Agustí Montal Costa, Spanish economist and businessman, Died at 82

Agustí Montal Costa was born on April 5, 1934, in Barcelona and died on March 22, 2017, in Barcelona.

He was a Spanish economist and businessman.

He is the son of Agustí Montal Galobart.

Costa was a member of an important family of Catalan cotton textile manufacturers.

During 1969, Costa was elected president of FC Barcelona, a post he held until 1977.

Throughout his career, Costa promoted the slogan Mes que un club (More than a club).

The Spanish businessman introduced after the Spanish Civil War the Catalan club’s newsletter, the membership card, and the stadium PA system.

Often, he protested against the Spanish Football Federation for the discrimination suffered by the club by the arbitrators often to your detriment (as the case of Emilio Guruceta).

Costa was also President of the Association of cotton textile manufacturers between 1979 and 1985.

During 2003, Costa was elected President of the Catalan Encyclopedia Group.

The Catalan government gave him the George Cross, in 2004.

Agustí Montal Costa passed away at 82 years old.