European clubs win more money, influence in new UEFA deal

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Europe’s top clubs have agreed to a new deal with UEFA which gives them more money and a bigger say in how European soccer is run.

The European Club Association says a renewed working accord through May 2022 guarantees clubs at least 200 million euros ($214 million) from UEFA’s Euro 2020 income.

That tops the $209 million that FIFA agreed to with the ECA two weeks ago to share among clubs worldwide from each of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

UEFA will also give the 214-member ECA two seats on its policy-making executive committee.

ECA chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says “these achievements are an extraordinary success, which will strengthen the solidarity among the clubs and our sense of responsibility for football.”