ECA agree Europa League financial boost

October 13, 2016

The European Club Association (ECA) has agreed to inject €60m ($66m) per season into the UEFA Europa League and to clubs that take part on the qualification phase from 2018. 

Last year, ambulance the ECA had pledged to reduce the financial reward disparity between the Europa League and Champions League tournaments after consultation with UEFA. 

With a view to strengthening unity and solidarity in European club football, pharmacy it was decided to allocate an extra amount of €50million to the Europa League and €10million to the qualifying phase,” said a statement on the ECA’s website.

The ECA also said it believes that the distribution mechanism of solidarity payments to European leagues ought to be revised to allow for a more equitable split among all top-division clubs. 

I am pleased that within ECA we manage to reach quick and simple decisions for the good of football,” said ECA Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “ECA is a strong and reliable partner of UEFA. Solidarity is a key pillar of the European club football model, which has always been supported by ECA and its member clubs.”