Joan Gaspart

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Joan Gaspart
36th President of FC Barcelona
In office
23 July 2000 – 12 February 2003
Preceded byJosep Lluís Núñez
Succeeded byEnric Reyna
Personal details
Joan Gaspart Solves

(1944-10-11) 11 October 1944 (age 75)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Joan Gaspart Solves (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒuˈaŋ ɡəsˈpaɾt]; born 11 October 1944) is a Spanish businessman and a former FC Barcelona president between July 2000 and February 2003. He was born in Barcelona. He is known as one of the best vice presidents of the club (during the presidency of Josep Lluís Nuñez) but one of the worst presidents. Gaspart spent all the money taken from the sale of Luís Figo to Real Madrid, buying Emmanuel Petit and Marc Overmars from Arsenal and Gerard from Valencia.

Gaspart stepped down as President of FC Barcelona in 2003 after some atrocious results for the club's football team.

Currently he is president of the football club UE Sant Andreu from Barcelona and President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (Real Federación Española de Fútbol, RFEF), and was responsible for Mr. Ángel María Villar electoral campaign. Mr. Villar is currently President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, and Vice President of both UEFA and FIFA.

Preceded by
Josep Lluís Núñez
President of FC Barcelona
Succeeded by
Enric Reyna

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