Pelé, considered one of the greatest soccer players ever to take the field, was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento in Tres Coracos, Brazil, in 1940. He acquired the nickname Pelé during his childhood though the name has no meaning in his native Portuguese.
When he was Gamper chose the famous blue and claret as the team colours for they are the colours of the Swiss canton he came from. The myth was born: Kubala, Suárez, Cruyff, Maradona and Ronaldinho, among many others, have signed up for this Club. During the 20th century, "Barça" has become a Barcelona symbol, a symbol that represents the Catalan identity as a nation. That's why it is said that "Barça" is more than a Club may be to believe, Leo Messi is not the first Argentine superstar to wear the hallowed FC Barcelona shirt. With the Champions League last 16 tie between Barça and Italian club Napoli just around the corner, we take a look at a footballing colossus who represented both clubs during his spectacular, and at times controversial, career: Diego Armando Maradona.
As they say, the form is never a factor heading into El Clasico. Nevertheless, there was optimism around the fixture with Real Madrid having lost points in their last two outings. On the night, however, Barcelona succumbed to their first home Clasico since 2017.
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