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Antoni Julià de Capmany

The members of this board were president Antoni Julià de Capmany; vice president Artur Suqué; treasurer Enric Verdú; vice treasurer Jaume Amat; accountant Fabià Estapé; vice accountant Xavier Font; secretary Joaquim Viola; vice secretary Artur Martí Cot; and board members Josep Oller, Joan Maria Xiol, Joan Escribà, Miquel Viader and Baldomer Cabré and deputies Albert Pons, Jordi Rottier, Enric Tolosa, Climent Vidal and Vicenç Carrés.

This team had to work in the midst of a serious sporting, social and financial crisis. In order to sort out the lack of cash-flow, the Managing Commission was obliged to sell major star Luis Suárez to Internazionale for what was then an astronomical fee of 25 million pesetas. This operation was signed on May 26, 1961, five days before the European Cup final in Berne between FC Barcelona and Benfica, that cursed match in which Barça lost 3-2 due to some horribly bad luck. On June 7, the presidential elections were held and the Managing Committee’s withdrew from its duties.