Opera News

Opera News App

What is The Meaning of the Four Elements On The Crest Of FC Barcelona?

Ifeanyi111
By Ifeanyi111 | self meida writer
Published 25 days ago - 1 views

FC Barcelona is one of the most powerful and iconic football clubs in world football.

Their badge is easily recognisable across the world and has connotations of success, prestige, and wealth. However, what are the four components that make up the Catalan giants’ crest?

Throughout the years, Barcelona has updated its club crest to follow the trends of modern football. Four elements have always featured on the crest since 1910. They are the cross of Saint George, the Senyera (Catalan Flag), the club’s kit colours, and a football.

Each element has its own meaning in conjunction with the values that the club holds.

For centuries the club has been at the pinnacle of world football while battling it out for domestic and European success with their arch-rivals, Real Madrid.

The ‘ El Clasico ’ rivalry surpasses on-field differences and expands into the political landscape of Spain. Barcelona seemingly represents Catalonian values whereas their rivals represent Spanish central values.


The Senyera / Catalan Flag

The Catalan flag, known as the Senyera, has adopted the nickname ‘the four bars’ as it consists of four red horizontal bars above a yellow background. The flag was the standard of the King of Aragon.

Aragon was one of the largest and most powerful regions of medieval Iberia and it is still apparent in the Spanish coat of arms.

Catalonian independence is still a strong idea and goal for the citizens of Barcelona. A 2017 referendum saw major strikes and clashes with police, which eventually saw Barcelona’s home fixture against Las Palmas moved to behind closed doors.

The use of the Senyera on the club crest is a means to reconnect to the history and culture of Catalonia.

Across the 2015/16 La Liga season, Barcelona produced a mainly yellow away jersey with four red bars horizontally down the back of the shirt which was an ode to the Senyera.

Burgundy & Blue Stripes and a Single Football

The most potentially eye-catching feature on Barcelona’s crest in the burgundy and blue stripes that feature on their famous home kit.

Across the world, the colour scheme is immediately identifiable with the football club due to the number of world-class players that have donned the jersey.

From Johan Cruyff to Lionel Messi, legends of the game have achieved incredible success while playing for Barcelona.

On top of the striped pattern lays a football. No explanation needed there.

Not only has Barça got a memorable crest, but the ethos in terms of playing style is also legendary. Pep Guardiola’s ‘tiki-taka’ style of football earned many admirers off the pitch and much success on it.

Content created and supplied by: Ifeanyi111 (via Opera News )

Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

States In Nigeria With Percentage Of Hiv/Aids, Akwa Ibom came First, See the List to know your State

0 minutes ago

0 🔥

States In Nigeria With Percentage Of Hiv/Aids, Akwa Ibom came First, See the List to know your State

Matured Women, Look Classy And Adorable With These 64 Uncommon Native Outfits

9 minutes ago

0 🔥

Matured Women, Look Classy And Adorable With These 64 Uncommon Native Outfits

5 places that can be only seen on Google map

23 minutes ago

0 🔥

5 places that can be only seen on Google map

Is It A Crime To Be A Northerner, Nigerian Senator Asks Southerners To Stop Attacking Northerners

24 minutes ago

192 🔥

Is It A Crime To Be A Northerner, Nigerian Senator Asks Southerners To Stop Attacking Northerners

Since The Coming Of ESN To South-East, Violence Crimes Have Filled Igbo Land — Ugo Egbujo Blasts ESN

25 minutes ago

151 🔥

Since The Coming Of ESN To South-East, Violence Crimes Have Filled Igbo Land — Ugo Egbujo Blasts ESN

Nigerian Secondary Student rewarded with N340,000 for returning a lost phone to it's owner

28 minutes ago

8 🔥

Nigerian Secondary Student rewarded with N340,000 for returning a lost phone to it's owner

Check Out ‘Before’ and ‘After’ Photo Effects that Will Make You Appreciate the Work of Art.

28 minutes ago

11 🔥

Check Out ‘Before’ and ‘After’ Photo Effects that Will Make You Appreciate the Work of Art.

Northern Senator Blows Hot, Check Out What He Said Regarding The Attack On His People In The South

29 minutes ago

42 🔥

Northern Senator Blows Hot, Check Out What He Said Regarding The Attack On His People In The South

EPL: After West Ham Beat Leicester City To Overtake Chelsea In The Top 4 Race, See Full EPL Table

31 minutes ago

38 🔥

EPL: After West Ham Beat Leicester City To Overtake Chelsea In The Top 4 Race, See Full EPL Table

X-raying industrialization Drive with its comparative Advantages , As Chairmen Rally Support for Gov. Ben Ayade

32 minutes ago

14 🔥

X-raying industrialization Drive with its comparative Advantages , As Chairmen Rally Support for Gov. Ben Ayade

COMMENTS