ECA Newsletter No. 4 - 2016/17

LEADING THE WAY FOR FOOTBALL CLUBS IN EUROPE | No. 4 - 2016/17

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Dear ECA Member, Following the traditional winter break, and with spring fast approaching, the European club competitions have now fully resumed, with a very exciting start of the knock-out phases of both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League. As ever, this period of the year is also marked by our major biannual event, the ECA General Assembly, which will this year be held in Athens, on the 27th and 28th of March and I am already looking forward to seeing you all in the Greek capital! Looking at the recent past, the ECA Executive Board met in Munich at the end of January, while the 5th Session of the Club Management Programme was successfully held in Madrid. At UEFA level, the payments to clubs from the benefits of the UEFA EURO 2016 have been officialised, with a total of 641 European Clubs receiving a share of them. Additionally, the UEFA Executive Committee approved the granting of two full member positions on the executive organ to representatives of ECA, pending ratification from the UEFA Congress, to be reunited in Helsinki at the beginning of April. At FIFA level, unsurprisingly the FIFA Council has unanimously decided in favour of expanding the FIFA World Cup to a 48-team competition as of the 2026 edition, a decision opposed by ECA. More details of the ongoing discussions at this level will be provided on the occasion of the 18th ECA General Assembly. For the time being, I wish you a very enjoyable read and I am looking forward to seeing you in Athens!

18TH ECA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO TAKE PLACE IN ATHENS PAGE 02

641 EUROPEAN CLUBS RECEIVE UEFA EURO 2016 BENEFITS PAGE 04

ESSMA STADIUM SUMMIT 2017 SUCCESSFULLY HELD IN LYON PAGE 09

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Sincerely, Michele Centenaro ECA General Secretary

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