All Ordinary Members shall be from the top men's divisions of a UEFA member association. The precise number of clubs from each member association is established at the beginning of each ECA Cycle, in accordance with the official UEFA Country Rankings.
The precise number of Ordinary Member Clubs from each National Association is established at the beginning of every ECA Membership Cycle, based on the UEFA National Association (Country) Ranking position at that time. The identity of clubs eligible for ECA Ordinary Membership is established according to their individual UEFA Club Coefficient Ranking. ECA Ordinary Membership is granted for the duration of two seasons.
- National Associations ranked 1-3 > 5 Ordinary Members
- National Associations ranked 4-6 > 4 Ordinary Members
- National Associations ranked 7-15 > 3 Ordinary Members
- National Associations ranked 16-28 > 2 Ordinary Members
- National Associations ranked 29-54 > 1 Ordinary Members
NOMINATION OF ORDINARY MEMBERS
The nomination of Ordinary Members for the current 2017-19 ECA Membership Cycle, in accordance with the principles outlined above, was based on the UEFA National Association (Country) Ranking 2017. ECA Ordinary Membership is also offered to clubs in recognition of their sporting merit if they have won at least five UEFA Club Competition trophies (ie UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, UEFA Europa League or UEFA Cup Winners' Cup). This entitlement applies even if the club in question does not qualify as an Ordinary Member based on its individual ranking. Currently, for the 2017-19 membership cycle, the following clubs are offered Ordinary Membership due to their European history: Liverpool FC (ENG), AC Milan (ITA) and FC Internazionale Milano (ITA).
LOSS OF ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP
An Ordinary Member relegated during an ECA Cycle will lose its Ordinary Membership status. The Executive Board may decide to grant Associated Membership to this club until the end of the ECA Cycle.
RIGHTS OF ORDINARY MEMBERS
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