taken over by UEFA. A match was played between Barcelona, the first and record Fairs Cup winners, and Leeds United, the last winners, to decide who should keep the old Fairs Cup trophy permanently.[77]
  • O. [] Won play-off 1–0 in Brussels.

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