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Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by ogbiwa: 6:12am On Mar 08
Joan Laporta has been named as Barcelona president for a second time after winning the club's election.

Laporta, whose central pledge was to keep Lionel Messi at the club, won more than 54% of the vote.

The 58-year-old, who oversaw the appointment of Pep Guardiola as head coach in his previous spell at the club between 2003-2010, succeeds Josep Maria Bartomeu who resigned in October.

Victor Font was second with 30% of the vote, with Toni Freixa a distant third.

Barcelona said 55,611 of its 109,531 eligible members voted in the election, which was postponed from January because of coronavirus restrictions in Catalonia.

Laporta signed the likes of Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho and former Cameroon forward Samuel Eto'o in his first stint as president, with the club winning the Champions League twice, four La Liga titles and the Copa del Rey.

Messi also emerged as a world star during that period and was among several current Barca players to vote in the election.

Amid champagne celebrations on Sunday evening, Laporta shouted: "Now let's go to Paris and see if we can make another 'remontada' [comeback] happen!

"Seeing Leo [Messi] go to vote, the best player in the world, voting with his son, for me, this shows what we've said all along, that Leo loves Barca, that we are all a big family. Hopefully that helps him to stay which is what we all want."

Barcelona face Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday in the Champions League last 16, with a 4-1 deficit to make up from the opening leg.

Longer term, Laporta's task will be to rebuild a club in crisis, with crippling debts exacerbated by the pandemic and Messi considering leaving for free when his contract expires this summer.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56315698

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Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by Nobody: 6:24am On Mar 08
Now, this is a cheering news for all Barcelona supporters all over the world.... The return of Joan Okonjo Laporta will definitely bring to an end the tyranny and backwardness the club suffered under the leadership of one Baba Josep Muhammadu Bartomeu.

This is good for our democracy as it will rejuvenate the club, especially the world famous La Masià academy and push them back to top in Europe.

I believe this news will bring a smile to the face of Olorugun Lionel Akpomiemie Messi and bring to the unceasing speculations about him leaving.

Let's Get down to business Sir Joan Okonjo Laporta.

Força Barça.

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Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by DenreleDave(m): 6:32am On Mar 08
Wowwww


We are going to Paris to do a comeback
Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by Baawaa(m): 6:39am On Mar 08
Congratulations to him,they will also congratulate me this week

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Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by dgreatman007: 6:39am On Mar 08
Lapotar please don't let MESSI leave oooo.
Congratulations for the election winning.

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Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by Nobody: 7:10am On Mar 08
He said let's go to Paris and mastermind another comeback

Should Barcelona pull another comeback at Paris on Wednesday, it will be better they rename that club to Paris Stupid Germain.

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Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by ObaKlaz: 7:20am On Mar 08

Barto took one of the biggest clubs in the world to the gutters, literally. It would be nice if Messi stayed, but a very smart revamping and rebuilding of the club and La Masia are what Laporta should be engrossed in.

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Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by nazicartel(m): 7:21am On Mar 08
Very nice... But Messi should leave...
Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by ILoveDemMANNA: 7:21am On Mar 08
That doesn't stop Messi from leaving at the end of this season

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Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by Houseofglam7(f): 7:21am On Mar 08
undecided
Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by newguy1(m): 7:21am On Mar 08
Tested and trusted
Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by fergie001: 7:22am On Mar 08
JidennaJason:
Now, this is a cheering news for all Barcelona supporters all over the world.... The return of Joan Okonjo Laporta will definitely bring to an end the tyranny and backwardness the club suffered under the leadership of one Baba Josep Muhammadu Bartomeu.

This is good for our democracy as it will rejuvenate the club, especially the world famous La Masià academy and push them back to top in Europe.

I believe this news will bring a smile to the face of Olorugun Lionel Akpomiemie Messi and bring to the unceasing speculations about him leaving.

Let's Get down to business Sir Joan Okonjo Laporta.

Força Barça.
Font should go to Court. Barto will be back, you will see.
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Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by YoungLionken(m): 7:22am On Mar 08
Barca is falling cool..

Who wants to bet this with me, Messy will wear out before CR7...

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Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by tishbite41(m): 7:23am On Mar 08
No level.
Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by GhostMilitant: 7:24am On Mar 08
DesignAndBuild:


Laporta to Messi:
"Bros I've already used you for my manifesto. Help. Just one season cry

It will not work.
Saw Messi having a confrontation with the new President and storming out on Him.
He tried to pacify Messi, though but he was unyielding. Next I saw him trying to convince a very young black player (didn't take more of the face, but he was black and on a substitute bench... clearly not a full first team player, but considered a future star) guess that would be Ansu Fati?. Messi was having non of it, but the young lad whose protest was weak yielded.

Messi is probably leaving, but Ansu Fati will stay.

I don't really care any way.

Madrid Fan, though and I pray Barca get worse every season.

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Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by INTEGRITYA1(m): 7:24am On Mar 08
Congratulations, we didn't lose hope yet on PSG.
Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by maurizjavah(m): 7:24am On Mar 08
am not surprised. He is still the best president so far.

this is why GEJ must return.

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Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by Moreoffaith(m): 7:24am On Mar 08
Smile...
Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by toprealman: 7:25am On Mar 08
When will Arsenal and Liverpool hold their club election?

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Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by Nobody: 7:25am On Mar 08
fergie001:

Font should go to Court. Barto will be back, you will see.
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Sorry sir, INEC was not the one that conducted the election... There's nothing Justice Okon Ewood can do about it.

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Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by TheStranger: 7:26am On Mar 08
Nice
Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by fergie001: 7:28am On Mar 08
JidennaJ ;Dason:
Sorry sir, INEC was not the one that conducted the election ... There's nothing Justice Okon Ewood can do about it.
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Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by dfrost: 7:28am On Mar 08
Good one
Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by Faber(m): 7:29am On Mar 08
ok
Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by Kennyfancy(m): 7:29am On Mar 08
Baawaa:
Congratulations to him,they will also congratulate me this week
Amen
Re: Joan Laporta Returns As Barcelona President After Winning Club Elections by Nobody: 7:29am On Mar 08
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