The FC Barcelona Anthem

The FC Barcelona Anthem: “El Cant del Barça”

Like many football clubs, FC Barcelona fans like a good sing-along! The joyful, ‘El Cant del Barça’ (The hymn of FC Barcelona) is the FC Barcelona anthem. In Barcelona’s famous stadium, Camp Nou, fans will sing the club anthem in unison before, and often during, every match!

The song was written in 1974, as part of Barcelona’s 75th Anniversary Celebrations. The lyrics are by Jaume Picas and Josep M. Espinàs. Espinàs is a Catalan writer and journalist, mostly known for his travel writing. Picas was a popular Catalan actor, and director. Manuel Valls i Gorina, a renown Catalan composer and also a Professor of Music at the University of Barcelona, composed the music.

‘El Cant del Barça’ was first introduced to the fans on November 27, 1974. As part of the Club’s 75th Anniversary celebrations, a choir of 3,500 voices conducted by Oriol Martorell, performed it for the very first time.

The hymn reminds us of the open and integrating character of the club: “No matter where we come from, South or North, […] A flag brings us together.”

“El Cant del Barça” lyrics

Tot el camp
És un clam
Som la gent blaugrana
Tant se val d’on venim
Si del sud o del nord
Ara estem d’acord
Estem d’acord
Una bandera ens agermana
Blaugrana al vent
Un crit valent
Tenim un nom el sap tothom
BARÇA BARÇA BAAAAARÇA!

Jugadors
Seguidors
Tots units fem força
Són molts anys plens d’afanys
Són molts gols que hem cridat
I s’ha demostrat s’ha demostrat
Que mai ningú no ens podrà tòrcer
Blaugrana al vent
Un crit valent
Tenim un nom el sap tothom
BARÇA BARÇA BAAAAARÇA!

The whole stadium
loudly cheers
We’re the blue and claret supporters
It matters not where we hail from
Whether it’s the south or the north
Now we all agree,
we all agree,
One flag unites us in brotherhood. 
Blue and claret blowing in the wind
One valiant cry
We’ve got a name that everyone knows: 
BARÇA BARÇA BAAAAARÇA!

Players,
Supporters
United we are strong.
We’ve achieved much over the years,
We’ve shouted many goals
And we have shown, we have shown,
That no one can ever break us.
Blue and claret blowing in the wind
One valiant cry
We’ve got a name that everyone knows:
BARÇA BARÇA BAAAAARÇA!

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