FC Barcelona Players Association is the association of FC Barcelona former players, which aims to look after players during and after their professional career, integrating them, helping them and accompanying them, and returning to FC Barcelona and society, what has been received from the Club and society in general.
FC Barcelona Players Association must be a reference entity worldwide, led by the players themselves, made up of all players of any category of soccer of FC Barcelona, which offers help and services of excellence for their associates, the who feel proud to belong to the Group.
Experience. The Association is made up of people who know football and value teamwork, understanding what is a game and a competition. This is a defining value as we speak about FC Barcelona players.
Solidarity. The purpose of the Association is the help between equals, the solidarity between the people, between the players. There is a feeling of belonging to the same group that demonstrates the obligations between its members, especially with regards to mutual assistance. The Association places a clear emphasis on companionship, understood as an attitude that surrounds the group, when developing interpersonal, human, relationships and friendships.
Excellence. We provide a superior quality, which exceeds all the others and is distinguished by being a reference for others. We pursue the maximum degree of quality in the products as well as in the services that we provide to the members of the Group as well as the environment in which we offer this.
Teamwork. Both in the stadium and elsewhere in life, we work as a team. The group is more powerful than the individual and we promote the idea of helping each other at all times. This is an absolutely transversal value that applies to the entire operation.
Regarding the roots. We retrieve, take care of ourselves, spread our roots, our history, which forms part of Barça's legacy. We respect the roots and we take care of storing them, spreading them and remembering where we come from.
Commitment With the players, with the club, with society.
The idea of setting up a FCB Players Association started in 1946, when a series of former players wanted to take a step forward to promote the relationship between them and not lose the friendships that they had formed when they played. It was in 1959 when the Association was really established and, from there, another equally important goal began to be contemplated: to help the former players that had not been successful in their new professional lives after leaving football.
In October 2003, the Government of Catalonia granted a Saint George's cross, the highest civil distinction granted by the Generalitat, to the FC Barcelona Players Association for its constant humanitarian effort to support all members and relatives who are encountering difficulties.
FC Barcelona Players Foundation
The FC Barcelona Players Foundation was created in 1995 under the chairmanship of Ladislau Kubala. It is a sports, cultural and charitable foundation, which aims to help the former players of FC Barcelona who meet without the minimum means of subsistence. It also helps, if necessary, their widows or close relatives, always giving preference to the former player. The aid is based on temporary or lifetime financial benefits, job search or welfare or geriatric assistance.