FC Barcelona is not only the most popular sports club ever, it’s one of the world’s most influential organisations, with four million visitors to its Camp Nou stadium each year and some 250 million followers on social media.
FT columnist and author of The Happy Traitor, Simon Kuper was given unprecedented access to the inner sanctum as he charted the club’s transformations over recent decades, from Johan Cruyff’s arrival in the 1970s to a global powerhouse now dealing with financial turmoil and the departure of talisman Lionel Messi.
Simon Kuper is the co-author of bestselling Soccernomics. His first book, Football Against the Enemy, won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award and is acknowledged as one of football’s seminal books. Simon writes a weekly sports column in the FT and has previously written football columns for The Times and The Observer.