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Real Madrid voted ECA top club in Europe for 2016

Pedro López Jiménez, second vice-president of the Spanish club was presented with the award by the European Club Association.

Pedro López Jiménez posa con el trofeo y el diploma acreditativo del premio "Club Europeo del Año 2016" otorgado al Real Madrid por la Asociación Europea de Clubes (ECA).

Real Madrid have received the top honour at the 7th edition of the European Club Association (ECA) awards.

The title of European Club of the Year 2016 went to the side from the Spanish capital "for their outstanding achievements during the 2015/16 season on European and domestic level." Second vice president, Pedro López Jiménez, received the award on behalf of the club during the celebration of European football in Geneva (Switzerland).

UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid.
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UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid.Carl RecineREUTERS

Also collecting awards were PSV Eindhoven for their successful community and social responsibilty programme "PSV United", Molde FK for best sporting progress and Fiorentina who successfully establishment of a professionally affiliated women's football club won the category of Best Achievement 2016.

Special supporters

The "Special Moment" award went to Borrusia Dortmund and Liverpool FC for the "unique atmosphere characterised by respect and fair play created by their supporters during the UEFA Europa League Quarter-Finals in April 2016."

That special feeling...enjoyed by the ECA.
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That special feeling...enjoyed by the ECA.

The European Club Association (ECA) is the sole, independent body directly representing football clubs at European level. It replaced the G-14 Group and the European Club Forum, both dissolved at the beginning of 2008 and represents 220 clubs from 53 federations.

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