Josep Maria Bartomeu

Lionel Messi joins 100-goal club in Europe in Barcelona stroll

Lionel Messi joins 100-goal club in Europe in Barcelona stroll

The unbeaten Barca top Champions League Group D with nine points. A win at Olympiakos in two weeks will seal their place in the last 16.

Oct 19, 2017, 09:23 AM IST
Barcelona president justifies closed-door match: Referee

Barcelona president justifies closed-door match: Referee

Munuera Montero also said in his post-match report that a spectator had invaded the field in the 71st minute before being removed by club security personnel.

Oct 02, 2017, 14:58 PM IST
Barcelona president claims Lionel Messi is 'already playing under' new four-year contract

Barcelona president claims Lionel Messi is 'already playing under' new four-year contract

The club announced in July that their all-time leading goalscorer, whose deal was due to expire at the end of this season, had signed an extension to 2021 yet the lack of official confirmation thereafter caused concern among the fan base.

Sep 15, 2017, 14:49 PM IST
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu a 'joke': Neymar

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu a 'joke': Neymar

Bartomeu also criticised Neymar and his father and agent Neymar Sr's exit strategy.

Sep 06, 2017, 10:34 AM IST
Brazilian legend Rivaldo agrees to join Barcelona 'Legends' project

Brazilian legend Rivaldo agrees to join Barcelona 'Legends' project

Rivaldo, a World Cup winner with Brazil in 2002, represented Barcelona from 1997 to 2002.

Jan 18, 2017, 12:27 PM IST
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu clears speculations about Lionel Messi, says he's 'indispensable' to club

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu clears speculations about Lionel Messi, says he's 'indispensable' to club

Club's CEO Oscar Grau had also generated intrigue about Messi`s future by declaring Barca needed to use "common sense" when discussing a new contract.

Jan 15, 2017, 10:34 AM IST
Lionel Messi deserves Ballon d`Or every year: Barcelona president

Lionel Messi deserves Ballon d`Or every year: Barcelona president

In 2016, France Football announced the end of their partnership with FIFA, and return back to their original Ballon d'Or award.

Dec 21, 2016, 00:14 AM IST
Barcelona president confident Lionel Messi will end career in Camp Nou

Barcelona president confident Lionel Messi will end career in Camp Nou

With the clock ticking and only 18 months left on Messi`s deal the club want to extend it, as they did with Neymar and as they are trying to do with Luis Suarez.

Nov 16, 2016, 23:30 PM IST
Neymar: Barcelona superstar nears trial over transfer corruption case

Neymar: Barcelona superstar nears trial over transfer corruption case

Should he be found guilty, Neymar, 24, faces a prison sentence of between six months and two years and a heavy fine.

Nov 08, 2016, 08:45 AM IST
Neymar snubs Manchester United, PSG again; signs new five-year Barcelona contract

Neymar snubs Manchester United, PSG again; signs new five-year Barcelona contract

Since arriving from Santos in 2013, he has so far scored 91 times in 150 matches in all competitions for Barcelona.

Oct 21, 2016, 22:11 PM IST
Spanish court reopens Neymar fraud case

Spanish court reopens Neymar fraud case

Neymar, his father, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor Sandro Rosell were all called to testify in the case in February.

Sep 23, 2016, 22:59 PM IST
Barcelona forward Neymar ordered to appear in court in transfer fraud case

Barcelona forward Neymar ordered to appear in court in transfer fraud case

Barcelona and Santos will also have to give evidence via representatives on February 9 and February 1 respectively.

Jan 13, 2016, 18:28 PM IST
Brazilian court freezes Neymar's assets worth millions in tax evasion probe

Brazilian court freezes Neymar's assets worth millions in tax evasion probe

 A Brazilian judge has accused Barcelona striker Neymar of tax evasion and frozen 188.8 million reais ($47.6 million) of his assets, authorities said on Friday.

Sep 25, 2015, 23:09 PM IST
'Real Madrid still smarting over failure to sign Neymar'

'Real Madrid still smarting over failure to sign Neymar'

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu claims rivals Real Madrid have still not got over the fact that Brazilian football superstar Neymar chose to move to the Catalan giants over the capital club.

Sep 03, 2015, 14:32 PM IST
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique defends referees despite four-match ban

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique defends referees despite four-match ban

Spanish champions FC Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique may be serving a four-game ban following his sending off in Spanish Super Cup, but defended the supervision standards of the Spanish referees on Tuesday.

Aug 25, 2015, 20:27 PM IST
Barcelona defend acceptance of UEFA sanction for independence flags

Barcelona defend acceptance of UEFA sanction for independence flags

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has defended the decision not to appeal the penalty of 30,000 euros ($32,700) that European football's UEFA governing body imposed on the club for the display of Catalan independence flags by fans at the end of Champions League final last June.

Aug 06, 2015, 14:52 PM IST
FC Barcelona to appeal UEFA fine

FC Barcelona to appeal UEFA fine

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that the club will appeal against the 30,000 euros fine imposed on the club last week by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

Jul 27, 2015, 17:56 PM IST
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu looks for more

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu looks for more

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has promised that his side would be "more competitive than ever", despite having won the Champions League, Spanish League and Cup treble last season.

Jul 26, 2015, 19:53 PM IST
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu must resolve sponsorship deal

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu must resolve sponsorship deal

Barcelona’s sponsorship deal with Qatar is one of the burning issues club president Josep Maria Bartomeu must tackle following his re-election on Saturday.

Jul 20, 2015, 09:57 AM IST