Jordi Cardoner in an archive image / PHOTO: ARCHIVE FCB

Jordi Cardoner. PHOTO: ARCHIVE- FCB

The IX Aplec de les Penyes Barcelonistes de València i Marina Alta was held this Saturday to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the PB La Safor. The event began with an institutional act at the Casa de la Marquesa in the presence of Jordi Cardoner, where Octavi Ruiz and Isabela Planes welcomed all the attendees and giving a brief history of the 25 year history of the PB La Safor.

Homage paid to Casaus and players

There were special mentions during the event for the 25 most veteran club members and a moment to remember the two members who recently passed away, before a film covering the last 25 years and the presentation of commemorative plaques to the clubs attending by Sr. Arturo Torró, the mayor of Gandia.

Durant the gala meal, Manel Vich announced the Barça line up in his own inimitable fashion – adding the names of the two ex-players present: Asensi, who scored twice in the famous 0-5 win at the Bernabau, and Robert, who helped the team to their Cup Winners Cup title in Bern against Sampdoria.

Casaus remembered

The event also featured a special audiovisual presentation about Nicolau Casaus, who would have been 100 this year. Casaus’ grandson, Jordi Casaus thanked the organisers for their homage and recalled Casaus’ commitment to the Penya movement, before closing the event thanking them for the perfect organisation of the event.

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