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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: ECA Club Management GuidePresented at the occasion of the 14th ECA General Assembly in Stockholm at the end of March 2015, the first ECA Club Management Guide provides an in-depth study of the daily business activities of a football club by sharing various club methods, offering to current and future club officials real-life examples from different areas of club management. More than 150 interviews with CEOs, directors and other top executives from no fewer than 100 clubs were conducted to compile a vast selection of practical case studies. The Guide does not attempt to provide one single solution for successful club management, but offers great insight into effective club management methods from clubs of various sizes and countries in Europe. The club management areas dealt with in the Guide include, but are not limited to, operational, commercial, community and sporting activities. The ECA Club Management Guide is now available for public purchase. 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 call for real reform and transparency
ECA Representatives participate for the first time in UEFA Executive Committee meeting
90 minutes for hope - European clubs united for refugees
Leading the way for football clubs in Europe