The Cívitas Metropolitano is the scene for The European Club Association meeting

Our CEO and member of the Executive Committee of the European Club Association (ECA), Miguel Ángel Gil, hosted a meeting headed by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, featuring LaLiga president Javier Tebas as a guest.

Chaired by its president, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, The Cívitas Metropolitano was the venue for the board meeting of the ECA and witnessed the attendance of other members of the Executive Committee such as the host, Miguel Ángel Gil, as well as Jokin Aperribay, Juan José Sartori, and other 37 representatives of member clubs of the ECA. In attendance as a guest at the meeting was LaLiga President, Javier Tebas taking the opportunity to speak of their common goal: protecting football and facing the challenges of the future.

During Nasser Al-Khelaïfï’s opening address, he comented on the association’s growth, as it has already reached more than 600 member clubs belonging to all European divisions, including the women’s football spectrum.

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On his address, Nasser Al-Khelaïfï added: “ECA continues to go from strength to strength. As well as seeing our membership grow to 620 clubs, up from 266 members in July, we have advanced our key strategic joint ventures with UEFA and FIFA, while also building on our offering to clubs through delivering several new and exciting events and services. However, there is still much to be done, with many ongoing strategic initiatives that will enable us collectively to build an ECA that is better placed than ever to serve and defend European clubs of all sizes.”

The executive board focused on matters such as the sustainability strategy in the clubs, promoting key aspects such as education, transparency, accountability, the grassroots development, and the proposed framework with institutions such as the EU, UEFA and FIFA ahead of the next Club World Cup in 2025.

It was confirmed after the meeting that the General Assembly of the Association of European Clubs would be convened from 8 to 10 October in Athens.