The official announcement of the birth of the Super League came shortly after midnight on 19 April 2021. The Super League had to be a new football competition reserved for the best clubs in Europe, which would have replaced the Champions League starting from the 2022/23 season. A project wanted by the top of 12 European teams, who declared themselves the founders: Arsenal, Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter, Juventus, Milan, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Tottenham and by the ECA (European Club Association).
It would have been an invitation-only tournament to guarantee the participating teams high income. The project was financed by the American bank JPMorgan, one of the richest and most influent in the world. The Super League included 20 teams, 15 entrants by right and another 5 determined each season by a qualifying mechanism. A situation that excluded the small teams. What would have happened if the project was successful? The football of the rich would have destroyed the football of the poor people. The Super League wanted to make a massive selection based on exclusion, clearly contradicting the philosophy of football which has always been based on inclusion since its beginning.
Today football has become a business, a game for very rich people. The Super League is a slap in the face of football history. The president of UEFA and the FIFA have strongly opposed to the project by menacing to exclude the teams that had joined from the national championships. The European football revolution lasted just two days. The twelve clubs, first of all the English clubs, have gradually withdrawn forced by a compact alliance formed by fans, governments, sports institutions and commentators. The Super League is now a suspended project. Will there be a return to this competition in the future?

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Matteo Proetto – Michele Li Volsi


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