Known as 'la llebre de Linyola' - “the Linyola hare” because of his speed, Josep Maria Fusté (Linyola, Lleida, 1941) is remembered by fans as one of Barça’s most famous players
He joined the first team in 1962 after playing in the Club’s youth teams and spending two more years on loan at Osasuna, Fusté became a motor of the Barça team of the sixties, with his wonderful ball skills.
The Catalan was a great supporter of improvisational and spectacular football, had a great shot with both feet and was a good passer with a strong physique which made him an explosive player on the pitch. He was a midfielder, linking up with the forwards and he was so important to the team that when he played well – Barça played well. The Club paid tribute to him at Camp Nou on 30 August, 1972.
After he retired he became the head of the ex-players organisation, la Agrupación de Veteranos, until 1989 and since 2010 he has been a consultant to the Club board.
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