2018–19 FC Barcelona season

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Barcelona
2018–19 season
President Josep Maria Bartomeu
Manager Ernesto Valverde
Stadium Camp Nou
La Liga Preseason
Copa del Rey Round of 32
Supercopa de España Final
UEFA Champions League Group stage
Home colours
Away colours

The 2018–19 season is Football Club Barcelona's 119th season in existence and the club's 88th consecutive season in the top flight of Spanish football. Barcelona will be involved in four competitions after completing the double of winning La Liga and Copa del Rey during the previous season.

Season overview[edit]

June[edit]

On 3 June, Barcelona and defender Samuel Umtiti reached an agreement to extend the player’s contract for a further five seasons through to 2022-23 with a release clause of €500 million.[1]

On 11 June, Barcelona reached an agreement with Watford for the transfer of Gerard Deulofeu for €13 million plus €4 million in variables. Barcelona will also receive a percentage of any future transfer fee.[2]

July[edit]

On 8 July, Barcelona announced that they had reached an agreement with Guangzhou Evergrande for the loan transfer of Paulinho for one season, with a subsequent purchase option for the Chinese club.[3]

On 9 July, Barcelona and Grêmio finalized the transfer of Arthur Melo following the agreement the two clubs reached in March for a transfer fee of €31 million plus €9 million in variables, the player will sign a contract for the next six seasons and the buyout clause is set at €400 million.[4]

On 12 July, Barcelona announced that they had paid the buyout clause for Clément Lenglet which stood at €35.9 million. The player, who joins from Sevilla, will sign a contract with the club for the next five seasons and the buyout clause is set at €300 million.[5]

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK Germany Ter Stegen 26 EU 2014 141 0 2022 €12M
2 RB Portugal N. Semedo 24 EU 2017 36 0 2021 €30M
3 CB Spain Piqué (3rd captain) 31 EU 2008 446 39 2022 €5M Originally from Youth system
4 CM Croatia I. Rakitić 30 EU 2014 214 30 2021 €18M
5 CM Spain Sergio (vice-captain) 30 EU 2008 482 13 2021 YS
6 CM Spain Denis Suárez 24 EU 2016 63 6 2020 €3.25M Originally from Youth system
9 ST Uruguay Suárez 31 EU 2014 198 152 2021 €81M Second nationality: Italy
10 FW Argentina Messi (captain) 31 EU 2004 637 552 2021 YS Second nationality: Spain
11 FW France O. Dembélé 21 EU 2017 23 4 2022 €105M
13 GK Netherlands Cillessen 29 EU 2016 21 0 2021 €13M
14 CM Brazil Coutinho 26 EU 2018 22 10 2023 €120M
17 ST Spain Paco Alcácer 24 EU 2016 50 15 2021 €30M
18 LB Spain Jordi Alba 29 EU 2012 247 12 2020 €14M Originally from Youth system
19 LB France Digne 24 EU 2016 46 2 2021 €16.5M
20 RB Spain S. Roberto 26 EU 2010 201 7 2022 YS
21 CM Portugal André Gomes 24 EU 2016 78 3 2021 €35M
22 RB Spain Aleix Vidal 28 EU 2015 51 4 2020 €18M Originally from Youth system
23 CB France Umtiti 24 EU 2016 83 2 2023 €25M
24 CB Colombia Yerry Mina 23 Non-EU 2018 6 0 2023 €11.8M
25 CB Belgium Vermaelen 32 EU 2014 41 1 2019 €15M
CB Brazil Marlon 22 Non-EU 2016 3 0 2021 €5M
RB Brazil Douglas 27 Non-EU 2014 8 0 2019 €4M
CM Spain Samper 23 EU 2014 12 0 2019 YS
CM Brazil Rafinha 25 EU 2011 79 11 2020 YS Second nationality: Spain
CM Spain Aleñá 20 EU 2015 7 1 2021 YS
FW Spain Munir 22 EU 2016 45 10 2019 YS
CM Brazil Arthur 21 Non-EU 2018 0 0 2024 €31M
CB France Lenglet 23 EU 2018 0 0 2024 €35.9M

Players in[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
DF Brazil Marlon Santos 23 Non-EU France Nice Loan return Summer 2019 Free OGCNice.com
DF Brazil Douglas 27 Non-EU Portugal Benfica Loan return Summer 2019 Free FCBarcelona.com
MF Brazil Rafinha 25 EU Italy Internazionale Loan return Summer 2020 Free FCBarcelona.com
FW Spain Munir El Haddadi 22 EU Alavés Loan return Summer 2019 Free FCBarcelona.com
FW Spain Gerard Deulofeu 24 EU England Watford Loan return Summer 2019 Free FCBarcelona.com
MF Brazil Arthur Melo 21 Non-EU Brazil Grêmio Transfer Summer 2024 €31M+€9M FCBarcelona.com
DF France Clément Lenglet 23 EU Sevilla Transfer Summer 2024 €35.9M FCBarcelona.com

Total spending: Decrease €67 million

Players out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
8 CM Spain Andrés Iniesta 34 EU Japan Vissel Kobe Contract termination Summer Free Vissel-Kobe.co.jp
FW Spain Gerard Deulofeu 24 EU England Watford Transfer Summer €13M+€4M WatfordFC.com
15 MF Brazil Paulinho 29 Non-EU China Guangzhou Evergrande Loan Summer Free GzEvergrandeFC.com

Total income: Increase €13 million

Net: Decrease €54 million

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

International Champions Cup[edit]

Joan Gamper Trophy[edit]

Competitions[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Overview[edit]

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
La Liga August 2018 May 2019 Matchday 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Copa del Rey Round of 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Supercopa de España 12 August 2018 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Champions League 18–19 September 2018 Group stage 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 !

Last updated: 9 July 2018 (2018-07-09).
Source: Competitions

La Liga[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
2 Athletic Bilbao 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
3 Atlético Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Celta Vigo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Eibar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
First match(es) will be played on August 2018. Source: La Liga, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Fair-play points; 7) Play-off.[8]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0  0

Last updated: 6 May 2018 (2018-05-06).
Source:[citation needed]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground
Result
Position
Last updated: 6 May 2018 (2018-05-06).
Source:[citation needed]

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Copa del Rey[edit]

Round of 32[edit]


Supercopa de España[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ "Agreement to extend Samuel Umtiti's contract". fcbarcelona.com. Retrieved 3 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "Agreement with Watford FC for transfer of Gerard Deulofeu". fcbarcelona.com. Retrieved 11 June 2018. 
  3. ^ "Barça and Guangzhou Evergrande agree to loan of Paulinho Bezerra". fcbarcelona.com. Retrieved 8 July 2018. 
  4. ^ "Agreement for the transfer of Arthur". fcbarcelona.com. Retrieved 9 July 2018. 
  5. ^ "Clément Lenglet joins Barça". fcbarcelona.com. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  6. ^ a b c "Tottenham, Roma and Milan, rivals on the American tour". fcbarcelona.com. Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Boca Juniors opponents for Gamper game". fcbarcelona.com. Retrieved 16 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "Primera División 2016/2017 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 

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