The report provides a detailed overview of the European landscape plus specific analysis for all the European football associations.

Key findings include:

  • Total estimated annual youth development budget of European top division clubs in 2020 is €870m.

  • The total solidarity payments distributed to non-UEFA competition participants for youth development in the last decade exceeds €1 billion and on an annual basis has more than tripled in the last 10 years, from €43m in 2008/09 to €139m in 2018/19.

  • 1,629 different clubs have received funds from UEFA solidarity funds in the last decade.

  • 53 top tier clubs (in 33 different countries) have inaugurated new training centres in the last two years with at least a further 27 currently in development.

  • Investment by European top division clubs in training facilities over the last five years was more than €1 billion.


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