Josep Lluís Núñez

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José Luis Núñez Clemente (7 September 1931 – 3 December 2018) was a Spanish businessman and politician. He was president of FC Barcelona between 1978 and 2000. Núñez used to own the Núñez i Navarro construction company and Núñez i Navarro Hotels chain. He was elected club president on 1 July 1978. His main objectives were to establish Barça as a world class sports club and to give the club financial stability.[1] He was born in Guriezo, Cantabria.

In July 2011, Núñez was sentenced to six years in jail following conviction on a series of fraud charges.[2] The sentence was appealed and Núñez was allowed bail.[3] In November 2014, he entered in jail.

Núñez died on 3 December 2018 in Barcelona at the age of 87.[4]

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  1. Staff (18 May 1978). "Albert Párera, presidente azujlgrana de la comision deportiva". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Grupo Godo. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  2. "Condenan a seis años de cárcel a José Luis Núñez". Diario AS (in Spanish). Madrid: Grupo Prisa. EFE. 28 July 2001. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  3. Guil, Janot (30 July 2011). "Núñez e hijo eluden por ahora la cárcel". ABC (in Spanish). Madrid: ABC Periódico Electrónico S.L.U. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  4. Muere Josep Lluís Núñez, el presidente del Barça más longevo (Spanish)