The identity of a football club is something many fans and historians hold close to their hearts.
The best example of this would be at Barcelona where they believe they are “Més que un club” (More than a club). A bond between the club and the Catalan people was fortified during the Spanish civil war and in later years a style of play was introduced which became symbolic of the ‘Barcelona Way’.
With Barcelona, it’s about playing well and then if you manage to win, even better. The club and its supporters want to see “beautiful football”.