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The top quarters contain the St. George's Cross, representing the patron saint of Catalonia and which is also present in the coat of arms of the city of Barcelona, and the Catalan flag. The bottom quarters contain the colours of the Club and a ball, which is central to the crest and the BARÇA style of play.
Its founder Hans Gamper couldn't choose the color of the team clothes. He doubted between the native Swiss canton Ticino and his first club Excelsior. It is also said that at a constituent assembly in 1899, one of the participants had a popular at that time two-sided blue-garnet pencil. The slogan of FC Barcelona football club is the famous 'Més que un club' which is in the Catalan language and means 'More than a club.
St George is known as a heroic military saint and a crusader, and his cross became the national flag of England since the early modern period. He is known as the patron saint for both England and also Catalonia, known as Sant Jordi to Catalans. Also, the FC Barcelona is one of the few clubs in the world to be owned by the club members themselves. FC Barcelona's biggest rival in Spain is Real Madrid.
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