The winners at the Festa de l'Esport Català 2022. Photo: @BCN_esports on Twitter


Barça, awarded at the Festa de l'Esport Català

Published:24/01/2023 - 23:02h

Updated:24/01/2023 - 23:02h

FC Barcelona received two awards at the 26th edition of the Festa de l'Esport Català. Juan Carlos Unzué and the Futsal Club were awarded at the ceremony held at the CaixaFòrum in Barcelona

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By vigésimasexta occasion, the Union of Sportive Federations of Catalonia (UFEC) and the newspaper 'SPORT' made the Festa of l'Esport Català, a ceremony in which the FC Barcelona received two prizes. Juan Carlos Unzué and the Club of Five-a-side football received the awards to the sportive and better spirit team Catalan of 2022, respectively, during the gala made in the CaixaFòrum of the City Condal.

Unzué, diagnosed in the summer of 2020 with Lateral Sclerosis Amiotrófica (ELA), has worked since to raise funds in pro of visibilizar an illness that, for the moment, only has treatment to brake his advance and mitigate the unrests, but does not have cure. Beside the Barça, the ex trainer oganizó a friendly party in the Spotify Camp Nou to the that assisted more than 90.000 fanatical.

The Barça-Manchester City made the past 24 August collected around 4.5 million euros thanks to the support of both institutions and, especially, of Xavi Hernández and Pep Guardiola, those who attained that the staff of his teams participated to plenary in the charitable party. Besides, Juan Carlos has kept active like commentator of LaLiga with the chain 'DAZN', where has conversed in several opportunities on the ELA.

"It is an illness to which do not arrive neither families with half resources. Like society can not allow that any patient leave this world for being an economic load inasumible", commented the also ex footballer culé. Unzué Could assist to the gala to receive personally the 'prize to the sportive spirit' that recognises his charitable work in the Spanish football.

Recognition to the big season of the Barça of Five-a-side football

Of the same way, the Festa of l'Esport Català rewarded to the team of masculine five-a-side football of the FC Barcelona by his stupendous season 2021/22, where attained to raise four of the five titles that contested. The ones of Jesús Velasco were the best Catalan team of 2022 after winning the League, the Glass of Spain, the Supercopa of Spain and the Futsal Champions League.

The Barça of alone Five-a-side football left to escape the Glass of Rey, repeating the done in the seasons 2011/12 and 2018/19. In Champions, the culés heaved his fourth trophy after golear to the Sporting (4-0) in letonia with so many of Lozano, Whistle, Ferrao and Dídac Flat. In League, the sixth crown arrived in front of the Palm Futsal in the final contested to gone and turn (4-2 and 2-4).

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