Laporta ordered to guarantee €23 million of Barcelona losses

goal :    The 50-year-old must stump up a large sum of money still owed by the club dating back 10 years ago

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has been ordered to guarantee €23 million of the club’s €60m losses from the 2002/03 campaign, after Spain’s supreme court rejected an appeal.

The court ruled in favour of Vicenc Pla, a former club member who initiated the case, with Laporta and seven of his associates made accountable for the Blaugrana’s losses during his first year as president at Camp Nou.