The players in training this week / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona have been through a week that has seen a new president elected at the Club for the next six years. The first team have started their pre-season for the 2015/16 campaign and Luis Enrique has given his first press conference of the season. Other highlights include new signings Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan training together for the first time, Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez being nominated for the UEFA best player award and the announcement of Barça’s opponents for the pre-season Gamper match and fthe dates for the 'Clásicos' against Real Madrid next season in the league.

- Medicals for 2015/16 13 players from the first team squad, inlcuding new signing Arda Turan, underwent medicals before their return to training after the holidays.

- First training session of the season. The coaching staff carried out a session with sixteen players at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

- Barça a case for study at Harvard University The prestigious American university will offer a course in which Barça's international success and commitment to its roots is studied

- Luis Enrique: Aiming to repeat the success of last seasonThe Barça coach reminds everyone that "second seasons are usually better" and he shows himself to be "very happy with the players who have come in"

- Camp Nou hosts debate between candidates: Bartomeu, Laporta, Benedito and Freixa have presented their ideas ahead of next Saturday’s presidential elections

Messi, Neymar Jr and Suárez, candidates for UEFA Best Player in Europe Award The three members of the famous trident are all among the ten players shortlisted for a prize won by Messi in 2011 and Iniesta in 2012.

- The first 'Clásico' against Real Madrid will be on 7/8 November at the Santiago Bernabéu The return league fixture will be at Camp Nou on 2/3 April 2016

Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal's first day togetherThe two new signings for the 2015/16 season together for the first time at the Ciutat Esportiva

- AS Roma will be the opponents in the 50th edition of the Gamper Trophy: The game which will be played on Wednesday 5 August at Camp Nou at 10.00pm CET. It will be the first home game of the season for Luis Enrique’s team in the 2015/16 season and, as is tradition, it will be the moment in which the team is presented to the fans.

Josep Maria Bartomeu elected as FC Barcelona president: He wins with 25,823 votes in the election with the third most votes in the Club's history, ahead of Joan Laporta, Agustí Benedito and Toni Freixa.

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