Raimon Carrasco i Azemar

Interim FC Barcelona President 1977-78

Having been a board member during the two Agustí Montal i Costa presidencies, Raimon Carrasco became interim FC Barcelona president on December 18th 1977, when Montal stood down.

Born in Barcelona in 1924, he was the son of the Christian democrat politician Manuel Carrasco i Formiguera, who had been executed by firing squad by Francoist troops after the end of the Spanish Civil War.

During his presidency, which lasted until July 1st 1978, when the club held the first democratic elections after the death of Franco, the team won its 18th cup, now called the Copa del Rey, by beating Las Palmas 3-1.

The elections brought Josep Lluís Nuñez to the presidency of FC Barcelona and Raimon Carrasco has remained associated with the club and is still a member of the Consell Assessor de la Junta Directiva.

He has also been an active participant in Catalan affairs in the political and cultural sphere.

On November 17th 1974, he was involved in the founding of Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya at the monastery of Montserrat.

He was president of the Fundació Enciclopèdia Catalana from 1996 to 2006 and a member of the board of both UPC and Òmnium Cultural.

Carrasco i Azemar was awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi in 2013.

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