Josep Cubells risked his life to protect Barça's heritage in an extremely dangerous and delicate situation | FCB

From the 18 July 1936, Spain suffered a bloody civil war. The night of the 16 March 1938, FC Barcelona's concierge Josep Cubells was alone in the club's offices on Calle Consell de Cent, were he also lived, when a bomb launched by the rebel forces destroyed most of the building. Fortunately, he was at the back and didn't get hurt but the front of the building collapsed and killed five neighbours.

Despite the confusion and panic, Cubells remained calm and dedicated all his energy to safeguarding the club's estate from lawless groups. With the help of other employees and some friends he acted fearlessly to quickly move the objects, including trophies both damaged and whole, documents and furniture to a safe warehouse. After that he managed to move everything to the new offices on Ronda de Sant Pere. Also, he recovered 2,500 pesetas belonging to the club that he found in the rubble.

That night Cubells risked his life to protect Barça's heritage in an extremely dangerous and delicate situation. His rapid and decisive action constitutes a heroic story which deserves full recognition.