Joan Gamper

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Birthday
22, 1877
Birthplace
Switzerland
DEATH DATE
Jul 30, 1930 (52)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1877
Birthplace
Switzerland
DEATH DATE
Jul 30, 1930 (52)

About

Swiss businessman best known as the founder of Swiss and Spanish soccer clubs like FC Barcelona, FC Basel and FC Zurich. FC Barcelona's Joan Gamper Trophy was named in his honor in 1966.

Before Fame

He was an avid sportsman who played a variety of sports, including rugby, golf and tennis.

Trivia

The city of Barcelona named a street in the Les Corts district, Carrer de Joan Gamper, after him.

Family Life

He married Emma Pilloud in 1907 and had children named Marcel and Joan-Ricard.

Associated With

FC Barcelona was home to many legendary players under his watch, including Ricardo Zamora.