The former vice president and manager for 22 years of the Barcelona, Josep Mussons Mata has passed away at 96 years of age. As confirmed by the Blaugrana club, which loses one of those who were ‘parents’ of the Farmhouse, the residence for young footballers. Also, one of the strong men in the long term of the former president Josep Lluís Núñez.
«Born in Igualada on July 15, 1925, Josep Mussons He was one of the longest-serving managers in the club’s history. Forming part of its Board of Directors for 22 years, from 1978 to 2000, during all the terms of President Núñez ”, the club recalled.
Mussons He came to the club after the 1978 presidential elections, when he was part of the candidacy of Nicolau Casaus, which came in third place in those elections. Together with Casaus and other colleagues, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Núñez. In the Barcelona he was president of the sports sections (1978-79). In addition, the head of grassroots football and third vice president of the club, a position he held until 2000.
He was responsible for the sports sections, to which he gave a good boost, coinciding in time with the inauguration of the Farmhouse as a residence for young athletes. With a lot of dedication in the quarry, for this reason the club considers him one of the ‘fathers’ of the Masia.
Your other activities
Outside of the sports field, Josep Mussons He was co-founder of the Bimbo company in 1964 or of the Alimentaria fair in 1976. In addition to being a director of several companies, and director and secretary of the La Caixa board of directors between 1981 and 1995.