ECA's mission is not purely based on club representation and cooperation with European football stakeholders, but also on services towards its member clubs. Therefore, ECA offers members wide ranging information on European and world football matters through the means of publications and research.


These services aim at sharing knowledge and best practice from over 200 European clubs to the benefit of all, whilst also fostering the exchange of information and expertise with UEFA or other football stakeholders. Even though ECA Member Clubs face each other on the pitch, with ECA, they work together to benefit the knowledge of fellow members. "Competitive Friends" is what describes them best.


The ECA Club Management Programme is an executive programme, based on the ECA Club Management Guide, designed to provide ECA Member Club executives with in-depth knowledge on a wide range of topics relating to football club management. The unique programme, developed and delivered in collaboration with Stockholm Business School and LTT Sports, gives participants the opportunity to learn from the best practitioners in the football industry, as well as academics who specialise in areas such as management and leadership. Learn more about the Club Management Programme.


ECA regularly publishes primary research studies providing ECA Member Clubs with valuable information relating to professional football. In addition to the official ECA Research Documents available for download, you will also find studies and reports from various stakeholders in European club football. Search for Publications & Research.