European Club Association

The European Club Association (ECA) is a body representing the interests of professional association football clubs in UEFA. It is the sole such body recognised by the confederation, and has member clubs in each UEFA member association. It was formed in 2008 after the merge between the G-14 and the European Club Forum,[1] which comprised a small number of elite clubs and was unrecognised by UEFA. The ECA's mission statement is "to create a new, more democratic governance model that truly reflects the key role of the clubs".[3] After the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the ECA suspended its seven Russian members - Zenit St Petersburg, FC Spartak Moscow, Lokomotiv Moscow, CSKA Moscow, FC Krasnodar, Rubin Kazan, and FC Rostov.[4]

European Club Association
PredecessorG-14 and European Club Forum[1]
FormationJanuary 2008; 14 years ago (2008-01)
TypeSports organization
Headquarters Nyon, Switzerland
220 clubs[2]
Nasser Al-Khelaifi

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