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Barça, 16 years reigning in Europe

FC Barcelona’s professional sections have won at least one European Cup in each of the last 16 years. The handball and football trophies are just the latest in a series of triumphs.


01 June 2011 03:21 PM


Edgar Fornós

Barcelona (FCB).- Barça are more than a club for so many reasons, and this is shown by the way the club keeps all its professional sports team at the top of their respective games, and that even means beyond the national borders. Since 1995/96, at least one of the club\u2019s professional teams has collected a European trophy.

Football: The last three Champions League titles won have catapulted the club to one of the most prominent positions in this tournament\u2019s all-time lists. Paris, Rome and London mean the club now has a total of four European Cup titles. 

Basketball: In 2003 the club that had come so close to glory so often over the years finally got its reward and won the Euroleague at the Palau Sant Jordi. Last season, Barça made it two. 

Handball: From 1996 to 2000 the club was unstoppable in Europe. Under Valero Rivera they won five consecutive Champions Leagues, and came to be remembered as the Dream Team. In 2005, under Xesco Espar, there was further joy in this competition, and this year Xavi Pasqual won the cup once again, this time in Germany. In total, FC Barcelona got 8 Handball Champions League titles, being the continent\u2019s number one.

Roller hockey: It has been in roller hockey that Barcelona have particularly excelled in recent years. It is the section that has won the most European Cups for the club in the last 16 years, no fewer than 9 times. The club is also the continent\u2019s number one, with 19 titles in total.



16 seasons of European success

1995/96: Handball

1996/97: Handball, Roller Hockey

1997/98: Handball

1998/99: Handball

1999/00: Handball, Roller Hockey

2000/01: Roller Hockey

2001/02: Roller Hockey

2002/03: Basketball

2003/04: Roller Hockey

2004/05: Handball, Roller Hockey

2005/06: Football

2006/07: Roller Hockey

2007/08: Roller Hockey

2008/09: Football

2009/10: Basketball, Roller Hockey

2010/11: Football, Handball


  • Leo Messi with the latest European Champions League cup (by FC Barcelona)

  • Leo Messi with the latest European Champions League cup (by FC Barcelona)