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2012 Africa Cup of Nations Player Release Analysis

Tuesday, 24 01 2012



The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations takes place in Equitorial Guinea & Gabon

Did you know that ...

... 120 European clubs from 25 different UEFA  Member Associations are involved in the release of players (including 38 ECA Members)?

... 49% of the CAN players (179 players from a total of 368) currently play in one of the European National Championships?

... 30.4% (112) of the African players play in France, Spain, Germany, England or Italy?

... 22 out of 23 players of the National Team of Côte d'Ivoire play in Europe?

... 7 French clubs have released 4 players each?


The European Club Association has conducted a research showing the overall situation of players released from European clubs for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. 

Please find a print version of the full research here.

Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged.

For further information, please contact: 
Olivier Jarosz
ECA Membership Services Manager
olivier.jarosz@ecaeurope.com

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