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Clos and Massons, during the event. FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ

The supporters club family welcomed a new member on July 14, the Penya Blaugrana ‘La Pulga’ de Castelldefels, which chose its name, which means ‘the flea’ in tribute to Messi, who is a resident of this seaside town to the south of Barcelona.

The new club was officially inaugurated yesterday in the presence of FC Barcelona Vice-President Jordi Cardoner, who was accompanied by the Vice President of the FC Barcelona Foundation, Ramon Pont, former players and members of the FC Barcelona Players Association Ferran Olivella and Paco Clos, former coach Lucien Muller, and Jordi Perello, a member of the Club’s youth football sports committee.

The Penya Blaugrana ‘La Pulga’ de Castelldefels is currently the only official club in Castelldefels and is chaired by Ramon Massons, a person who has long been involved with supporters clubs. Massons, who has been key in the club’s creation, has helped attract more than 200 members. He was accompanied by Castelldefels Commerce and Tourism Councillor Margarita Manzano and the of area’s FC Barcelona Supporters Clubs Federation President, Vicenç Notari, among others.

Statements by FC Barcelona Vice President Jordi Cardoner

"We needed a supporters club in Castelldefels. There was one, but it folded. Now we have a new one in honour of an icon like Lionel Messi. In a few years will be a unique model in the world of football and for the Club."

"There are a lot of FC Barcelona supporters in Castelldefels, a lot of people live there and we have many Club members. I want to appeal to everyone to join this group that support Barça, not just game day."

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