Picture of the players on an open top coach celebrating with crowds of supporters

Players welcomed to Barcelona (1912)

The team’s success led to membership growth and compelled the fans to turn out to welcome the team home after a victory.

The players who beat Madrid in the Spanish Cup received a hero’s welcome at Passeig de Gràcia station, with the crowd following them to the building where the celebration dinner was held. The Canaletes drinks stand, in the centre of Barcelona, became the place where football results were announced. Fans have congregated here ever since to celebrate Barça’s successes.