The European Club Association elected their new executive board for the 2015-17 seasons, and Bayern Munich's Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was once again selected as the organization's chairman. Rummenigge has been the only person to hold the post since the founding in 2008.
"I am delighted to be elected for another 2-year term and re-appointed as chairmain," Rummenigge said. "ECA's achievements since its inception in 2008 are remarkable and make all of us very proud. We are a well-respected association and are taken seriously at all levels. With the support of all member clubs, the newly elected Executive Board will face the upcoming challenges with a lot of commitment to ensure that the clubs' voice continues to be heard."
The ECA grew by 20 clubs this year, bringing the new total to 220 members. There are 106 "ordinary members" and 114 "associated members". To learn more about how clubs become members in the ECA, visit their website.
As part of an agreement with UEFA to have two ECA members aboard the UEFA Executive Committee, Bayern Munich's Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Juventus's Andrea Agnelli will now sit on committee on behalf of the ECA.
ECA Executive Board 2015-17
Chairman: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge | Bayern Munich
1st Vice Chairman: Umberto Gandini | AC Milan
2nd Vice Chairman: Pedro Lopez Jimenez | Real Madrid
3rd Vice Chairman: Evgeni Giner | CSKA Moscow
Member: Edward Woodward | Manchester United
Ivan Gazidis | Arsenal
Josep Maria Bartomeu | Barcelona
Andrea Agnelli | Juventus
Jean-Michel Aulas | Olympique Lyonnais
Edwin van der Sar | Ajax
Michael Verschueren | Anderlecht
Theodore Giannikos | Olympiacos
Dariusz Mioduski | Legia Warsaw
Peter Lawwell | Celtic
Aki Riihilahti | HJK Helsinki