FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu recently spoke in an interview with TV3. The chief highlighted the clubs success during his management, and told that the important thing is the club to improve and grow.
“The club has become the benchmark in the world of sports; not only in social terms but also economically. Sandro Rosell (former president) added nine titles, and under my management, we won 13 new titles. In the past 10 years, we collected 22 titles, which means 2.2 per season. That is very good.”, explained Bartomeu.
Bartomeu has already become the president to bring the most titles to Barcelona since Joan Laporta (2003-2010), and in case Barça wins the Champions League this season, he can even extend the record.
?️ — Bartomeu: “I have never thought about resigning. In fact, now is the time to work hard.” pic.twitter.com/mwaldGKNPe— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) July 7, 2020
When asked what he thinks about the fact that he will become the fourth president to have managed the club for the longest period, Bartomeu explained that the important thing is titles:
“I count titles, and not the years of presidency. For me, the important thing is that Barça keeps growing and improving.”
Titles won by the last 3 Barcelona presidents:
Josep Maria Bartomeu (2014 – today, 13 titles):
- 4x La Liga (2014-15, 2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19)
- 4x Copa del Rey (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18)
- 2x Spanish Soccer Super Cup (2015-16 and 2018-19)
- 1x Champions League (2014-15)
- 1x European Super Cup (2015-16)
- 1x Club World Cup (2015-16)
Sandro Rosell (2010 – 2014, 9 titles):
- 2x La Liga (2010-11, 2012-13)
- 1x Copa del Rey (2011-12)
- 3x Spanish Super Cup (2010-11, 2011-12, 2013-14)
- 1x Champions League (2010-11)
- 1x European Super Cup (2011-12)
- 1x Club World Cup (2011-12)
Joan Laporta (2003 – 2010, 12 titles):
- 4x La Liga (2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10)
- 1x Copa del Rey (2008-09)
- 3x Spanish Super Cup (2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09)
- 2x Champions League (2005-06, 2008-09)
- 1x European Super Cup (2009-10)
- 1x Club World Cup (2009-10)
Source: Mundo Deportivo
Video: Barcelona vs Alavés — Match Preview
Barcelona take on Alavés in Matchday 6 of La Liga Santander, following a wonderful display and victory over Juventus midweek, in the Champions League. But Ronald Koeman’s side have already dropped big points in the league this season, and know that anything other than 3 points against the Basque outfit would be disastrous for our title aspirations.
This should be another good opportunity for Barça to showcase their abilities once more and build on that performance against Juventus, as Alavés are a considerably weaker side to the sort of opposition that the Catalans have had to face so far this campaign.
Having said that, Pablo Machín’s men will try and make life difficult for Barça, similar to what Getafe did, and Alavés will feel confident that with the right sort of game-plan, they can make Koeman’s side slip up in La Liga once more.