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The European Club Association regularly publishes research studies providing its members clubs with valuable information relating to professional football.
On this page, you will find a selection of relevant research, studies and reports for download. In addition to the official ECA Research Documents, you will also find studies and reports from public institutions, universities and private companies.
Reproduction of ECA Research material is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged. For any question, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Latest Publication: CSR in European Club FootballFocusing on case-studies from ECA Member Clubs, CSR in European Club Football - Best Practices from ECA Member Clubs features 64 club projects from 31 different national associations. The objective of the publication is not limited to providing an overview of existing club-led CSR activities in Europe and around the world, but also aims at sharing knowledge and best practices in order to encourage more clubs to be active in this field. Overall, the publication, which was officially launched on the occasion of the first ECA Workshop on CSR & Sustainability held in Turin on the 25th of May, can be seen as a source of inspiration for any club in order to foster the development of CSR activities. More information can be found here.
ECA Study on the Transfer System in Europe
The Study, prepared by PwC and LIUC University, offers an in-depth overview of all international transfers involving European clubs.
06 March 2014
KPMG Study on Third-Party Ownership
11 December 2013
ECA Report on Youth Academies
Youth development central for the future of club football
21 September 2012
European clubs release 98.2% of the UEFA EURO 2016 players
ECA launches latest publication on CSR
ECA Player Release Analysis 2016 Copa América Centenario
Leading the way for football clubs in Europe