Lionel Messi celebrates the olympic gold obtained in Peking 2008


The Barça, with representatives in the Olympic games by more than 100 years

Published:5/07/2021 - 14:59h

Updated:5/07/2021 - 14:59h

Several players of the FC Barcelona have participated in the Olympic games from the edition of Amberes in 1920. The first golds would arrive in Barcelona 92 with Pep, Ferrer and Pinilla, a gesta that would emulate later Saviola, Messi, Neymar and Rafinha

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With the arrival of the month of July, approaches another of the sportive events more important of the year: the Olympic games of Tokyo, an appointment that had to celebrate the past year but that, to the equal that has occurred with the Eurocopa and the Glass America, had to postergarse a year owing to the sanitary crisis.

Along a century, have been varied the footballers of the Barça that have been present in the olympic appointment, a tendency that will keep in Tokyo, where will be participating players like Pedri, Eric García and Óscar Mingueza by the selected Spanish, whereas in the feminine tournament will be Lieke Martens by the Low Countries.

The first culés in appearing in some Olympic games were Ricardo Zamora, Josep Samitier, Agustí Sancho and Félix Sesúmaga, that obtained the medal of silver in Amberes. In Paris 1924 would be again Zamora and Samitier, in addition to Domènec Carrulla and Vicenç Piera.

In City of Mexico 1968 would go back to jump other Barcelona to the field: Pere Valentí Dwells and Ramón Alfonseda, the one who at present chairs the Grouping of Players of the FC Barcelona. Later, they would do it Antonio Elm, Miquel Mir and Have you Sánchez in Munich 1976.

The presence of culés increased after Barcelona 92

There was not better moment neither place to go up to the highest stair of the olympic podium for the first time that playing home. The generation of Pep Guardiola, Albert Ferrer and Antoni Pinilla dressed of gold in the Camp Nou, in an unforgettable edition of the Games, that besides marked a before and an afterwards with the participation of the professional athletes.

Since, they would happen other names like the ones of Ronaldo Nazario, that came to be champion of the world with Brazil two years before, although without having a role protagónico, attained one of bronze in Atlanta 96; or the ones of Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernández and Gabri García, that obtained the silver in Sydney 2000.

In Athens 2004, the selected Argentinian, that had Javier Saviola, would obtain also the presea áurea. Later, it would be a youngster Lionel Messi the one who in Peking 2008 would defend the gold for the albicelestes, that would win to Nigeria in the final after relegar to the Brazil of a Ronaldinho already milanista to the party by the bronze.

In London 2012 said present Jordi Alba, Tello and Montoya, although they did not attain to advance of the first phase. It would be in River 2016 when other Barcelona would go back to hang the gold playing in his house: Neymar Jr. And Rafinha, those who attained to break the maleficio of the Canarinha, that until then had not obtained the most wished medal.

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