The season that Barcelona won it all

FC Barcelona is one of the most renowned teams in the history of football which has millions of fans around the world and countless trophies won.

Barcelona is the Spanish club with the most awards at the national level, has 75 championships between 26 leagues in Spain and 31 king’s cups, two league cups, 13 Spanish super cups and 3 Eva Duarte cups.

Among international tournaments it has 22 cups, 3 club world cups, 5 Champions League, 4 UEFA cups, five UEFA Super Cups, two Latin cups and three fairs cups, find the latest news about Barcelona’s biggest player ever.

According to the different surveys and studies carried out by the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History and Statistics), the Spanish club is the best team in european and world football in the first decade of the 21st century and it’s also the football team that has been more times on the podiums of the FIFA World Player and Ballon d’Or award,  with 19 and 34 appearances respectively.

In addition to all these achievements and cups obtained, Barcelona has been the only club in the world to achieve what is known as the sextet, which is obtained by winning all the cups in all the competitions of a season.

Making history with 6 championships won

  • The Champions League 

The Champions League was one of the championships that Barcelona won to achieve the so named sextet in 2009, since it was a round season in which the first treble in the history of the Club was achieved, after the cup at Wembley in 1992 and in Paris in 2006, the Barça once again touched the European sky in Rome by beating Manchester United 2-0 with goals from Eto’o and Messi.

  • Liga Española
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Despite starting off on the wrong foot in the first season of la Liga Española that year, losing 1-0 against Numancia and 1-1 against Racing de Santander, the Blaugrana chained 21 consecutive games without losing and reaching a lead in the 9th match day that they didn’t lose again.

At the end of this memorable Spanish season for Barcelona, his triumph of this league was mathematically certified, which became the number 19 cup of this tournament, in addition, Víctor Valdés obtained his second Zamora trophy for the goalkeeper less scored.

  • Copa del Rey

Another of the titles won in 2009 to consolidate the sextete was Copa del Rey, where Barça beat Benidorm, Atlético de Madrid, Espanyol and Mallorca to stand in the final against Athletic Club.

They were able to overcome the initial goal of Gaizka Toquero with goals from Yaya Touré in the first half, and Messi, Bojan and Xavi, in the second half and in this way, Barça lifted this cup again, which they had not won since 1998.

  • Spanish Super Cup

In the month of August of that same year FC Barcelona reached its eighth Spanish Super Cup surpassing Athletic Club in the first round, where Barça rallied the goal of De Marcos with goals from Xavi and Pedro and then in the second round, at Camp Nou, a double from Messi and a goal from Bojan,  in order to lift his fourth title of that season.

  • European Super Cup

Five days after lifting the Spanish Super Cup, Barça lifted a new title, the European Super Cup.

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This one was during a complicated match against Shakhtar Donetsk, at the Luis II Stadium in Monaco, where the Spaniards did not achieve the first and only goal until the 115th minute thanks to Pedro Rodríguez, who entered in the 80th minute of the match and was the author of the goal that served to lift the fifth title of the year.

  • Club World Cup

For this year they only had the Club World Cup left to win. 

In this match, they also had to turn the score in the final, which they played against Club Estudiantes de La Plata. Two minutes from the end, Pedro placed the 1-1 on the scoreboard, and minutes later, in extra time, Messi scored with his chest the second goal in the 110th minute and thus achieved the sixth championship for Barcelona in the 2009.

It was a year that will undoubtedly be engraved in the memory of all the culés, who under the technical command of director Pep Guardiola, achieved a feat that no other team has been able to do until now.

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