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Rummenigge re-elected as ECA chief

September 11, 2013

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has been re-elected for another term as president of the European Club Association.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
PA PhotosKarl-Heinz Rummenigge played over 300 times for Bayern Munich as a striker.

Europe cautious on 2022 options

The ECA’s General Assembly, held at the Hotel President Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday and Tuesday, also saw Umberto Gandini of AC Milan re-elected as first vice-president and Barcelona's Sandro Rosell retain his post as second vice-president.

A new senior representative on the ECA’s high table was CSKA Moscow’s Evgeni Giner who replaced Anderlecht’s Michel Verschueren as the group’s third vice-president.

“It is an honour and a privilege to have the support from European clubs,” Rosell told Barca’s website. “I will keep on defending their interests as the ECA’s vice-president and president of the marketing and communications group.”

Rosell, who also joined UEFA’s Professional Football Strategy Council in August, will now serve another two year term as ECA VP.

The Geneva summit discussed issues such as UEFA's financial fair-play regulations and the possibility of playing the FIFA World Cup 2022 during the summer in Qatar.

The ECA now has 214 member clubs taken from 53 European countries. Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad are among the 19 outfits to join this year, bringing Spain’s representation to nine clubs, with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Sevilla and Malaga already being members.

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