ECA

Representation

Andrea Agnelli & Karl-Heinz Rummenigge were the first-ever club representatives on the UEFA Executive Committee.

Numerous ECA Representatives participate in several committees and working groups at UEFA and FIFA level in order to directly express the clubs' opinion on the different matters of importance and contribute to the decision-making process.



UEFA Executive Committee
The UEFA Executive Committee is UEFA's supreme executive body.

ECA Representation: 

Andrea Agnelli (Juventus)
Ivan Gazidis (Arsenal FC)


UEFA Professional Football Strategy Council
The UEFA Professional Football Strategy Council comprises elected representatives of the four main stakeholder groups involved in European professional football: the clubs (ECA), the leagues (EPFL), the players (FIFPro Division Europe) and UEFA, as the football governing body at European level. The body discusses issues of strategic importance for professional football in Europe and advises the UEFA Executive Committee accordingly.

ECA Representation: 

Nasser Al-Khelaifi (Paris St-Germain)
Ed Woodward (Manchester United FC)
Josep Maria Bartomeu (FC Barcelona)
Peter Lawwell (Celtic FC)

UEFA Club Competitions SA
The UCC SA is a subsidiary company of UEFA where half of the members of the Board are appointed by UEFA, and the other half by ECA. UCC SA's role is to advise and make recommendations to the UEFA Club Competitions Committee on strategic business matters/opportunities for its consideration before being referred up to the UEFA Executive Committee for approval.

ECA Representation:

Board of Administration
Pedro López Jiménez (Real Madrid CF)   
Michele Centenaro (European Club Association)
Dariusz Mioduski (Legia Warszawa)
Michael Verschueren (RSC Anderlecht)
Edward Woodward (Manchester United FC)

Managing Directors
Stefano Bertola (Juventus)
Michael Gerlinger (FC Bayern München)
Raul Sanllehí (FC Barcelona)

UEFA Events SA Board
UEFA Events SA is a wholly owned subsidiary of UEFA, created to manage and handle the European governing body's commercial and event operations.

ECA Representation: 

Adriano Galliani (AC Milan)
Florentino Pérez (Real Madrid CF)
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (FC Bayern München)


UEFA Club Competitions Committee
The UEFA Club Competitions Committee discusses issues relating to UEFA's club competitions, such as the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Amongst others, the committee draws up recommendations regarding possible modifications to the existing competitions and to the regulations governing these competitions and proposes models for the distribution of club competition revenues. Eventually, the committee submits advice, proposals and recommendations to the UEFA Executive Committee.

Members & ECA Representation: 

Chairman: Fernando Gomes (UEFA ExCo member, Portugal)
Deputy Chairman: David Gill (UEFA ExCo member, England)
Deputy Chairman: Michael van Praag (UEFA ExCo member, the Netherlands)
First Vice-Chairman: Umberto Gandini (AS Roma)
Second Vice-Chairman: Sofoklis Pilavios (Greece)
Third Vice-Chairman: Andrea Agnelli (Juventus)

Members:

  • Nasser Al-Khelaifi (Paris St-Germain)
  • Peter Fossen (PSV Eindhoven)
  • Josep Maria Bartomeu (FC Barcelona)
  • Michael Gerlinger (FC Bayern München)
  • Bernhard Heusler (FC Basel)
  • Peter Lawwell (Celtic FC)
  • Pedro López Jiménez (Real Madrid CF)
  • Aki Riihilahti (HJK Helsinki)
  • Nikola Prentic (FC Buducnost Podgorica)


Co-opted member:
Roger Vanden Stock (RSC Anderlecht)



FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee
The Football Stakeholders Committee shall advise and assist the Council on all matters relating to football, particularly the structure of the game, as well as on all technical matters. The committee shall also deal with the relationship between clubs, players, leagues, member associations, confederations and FIFA as well as with issues relating to the interests of club football worldwide.

ECA Representation: 

Pedro Lopez Jiménez (Real Madrid CF)
Ivan Gazidis (Arsenal FC)
Umberto Gandini (AS Roma)
Edwin van der Sar (AFC Ajax)


FIFA Players' Status Committee
The Players' Status Committee (PSC) sets up and monitors compliance with the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players and determines the status of Players for various FIFA competitions. Its powers of jurisdiction are governed by the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.

ECA Representation:

Bernhard Heusler (FC Basel 1893)
José-Maria Cruz (Sevilla FC)
Wouter Lambrecht (European Club Association)

ECA's Head of Legal, Wouter Lambrecht, also acts as Single Judge on the FIFA Players' Committee and ECA's Legal Counsel, Daan de Jong, represents ECA on the Sub-Committee for the Protecion of Minors.


FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber
The Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) is FIFA's deciding body that provides arbitration and dispute resolution on the basis of equal representation of players and clubs and an independent chairman. The DRC adjudicates on a regular basis in the presence of a varying composition of members. In total, the DRC includes 12 player representatives and 12 club representatives whereas decisions are regularly passed in a composition of 5 (2 player representatives, 2 club representatives, 1 chairman).

ECA Representation: 

Pavel Pivovarov (FC Zenit St. Petersburg)
Damir Vrbanovic (GNK Dinamo)
Wouter Lambrecht (European Club Association)