Catalonia celebrates the National Day of Catalonia this Wednesday, September 11, with a series of events that started off with the traditional floral offering at the Rafael Casanova monument in Barcelona. FC Barcelona was represented at the event by vice-presidents Carles Vilarrubí and Jordi Cardoner.

The directors Jordi Moix, Jordi Mestre, Dídac Lee and Josep Ramon Vidal-Abarca accompanied Vilarrubí and Cardoner at the event. The FC Barcelona entourage was not only made up of members from the Board of Directors, it also boasted the presence of of managers and players from the Club's professional teams, Club committee members, representatives from the Club’s Women’s team and youth football, and members from the Barça Players Association. President Sandro Rosell was unable to attend due to prior engagements with the ECA in Geneva.

Tata Martino’s first ‘Diada’

The manager Tata Martino, who was accompanied by Gerard Piqué, experienced his first National Day of Catalonia. Manager Xavi Pascual (handball), Ricardo Muñoz and Aitor Egurrola (roller hockey), and Marc Carmona and Jordi Torras (futsal) also attended the event. Víctor Tomás was unable to attend due to illness. The Club’s basketball manager and captain were also not able to attend because the team is currently in Andorra preparing for the upcoming season. However, the team’s technical secretary, Joan Creus, the Barça B manager Aleix Duran and Barça B player Nick Spires were in attendance. The entourage was complete with Xavi Llorens and Vicky Losada (FCB Women’s Team) and various representatives from the team’s youth academy.

In addition to FC Barcelona, the Barça Players Association, represented its president, Ramon Alfonseda, also offered up a floral offering at the Rafael Casanova monument.


Commemorative event at the Ciutadella

FC Barcelona was represented by vice-president Carles Vilarrubí and the directors Jordi Moix and Jordi Mestre at the commemorative event of September 11 organised by the Genralitat de Catalunya and the Catalan Parliment at the Cascada del Parque of the Ciutadella.

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