Ordinary Members

The precise number of Ordinary Member Clubs from each National Association is established at the beginning of every ECA Membership Cycle, based on the UEFA National Association (Country) Ranking position at that time. The identity of clubs eligible for ECA Ordinary Membership is established according to their individual UEFA Club Coeffcient Ranking. ECA Ordinary Membership is granted for the duration of two years.


 National Association 
Ranking Position

No. of Clubs
 per association 

 Total No. of
 Ordinary Members 


1 - 3



4 - 6



7 - 15




16 - 28




29 - 53




* For the beginning of the 2013-15 ECA Membership Cycle, to balance the number of Ordinary Members for each subdivision, associations ranked 27-28 moved to the 3rd Subdivision, which implies four more Ordinary Members in subdivision 3 (26 instead of 22) and two more Ordinary Members overall. As a result, the number of clubs from the 4th Subdivision decreased from 27 to 25. Therefore, since the 2013/14 season, ECA counts 105 Ordinary Members.

** Since the 2015/16 season, Subdivision 1 exceptionally counts 28 Ordinary Members. Liverpool FC is granted Ordinary Membership by the ECA Statutes as it won more than five international cups in its history.

Nomination of Ordinary Members

The nomination of Ordinary Members for the current 2015-17 ECA Membership Cycle, in accordance with the guidelines outlined above, was based on the UEFA National Association (Country) Ranking 2015. ECA Ordinary Membership is also offered to clubs in recognition of their sporting merit if they have won at least five UEFA Club Competition trophies (ie UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, UEFA Europa League or UEFA Cup Winners' Cup). This entitlement applies even if the club in question does not qualify as an Ordinary Member on the basis of its individual ranking.

Loss of Ordinary Membership
An Ordinary Member relegated during an ECA Cycle will lose its Ordinary Membership status. The Executive Board may decide to grant Associated Membership to this club until the end of the ECA Cycle.

Rights of Ordinary Members
It is to be noted that only Ordinary Members have a voting right in the ECA General Assembly. Furthermore, only club representatives from ECA Ordinary Member Clubs can stand for ECA Executive Board Elections.