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Name Josep Maria Bartomeu
Gender Male
Ethnic Catalan
Job Chairman of Barcelona FC
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Org Barcelona FC

2015 02 04 Tweet

[Legendary ex-Bayern and Barcelona boss Udo Lattek dies] Udo Lattek has left us. Barca are in mourning for the man who coached our team at the start of the 1980s. May he rest in peace

2015 12 21 Retrieve

[on Messi, Suarez, and Neymar] I think in the whole life of our club, maybe in the whole of world football, we haven’t joined three players of this quality

2015 12 22 Retrieve

[on Messi, Suarez, and Neymar] We have Iniesta, Pique, Busquets who are all great players but to have been able to bring together three players like Messi, Neymar and Suarez is something unique. I have never seen players before of that quality that combine together so well. We have the best trident in the history of football for sure. When you see the players you see success but behind that is a lot of work and effort

2016 01 11 Retrieve

[on Cruyff] We [Barça] have had great players before, from the days of László Kubala and Luis Suárez. [Johan] Cruyff, as a player, made us relevant again and as a manager he put us on the map with the European Cup win in 1992. Ronaldinho made us global and Messi has made us universal

2016 12 24 Retrieve

[Josep Maria Bartomeu remains confident that Lionel Messi will see out his career with Barcelona FC] We would like him to end his career as a Barca player. We think he will stay at the club for the rest of his career. Leo Messi and Barca go together. He is the best player, we are the best club. I think he is convinced he is in the best team. I think he’s convinced that he couldn’t be in a better place

2017 07 07 Retrieve

[Josep Maria Bartomeu talks about Barcelona intention to buy Marco Verratti] Clubs want to negotiate. Look at Verratti, for instance, a player we’re interested in signing, the coaches believe is good enough to play in Barca’s midfield. We know that the player would love to come to Barca but when you call PSG and you talk with the president, he says that he’s not for sale and there is no release clause

2017 07 08 Retrieve

[Josep Maria Bartomeu speaking after agreeing a new contract with Lionel Messi] Ronaldinho brought the smile and the magic, Andres Iniesta the balance and Leo the art and the genius. Ronnie started this change but the one who changed the tone of Barca is Lionel Messi. This is the age of Messi

2019 05 03 Retrieve

[Bartomeu says Messi will never leave Barcelona] Leo belongs to world football, but he has always lived at Barca. He will be a one-club man. Leo will never leave. He’ll stop playing, but he’ll always be with us

2019 05 04 Retrieve

[Talking about life after Lionel Messi, citing Dembele as one of their most important prospects] Sometimes I explain to members of the club and the board, what we are doing is bringing right now very young players to the club, young players that we think are very talented

2020 06 01 Retrieve

[Messi won’t leave Barcelona in the summer as Argentine superstar decides not to activate exit clause] Surely it will be the wish of all parties, if he feels strong and ambitious, to extend this contract indefinitely. Ultimately it is he who must decide. He has earned the right to decide when he will stop playing football. But he wants to finish his playing career at Barcelona. Over the next two or three seasons our leader will continue to be Leo Messi. There’s no doubt that he is still young, still strong. He is still ambitious. So Leo Messi will still play with us for the next two, three, four or five years. I have no doubts about that