Sport in Barcelona

Barça

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The official site of one of the world's top clubs, sorry, the top club. Full details on the squad, and all the latest news from the Nou Camp.

Our what's on page also gives you the latest on this season.

The Barça shop figures prominently so if you must have a Barça shirt you may be interested in the third strip retailing at €59.99...? Barça carry the UNICEF logo on their shirts -- a cynical way to sell more football shirts, if ever there was one. The Barça dog harness might look nice on Rover, though...

Espanyol

The other professional first division football club in Barcelona, Español, are minnows alongside their big city rivals, Barça...

Founded in 1900, the Budgies (Perriquitos), as they are known, won the Spanish Cup in 2006 and were unlucky losers in the 2007 UEFA Cup Final.

To get to the stadium, which is 10km out of the city centre, take the FGC train line from Plaza Espanya, stopping at either Cornellà-Riera or Almeda.

If you like football and are visiting Barcelona, check out what games might be on... Tickets are easier to get, and cheaper, than for Barça.

Button Football

To judge from the media, Spain is utterly obsessed with professional football, an obsession only momentarily eclipsed by Fernando Alonso becoming F1 World Champion. Here at Barcelona-Online we think it only healthy that other sports get a mention, too - and so we bring you the Catalan Association of Button-Football

In case you wondered, Button-Football is played with, er, buttons, on a 1.20m by 0.90m pitch, in two halves of 15 mins each. The first European Championship is this October and, according to a report in El Periódico, they are hoping to organise a Button-Football World Cup.

F1 Spanish Grand Prix

The official Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix site.

The site has full information on the Montmeló circuit (about 20 km outside Barcelona) and how to get there (train) but is a bit of a disappointment if you are looking for Formula 1 news or anything other than this particular Grand Prix.

Rally Catalunya

The Rally Catalunya (that's the "Rally RACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada" to give it its full name) is run by the RACC, the Catalan Royal Automobile Club.

The site contains full information on the rally, maps and other information… "Nice, technical section with 90º angle with hard braking at the crossroads and long twisty section with downhill hairpins"

Previous winners include Carlos Sainz, Colin McRae and Tommi Makinen.

Tennis: Barcelona Open

April brings the Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, aka "Trofeo Conde de Godó", and the foregone conclusion that Rafa Nadal is going to win it yet again.


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Barça
Espanyol
Button-Football
Formula 1
Rally Catalunya
Tennis, Barcelona Open

Running Barcelona

February
Half marathon

March
Barcelona Marathon

April
10km Nike-sponsored Cursa Bombers

April
Milla Sagrada Famalia

May
11km Corte Inglés fun run

May
10km Cursa Guardia Urbana-DIR

September
Barcelona Cursa de la Mercé

October
Barcelona Triathlon

Elsewhere

See our Newspapers page for the Barcelona sports papers

Information on football tickets, fixtures, on our What's on page.

The official BCN.es site has quite a good sports section, with news, events and fixtures, and club directories, apart from anything else.

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