Top News Juventus To Rejoin European Club Association

Juventus will rejoin the European Club Association (ECA), its head Nasser Al-Khelaifi announced on Saturday, following the Italian club’s request to withdraw from the European Super League initiative.

Juve stated in July 2023 that they would begin the process of withdrawing from the Super League proposal. Juve was removed from the ECA in 2021.

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“I am pleased to report that Juventus has requested to re-join ECA, which will be formalised shortly,” Al-Khelaifi said at the ECA Executive Committee meeting in London.

“ECA’s door is always open to clubs who believe in collective interests, progressive reform and working constructively with all stakeholders – we are delighted Juventus will rejoin the European football family.”

The ECA represents over 440 clubs across the continent, although it is controlled by the top teams, including the majority of the 12 initially interested in the proposed breakaway Super League.

The Super League was created in April 2021, when 12 of Europe’s best football teams made a quest to gain control of the game and its lucrative earnings from UEFA, the governing body of European football.

The proposal generated considerable fan protests and concerns of UEFA punishment, prompting nine clubs to pull out.

With Juventus’ resignation, Real Madrid and Barcelona are the only clubs that remain committed to the Super League.

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