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Romà Forns
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Full name Romà Forns
Date of birth
Place of birth    Catalonia, Spain
Playing position Defender
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1904-1913 FC Barcelona X (X)   
National team2
1910-1912 Catalan XI X (X)
Teams managed
1927-1929 FC Barcelona

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of January 12 2007.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of January 12 2007.
* Appearances (Goals)

Romà Forns is a former Spanish/Catalan footballer and manager. As a footballer he played as a defender for FC Barcelona and the Catalan XI. He later served on the FC Barcelona board of directors and then coached the club between 1927 and 1929, guiding the club to the first ever La Liga championship. He was the first manager from either Spain or Catalonia to take charge of the club.

During his playing career, Forns helped FC Barcelona win the Championat de Catalunya on five occasions and the Copa del Rey once. Among his team mates at the club were Ernest Witty, Francisco Bru, Paulino Alcántara and Jack Greenwell. Between 1910 and 1912 Forns also played at least 4 times for the Catalan XI. However records from the era do not always include accurate statistics and he may have played more games. On December 12 1912 he played against France in the Catalan XI’s first game against an international team. After serving on the FC Barcelona board of directors, Forns was appointed club coach in 1927 and with a team that included Josep Samitier, Sagibarbá and Franz Platko he won a Championat de Catalunya and a Copa del Rey before winning La Liga.



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