FC Barcelona election outcomes: Joan Laporta returns to Camp Nou as Barca president

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Joan Laporta is again at FC Barcelona because the membership’s prime govt. Laporta, the membership’s former president, received Barcelona’s presidential election on Sunday and can return to the submit he served from 2003-2010. The crew is hoping to usher in a brand new period, together with his greatest obstacles being to maintain Lionel Messi who has an expiring contract, rebuild a crew that has not contended on the European stage in current causes and enhance the membership’s monetary points. 

His long-term objective might be to repeat the profitable spell throughout his first spell in cost, setting a file for brand new trophies received in a 12 months with six again in 2009, with legendary gamers like Messi and Ronaldinho main the best way. 

Laporta, a 58-year-old Barcelona native and lawyer, beat out Victor Font and Toni Freixa to win the job. He is anticipated to pursue Barca legend Xavi as supervisor, if the membership strikes on from Ronald Koeman.

With 100 p.c of the votes in, listed below are the voting totals:

  • Joan Laporta: 54.28 p.c
  • Victor Font: 29.99 p.c
  • Toni Freixa: 8.58 p.c

This growth was anticipated as Laporta was lengthy seen as the favourite, and it comes at an fascinating time on the membership. The membership’s former president, Josep Bartomeu, was arrested final week after a raid on the Camp Nou as a part of a search and seize job linked with an investigation into the membership’s officers. They allegedly performed a smear marketing campaign utilizing pretend social media accounts to undermine opponents when views went towards the membership, Messi and others. Bartomeu and his board of instructions resigned final 12 months.

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Barca are presently in second place in La Liga and have superior to the Copa del Rey ultimate however are on the verge of elimination from the Champions League, aiming to overturn a 4-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday on Paramount+.

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