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Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by naptu2: 2:07am On Apr 19, 2021
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: LEADING EUROPEAN FOOTBALL CLUBS UNVEIL NEW SUPER LEAGUE

19/04/2021

Twelve of Europe's top football clubs have today announced that they have agreed to form a new competition, the Super League, governed by their Founding Clubs.

AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur have joined as Founding Clubs. Three more clubs will be invited to join before the opening season starts as soon as possible.

The Founding Clubs look forward to future discussions with UEFA and FIFA in order to identify the best solutions for the Super League and for world football as a whole.

The formation of the new league comes at a time when the global pandemic has accelerated the instability of the current economic model of European football. The Founding Clubs have for years aimed to improve the quality and strength of existing European competitions and, in particular, to create a tournament in which the best clubs and players can compete against each other on a more frequent basis.

The pandemic has shown that a strategic vision and commercial approach is needed to increase value and support for the benefit of the football pyramid as a whole. Over the past months, there has been an intensive consultation with the governing bodies on the future format of European competitions. The Founding Clubs believe that the solutions proposed by the regulators do not resolve the fundamental issues, which are both the need to offer higher quality matches and to obtain additional financial resources for the whole world of football.

Format of the competition

-20 clubs will participate, the 15 Founder Clubs and five additional teams will qualify annually on the basis of the previous season's performance;

-All matches will be played midweek, all clubs will continue to compete in their respective domestic leagues, preserving the traditional fixtures that are at the heart of club life;

-The season will start in August with clubs participating in two groups of ten, playing home and away matches; the top three in each group will automatically qualify for the quarter-finals. The teams finishing fourth and fifth will play an additional two-legged playoff. Following this, two-legged playoffs will take place from the quarter-finals onwards, leading to the final, which will be played as a single match at the end of May at a neutral venue.

As soon as possible following the launch of the men’s competition, a women’s league will be rolled out, which will contribute to the progress and development of the ladies’ game.


This new annual tournament will allow for significantly improved financial growth, which will enable the clubs to support the European game through a long-term commitment and will see the solidarity contributions increase in line with the revenues generated by the new European league. The solidarity payments will be greater than those currently generated by the European club competition system and it is expected that they will exceed €10,000 million during the period that the clubs have committed to. Meanwhile, the new competition will be built on the basis of sustainable financial criteria, with all of the founding members having committed to a spending framework. In exchange for that commitment, the clubs will receive a total one-off payment of €3.5 billion which is for the sole purpose of investing in infrastructure and offsetting the impact of the COVID pandemic.


Real Madrid president and president of the Super League, Florentino Pérez, stated that:

“We’re going to help football at all levels and position it in its rightful place in the world. Football is the only global sport in the world with over 4 billion followers and, as big clubs, our duty is to satisfy the fans’ demands”.

In comments in support of the new European league, Andrea Agnelli, Juventus president and vice-president of the Super League noted that:

“Our 12 founder members represent thousands of million of fans across the world. We’ve come together at this critical time to bring about a transformation in the European game to give the sport that we love the foundations to make it sustainable in the future by considerably increasing the solidarity payments and giving fans and amateur players a dream and offering games of the highest quality that will feed their passion for football”.

Joel Glazer, Manchester United co-owner and Super League vice-president, declared that:

“By bringing together the best clubs and players from across the world to play against each other for a whole season, the Super League will represent a new chapter for European football, whilst ensuring a competition and facilities of the highest quality and greater financial support across the football pyramid in general”.

https://www.realmadrid.com/en/news/2021/04/19/official-announcement-leading-european-football-clubs-unveil-new-super-league

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by naptu2: 2:09am On Apr 19, 2021
FIFA, UEFA and the various national associations have promised to ban any club or player that takes part in the new league. See UEFA's statement here.

https://www.nairaland.com/6512527/uefa-releases-statement-breakaway-european

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by naptu2: 2:09am On Apr 19, 2021
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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by lukuboi(m): 4:50am On Apr 19, 2021
Another way of generating funds.
Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by punisha: 4:51am On Apr 19, 2021
Kinda sounds like a good idea, but is the creation of this league not going to disrupt a football year?

Don't even know wat I'm doing in a football thread..

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by ibnlawal(m): 4:51am On Apr 19, 2021
A very cynical and disgusting plan spearheaded by one of the most greedy and corrupt fellows. I was happy my beloved Manchester City didn't join buh eventually they did. I'm gutted!
It should be boycotted by all means, this isn't football anymore. And if it eventually goes through, then it's time to become a Leeds United fan. I kuku fucking love them tele tele

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by hustla(m): 4:51am On Apr 19, 2021
Makes no sense

Fixture congestion is what will happen

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by tukurmubarak(m): 4:52am On Apr 19, 2021
Na wa
Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by Sunnycliff(m): 4:52am On Apr 19, 2021
Na the end of the joy of football be this. Selfishness is everywhere. Please they should just hand Arsenal the Super League Cup for the beginning. They have so longed for European Cup.

Meanwhile, na players go hear am. Imagine playing your domestic league, domestic cup, maybe europa Cup, champions league and super league again... Your body go tell you.

Meanwhile, na fans go de spend more. Everything na game and business

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by TOPCRUISE(m): 4:52am On Apr 19, 2021
The purpose is to make money, more money and too much money sad

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by CSTRR: 4:52am On Apr 19, 2021
And there is nothing FIFA can do about it.

These are the biggest clubs in the world making a capitalistic move.

FIFA and UEFA will have to back down.

It's nothing personal, it's just business.

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by bigFOOTcaveMAN(m): 4:52am On Apr 19, 2021
cool
Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by kingzjay(m): 4:52am On Apr 19, 2021
Just for the sake of the Money....... nothing special about the league

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by Tigaromil: 4:53am On Apr 19, 2021
Let's see how things will work out l. I like the idea
Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by Chillext(m): 4:53am On Apr 19, 2021
What is Arsenal doing there?

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by CSTRR: 4:53am On Apr 19, 2021
€3.5b to be shared among 12 clubs.

Good luck stopping that.

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by ToluNazzal: 4:54am On Apr 19, 2021
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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by uncleck: 4:54am On Apr 19, 2021
The dice is cast. Let's see how FIFA will respond. Considering the caliber of clubs involved, I don't see FIFA making real their earlier threat

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by Otunski: 4:54am On Apr 19, 2021
Nice move

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by CSTRR: 4:54am On Apr 19, 2021
Juventus has officially exited the European football association.

Interesting times for football.

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by Afam4eva(m): 4:54am On Apr 19, 2021
They sha want to turn Arsenal to Sheffield Utd in that league.

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by ProudBoy: 4:55am On Apr 19, 2021
Whatever suits them. Mine is to watch good football.

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by Johnkay01: 4:55am On Apr 19, 2021
Ok

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by Ckonnet: 4:56am On Apr 19, 2021
E don happen oo, sha oyibo fancy disruption so let's disrupt the football arena too.
I understand the plan have been on the drawing board for sometime now but corona really pushed this.

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by EKONGKING: 4:56am On Apr 19, 2021
This tournament is designed only for money, pampering overpaid footballers even more.

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by Tomoyayi(m): 4:56am On Apr 19, 2021
Wahala go plenty for them

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by favour32(m): 4:57am On Apr 19, 2021
How many dem go ban?

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by Bossil(m): 4:57am On Apr 19, 2021
Nice one.

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by Lexusgs430: 4:58am On Apr 19, 2021
Best to milk the cows, whilst juices are still flowing.... cheesy

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by CSTRR: 4:58am On Apr 19, 2021
Bayern Munich and PSG will join once they see the money numbers pouring in.

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by Ckonnet: 4:58am On Apr 19, 2021
This one na pure American coup on football but I like it ooo grin probably african clubs will be invited.

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Re: Major European Football Clubs Announce Formation Of Super League by willian10: 4:59am On Apr 19, 2021
Greed

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