The business of football stimulates many publications, studies and articles, which attempt to demonstrate an appreciation of the complex challenges and key issues faced by organisations connected with the football sector.


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Read more ECA Study on the Transfer System in Europe


This publication from the ECA offers an appraisal of all the incoming and outgoing transfer transactions involving European clubs in the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons with a specific focus on those clubs participating in the five major European leagues.

Read more A Blueprint for Successful Stadium Development


This study provides an analytical overview of the complex stadium development process and offers guidelines on maximising future revenue generation - prepared in cooperation with gmp, one of the world’s leading stadium architects.

Read more Third Party Ownership report


This report presents an overview of the situation regarding the practice of Third Party Ownership (“TPO”) within European football. The publications introduces the different types of TPO, recent trends, and an assessment of the market value of the players under TPO by major European countries/regions. 

Read more ECA Report on Youth Academies in Europe


The publication illustrates the work being done at youth academy level by professional football clubs from around Europe. Through the use of a number of case studies of clubs, the ECA view the findings of the report not only as a source of information, but also as a tool to help other clubs improve their youth academies.

Read more Synthetic Turf Study in Europe


A report on the costs and benefits of using synthetic turf in football stadiums across Europe.

Read more European Stadium Insight


This report benchmarks key football stadium business ratios, exploring the drivers of financial sustainability, and market-aligned development and commercialisation strategies in light of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.