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Barcelona and the Catalan question

Even if the club says otherwise, Barcelona hasn’t always been a Catalan club. In 1899, the club was founded by Swiss Hans Gramper for foreigners living in Barcelona. Espanyol, a team also from Barcelona, had different beginnings — they were a club of the Catalan aristocracy from the start. “They called themselves Espanyol – literally: “Spanish” – to distinguish themselves from Barca’s ...

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