PBL Membership Cards 2014-15 Now Available!

Dear PBL members

The new PBL membership cards are now available!!!  

Please come to Bar&Co to collect your membership card!

This year we felt it was time to print higher quality cards.  It has taken a bit longer than usual to get them ready, but we are sure it has been worth the wait!

From now on, you will need to show your membership card to Bar&Co staff to get the 10% discount and gain free entrance at high interest matches.

New PBL Membership Cards for 2014-15 season

Penya Blaugrana Amsterdam visited PBL for the Clasico

A delegation of Penya Blaugrana Amsterdam visited Penya Blaugrana London for El Clasico on 25 Oct, headed by their president Ruben Saavedra, wife and sister.

We won’t mention the score, but surely they had a great team at Bar&Co!

Patrick O'Connell Memorial Fund

Patrick O’Connell was FC Barcelona’s manager between 1935-1940 during the difficult Spanish Civil War years. He died penniless and destitute in London on 27 February 1959.

Penya Blaugrana London has joined the campaign organized by the Patrick O’Connell Memorial Fund to raise awareness and monies to restore his unmarked paupers grave in North London and build statues and/or busts at each of the clubs he played for and managed.

Johan Cruyff , Franz Beckenbauer, Martin O’Neill, Ronald Koeman, David Beckham and Luis Figo are just some of the football luminaries who have also expressed their support for the campaign.

One of football’s forgotten heroes, were he alive today, “Don Patricio’s” achievements would be unprecedented. The former Ireland and Manchester United captain who saved Barcelona from extinction, also guided Real Betis to their only La Liga title.

The Irishman moved to the Catalan capital as a result of his success in Andalusia and as Spain was edging closer to civil war, thus positioning himself firmly on the wrong side of Franco. With the political and economic situation worsening, Barcelona were struggling to stay afloat. They asked some of their foreign players, including the Uruguayan forward Enrique Fernández and Hungary’s Elemer Berkessy, not to return from holidays home. O’Connell was asked to stay and he agreed.

Patrick O'Connell, center,, manager of FC Barcelona during 1935-40

Penya Blaugrana San Francisco visiting PBL

A delegation of the Penya Blaugrana San Francisco headed by their president Robert Mason visited Penya Blaugrana London for the Rayo league game.  

It is always a great experience meeting with FCB fan clubs from the other side of the world!

PBL Members by Region

Many people incorrectly assume that because FC Barcelona is a Catalan club, most PBL members must be Catalans.  

In fact, Catalans only make up 38% of our membership, closely followed by 30% UK nationals and 22% from Rest of the World.  PBL is a very diverse and socially integrated fan club, and we are very proud of it!


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