|Job||Spanish Football club|
|Location||City of Barcelona|
- 2013 06 03
- On that day, a smiling Neymar was presented at Camp Nou, Barcelona having beaten out their great rivals to the Santos and Brazil prodigy after a bitter transfer battle
2016 03 24 Retrieve
[An open letter signed by Barcelona’s eight (living) current and previous presidents] With Cruyff we [Barça] began to play differently, breaking new ground and innovating. With him, both as a player and coach, we established our own style on the field, what is traditionally known as ‘total football,’ the Barça style everyone admires. The arrival of Cruyff altered the history of Barça. He contributed decisively to a change of mentality. He got us to keep our heads up and to see that no opponent was invincible, that we could attain what we were aiming for. Cruyff was an icon who explained, better than anyone, that Barça is more than a club. He did it simply and based in reality, and always moving forward. Without Cruyff’s unabashed and non-conformist spirit, we quite possibly wouldn’t have become the greatest club in the world. So, again, thank you, Johan. Thanks to the man who was admired, thanks to the social icon, thanks to the football superstar
2018 03 08 Retrieve
[Vidal joins Barcelona from Bayern in €20m switch] FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich have reached an agreement for the transfer of player Arturo Vidal. The agreement with Arturo Vidal is for the next three seasons and is pending medical review that the player will pass in the coming days. FC Barcelona will soon inform of the arrival of the player and the agenda of the presentation
2019 05 04 Retrieve
[Dembele injured again! Can Barcelona really rely on fragile French winger?] Ousmane Dembele has a hamstring injury in his right leg. Tomorrow [Sunday] further tests will be taken to determine the exact extent of the injury
2019 09 13 Retrieve
[Barcelona confirm extent of Umtiti injury as Suarez nears return to fitness] In the follow-up of the recovery process of the French player’s right foot, and through new tests, a fissure of the second metatarsal has been detected. The approximate withdrawal time will be about 5-6 weeks
2020 01 13 Retrieve
[Barcelona sack Valverde, Quique Setien announced as new head coach] Quique Setien will be the new FC Barcelona coach. The man from Cantabria in the north of Spain comes to Barca after having had spells at Racing Santander, Poli Ejido, Logrones, Lugo, Las Palmas and Betis, his previous club in the 2018/19 season. Throughout his career he has been a proponent of possession-based, attacking football that has been attractive to the fans
2020 02 17 Retrieve
[Barcelona deny paying social media accounts to attack Messi and Guardiola] With regards to information published today about the contracting of a company dedicated to creating opinion on social media with a view to damaging the image of third parties related directly or indirectly with the club, FC Barcelona roundly deny any relationship, and furthermore, the contracting of services linked to social media accounts that have broadcast negative or disparaging messages related to any person, entity or organisation that may be, or have been, related to the club.
I3 Ventures, a service provider to the club, has no relationship with the accounts mentioned and, if any relationship was to come to light, the club would immediately end their contractual agreement and bring about any necessary legal action to defend their interests.
As such, FC Barcelona confirm that it has services contracted relating to the monitoring of social media with the aim of analysing both positive and negative messages about the organisation itself.
With the contracting of these services, the club is attempting to look after and preserve its reputation as well those of people related to the club (sponsors, players, board members, members, supporters’ club members), as far as the protection of this reputation is a fundamental element and responsibility for those who work for the organisation.
The club demands an immediate rectification of the information published and reserves the right to exercise legal action against those who continue to implicate the club in such practices.
2020 03 26 Retrieve
[Barcelona looking to to cut wages with La Liga suspended due to coronavirus] Among the measures adopted, it’s worth noting those related to the workplace are motivated by the need to adapt the contractual obligations of the club staff to the new and temporary circumstances that we are experiencing. It is about the presentation of the different relative files in the sporting field (football and other professional sports), as well as for the rest of the non-sporting personnel. These files will be processed before the Treball Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya, once the club has shared all aspects related to these measures, and their scope, with all its staff, both sporting and non-sporting. Basically, it is a reduction of the working day, imposed by the circumstances and the protection measures carried out, and, as a consequence, the proportional reduction of the remuneration provided for in the respective contracts. Measures that the club wants to implement scrupulously follow the formal labour regulations, under the criteria of proportionality, and above all fairness, and with the sole objective of resuming the activity of the club as soon as possible
2020 03 30 Retrieve
[Barcelona players will take 70 per cent pay cuts] This additional contribution from the squad, plus the contribution that the club will make, will guarantee 100 per cent of the salaries of all non-sport staff. The club would like to thank the professional athletes for their involvement in a situation as exceptional as the one caused by this health emergency
2020 04 10 Retrieve
[Barca threaten legal action after ex-vice president Rousaud claims misappropriation of club funds] In the light of the serious and unfounded accusations made this morning by Mr. Emili Rousaud, ex institutional vice president at the Club, in different interviews with the media, FC Barcelona categorically denies any activity that can be described as corruption, therefore, reserves the right to any legal action that may correspond.
As such, the anaylis of the monitoring service for social networks is currently the subject of a wide-ranging independent report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) which is still being carried out and as a result is yet to reach any conclusions and with the Club having provided all the relevant information requested by PWC since the start of the process.
Finally, the resignations of the members of the Board of Directors announced over the last few hours have come about due to a reorganisation of the Board put forward by president Josep Maria Bartomeu and which will be completed in the next few days.
This reorganisation of the Board of Directors is an attempt to face the challenge of the final phase of the mandate in the best way possible with the objective being the implementation of the necessary measures to prepare for the Club’s future, overcoming the consequences of the public health crisis which is currently upon us and to bring to a conclusion the management programme began in 2010 and the Strategic Plan approved in 2015
2020 04 13 Retrieve
[Barcelona take legal action against ex-vice president Rousaud over corruption allegations] In the face of grave and unfounded allegations made by Mr Emili Rousaud, the club’s former Vice President, in a number of media interviews, the Board of Directors categorically denies any action that could be described as corruption and have agreed to bring the corresponding criminal action accordingly. In this regard, the Board wishes to emphasise that in the light of these allegations, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), the company in charge of conducting the audit on the monitoring services of social networks contracted by the club, have reiterated that its work is still ongoing and, therefore, is without any provisional or definitive conclusions. The Board of Directors have agreed that, once the audit is completed, it will analyse the content and conclusions derived from it, publish them, and will make their decisions and take appropriate measures based on their final result
2020 04 19 Retrieve
[on Matheus Fernandes] [Barcelona described the player as one who] stands out for his defensive qualities in midfield and his ability to bring the ball out from the back. His usual position is as the holding midfielder due to his excellent skills at winning the ball back. The Brazilian is a well-rounded midfielder with an excellent right foot
2020 05 05 Retrieve
[Barcelona players to undergo Covid-19 tests on Wednesday ahead of potential La Liga return] The football first team will be back at the Ciutat Esportiva on Wednesday for the relevant medical tests ahead of starting training individually in the coming days. La Liga has given the go ahead for the tests to be carried out after the club facilities are inspected on Tuesday. On Wednesday the medicals will be carried out to guarantee the players’ health.
This crisis has had a profound impact on all of us. The return of football is a sign that society is progressing towards the new normal. It will also bring back an element of life that people in Spain and around the world know and love
People’s health is paramount, so we have a comprehensive protocol to safeguard the health of everyone involved as we work to restart La Liga. Circumstances are unprecedented, but we hope to start playing again in June and finish our 2019-20 season this summer
2020 05 07 Retrieve
[Barcelona confirm return to individual training from Friday after coronavirus all-clear] The first team will return to training this Friday individually following the protocols laid down by La Liga. The preparatory session is to take place at 9.30am at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper where the Tito Vilanova training pitch, pitch 2 and pitch 3 will be used to divide up the player so that they have sufficient space to carry out the session and maintain the distance between each other stipulated by the health authorities
2020 05 15 Retrieve
[Barcelona yet to decide whether to return money to season-ticket holders] The club has not yet made any decision regarding the payment of this season and the collection for next season because the board is evaluating the impact of the crisis and how it can affect Barcelona and its members
2020 06 05 Retrieve
[Barcelona confirm Messi injury but calm any long-term fitness fears] Quique Setien and his team were back out on the training ground this Friday after taking the previous day off. Barca captain Leo Messi has a minor right quadriceps injury and trained in isolation, doing specific exercises to avoid unnecessary risks with just eight days remaining before Barca finally get back to playing matches. He should be able to rejoin his team-mates in a few days’ time. All of the available players were at the Ciutat Esportiva, where they were joined by Jorge Cuenca and Kike Saverio as well as the other B team players who have been working out with the first team over the last few days: Inaki Pena, R. Araujo, Chumi, Monchu, Riqui Puig, Collado and Ansu Fati. The latter, like Messi, worked out individually this morning. For tomorrow’s Saturday session the players will train again, but unusually, this session is going to be on the pitch in the Camp Nou as Setien works to get his players ready for the return to football, but with games being played behind closed doors
2020 06 11 Retrieve
[Semedo kept out of Barcelona team training after reported social distancing breach] Training session with available first team players. Nelson Semedo did not train as per protocol established by La Liga
2020 06 19 Retrieve
[A Barcelona court ruled in the La Liga club’s favour on Friday, ordering Neymar to pay €6.7m (£6m) to Barca, while dismissing his claim] FC Barcelona expresses its satisfaction with the verdict announced today by Social Court 15 in Barcelona in relation to the lawsuit involving FC Barcelona and the player Neymar Jr regarding the amount of the signing bonus in the final renewal of the player’s contract
The ruling has fully dismissed the player’s claim for payment of 43.6 million euros, and has accepted a large part of the defence presented by FC Barcelona, as a result of which the player must return 6.7 million euros to the club
Since the player’s representative is entitled to appeal this decision, the club shall continue to fervently defend its legitimate interests
2020 06 19b Retrieve
[Neymar ordered to pay Barcelona €6.7m as judge rules in La Liga club’s favour over signing-on bonus dispute] FC Barcelona welcomes the judgment handed down today by the Social Court 15 of Barcelona, in connection with lawsuits between the club and the player Neymar Junior in claiming compensation for the bonus signed in his last contract renewal
The judgment dismisses the player’s claim in its entirety, which demanded the payment of €43.6m, and estimates a large part of the claim filed by FC Barcelona, under which the player must return the club €6.7m.
2020 06 21 Retrieve
[Barcelona confirm De Jong injury with uncertain return date for midfielder] The clinical follow-up on Frenkie De Jong has uncovered an injury in the soleus of his right leg. The evolution of the injury will condition the player’s availability
2020 06 29 Retrieve
[Barcelona confirm €72m agreement with Juventus for Arthur] FC Barcelona and Juventus FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of player Arthur Melo. The Italian club will pay €72 million, plus €10 million in variables. The player will stay at FC Barcelona until the end of the official competitions of the 2019-20 season
2020 07 07 Retrieve
[CAS dismisses Santos case against Barca over Neymar transfer] The CAS found that the contract between Santos and Neymar was ended by mutual agreement and that Barcelona did not flout the transfer agreement when it paid additional fees to the player’s father and the firm N&N. Barcelona did not commit any fraudulent conduct when it signed a pre-transfer agreement with Neymar nor when it signed the transfer with Santos