The new President of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, appeared this Sunday night at the Auditorium 1899, where he made his first speech as the new Barça President. Here are his most important statements:
"To thank all the members who have participated in these elections, which make us more than a club."
"I also thank the members who have supported our candidacy, and the Management Board, the Electoral Table, auditors, employees of the club and those who have made this election possible."
"Also a thank you to our campaign team and volunteers, it has been the longest campaign in history."
"They have been the most important elections in history, held in a situation of maximum difficulty due to the pandemic."
"Special thanks to our players, many of them have come to participate in these elections and they are proud."
"Also a thank you to people closely linked to us who are no longer here like Johan Cruyff. He inspires us in many things, this was a Cruyffista and Barcelonista candidacy."
"Seeing the best player in history come to vote with his son and take part in this FC Barcelona election, shows that Leo loves Barça. We are a great family and hopefully this will serve to encourage him to continue at Barça."
"Great respect also for the other two candidates, Víctor Font and Toni Freixa."
"For Barça to be economically sustainable again and for Barça to be happy again. We have many challenges ahead of us and we will surely achieve them."
"We are a great family, we have a great feeling. We all have to work together to face the challenges ahead."
"What we can do most for Barça is to love it, to love it more than ever. Long live Barça and long live Catalonia."