Bartomeu wins Barcelona poll

By 01:34 Sun, 19 Jul 2015 Comments

Josep Maria Bartomeu has been re-elected as Barcelona

president for a second term, beating former president

Joan Laporta in Saturday’s election.

Barcelona said on its television channel that Bartomeu

received 54.63 per cent of the votes cast by club


The 52-year-old will now lead the club for the next six

years, the BBC reports.

Bartomeu endured a turbulent spell having taken over in

January 2014 from Sandro Rosell, who stood down

following the Neymar transfer scandal.

Buoyed by Barcelona’s victory in the Champions League,

along with triumphs in La Liga and the Copa del Rey,

Bartomeu saw off the challenge from Laporta, president

of the Catalan club from 2003 to 2010



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