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Laporta proud of Barcelona achievements

Departing Barcelona president Joan Laporta says he's proud of his seven-year reign.

The Barca president survived a confidence vote after two years without a trophy as Frank Rijkaard lost control of the dressing room and Ronaldinho lost his shape.

But success on the field returned under Pep Guardiola, who has led the club to seven trophies in two seasons, including all six on offer in 2009.

In Laporta's time in office, Barca have won 12 trophies in all, making the 47 year-old the club's most successful president ever.

"I am happy - I leave with the sensation of having accomplished my mission," he said after casting his vote on Sunday.

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