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Barcelona Elections: Joan Laporta Back As President

The president of Barcelona when Lionel Messi began playing in Spain will also be in charge when the club tries to convince the star to stay

March 08, 2021

Joan Laporta celebrates his victory after elections at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Joan Laporta has been elected Barcelona's president on Sunday, inheriting a club mired in debt and facing daunting problems that include the possible departure of Messi when his contract ends at the end of the season.

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Joan Laporta celebrates his victory after elections at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

AP Photo/Joan Monfort

Joan Laporta celebrates his victory after elections at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

AP Photo/Joan Monfort

Joan Laporta, centre, celebrates his victory after elections at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

AP Photo/Joan Monfort

Joan Laporta celebrates his victory after elections at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

AP Photo/Joan Monfort

Joan Laporta celebrates his victory after elections at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

AP Photo/Joan Monfort