Barça fans sat on the perimeter wall of the old stadium in Carrer Indústria

The word ‘culer’ comes from the Catalan word for ‘bottom’. It dates back to the view from outside of the old Barça stadium in Carrer Indústria (now Carrer París), where the team played from 1909 to 1922. There was a wall around the ground and all people walking by in the street could see was a long row of spectators’ backsides sitting along the top of it! Of course, the nickname was originally used in a clearly derogatory manner, but over the years people grew attached to it, even Barça’s own supporters, who are now proud to use the term to describe themselves.