Geneva, 21 April 2021 - The European Club Association (ECA) Executive Board has today appointed Nasser Al-Khelaifi (Chairman & CEO of Paris Saint-Germain) as the new Chairman of the ECA.
In addition, Michael Gerlinger (Director Legal Affairs, Human Resources and Institutional Relations at FC Bayern München) has been appointed 1st Vice -Chairman of ECA, representing Subdivision 1; alongside existing ECA Vice Chairmen Edwin van der Sar (AFC Ajax), Dariusz Mioduski (Legia Warszawa) and Aki Riihilahti (HJK Helsinki).
Commenting on his appointment as ECA Chairman, Nasser Al-Khelaifi stated:
“I am honoured and humbled to have been appointed by my fellow ECA Executive Board Members as Chairman. The leadership, integrity and togetherness of our organisation has never been more required than at this pivotal moment in European football. I will provide my unconditional commitment to the entire football community: that means to all ECA Member Clubs from every European nation, and to the fans and communities they represent. I, alongside all my fellow ECA Board Members and Clubs, am looking to reinforce ECA in its role as the legitimate and singular voice of Europe’s clubs. Our game, adored by generations of supporters, will only prosper under unity, and it is our duty as the custodians of football to fulfil this obligation."