The European Club Association is the sole, independent body directly representing football clubs at European level. It is the authoritative, independent representative of European club football, the lifeblood of the European game. It replaced the G-14 Group and the European Club Forum following their dissolutions in 2008. Since then, ECA, the 'voice of the clubs', has positioned itself as an important and respected stakeholder in the European football landscape.

VISION & MISSION

ECA exists to protect and promote European club football. Its aim is to create a new, more democratic governance model that truly reflects the key role of the clubs. ECA will act to strengthen each of the clubs for the benefit of all and to ensure that club football is recognised by decision-makers as the most direct link to the fans and their communities.

THE FOUR ECA PILLARS

  • Representation: Direct representation of clubs to safeguard and promote their interests on European club football matters.
  • Participation: High level involvement in the decision-making process of football governing bodies.
  • Cooperation: Commitment to play a constructive role in European football, together with all stakeholders.
  • Service: To offer knowledge sharing, information and services to member clubs on European club football matters.

WHO ARE WE?

  • We are the nuclear family of the football society
  • We are competitive friends
  • We want to make things simple and communicate directly about issues
  • We are constructive and challenging
  • We live the daily life of football as a sport and as a business

WHO ARE WE TO THE CLUBS?

  • We are the only association that directly represents their voice, understands their issues and looks after their rights and interests at the highest levels
  • We offer them access to best practice and knowledge from over 200 European clubs
  • We speak coherently and we deliver results