In the world of football there are specialties and signing players is one of them. It is very important for the future of a club. It is a key position and the decisions of who to sign or who to transfer will greatly impact the athlete's success as well as the success of the club. Getting the right person is vital. The person selecting players must be an expert, the best, if possible. Putting yourself and your investment in the hands of an amateur pays dearly.„
Josep María Minguella
Throughout the history of FC Barcelona, one single person has been a key actor in almost all the signings of the top stars of the Barça universe, Josep Maria Minguella. Partner number 982, with 70 years of history with the club.
Josep Maria Minguella is one of the most important agents in the history of world football, the man who discovered and brought Diego Armando Maradona to Barça and convinced Lionel Messi to not run away, but sign. Minguella was also the one who managed to get Hansi Krankl, Romário, Hristo Stoichkov, Rivaldo, Luis Figo, and Gica Hagi to wear Barça colors.
Josep Maria was Pep Guardiola’s agent; had a special relationship with Johan Cruyff; knows better than anyone what Barça’s “DNA” is; and has not missed a final for his team in Spain, Europe and the world. He was a youth soccer player and coach, interpreter for Vic Buckingham, assistant coach to Rinus Michels, advisor to José Luís Núñez, and candidate for the presidency of The Barça.
“Mingui” has personally witnessed the history of world football, has participated in the most important decisions of Barcelona FC, and has been the protagonist in the future of a club in which he entered as a young coach, at the time when Narcís de Carreras was president.