40th World Congress of Supporters’ Clubs


The World Congress of Supporters’ Clubs is celebrating its 40th edition established as the most important mass event in the calendar of FC Barcelona’s supporters’ clubs movement. Once again, the main event will be the Supporters’ Clubs Conference, which is our movement’s highest decision-making body.

This event will take place on 4 August at the Catalan Conference Centre and it will be led by Antoni Guil, president of the Supporters’ Clubs World Confederation, and Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of FC Barcelona, among other members of senior management at the institution.

Once more, the World Congress of Supporters’ Clubs will demonstrate the strength of the supporters’ clubs movement and the regional federations’ project, which is promoted by the Supporters’ Clubs World Confederation. During the institutional event, management of the institution and the various projects (sports, educational, social, charitable and associational) it has spearheaded will be assessed.

In addition, attendees - who will be travelling from across the five continents - will have the chance to meet the new signings of FC Barcelona’s first team, who will be able to see for themselves the unconditional support offered by supporters’ clubs members.

A new feature for this edition is the screening at 5 pm in the same auditorium at the Palau de Congressos of a documentary film about Lionel Messi. This will be the exclusive worldwide premiere of the Wonder episode of the documentary series This Is Football that explores the emotions, stories, passions and triumphs at the heart of the most followed game on the Earth.

This is the most outstanding episode of the whole series, which seeks to uncover the secrets of Messi’s genius and the global passion for watching him play.

Over the course of the 40th World Congress of Supporters’ Clubs, other leisure activities will be hosted, including the traditional 7-a-Side-Football and card tournaments, in addition to the Penyes Futbol Games tournament and, for the first time, the Masters Finals of the Penyes Padel Tour. And of course, there will be the Gathering Dinner, which will promote the sense of brotherhood between attending supporters’ clubs members.

In order to attend the World Congress of Supporters’ Clubs institutional workshop you will need to contact your corresponding Supporters’ Clubs Federation. For all other activities, information on how to participate in each of them can be found in their specific sections.