Joan Laporta has been confirmed as Barcelona’s new president after beating Toni Freixa and Victor Font in Sunday’s election.
2021 ELECTION— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 7, 2021
Joan Laporta, new president of FC Barcelona pic.twitter.com/W0Klb7d1Je
The 58-year-old, who was the hot favorite to replace the departed Josep Maria Bartomeu, collected 54.28% of the vote, finishing ahead of Font on 29.99% and Freixa on 8.58%.
It is of course the second time that Laporta has been elected president, having previously been at the helm of the club between 2003-2010.
Laporta wasted no time celebrating his victory and is already thinking about Wednesday’s trip to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Joan Laporta screaming "Let’s go to Paris and see if we can make a comeback!" #EleccionsFCB (via @QueThiJugues) pic.twitter.com/DbqYyRYUpD— FCBarcelonaFl (@FCBarcelonaFl) March 7, 2021
Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol was one of the first to congratulate Laporta on his win. He tweeted: “Congratulations @JoanLaportaFC. Luck and success. Great picture watching the three candidates together.@tonifreixa @victor_font. Long live Barça.”