April 25, 2014, will remain forever inscribed in history as one of the saddest days for FC Barcelona. That Friday, Tito Vilanova passed away. Eight years later, the Catalan coach is still present in the memory and the hearts of the members and fans of FC Barcelona.
After fighting cancer for a long time, the Barça coach’s body couldn’t take it anymore. His heart stopped that fateful April 25, leaving Barcelona in shock and its players very touched.
The memorial space set up at the Camp Nou received for several days tens of thousands of Barça members and fans and from other teams, who wanted to pay tribute to the coach who was the architect of the remembered 100-point League and who previously achieved the sextet as second to Pep Guardiola, with whom he formed a historic tandem to take Barça to the top.
Among many other tributes that Barça paid him after his death, naming the main field of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper as Camp Tito Vilanova means that Tito is present in the day-to-day life of the club, beyond the memory of players and fans.