Josep Maria Bartomeu celebrating victory / JOANA BURGUÉS-FCB

The new president of FC Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu started his speech with words of thanks to all the people who had made the day possible. “My first words have to be for the Barça members, those who have voted, those who didn’t vote, those who have not been able to come and those who did not want to take part: thank you.”

“It has been a perfect day. We have shown that we are the best team in the world,” affirmed Bartomeu after election-day. He also took the chance to thank the other candidates for their hard work and sense of fair-play during the campaign and that any idea that was good for Barça would be worth considering. “We will try to replicate the level of confidence shown by members, and the directors that have come before us,” said Bartomeu.

Other statements from the new president of FC Barcelona:

“I want to send a clear message to Barça fans around the world. It has been a long and intense day with a lot of tension.”

“We will keep growing and winning if we keep giving Luis Enrique and his coaching staff the best players, and if we back the Foundation and the Espai Barça, we will create a reference point.”

“We will keep growing and winning with La Masia, women’s football, the Espai Barça and the number one club in financial terms..”

“If we are able in this project, together and united, we will always be stronger.”

“We are a club that supports the country. We have to retain Barça’s independence from the economic, political and media powers.”

Speech from Josep Maria Bartomeu por fcbarcelona
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