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ABA League receives priority for getting an EuroLeague wild card

ECA Shareholders had a meeting on Thursday, July 11 in Munich, Germany where they announced the new EuroLeague license allocation criteria, starting with the 2020/21 season. 

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ECA Shareholders had a meeting on Thursday, July 11 in Munich, Germany where they announced the new EuroLeague license allocation criteria, starting with the 2020/21 season.

As a result, the eighteen licenses available for 2020/21 will be allocated as follows:

11 Licensed Clubs

2 Associated Wild Cards (ASVEL Villeurbanne, FC Bayern Munich)

2 EuroCup licenses (Champion and Runner-Up)

3 Associated Annual Wild Cards

EuroLeague officially announced that ABA League champion will have priority for one of the three annual associated club wild cards due to not having either a licensed nor a multi-year associated club.

“In the following two seasons ABA League champion will have a place in the EuroLeague,” – stated ABA League Vice-President Domagoj Čavlović, who attended the ECA Shareholders meeting in Munich. “EuroLeague has made several changes, including the change in license allocation criteria. According to the new rules there is no more Domestic League access to the EuroLeague, however ABA League has received guarantees that it will have a place in the EuroLeague through one of the three wild cards which will be allocated every year. Now, it is our task to take ABA League to en even higher level by working together. We need to justify the trust of the EuroLeague and to try to secure an even better status for our clubs.”