SD Europe is an organisation that assists democratic supporters’ groups in achieving formal structured involvement in their clubs and associations, and develops member ownership of football clubs. Currently, it is active in over 38 European countries.
Cava United is a member-run club, which competes in Italy’s Terza Categoria. Founded in 2014, it is the first Italian team to be wholly owned and managed by its supporters, who established the team following the demise of S.S. Cavese 1919.
C.A.P. Ciudad de Murcia is a member-run club, which competes in Spain’s Tercera División. Founded in 2010, it is part of the growing ‘Fútbol Popular’ network of clubs started by Spanish supporters, which aims to make football more sustainable, democratic, and rooted in its community.
Cork City F.C. is a member-run club, which competes in Ireland’s Premier League. It has been entirely owned and operated by the Friends of the Rebel Army Society, initially formed by supporters in 2008, since 2010. Its key principles are sustainability, community, and volunteerism.
FASFE is a national organisation for democratic supporters’ groups and member-run clubs in Spain, founded in 2008. It is a fully democratic, independent organisation, which aims to help supporters play a key role in the decision-making process at their clubs, and governing bodies.
F.C. United of Manchester is a member-run club, which competes in England’s Conference North. Formed in 2005 by Manchester United fans following Malcolm Glazer’s takeover of the Old Trafford club, it is a community football club owned and democratically run by its 5000+ members.
The ISN brings together the growing number of member-run clubs, Supporters’ Trusts and fan organisations in the Republic of Ireland, and was founded in 2013. Two of its main objectives are to promote Fan Ownership in Irish football and to give guidance and support to anyone seeking it.
Malmö FF is a member-run club, which competes in Sweden’s Allsvenskan. Founded as a fully democratic members’ association in 1910, it remains so to this day. The club is Sweden’s most successful in terms of trophies won, and is the only Nordic club to have reached the European Cup final.
Schalke 04 is a member-run club, which competes in Germany’s Bundesliga. Founded as a fully democratic members’ association in 1904, today it is the fourth-biggest member-run club in the world, with over 130,000 members.
Svenska Fotbollssupporterunionen, or SFSU, is the national organisation for supporters’ groups in Sweden. Founded in 2008, it has become a key stakeholder in Swedish football, ensuring that the voices of supporters are represented. In 2013, it successfully campaigned to preserve the ‘50+1’ rule that enshrines member ownership of clubs.
Supporters in Campo is the national organisation for democratic supporters’ groups and member-run clubs in Italy. Founded in 2013, it has become a key stakeholder in Italian football, and aims to help supporters play a key role in the decision-making process at their clubs, and governing bodies.
Unsere Kurve is a joint venture of German football fans, bridging the club-related divide for the benefit of common overall interests. Founded in 2005, it is the largest organization of active fans in Germany and fight for football’s specific terrace culture and its freedom.