FC Barcelona now have 40 European Cup wins
FC Barcelona reached a European milestone on Sunday, thanks to the Barça Lassa roller hockey team beating Porto to win their 22nd continental trophy. The triumph takes the club as a whole to 40 European honours.
The roller hockey team have been the most successful Barça side in Europe to date, followed by the nine-time cup winning handball team. The football team are, of course, five-time European Cup/Champions League winners, and the basketball and futbol sala sides have two trophies apiece. Curiously, 23 of the 40 cup wins have come in the 21st Century.
Roller hockey a constant source of success
The roller hockey team were also the first to win a European trophy, doing so in 1972/73 with a victory against another Portuguese side: Benfica. The handball team followed this up with a cup in 1990/91, a year before FC Barcelona’s first football European Cup, won by the legendary Dream Team at Wembley.
Besides the 40 cup wins at senior level, there have also been 3 European Cups earned at youth level: The UEFA Youth League (2013/14 and 2017/18) and the Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament (2015/16).