Today, the 16th Edition of the AFC Asian Cup kicked off in Australia. Traditionally, the European Club Association has conducted a research showing the overall situation of players released by European clubs for the tournament.

Key Facts & Figures:

  • 41 European clubs from 15 different UEFA Member Associations are involved in the release of players (including 15 ECA Member Clubs)
  • 13.1% of the AFC Asian Cup players (48 players from a total of 367) currently play in one of the European National Championships
  • 13 out of 23 players of the National Team of Australia play in Europe
  • 1. FSV Mainz 05 (GER) is the European club releasing most players
  • 13 AFC Asian Cup Players are registered with clubs in Germany

Please find further key facts and figures in attached infographics map. Click here.