Barcelona Football Academy In Nigeria FCBEscola: All You Need To Know
Very early this year, Barcelona Football Club in Spain opened up a Barcelona Football Academy in Nigeria. The football academy was established with the intention that the academy will be used to breed the next generation of Barcelona stars from the sub-Saharan Africa. The name designated by the Barcelona Football Academy in Nigeria is FCBEscola. FCBEscola is not just concerned about the football career of youngsters, the football academy is also concerned about the education of African youngsters. The academy will run a normal educational school in addition to their football training programme.
Youngsters will be exposed to English, Spanish, French and other Modern European Languages, General and Applied Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Creative, Technical and Vocational studies and Natural Science. The students will also be made to take important examinations like the West African School Certificate Examinations, (WASC), National Examination Certificate (NECO), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the International Baccalaureate (IB).
Attending the Barcelona Football Academy in Nigeria, also known as FCBEscola, is a rare opportunity a youngster can get. At the academy, youngsters will be taught how to play in the Barcelona style. They will also be taught Barcelona’s values of ethics and coexistence. These values in question are tolerance, respect, solidarity, friendship, fair play, integration, effort, and happiness. This Barcelona Football Academy in Nigeria, FCBEscola, is opened to African children between the ages of 5 years and 18 years.
The academy has two training centres in Nigeria. The first training centre is located at Teslim Balogun Stadium Complex, Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria. The second training centre is located at Plot 8, Funke Zainab Usman Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria. Students at the academy are trained by professionals who have a great experience. These professionals work strategically to bring out the best from individual students.
The Barcelona Football Academy in Nigeria has started its training activities, but interested youngsters can still join the academy. Registration is done at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, Nigeria. As stated above, only children between the ages of 5 years and 18 years are allowed to join this academy. The registration fee is N13, 500 (thirteen thousand, five hundred Naira only), which can be paid at any GT Bank branch using GT Collections. The payment can also be made at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, using a POS provided by the team responsible for the registration of the children.
Barcelona Football Club
Enough has been said about the Barcelona Football Academy in Nigeria (FCBEscola), we feel its ideal to discuss Barcelona Football Club itself. Barcelona Football Club, also known as Football Club Barcelona, Barca, the Catalans, was founded on November 29, 1899. While the majority of football clubs across the world are owned by individuals or bodies, Barcelona is owned the supporters. The club was established by a group of professional footballers from England and Spain. This club has grown to become one of the most successful clubs in the world. It has won a lot of football competitions.
Barcelona Football Club has won all important competitions. It has won the Spanish La Liga 24 times since it was established. Its 24 La Liga titles were won in the following football seasons: 1928 – 1929, 1944 – 1945, 1947 – 1948, 1948 – 1949, 1951 – 1952, 1952 – 1953, 1958 – 1959, 1959 – 1960, 1973 – 1974, 1984 – 1985, 1990 – 1991, 1991 – 1992, 1992 – 1993, 1993 – 1994, 1997 – 1998, 1998 – 1999, 2004 – 2005, 2005 – 2006, 2008 – 2009, 2009 – 2010, 2010 – 2011, 2012 – 2013, 2014 – 2015 and 2015 – 2016. The competition Barcelona has won the highest number of times is Copa Del Ray.
This club won Copa del Ray in the following football seasons: 1909 – 1910, 1911 – 1912, 1912 – 1913, 1919 – 1920, 1921 – 1922, 1924 – 1925, 1925 – 1926, 1927 – 1928, 1941 – 1942, 1950 – 1951, 1951 – 1952, 1952 – 1953, 1956 – 1957, 1958 – 1959, 1962 – 1963, 1967 – 1968, 1970 – 1971, 1977 – 1978, 1980 – 1981, 1982 – 1983, 1987 – 1988, 1989 – 1990, 1996 – 1997, 1997 – 1998, 2008 – 2009, 2011 – 2012, 2014 – 2015, 2015 – 2016 and 2016 – 2017.
The ultimate owner of the Barcelona Football Academy in Nigeria (Barcelona Football Club) has also won Supercopa de España, Copa Eva Duarte, and Copa de la Liga. They won Supercopa de España 12 times, in the following years: 1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016. The club has won only 3 Copa Eva Duarte in the following years: 1948, 1952 and 1953. The last domestic competition they have won is Copa de la Liga, they have won it twice in the 1982 – 1983 and the 1985 – 1986 football season.
Barcelona has won the UEFA Champions League 5 times. They won the UEFA Champions League in the following football seasons: 1991 – 1992, 2005 – 2006, 2008 – 2009, 2010 – 2011 and 2014 – 2015. The club is the second most decorated team in the world, behind Real Madrid. A C Milan follows Barcelona as the third most decorated team in the world. Among all teams in the world, Real Madrid is Barcelona’s greatest opponent. The two clubs happen to be in the same domestic league and have been great rivals for a very long time. Furthermore, a match between Barcelona Football Club and Real Madrid Football Club is known as El Clasico.
The Barcelona Football Academy in Spain has produced a lot of great players, and this is exactly what Barcelona Football Academy in Nigeria (FCBEscola) is pursuing. It is hoped that the Barcelona Football Academy will help scout and unleash the potential of youngsters across sub-Saharan Africa. The likes of Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Puyol, and Fabregas are all products of the Barcelona Football Academy in Spain. These players are all word- class players, some of whom have been awarded the best player in the world. Barcelona Football Club is presently managed by Ernesto Valverde, and the present president of the club is Josep Maria Bartomeu. Pep Guardiola is considered Barcelona’s most successful manager. The stadium of the club is known as Camp Nou
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