Hans Gamper was born in Basle, Switzerland, on 22 November 1877. In 1898, he emigrated to Spain. On 29 November 1899, he founded Football Club Barcelona and, while he was president, bought a sports ground to accommodate 20,000 fans on 20 May 1922. In 1925, Gamper was expelled from Spain and, in 1930, he committed suicide in Switzerland. Emma Gamper is Hans Gamper’s grandchild and spends time both in Spain and Switzerland.