The ECA remembers that “the world of football left the Super League behind years ago”


The European Club Association also stressed that the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) “does not support or support in any way any type of Super League project” and that “the world of football left the idea behind years ago.” of this new competition.

“The European Club Association, which represents almost 500 professional football clubs across Europe, takes note of the ruling handed down today by the CJEU. To be absolutely clear, the ruling does not in any way support or endorse any type of football project. Super League,” the organization reiterated in a statement.

The ECA recalled that since the legal case began two years ago, important progressive governance reforms have already been implemented across the football ecosystem in Europe and around the world, including new UEFA rules for prior authorization. of competitions”.

“And, in particular, reforms within the framework of the ECA's Memorandum of Understanding and Joint Venture with UEFA and FIFA (signed in September and March of this year). Through the ECA, clubs are already in the center of decision-making in relation to the competitions in which they participate,” he warned.

For this reason, the ECA believes that “the world of football left the Super League behind years ago” and stressed that “the progressive reforms will continue.” “The most important thing is that football is a social contract, not a legal contract. All recognized stakeholders in European and world football are more united than ever against attempts by a few individuals to pursue personal agendas to undermine the fundamentals and basic principles of European football,” he indicated.

“The ECA will continue to work with UEFA, FIFA and all recognized football stakeholders to develop football in a positive and progressive way, based on the principles of sporting meritocracy, inclusion, open competition and genuine solidarity. These principles are in the heart of the ECA and at the center of the European sports model, from which all levels of the pyramid benefit and prosper,” stated the association chaired by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, president of French PSG.