Time to tell the story of Josep Sunyol. FC Barcelona president back in 1935-36
Sunyol became a board member in 1928 and reports from that time describe him as a great person, respected by his peers and of a great personality.
During the Spanish Republic, Sunyol led the left wing political group "Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya" (Republican Left of Catalonia).
But he was also noted in sports as proprietor of the magazine "La Rambla".
In July of 1935 Sunyol became the president of FC Barcelona.
It is said that the members choose him as they believed he was the man to sort clubs finances.
That season Barca won the Catalan championship and made it to the Spanish Cup final.
Sadly, Sunyol’s rising star and potentially stellar career was ended tragically on 6th of August, 1936. As a part of his political activism, Sunyol was in a visit to Republican troops near Madrid. Not knowing he entered Franco`s territory he was surprised by his troops and arrested.
There was no trial for him and his comrades. All were executed.
This is one of the saddest episodes of FC Barcelona history and no Barca fan should forget about his story.