Inter president Steven Zhang has today been elected to the board of the European Club Association, Inter have confirmed.
“FC Internazionale Milano’s Chairman, Steven Zhang, has been nominated as a member of the European Club Association (ECA) Executive Board, the body established in 2008 and recognised by UEFA and FIFA, representing the interests of professional association football clubs in Europe,” a statement posted on the club website begins.
“The election of Steven Zhang for the years 2019 – 2023 represents an important recognition of the measures implemented by Suning for FC Internazionale Milano and the rediscovered International status of the Club.
“The entry of Steven Zhang – the first Chinese representative among the 24 members of the ECA Executive Board and already part of the UEFA Club Competition Committee – will give a further global vision to the Association, composed of 246 Clubs.”
Zhang is one of two people representing Italian clubs within the ECA with Juventus’ Andrea Agnelli retaining his position as president.