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Joan Laporta a 58-year-old Barcelona native and lawyer first came to prominence in 2003 when FC Barcelona was under a period of transition.

He served as the top executive for the club from 2003-2010.

Laporta was the club's former president, who won Barcelona's presidential election today who has proven to be an incredible leader when he led Barça for two Champions Leagues and also solved several financial and administrative problems within the club.

He was elected as the president for his incredible campaign and ideas and proved to be the best president in the history of the club. Not only did he lead, but he also solved several administrative and financial problems within the club.

His victory was projected when Lionel Messi was pictured casting his vote.

Laporta, beat out Victor Font and Toni Freixa to win the job. The other candidates conceded the race to Laporta.

However, the outcome of the election was expected as Laporta has always being viewed as the favourite candidate.