FC Barcelona (women)

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Barcelona Femení
Full name Futbol Club Barcelona Femení
Nickname(s) Blaugranes, Culés
Founded 1988
Ground Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper
Ground Capacity 1,000
Chairman Josep Maria Bartom nieu
Manager Xavier Llorens
League Primera División
2014–15 Primera División, 1st
Website Club home page
Active departments of FC Barcelona
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Football (Men's) Football B (Men's) Football U-19 (Men's)
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Football (Women's) Futsal Beach soccer
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Handball Roller hockey Ice hockey
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Basketball Basketball B Wheelchair basketball
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Rugby union Rugby league

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.

History[edit]

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 national 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 it ended last and it was 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. In 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League club came to quarterfinals.

Stadium[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 8 October 2014 [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 Spain GK Laura Ràfols
2 Spain DF Nuria Garrote
3 Spain DF Ruth García
4 Spain DF Marta Unzué
5 Spain DF Melanie Serrano
6 Spain MF Esther Romero
7 Spain FW Marta Corredera
8 Spain DF Miriam Diéguez
9 Spain MF Victoria Losada
10 Spain FW Sonia Bermúdez
11 Spain FW Alexia Putellas
12 Spain MF Pilar Garrote
13 Spain GK Marta Alemany
No. Position Player
14 Spain MF Gema Gili
15 Spain MF Mariona Caldentey
16 Spain FW Andrea Sánchez
17 Spain FW Ana Romero "Willy"
18 Spain DF Marta Torrejón
19 Spain MF Jennifer Hermoso
20 Spain FW Cristina Baudet
21 Spain MF Virginia Torrecilla
22 Spain FW Sandra Hernández
23 Spain DF Leire Landa
24 Spain DF Queralt Gómez
25 England GK Chelsea Ashurst

Former internationals[edit]