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In the 1999-2000 FC Barcelona did not repeat its successful season in 1998–99, and fell back to second in La Liga, as well as knocked out of the Champions League in the semi-finals. Barcelona did not perform well in the mid season and lost the league title to Deportivo La Coruña just 5 points behind and Louis van Gaal was let go by the club, with former Real Betis coach Lorenzo Serra Ferrer taking over after 1999-2000 season. Despite trophyless season, the side managed to reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, where it lost to eventual runners up Valencia.

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1999-2000


100th Anniversary


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Cocu Phillip

Did you Know?

In 1999 Barcelona F.C. celebrated its 100th anniversary. To celebrate this event a special 100th Anniversary shirt was made for the team by Nike. The shirts has 1899-1999 embroidered on chest and a 100th Anniversary badge on sleeve. 

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2000-2001


Champions League


Match Issued Shirt


Arteta Mikel

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Barcelona lost their supremacy of Spanish football, finishing just fourth in La Liga, despite having bought Marc Overmars and Emmanuel Petit in total of £54m transfer fee in the summer of 2000. While Barcelona was controversially sold Luís Figo to arch rivals Real Madrid in July 2000. New coach Lorenzo Serra Ferrer was not improved well and put under increasing pressure, and when Barcelona narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification in the summer, he was sacked in late April 2001. Barcelona dramatically sealed Champions League 3rd qualifying spot in the season finale, thanks to Rivaldo bicycle kick goal against Valencia.

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2001-2002


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira

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Rivaldo spent five years with Spanish club Barcelona, where he formed a successful partnership with Patrick Kluivert, and won the 1998 and 1999 Spanish La Liga championship and the 1998 Copa del Rey. In his first season at Barcelona, Rivaldo was the second top goalscorer with 19 goals in 34 matches, as Barcelona won The Double of La Liga championship and Copa del Rey. In 1999, he won another La Liga title with Barcelona, and once again was the league’s second highest scorer with 24 goals. Rivaldo was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d’Or. At the end of his Barcelona’s experience Rivaldo scored up to 130 goals. Probably the best goal he scored with Barcelona was the match winning third goal against Valencia in the last game of the season 2000-2001. It was an overhead bicycle kick from the edge of the penalty area in the 90th minute of the game, which is regarded as one of the greatest goals of his career. The win secured Barcelona a place in the 2001–02 Champions League.

Watch above the amazing Rivaldo bicycle-kick goal against Valencia

“What happened tonight has been incredible. I dedicate the winning goal to all the players who have fought so hard all season and all the supporters who have suffered so much. I’m delighted to have made them happy with my goals” Rivaldo

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2002-2003


Champions League


Barcelona vs Juventus


Match Worn Shirt


Oleguer Presas

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The 2002–03 season was the final year of president Joan Gaspart’s reign. It was also his least successful at Barcelona, with the club changing manager three times during the course of the season, disrupting the league campaign. The club eventually finished in sixth place in La Liga, which was Barça’s worst position in 15 years. In the Copa del Rey, the side failed to get past the round of 32. In Europe, however, they fared slightly better, reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League and setting a competition record for the most consecutive wins, with 11. Overall, the team’s form was poor all season, which spurred wholesale changes in management, the board and squad of players.

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2002-2003


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Iniesta Andres

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In the season 2002-2003 Andres Iniesta was in the second Barcelona’s team. He did some appearances with the first team but basically he was a player of the second one. He came through La Masia, the Barcelona youth academy, after an early emigration from his birthplace, and impressed from an early age. He made his first-team debut aged 18 in 2002. This shirt is one of the very first Champions League’s shirts made for him. 

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2011-2012


Match Worn Shirt


Messi Lionel

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Barcelona debuted their new and first paid shirt sponsor Qatar Foundation after an agreement was reached in 2010 with the non-profit organization for a five-and-a-half-year, €170 million deal. The agreement with UNICEF continued and their name had been moved to the lower back portion of the shirt. This season also introduced a new away kit in black while the third kit was retained from last season.

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2013-2014


Player’s Suit


Abidal Eric

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The 2013-2014 official Barcelona F.C. first team’s suit was made by Sacoor Brother a Portugal based fashion company well-known for having dressed high-profile personalities in fashion, cinema and television. The official shooting was made to the Nou Camp. All of the suits were custom made for every players. Moez Sacoor, company’s partner revealed some details about some player’s likes. Messi, for example, has his own way of wearing suits. David Villa has a more relaxed way. So the suits were all customized. 

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On 16 September, Messi became the youngest player to make 100 appearances in the UEFA Champions League in a 1–1 away draw to Roma. Messi capped off the year by winning the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup Final on 20 December, collecting his fifth club trophy of 2015 as Barcelona went on to defeat River Plate 3–0 in Yokohama. Messi also won the tournament’s Silver Ball, despite missing the semi-final. On December 30th 2015, Messi scored on his 500th appearance for Barcelona, in a 4–0 home win over Real Betis. On 6 January 2016, recording Barcelona’s first goal of the new year, Messi scored two goals and assisted the other two in a 4–1 derby win over Espanyol at the Camp Nou, in the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2015–16 Copa del Rey. Five days later, Messi won the FIFA Ballon d’Or for a record fifth time in his career. On 3 February, he scored a hat-trick in Barcelona’s 7–0 win against Valenciain the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final at the Camp Nou, also scoring his 500th career goal in the process, including youth competitions. With teammate Luis Suárez scoring the other four goals in the same match, this was the first time that two players had scored at least three goals each at Camp Nou, and the first time since Luis Suárez Miramontes and Justo Tejada in 1956. The feat had only occurred three times before in the club’s history, all at Camp de Les Corts.On 17 February, Messi reached his 300th league goal in a 1–3 away win against Sporting de Gijón. A few days later, he scored both goals in Barcelona’s 0–2 win against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, in the first leg of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League round of 16, with the second goal being Barcelona’s 10,000th in official competitions. On 17 April, Messi ended a five-match scoring drought with his 500th senior career goal for club and country in Barcelona’s 2–1 home loss to Valencia.[212] Messi finished the 2015–16 season by setting up both goals in Barcelona’s 2–0 extra time win over Sevilla in the 2016 Copa del Rey Final, at the Vicente Calderón Stadium, on 22 May 2016, as the club celebrated winning the domestic double for the second consecutive season.In total, Messi scored 41 goals and provided 23 assists, as Barcelona’s attacking trio managed a Spanish record of 131 goals throughout the season, breaking the record they had set the previous season.


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2015-2016


Bayer Leverkusen vs Barcelona


Match Worn Shirt


Messi Lionel


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On February 14th 2016 at Camp Nou, during the 6–1 win against Celta de Vigo, Messi assisted Suárez from a penalty kick. Some people saw it as “a touch of genius”, while others criticised it as being disrespectful to the opponent. The Celta players, however, never complained and their coach defended the penalty, stating, “Barca’s forwards are very respectful.” The penalty routine has been compared to that of Barça icon Johan Cruyff in 1982, who was battling lung cancer, leading many fans to indicate that the penalty was a tribute to him. Cruyff himself was “very happy” with the play, insisting “it was legal and entertaining”.

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