Juli Marial (died 1971) took over as president of FC Barcelona on October 16, 1906, and like his predecessor Josep Soler, had to steer the club through difficult times in both social and sporting terms.
His first period in charge of the club coincided with a major restructuring of the team, but just
like the previous season, no titles were won, and neither would there be any the season after.
Marial, who was a first team player when he accepted the position of president, continued to combine both roles, and despite his enthusiasm was unable to resolve a situation that was getting more and more critical. At the end of his presidency, on November 11, 1908, the club had lost a third of its members, and there were now only 38 left, the most loyal. The club was in decline, and it looked like its days were numbered.