FC Barcelona Femení

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Barcelona Femení
Full name Futbol Club Barcelona Femení
Nickname(s) Blaugranes, Culés
Founded 1988; 30 years ago (1988)
Ground Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper
Ground Capacity 1,400
Chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu
Manager Fran Sánchez
League Primera División
2016–17 Primera División, 2nd
Website Club website
Current season

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 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 squad[edit]

As of 31 August 2017[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 (captain)
2 Denmark DF Line Røddik Hansen
3 Spain DF Ruth García
4 Spain MF Marta Unzué (3rd captain)
5 Spain DF Melanie Serrano
6 Spain MF Victoria Losada (vice-captain)
7 Spain MF Gemma Gili
8 Spain DF Marta Torrejón (4th captain)
9 Spain FW Mariona Caldentey
10 Spain FW Olga García
11 Spain MF Alexia Putellas
12 Spain MF Patricia Guijarro
13 Spain GK Sandra Paños
14 Spain DF Mapi León
No. Position Player
15 Spain DF Leila Ouahabi
16 England FW Toni Duggan
17 Brazil MF Andressa Alves
18 Brazil DF Fabiana
19 Spain FW Bárbara Latorre
20 France MF Élise Bussaglia
21 Republic of Macedonia FW Nataša Andonova
22 Netherlands MF Lieke Martens
23 Spain FW Candela Andújar
24 Spain MF Aitana Bonmatí
25 Spain GK Andrea Giménez
26 Spain FW Claudia Pina
27 France DF Perle Morroni

Current technical staff[edit]

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 internationals[edit]