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13.06.2010 23:05

The 39th president of the club


Having always been associated to sport, Sandro Rosell is the new president of Barça and is bringing plenty of experience not just of football, but of business too.

The 39th president in FC Barcelona history is 46-year-old Sandro Rosell. He is member number 12,556 and has a degree in business administration and an MBA from ESADE, Rosell is a sports and football marketing entrepreneur. He was the associate founder of the company Bonus Sports Marketing. His previous positions included one in the Marketing Department of the 1992 Olympic Games and for Nike. He is the son of Jaume Rosell, a Barça director during the presidency of Agustí Montal.

He has always been associated to Barça and football. In fact, he was ocne a ball boy in the Camp Nou, like Guardiola. Sandro Rosell started out as a player for Penya Barcelonista de Collblanc and later played for Hospitalet, in Second Division B.

Vice president for sport from 2003 to 2005

2010-06-13_ELECCIONES_23.JPGHis first period at the club started in 2003, when he was part of Joan Laporta’s team that won a landslide victory in the elections with their campaign titled ‘Barça First’. As vice president for sport was he behind the signing of Ronaldinho, a player who did so much for Barça’s recovery of its former prestige. After the League winning season two years later, he resigned from his position following a disagreement with the Board of Directors.

“We Are All Barça”

DSC_0852.jpgHe resigned on June 2. Five years later, Sandro Rosell has led a candidature of his own titled We Are All Barça and has based his election winning campaign on what he has learned from members over the last two years. Sandro Rosell has always said that is was his Jaume Rosell i Sanuy who taught him to love FC Barcelona, and now his biggest dream has come true. Now the challenge ahead for him is to maintain the success on the pitch and meet economic and social targets.

Click here to view Sandro Rosell’s election programme (in catalan).
The 39th president of the club

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Family man
The new president of Barça takes his family life very seriously. In fact, today he came to vote in the company of his parents. He also came to the ballo with his wife Marta. He lives in Les Corts district, and has two daughters, Maria and Joana.

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