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5 March 2021

Joan Laporta
Photo: Alamy Joan Laporta speaks after winning FC Barcelona's president election.
Emil Gjerding Nielson and Mads Meisner nielson@offthepitch.com

1. Joan Laporta wins FC Barcelona presidential election

Joan Laporta became FC Barcelona's new president on Sunday night recording a landslide election victory.

58-year old Laporta polled 54 per cent of the 55,611 votes cast while rivals Victor Font and Antoni Freixa respectively reached 29.99 per cent and 8.58 per cent of the votes. 

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