European Super League: Who would be in the European Super League, what teams?

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English football is in crisis this morning after 12 clubs announced their intentions to form a new competition – the European Super League. Commentators and fans alike have reacted with outrage at the news this morning, with former Manchester United captain Roy Keane saying the new league was all about “money and greed”.

Who would be in the European Super League?

A total of 12 clubs have signed up to the new Super League so far.

Six of these are from England, with a further six from Europe – and three more clubs are expected to sign up.

The full list is:

  • AC Milan
  • Arsenal FC
  • Atlético de Madrid
  • Chelsea FC
  • FC Barcelona
  • FC Internazionale Milano
  • Juventus FC
  • Liverpool FC
  • Manchester City
  • Manchester United
  • Real Madrid CF
  • Tottenham Hotspur

Europea Super League statement in full:

Twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs have today come together to announce they have agreed to establish a new midweek competition, the Super League, governed by its Founding Clubs.

AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, FC Internazionale Milano, Juventus FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid CF and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as Founding Clubs. It is anticipated that a further three clubs will join ahead of the inaugural season, which is intended to commence as soon as practicable.

Going forward, the Founding Clubs look forward to holding discussions with UEFA and FIFA to work together in partnership to deliver the best outcomes for the new League and for football as a whole.

The formation of the Super League comes at a time when the global pandemic has accelerated the instability in the existing European football economic model. Further, for a number of years, the Founding Clubs have had the objective of improving the quality and intensity of existing European competitions throughout each season, and of creating a format for top clubs and players to compete on a regular basis.

The pandemic has shown that a strategic vision and a sustainable commercial approach are required to enhance value and support for the benefit of the entire European football pyramid. In recent months extensive dialogue has taken place with football stakeholders regarding the future format of European competitions. The Founding Clubs believe the solutions proposed following these talks do not solve fundamental issues, including the need to provide higher-quality matches and additional financial resources for the overall football pyramid.

The proposals have been condemned by many already this morning, with the Premier League lashing out at the plans in a statement.

The PL said: “The Premier League condemns any proposal that attacks the principles of open competition and sporting merit which are at the heart of the domestic and European football pyramid.

“Fans of any club in England and across Europe can currently dream that their team may climb to the top and play against the best. We believe that the concept of a European Super League would destroy this dream.

“The Premier League is proud to run a competitive and compelling football competition that has made it the most widely watched league in the world. Our success has enabled us to make an unrivalled financial contribution to the domestic football pyramid.

“A European Super League will undermine the appeal of the whole game, and have a deeply damaging impact on the immediate and future prospects of the Premier League and its member clubs, and all those in football who rely on our funding and solidarity to prosper.   

“We will work with fans, The FA, EFL, PFA and LMA, as well as other stakeholders, at home and abroad, to defend the integrity and future prospects of English football in the best interests of the game.”

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Fans, too, have reacted angrily at the news of a new competition – saying they will not renew their season tickets if it goes ahead.

One wrote on Twietter: “I might take that year break for my season ticket now and see how this s**t pans out. Thanks.”

Another wrote: “All Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs fans….The future of football is in your hands. Hit them in their pockets as that’s the only thing they care about. No shirt sales, merchandise, season tickets. Stop it before it starts! #BoycottEuropeanSuperLeague.”

A third posted: “I wont be renewing my season ticket, thanks for some great times.”

Another added: “It’s a sad day today for me , do I renew my season ticket or not ?!?!?! I feel let down #ripfootball”

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