Photo of Francesc Macià with the Barça players and the trophy named in his honour

Francesc Macià with Barça. Macià Trophy (Les Corts, 1931)

During the 1930s, society showed more interest in the political meetings than it did in football matches.

Barça entered a period of history characterised by its commitment to social, political and cultural reform. The new Club statutes, approved in May 1932, redefined the organisation. According to its first article, FC Barcelona was “a cultural and sporting association”. October saw the creation of the Cultural Committee, which promoted activities for members.

In July 1935, the new president Josep Sunyol i Garriga made it clear that he believed in political ideals based on Catalan nationalism. Using the motto “Sport and Citizenship”, he emphasised the link between society and sport.