Laporta presented his organization chart for the Barça presidency. Enric Fontcuberta / EFE
Joan Laporta, candidate for the presidential elections of FC Barcelona to be held on March 7, has surrounded himself with several former players in the presentation of his sports project, led by Rafa Yuste, Xavier Budó and Jordi Mompart. The event was attended by José Ramon Alexanco, who was already responsible for Barça youth football during Laporta's term (2003-2010); Víctor Valdés , Sergi Barjuán, Víctor Muñoz and Ángel Pichi Alonso.
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They have also expressed their support for Laporta through a video Samuel Eto'o , Deco and Rafa Márquez. The candidacy also aims to incorporate Carles Puyol into the project. "If we win, I would really like to have you," said Yuste. The former president has been supported by technicians such as Xavi Llorens, who was coach of grassroots football and the Barcelona women's team, and Albert Benaiges, former coordinator of La Masia and who also appears in the sports organization chart announced by the candidate Víctor Font . Laporta's candidacy also has the support of Mateu Alemany, former president of Mallorca and former candidate for the presidency of the Spanish Federation in 2007.
Font has Xavi Hernández as general manager of his sports project, while the third candidate for the elections Toni Freixa bets on former footballer Lluís Carreras.