Miguel Ángel Gil will join the UEFA Executive Committee after the official announcement made this Thursday at the 30th General Assembly of the European Club Association (ECA) which is being held in Berlin. UEFA incorporates into this committee Nasser Al-Khelaifi, as president of ECA, and our CEO, who was unanimously elected at the ECA Executive Board held on August 10. The event, in which the new members of the UEFA Executive Committee were announced, was chaired by Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA President, and included the intervention via videoconference of Gianni Infantino, FIFA President.
Miguel Ángel Gil will continue to be a member of the ECA Executive Board in his new capacity as a member of the UEFA Executive Committee and the president of Real Sociedad, Jokin Aperribay, has been elected to occupy his position as Spanish representative in the club association.
Renewal of the UEFA-ECA agreement until 2030
At the conference held on Wednesday, UEFA and the ECA renewed their collaboration agreement until 2030. According to a joint statement from both institutions, after more than 15 years of relationship, the new agreement will reinforce long-term stability and growth sustainable in European club football.
The statement highlights that at the heart of this agreement is a total commitment to strengthen the fundamental principles of the European football pyramid upheld by fans across Europe. This includes UEFA's central role as the European governing body and the open system of promotion and relegation that ultimately culminates in qualification for an open model of European competitions.
The renewed agreement aligns the cooperative efforts of both organizations with the evolving landscape of the men's and women's international match calendar and the upcoming structural changes in UEFA's men's club competitions, which will take effect from the 2024/25 season that will bring more opportunities for more clubs, players and fans, keeping the pyramid open and democratic.