The ECA kicks off its general assembly this Monday morning in Budapest as some of the biggest hitters in World Football get together to discuss the future of our game.

Celtic is an ordinary member of the ECA but more importantly our chairman Peter Lawwell has a seat at the top table. Lawwell is an executive board member of the ECA and has the opportunity to influence how football can be shaped.

Peter has been a member of the ECA board since 2014. It was put to CeltsAreHere back when Peter had left his role as CEO that he would still be representing Celtic at the ECA and his presence on Celtic’s shadow board was essential to him being allowed to continue with the ECA.

Both the head of FIFA and UEFA along with important decision makers will be at the event. Club chairman’s and reps from top European clubs will also be in attendance.

The European Club Association is the only independent body in Europe that directly represents football clubs. 

ECA, the “voice of the clubs,” has established itself as an important and respected stakeholder in the international football landscape since its inception in 2008.

It exists to safeguard and promote European club football. Its goal is to develop a new, more democratic governance model that reflects the clubs’ role.

Having Celtic not only in the ECA but having a big day in the direction of traffic is never going to be a bad thing.

With changes to the Champions League format already underway. It’s vital that Lawwell and Celtic make sure the club don’t become marginalised.


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