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UAE’s United Arab Bank partners FC Barcelona celebrate historic treble

UAB plans to send many more employees and customers to watch Spanish champions live in action at Camp Nou.

FC Barcelona crowned as extraordinary champions over the 2014/15 football season by achieving a historic treble, emerging as winners of La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League.

The Spanish champions, which have partnered with United Arab Bank since 2013, defeated Italian side Juventus in the Champions League final on June 6th to secure the treble in the same season, a feat very few clubs in Europe have ever achieved.

United Arab Bank has shown its support for the club in several ways during the past two seasons. The Bank has entertained hundreds of guests at its VIP suite in the legendary Camp Nou stadium and offers Barca-themed products including the FC Barcelona Credit Card, which was named Best Co-Branded Credit Card in 2015 at The Banker ME Products Awards by CPI Financial.

Paul Trowbridge, CEO of UAB, said: “Everyone at UAB extends our hearty congratulations to the players, coaches and fans of FC Barcelona for their remarkable successes this season. FC Barcelona enjoys extraordinary popularity amongst football fans in the UAE, and boasts more than half a million members in its UAE fan club. Its performances have embodied many of the qualities we most aspire to at the Bank: dedication, innovation, outstanding teamwork, and individual flair. We look forward to sending many more of our colleagues and customers to Spain to enjoy the Camp Nou experience in person”.

Led by manager Luis Enrique, FC Barcelona won the Spanish domestic league, La Liga, with 94 points. They subsequently defeated Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou to lift the Spanish domestic cup, the Copa del Rey, before winning the UEFA Champions League, Europe’s preeminent club tournament, in Berlin. This is the second time FC Barcelona has won the treble in its history, which it first achieved in the 2008/2009 season.