ECA very happy with existing competitions
- The ECA Executive Board, assembled in Amsterdam
for its regular meeting, wants to dismiss the content of articles
published today in some of the major sports newspapers in Europe.
These articles mention plans for a future "Super League".
"We have never had any intention of implementing such a
competition. We have never discussed it and it has never been on our
"The only meeting last week to which ECA representatives took part
was the UEFA Professional Football Strategy Council, together with
FIFA, FIFPro and EPFL."
"The ECA is very happy with the existing European competitions and
regrets these unfounded rumours which can only damage the harmony in
the European football family. "
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Chairman
Joan Laporta, first Vice-Chairman
Umberto Gandini, second Vice-Chairman
The European Club Association is the sole, independent body
directly representing football clubs at European level, and takes its
place at the high table of European football along with UEFA, and
official bodies representing players and the leagues. The formation
of ECA marks an end to disharmony in the European football family,
and clears the way for the collaboration of all parties in building
the future of the game in Europe. Through ECA, and for the first time
in some years, clubs now have a powerful voice in decision-making
that shapes the future of professional football in Europe. ECA
replaces the G-14 group and the European Club Forum both dissolved
early in 2008 and is fully recognized by UEFA and FIFA. ECA is
committed to play a major and constructive role in helping shape the
future of football, for the benefit of all concerned with the game.
ECA - LEADING THE WAY FOR FOOTBALL CLUBS IN EUROPE
ots Originaltext: ECA European Club Association
Thérèse Courvoisier, Head of Communication
European Club Association
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