2013 Africa Cup of Nations Player Release Analysis

Wednesday, 16 01 2013

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations takes place in South Africa

Did you know that ...

... 137 European clubs from 26 different UEFA  Member Associations are involved in the release of players (including 50 ECA Members)?

... 51.1% of the CAN players (188 players from a total of 368) currently play in one of the European National Championships?

... 27.2% (100) of the African players play in France, Spain, Germany, England or Italy, a decrease of -9.8% comparing to the 2012 edition?

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

... 3 French clubs have released 5 players each?

... 0 players in the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 are under the age of 18?

The European Club Association has conducted a research showing the overall situation of players released from European clubs for the 2013 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