This Friday is the first anniversary of Sandro Rosell’s investiture as president of FC Barcelona, the 39th in Club history.
It is 365 days since Sandro Rosell was officially made president of FC Barcelona, 18 days after the
presidential elections on June 13. The official takeover ceremony took place in the gardens of La
Masia. Curiously, the president’s last official duty of the year was the closure of the same
Masia as a residence for young sportspeople.
In his investiture speech, the new Barça president made it clear that he and his board
intended to be “at the service of all members” and to do so with “full
guarantees.” He expressed his commitment “to improving everything that needs to be
improved … We know we have a hard act to follow, but we want to reach even higher …
because we are Barça!”.
Responds with 16 titles
In his first year at the helm of the club, Barcelona’s football and other
professional sports teams have won a record
16 official titles
in a season. The football team won the Supercup, League and Champions League, the basketball
team got four more (Catalan League, ACB Supercup, Copa del Rey and ACB League), there were three
more in handball (Pyrenees League, Asobal League and Champions League), four in futsal (Copa
Catalunya, League, Copa del Rey and Spanish Cup) and two in roller hockey (Copa del Rey and Copa