Barcelona to have female president - Laporta

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Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has said the club will have a female president in the next 10 years.

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The Laliga club elect a new president every six years.

Laporta was elected in March to return for a second spell in the role.

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All the 41 people who have presided over the club since it was founded in 1899 have been men, but Laporta is hopeful that trend will change in the not-too-distant future.

"Barcelona will have a female president inside 10 years.

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"It is long overdue that women are given the recognition they deserve and have earned.

"There are a lot of women capable of being on the board and I think in less than 10 years one will be president," he predicted on Sunday in an interview with TV3.

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