FC Barcelona received the 2011 Laureus Trophy for being the world's best team. La Blaugrana received the award from Miguel Indurain who is a former cyclist and a member of the academy with the same name.
The news was reported on the FC Barcelona website with the date of receipt being February 6, 2012. The awards were given to La Blaugrana two days before the club faced Valencia CF in the Copa Del Rey.
FC Barcelona has achieved a lot during the year 2011 with Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez signing with the club. Fabregas declared (in an interview with the Barca website) that the match between La Blaugrana and Valencia was the best he played in his career.
La Blaugrana under Pep Guardiola lead the team to victories in events such as the UEFA Champions League, Copa Del Rey and La Liga. Barca also won the Spanish Super Cup and the European Super Cup under Guardiola.
The biggest publicity coup (by personal experience) was the match between FC Barcelona and Chivas of Guadalajara. The match took place on August 2011 at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.
While Barca lost, the match was attended by more than 70,000 people who wanted to see Barca in action. My congratulations for FC Barcelona upon the receipt of the Laureus Trophy.