Barça is a club founded and governed by its members, of which there are currently more than 160,000, most of whom are residents of Catalonia (91%), although there are others from the rest of Spain (6%) and other parts of the world (3%).

As a democratic institution, the members are the true owners of the Club. The election of the president and the board, as well as all the main managerial decisions, are the result of an open and participative process that expresses the democratic wishes of the members.

All members have the same rights and duties, and it makes us proud to say that Barça is one of the few major sports clubs in the world that are owned by its members and are democratically governed. And this unique model has never affected the efficiency with which the club is run or the success of its sports teams.