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