The North American magazine has picked FC Barcelona’s Leo Messi to feature on the cover of their February edition. The magazine will go on sale worldwide this Sunday, January 29. It’s the first time that a football player has graced the cover of the magazine, other athletes that have appeared on the cover are Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, and Muhammad Ali, amongst others
This morning, before training, this season’s official photograph of the Barça first team was taken, with the presence of President Sandro Rosell. The team were not only photographed wearing the Barça strip, but also wearing the Sacoor Brothers official outfit
FC Barcelona has agreed a deal with Arsenal FC for the transfer of Alex Song to the Camp Nou. The fee is 19 million euros The Cameroon international midfielder will sign for the next five seasons with a release clause of 80 million euros On Monday he’ll have a medical and then join the rest of the squad for the official team presentation at the Gamper.
Leo Messi, Xavi Hernández and Cristiano Ronaldo will find out this Monday evening in Zurich which one of them is this year’s FIFA World Footballer of the Year. For the fifth successive year, Barça will have a player on the Ballon D’Or podium
The Argentinean star is named by FIFA as the best player of 2011, this is Messi’s third straight Ballon d’Or award. Messi equals Platini, Cruyff and Van Basten, the only players to ever win three Ballon d’Or titles
Pep Guardiola has announced to the president and squad that he will not be staying at FC Barcelona after June 30, when his present contract ends. Sandro Rosell, Andoni Zubizarreta and Guardiola were speaking to a packed press conference at the Camp Nou. It was also announced at the press conference that Tito Vilanova will be the next FCB manager.