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Bundesliga Report 2016


This report presents the aggregated financial results of the Bundesliga 2014/2015  season, in which the German competition recorded revenues of €2.6 billion.




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.

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.

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. 

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.

Synthetic Turf Study in Europe


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

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