Josep Antoni de Albert took over from the Marqués de la Mesa de Asta after his definitive resignation on 20 August 1943
A member of a well-known Barcelona family and owner of the company España Industrial, he was the first president of the football club of this company, which years later would play in the First Division as a Barça reserve team.
His arrival to the presidency of FC Barcelona happened at a very problematic time for the Club, and this led to him having enormous difficulties in finding the eight people he needed to form the Board of Directors. After his efforts had been rewarded, he was named vice president of the Catalan Football Association and was, therefore, forced to leave the position of president of our Club, on 20 September 1943 - only one month after being voted in.
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