Established on 1899 by the group of Switzerland, English and Catalan footballers led with Joan Gamper, the club has become a symbol of Catalan civilization and Catalanism, therefore, the motto "Més que un club" (A lot more than only a club). Unlike many other football clubs, a supporters own and operate Barcelona. It is the second most valuable sports team worldwide, worth $3.2 billion, and the world's fourth wealthiest soccer club with regard to revenue, with the yearly turnover for €484.6 million. A official Barcelona anthem are the "Cant del Barça", written by Jaume Picas along with Josep Maria Espinàs.
Barcelona is a mutual most successful team in Spain, in terms of total authorized titles received (eighty). It has received 22 Spanish League, 26 Copa del Rey, 11 Supercopa de España, 2 Copa Eva Duarte and 2 Copa de la Liga trophies, as well as being a record holder for the latter 4 competitions. On international team football, Barca has achieved 4 UEFA Champions League, a record four UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, four UEFA Super Cup, an archive 3 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a record two FIFA Club World Cup trophies. Barcelona was positioned 1st in the IFFHS Team World Ranking on 1997, 2009, 2011 and 2012 and now occupies the 2nd ranking on the UEFA club positions. A club carries a long-standing competition with Real Madrid; matches between both clubs is called "El Clásico".
Barca is one of the many supported clubs in the world, that has the biggest social networking following in the world among sports teams. Barcelona's players have received a record amount of Ballon d'Or rewards (10), together with a record number of FIFA World Player of year rewards (seven). On 2010, the club made history while 3 players that came via its junior academy (Messi, Iniesta & Xavi) were chosen to be the three best players in the world in the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards, an unprecedented accomplishment for players from the same football school.