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01.07.2010 12:20

Rosell takes over as president


Sandro Rosell officially took over as the 39th president of FC Barcelona on Thursday after a ceremony in the gardens of La Masia.

Just 18 days after securing an historic win at the polls Rosell has replaced outgoing supremo Joan Laporta at the helm and has taken possession of the top job at Camp Nou. The new president won 61.35 per cent of the vote at the elections on June 13 when 35,021 chose him to lead the club to further success. With 57,088 members registering Rosell won the most votes in the Blaugrana’s history.

Competing against Rosell at the ballot boxes were three other candidates. AgustÝ benedito attracted 14.09 per cent of the vote, Marc Ingla 12.29 per cent and Jaume Ferrer 10.80 per cent.

Everyone’s president

2010-07-01_ACTO_INVESTIDURA_SANDRO_ROSELL_022.jpgFrom July 1, 2010 Rosell and his team start a mandate of six years at the helm and the new president can now honour his slogan ‘Todos somos el barša’ (We are all Barša). During the build-up Rosell stated: “I will be a president for everyone. We are all Barša.” Laporta had a brief chat with him and wished him all the best in his new role.

Extraordinary meeting

2010-07-01_ACTO_INVESTIDURA_SANDRO_ROSELL_013.jpgDuring the act of taking possession of the presidency the outgoing administration’s secretary Josep Cubells read the certification of the Acta of the Mesa Electoral. That proclaimed the winning candidate of the June 13 election and stated that a letter of notice has been sent to the Liga de F˙tbol Profesional (LFP) before explaining that a guarantee of €58 million had been paid at an extraordinary board meeting on Thursday morning. He also signed the annual accounts of the board corresponding to the 2009-10 season.

The new board then entered the meeting. Laporta and Rosell symbolized the handing over of the mandate with a shake of the hands and outgoing administration was relieved of all duties. Rosell is now the new president.
Rosell takes over as president

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