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Video: Messi votes in Barcelona’s presidential election

Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona
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On a historic day for FC Barcelona, Messi has attended the election to vote for the club’s next president for the first time in his career.

Lionel Messi joined several of his Barcelona teammates on Sunday morning to hand in his vote in the club’s presidential elections at Camp Nou.

The Blaugrana captain has exercised his right to vote in the election alongside Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Riqui Puig, and Sergi Roberto. It’s reportedly the first time Messi has taken part in an election in his career.

Joining the six-time Ballon d’Or winner in the video below was his eight-year-old son, Thiago.

The voting panel opened at 9:00 am (CET) on Sunday morning and will close at 21:00 (CET) later that day.

Of course, it’s a huge day for Barcelona and one that will define the club’s trajectory until 2026. The elections are almost over and the identity of the club’s 42nd president will soon become public knowledge, almost five months after Josep Maria Bartomeu was forced to resign.

The three presidential candidates – former president Joan Laporta, Antoni Freixa and Víctor Font – have already handed in their votes.

Barcelona B team manager Garcia Pimienta and defender Roger Riera, who rejoined the club in January, have also voted.