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- The club has the third highest social media following in the world among sports teams (after Barcelona and Real Madrid), with over 71 million Facebook fans as of September 2016.
- Real Madrid C.F. and FC Barcelona are two of the most successful football clubs in the world.
- Stoichkov is the most successful Bulgarian player of all time; he was awarded the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball and was considered one of the best in the world while playing for FC Barcelona in the 1990s.
- Arsenal were also the first London club to reach the final of the UEFA Champions League, in 2006, losing the final 2–1 to Barcelona.
- However, this name refers only to FC Barcelona, the football club.
- Duckadam defended four consecutive penalties in the 1986 European Cup Final against Barcelona.
- Barcelona is also the home of one of the world's most famous clubs, FC Barcelona.
- FC Barcelona is a sports club best known worldwide for its football team, one of the largest and the second richest in the world.
- This is smaller than the club with the highest wage bill in Spain (Barcelona £10.5m), and Italy (Juventus £6.7m), but higher than in Germany (Bayern Munich £6.4m), and France (Paris St Germain 6.1m).
- Real Madrid's reign ended in the 1960–61 season when bitter rivals Barcelona dethroned them in the first round.
- Pep Guardiola, former manager of Barcelona and Bayern Munich, is the current manager, who has been in charge since the dismissal of Pellegrini in 2016.
- Arsenal have the seventh highest average attendance of European football clubs only behind Borussia Dortmund, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Schalke.
- Meanwhile, on the other side of Spain, FC Barcelona began to emerge as a force under the legendary Josep Samitier.
- Nine teams have been crowned champions, with Real Madrid winning the title a record 33 times and Barcelona 26 times.
- The inaugural match at the new stadium was a 2–1 win over Barcelona in a friendly match.
- In April 2010 business magazine Forbes ranked Liverpool as the sixth most valuable football team in the world, behind Manchester United, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Barcelona and Bayern Munich; they valued the club at $822m (£532m), excluding debt.
- Other players who have been labelled "sweeper-keepers" in the media include Marc-Andre Ter Stegen of FC Barcelona and Germany, Spanish former goalkeeper Víctor Valdés, and former Soviet keeper Lev Yashin, the latter of whom is often cited by pundits as one of the goalkeepers who pioneered the role of the sweeper-keeper.
- The club had never progressed beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League until 2005–06; in that season they became the first club from London in the competition's fifty-year history to reach the final, in which they were beaten 2–1 by Barcelona.
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