European Leagues – Statement on new UCC distribution system

The European Leagues Association welcomes today’s announcement of UEFA to increase solidarity payments for non-participating clubs during the upcoming 2024-27 UEFA Club Competitions (UCC) cycle.

Through the years, the European Leagues and its members have been firmly calling UEFA and the football stakeholders for the implementation of fairer revenue distribution model in UCC so to protect the competitive balance of domestic league competitions.

Today’s announcement to grow the share for non-participating clubs to 7% (up from the current 4%) of the projected annual €4.4 billion of UCC global income will help all clubs across Europe to safeguard their competitiveness on and off the pitch while keeping investing in youth and talent development. In absolute figures, this will result in distributing €308m to non-participating clubs (up from the current €175m) as from season 2024-25.

This is an important result for the whole European professional club football ecosystem and the Leagues are proudly supporting UEFA in such an achievement.

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