Josep Maria Bartomeu says he wants to see FC Barcelona become the most dominant force in world football and a symbol for the sport around the globe.

Josep Maria Bartomeu, who succeeded Sandro Rosell as the club’s president and is one of the favorites alongside Joan Laporta to become the president of the club on July 18 election, says his vision is to see FC Barcelona become the Apple, NASA and Facebook of world football.

a By 2021, we want Barca to be to football what Apple is to computers, NASA for space exploration or Facebook for social media,a he said at a campaign speech.

“The Barca of the 21st century is based on the social model, sporting, athletics and the new facilities we want to build in the Espai Barca project.”

a We have a management model to strengthen our leadership in the world, to continue leading it in 2021 and to be a unique brand in the world. The aim is that in 2021, the world will associate Barca with football.”

“We want to create a base to support the athletes and coaches and to strengthen the promotion of womena s sport, we want to be a leader in that too.”

“Our third sporting point will be the creation of the observatory and university of FC Barcelona, built in the Espai Barca, a training centre in the environment of football and sport.a

FC Barcelona have won the Champions League 4 times in the last 10 years and are widely considered as a club that has consistently invested in playing a great, attacking brand of football.

The outgoing president is hoping that the treble victory will help him secure the presidency ahead of Joan Laporta, despite the Neymar saga fresh in the minds of FC Barcelona hierarchy and supporters.

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