Barcelona and Arsenal recognised by ECA for outstanding achievements

Barcelona and Arsenal were among four clubs honoured by the European Club Association (ECA) on Monday.

The Spanish and English giants were joined by Ukrainian team Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Estonian outfit FC Levadia Tallinn in being recognised at the 2015 ECA Awards.

The ECA Awards, which were introduced in 2010, recognise "outstanding club performances, encouraging best practice and highlighting successful club management."

Barcelona were named European Club of the Year after their Treble-winning season in 2014-15 under coach Luis Enrique that was completed with their Champions League glory over Juventus.

Arsenal received the award for Best Community & Social Responsibility Programme following their "Arsenal Employability Programme" which aims to address youth unemployment in the club's local community.

Best Sporting Progress went to Dnipro after they went all the way to the Europa League final only to be beaten 3-2 by Sevilla.

FC Levadia Tallinn were praised for their "Together we move" project, which improved stadium accessibility, as they were given then Best Achievement award by the ECA.