Benedito Collects 6,580 Signatures For No Confidence Motion Against Barça President
Former Barcelona presidential candidate Agustí Benedito, who is leading a censure motion against current President Josep Maria Bartomeu and the club's board, collected a total of 6,580 signatures from members at the home games on Saturday against Espanyol and on Tuesday against Juventus, according to Luis F. Rojo of MARCA. To force a vote on Bartomeu's future, the group behind the motion needs 16,570 signatures by Oct. 2 (MARCA, 9/13). ESPN.com reported Barcelona predicted its annual revenue will "be close to" the €900M ($1.07B) mark this season as it edges "ever-nearer" to its target of becoming the first club to break the €1B ($1.19B) mark. The Catalan club announced a record revenue of €708M for the '16-17 season earlier this year, which represented an increase of almost €88M on the previous season (ESPN.com, 9/13).