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UEFA Elite Club Programme (UEFA ECP)

The UEFA Elite Club Programme enhances the knowledge and managerial skills of club’s senior management in key areas of club activities through interactive seminars and visits to elite clubs in Europe.

Programme overview

The UEFA ECP aims to equip CEOs and senior managers in elite clubs with the essential knowledge and skills need to lead an organisation and drive growth within their club.

The programme contains at least two seminars focusing on the key areas of club operations with the content delivered by club executives, UEFA staff and industry experts. One of these seminars includes visits to elite clubs in a European country to gain in-depth knowledge on their operations and structure.

Through case studies, interactive sessions and practical group work articipants will enhance their capabilities in the following areas:

  • Governance & leadership
  • Strategy
  • Finance
  • Marketing & commercial
  • Communications
  • Club operations
  • Sporting department
  • Transfers and negotiation
  • Youth academies and talent development

The content, delivery and format of the UEFA ECP can be fully adapted to the local context and needs of the requesting organisation.

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Type of learning
E-learning Face-to-Face
Skills Trained
Soft skills Hard skills
Estimated hours of learning
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  • Who CEOs and senior management in clubs and their stakeholders
  • When On request
  • How Long 3 months
  • Where At least 1 seminar in the requesting organisation’s country 1 seminar in a European country for club visits
  • Price To be discussed
  • Number of participants 20
  • Certification Certificate of completion
  • Language English


  • Comprehensive understanding of key areas of club operations
  • Enhance the managerial skills needed to be a CEO of a club
  • Develop the strategic thinking required to navigate challeneges, adapt to trends and drive club growth
  • Build a valuable network with other club senior managers and industry experts
  • Unique insights and behind the scenes visits to elite clubs in Europe

What our students and experts say

Sarkhan Hajiyev
"We were delighted to collaborate with the UEFA Academy in delivering the “UEFA Elite Club Programme”, a tailored educational programme designed specifically for the managers of our Premier League football clubs. The programme covered various aspects of club management, with experts sharing their knowledge and experience with participants, providing significant benefits for our clubs. We believe this initiative will further enhance the knowledge of football club managers across various areas" Sarkhan Hajiyev General Secretary, Association of Football Federations fo Azerbaijan
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