The Super League

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The Super League
Founded18 April 2021; 2 years ago (2021-04-18)
Number of teams20
Motto"The best clubs. The best players. Every week."[1]
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Super League, commonly known as the European Super League, was a planned association football tournament. It will be played by 20 of the best teams in Europe. It is a closed league only for the richest clubs and makes it difficult for the rest of the clubs to play.[2]

Florentino Pérez is the chairman of the league.[3] Three days after being founded, The Super League announced it was suspending its operations.[4] having provoked total rejection by the national leagues, clubs and fans. [5]

Founding clubs[change | change source]

Location of founding clubs of The Super League.

Twelve clubs were announced as the founding members of the competition, with three more clubs planning to join before the first season begins. This includes the "Big Six" of England, 3 teams Italy, and 3 teams from Spain. The fifteen founding clubs will be permanent participants in the tournament, and will govern the organization.[3] French and German clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, have reportedly declined to join.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Super League".
  2. Slater, Matt. "New-look Super League planning fresh 'attack' on football, warns Tebas". The Athletic. Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Leading European football clubs announce new Super League competition". The Super League (Press release). 18 April 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  4. "Super League suspended: Why English clubs pulled out, and what's next for them and UEFA". 2021-04-21. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  5. "Premier League clubs 'unanimously' reject Super League". Retrieved 2023-01-16.
  6. Crafton, Adam. "Bayern Munich and PSG are not backing breakaway European Super League plans". The Athletic. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  7. Christenson, Marcus (19 April 2021). "Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund not joining European Super League". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 April 2021.