ECA Newsletter No. 3 - 2016/17

LEADING THE WAY FOR FOOTBALL CLUBS IN EUROPE | No. 3 - 2016/17

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Dear ECA Member, With the winter break around the corner, the group stages of both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League have come to an end and the competitions will resume in February with the knock-out stages which promise to be more exciting than ever. Additionally, all domestic championships based on the summer calendar have now delivered their verdicts, while the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup held in Japan crowned once again a European champion: congratulations to Real Madrid CF for this great achievement! Congratulations also to all domestic champions and to all clubs qualified for the knock-out stages of the European club competitions. Behind the scenes, the last few weeks have equally been busy. The ECA Executive Board held two meetings, notably finalising the 2018-21 UEFA Club Competitions concept, with more details to be found in a dedicated section of this newsletter. Similarly, the UEFA Executive Committee and the FIFA Council equally met, with the key decisions summarised in the next pages. Moreover, the UEFA EURO 2016 payments to clubs have been officialised, with a total of 640 European Clubs benefitting from the success of the competition. Finally, a revamped pocket-size version of the ECA Club Management Guide has recently been published and a new ECA Youth Academy Project will see the light in the very near future. In the meantime, I wish you all a joyful winter break and holiday season, and a happy and prosperous 2017!

APPROVED UEFA CLUB COMPETITIONS FORMAT FOR 2018-21 CYCLE PAGE 04

UEFA EURO 2016 PAYMENTS TO CLUBS CONFIRMED PAGE 04

ESSMA STADIUM SUMMIT 2017 TO BE HELD IN LYON IN JANUARY PAGE 08

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Sincerely, Michele Centenaro ECA General Secretary

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