About Francesc Tomas

Hola! Francesc Tomas here, founder of Barçablog.com and freelance columnist for ESPN and Weloba. Barça is my passion, my home-town club, the team closest to my heart. I consider myself lucky to have the world's greatest team on my doorstep!

Long story cut very short:

- Born in Barcelona right before Maradona signed for the Blaugranas - Do you know when that was?

- Lucky enough to regularly watch live matches at the Nou Camp from a very early age. My family assures me that my first ever match was Barça-Bilbao back in the 1980s - which ended up with a tight 3-1 Blaugrana victory, great start!

- Played football all my life, since I was 3 years old, and still do today - I'm not Messi, but try to be!

- My brother played for the FC Barcelona academy for a couple of seasons, sharing the team with Don Andres Iniesta - known as Andresito those days. This experience has enabled me to have a pretty close understanding of what it takes to move up the La Masia youth system.

As explained in more detail here,  words can't possibly explain how proud I am to have developed our website into a community where Barcelona fans regularly come to read the latest news, share their opinions, interact with each other and, ultimately, celebrate their love for FC Barcelona.

Having over 500,000 followers in social media and receiving over 2,500,000 visits on the website has certainly exceeded expectations. Considering it all started with simply posting a photo explaining the Barcelona crest on Facebook, it is clear that the journey that followed was impossible to predict.

Barcablog is now in a position to contribute towards achieving goals which go beyond the barriers of football. After much consideration, I am delighted to announce the decision to contribute to the Fundacion Leo Messi on a termly basis. In other words, Barcablog will donate at least $100 on the first day of January, April, July and October. The sum of money donated will increase up to $500 if finances allow it at that point.

Whether you have been part of our community for years or you just stumbled across our page for the first time, thank you. Your support does not go unnoticed. Every single comment, like, retweet, share or click is incredibly valuable. The dream of making a difference to the lives of the children that Messi so passionately supports via his charity is now closer than ever.

We are committed to continue to provide you with engaging content about Barcelona, the best football team on the planet, for many years to come.

As the Barca anthem explains, Tots Units Fem Força (Together We Are Stronger)

For any enquiries you may have, please contact me at: myworldofsport@gmail.com

You can also ask me anything you want at our Q&A page.