Joan Gamper was born in 1977 in Winterhur in
s Switzerland. His mother died when he was eight, so he and his family
move to Zurich.
He was very good at sports; he loves
swimming, rugby, cycling, running, tennis and golf. But he prefers football.
He was a captain of FC Basel, played
in Excelsior Zurich and FC Zurich. In 1897 work took him to Lyon in France,
where he played rugby for Athletique Union.
In 1898 he went to Barcelona to
visit his uncle, who was living there. He travel to Africa, but he fell in love
with this city and decided to stay here. He found job as a financial, and as a
His biggest achievement came early.
In 29th November 1899, he founded football club FC Barcelona
composed of 12 Joan’s friends. He played 51 matches in Barça and he score 120
goals (It’s 2, 35 goals a match!) In 1908 he became
president of FCB.
I admire him, because he founded the
best football team for me. Many, many people in Barcelona love their club and
live for football thanks to him. He was a genius!