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Camp Nou Celebrates 60 Years Of Glory

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| September 26 , 2017 , 15:17 IST
Camp Nous’s first ever game came on 24th  September 1857 with more than 90,000 fans inside the still unfinished stadium.
 
Since then, Cano Nou has been home to some of the greatest names in football. One such figure was Johan Cruyff, who was seen scoring a memorable goal against Atletico Madrid there which is still remembered by many Barcelona fans.
For 60 years Camp Nou has seen first-hand the joy of winning, such as the four consecutive La Liga titles won by the ‘Dream Team’.
 
There have also been some emotional goodbyes at the Camp Nou with the fans and club paying tribute to Barca heroes such as Kubala, Pep Guardiola and Xavi Hernandez amongst others.
The tribute to Johan Cruyff following his death in 2016 was one of the most emotional moments in the stadium’s history. Camp Nou produced a “Thank you, Johan" mosaic ahead of the first games after his passing.
 
The Camp Nou has hosted various events over the years. In June 1982, it was the venue for the opening ceremony of the World Cup.
Camp Nou has witnessed the development of the greatest football player of all time, Lionel Messi. He made his debut at the stadium on 1 May 2005 against Albacete, scoring the first of many in front of Barca fans.
 
 
One of the most memorable moments at Camp Nou was Messi’s Maradonaesque goal against Getafe in Copa del Rey in April 2007 when he was only 19  years old.
 
Most recently, Camp Nou was the scene of the greatest comeback in the history of European Football.
Barca’s 4-0 win in the second leg against PSG and this photo of Leo Messi are now are now part of the sport's history.
 
Camp Nou celebrates 60 years of football, a stadium that has a great future ahead of it as the New Camp Nou.