Even though it’s not an official FC Barcelona website, thousands of Polish Barça fans flock to FCBarca.com for the latest news and commentary on the team. The website, which launched in 2002, was created by Łukasz Surzyn and KrzysztofMachnik to bring up-to-date news about the Club to the Polish public as well as share a bit of Barça history and Catalan culture.
According to a recent study conducted by FCBarca.com editor Agnieszka Gołąbek, which was published by Jagiellonian University, there are more than 60,000 FC Barcelona fans in Poland. The study indicates that 66% of Polish Barça fans, between the ages of 16 and 24, are interested in learning Catalan and Spanish so they can read news about FC Barcelona.
Every year brings more Polish fans to Barcelona to watch games at the Camp Nou and to experience Catalan culture. It’s no surprise seeing that websites like FCBarca.com, which boasts a thriving and active online community, reinforces the ‘seny’ Blaugrana in the Eastern European country. FCBarca.com is also the online meeting place for Polish supporters clubs and on many occasions, the website becomes ground zero for many Polish Culés for big games like the Clásico.
Robert Wojtczak, one of the website’s administrators, is grateful to all the people - more than 100 Culés - that have worked on the project over the past 10 years.