On Friday, September 28 the Barça Legends will play the Mohun Bagan AC Legends in the Indian city of Kolkata. The match, to be held at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan at 7.00pm local time, will be the eighth match for Albert Ferrer as coach of the team of former Barça players. The match is organized by the Football Next Foundation.
Under Ferrer, the Barça Legends have racked up five victories, a draw, and a defeat. After winning in Mozambique against the Mambas Legends, 1–0, Barça had a 2-2 draw with Manchester United, and a 3-2 win over Hristo Stoichkov & Friends last September. In April, the Legends traveled to Brazil, where they beat the Seleçao Pernambucana, 1-0.
Barça then went to France, where they beat the Le Havre AC Legends, 3-1, and Olympique de Marseille, 3-0. The Barça Legends' last game was played in Romania, where they topped the Romania Legends, 2-0. Barça is now continuing to schedule matches to help take the Barça brand and its values around the world.
Apart from the September 28 game in Kolkata, various institutional and commercial events are planned, as well as an activity with the Barça Academies that the Club has in the Indian cities of Delhi and Mumbai.
The match against the Mohun Bagan AC Legends in India can be followed on Barça TV, Barça Video and Barça's official YouTube channel. The list of players who will travel to Kolkata to dispute the match will soon be announced.
The Barça Legends is the result of a program by FC Barcelona that aims to showcase the players who have previously played for the Club. The project aims to contribute to the globalization of the Barça brand and its values through these former players, as well as to help the players earn money after retirement. This initiative calls for various matches along with the organization of events held in parallel in different parts of the world.