Through breaking off of their national competitions and forming a league where only the most elite players were to partake, the Super League would compete with the NFL and NBA and benefit from huge television rights deals. What are these rumours about a European Super League? Not to mention the fact that an 18-team Super League, plus playoffs, plus a 20-team Liga would put the number of club fixtures north of 80 (and that's … What is the European Super League? The breakaway league would consist of 11 core founding members and five additional guest teams, with the founder clubs immune to relegation and guaranteed spots in the league for 20 years. Sevilla may question why their five Europa League victories don’t warrant a place amongst the elite (and it would probably be preferable not to have two teams from the same city), but Atleti just pip their rivals to Spain’s final spot. The Football Leaks documents referenced the meeting in 2016, however nothing substantial ever came from the talks – though the emails show that the idea of a European Super League have been far from axed. Let us know what you think of … We want some regional rivalry in our newly formed Super League, so what better way to do it than by adding a Turkish side to take on their Greek counterparts? If the latest plans bear fruit, they would effectively constitute the European super league that has been subject to on-off discussions for many years. Challengers Shakhtar Donetsk may have had the better of things in recent years (winning 12 of the past 15 Ukrainian titles and lifting the UEFA Cup in 2008/09), but it’s going to take them some time to match Kyiv’s illustrious past. Rummenigge said in a Bayern statement: "I absolutely and clearly reject this. Stiliyan Petrov believes a European Super League including all of football’s major teams would prove ‘devastating’ for the Premier League if clubs agree to the invitation. Both from a commercial point of view and as a sporting competition, any Super League should be a healthy cross-section of European football’s major leagues. They would play a schedule of 2 games (home and away) against every team … ran.de stellt die möglichen Teilnehmer einer "European Super League" vor. They’re a team worthy of a spot at Europe’s top table. While Arsenal feel like a more historic superpower, their European record and Premier League performances over the past decade leave a lot to be desired. Rumours of a potential new breakaway league reserved only for Europe's most elite clubs have swirled for years, and escalated in 2016 when officials from English clubs met in London with American businessman Charlie Stillitano – the founder of the International Champions' Cup summer tournament. According to documents released by Der Spiegel, 11 elite European teams could break off and form their own separate 'Super League' by 2021. But what if we go back to a time when money was distributed more evenly between European nations? We’ve got the opposite problem with Portugal. The European Super League is a concept that rears its head every couple of years, usually around the time discussions about changes to the UEFA Champions League’s format are taking place. The Super League could leave the current Champions League behind, and although the funds would be distributed between fewer teams, this amount of … The Euro Super League would be a 20-team tournament made up of England’s biggest clubs, plus teams from … Dynamo hold the record for Soviet Top League and Ukrainian Premier League titles (13 and 15 respectively) and won two Cup Winners’ Cups in 1975 and 1986. Europe’s richest clubs want a super league: perhaps it’s best to let the greedy go. The concept of a European Super League consisting of football clubs from across Europe has been discussed from 1990s and has occasionally been officially proposed, but has yet to be implemented. The information contained in Goal (English) may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Goal (English), According to documents released by Der Spiegel, 11 elite European teams could break off and form their own separate 'Super League' by 2021, ‘Werner one of the best & Chelsea are using him wrong’, released leaked plans for it on November 2, Messi handed two-game ban for first Barcelona red card as Argentine avoids lengthy suspension, 'Mbappe's got no place at PSG' - 'Polluted' World Cup winner facing first real crisis of confidence, Mesut who? Can we really overlook Brussels, the unofficial capital of Europe? Reports of such a league forming have been circulating for years but the chances of one actually being created took a step closer to being realised when the German publication released leaked plans for it on November 2. Die European Super League ist ein Projekt, welches von den bedeutendsten Fußballvereinen in Europa angetrieben wird. Which clubs would make it into a European Super League. Based on a report by German publication Der Spiegel, documents published obtained by the paper from Football Leaks – a football whistleblowing website – indicated that a new league independent of UEFA would consist of a 16-team competition with a group stage and knockout round to begin in 2021. PSV Eindhoven are their closest rivals after lifting the European Cup in 1988 but, in truth, they can’t really lay a glove on the honours de Godenzonen have accumulated over the years. An 18-team, self-elected and ring-fenced European Premier League, with matches to be played midweek and an end of season play-off to determine the winners, with a … It goes without saying we can only include a finite number of teams from each country, with three seeming a reasonable limit if we are to make this a competition that includes clubs from a variety of UEFA nations. The ‘new money’ owners of Manchester City would undoubtedly be outraged, but it would seem foolish to ignore everything the capital has to offer. They’re all good teams, but perhaps not European Super League level. With that in mind, you would envisage a maximum of 20 teams taking part – after all, that’s how many sides are in the Premier League, which is the largest top division of any major European nation. Blåvitt won the UEFA Cup twice and even reached the European Cup semi-finals in 1985/86 and 1992/93. While there’s the possibility of US-style conferences, it feels more likely clubs would adopt a traditional league approach. In November 2018, there were discussions amongst a group of top Europeans clubs that the 16 teams could break away from the Champions League to set up the new Super League tournament by the year 2021. Their closest rivals Panathinaikos are way behind Erythrolefki with ‘only’ 20 league championships to their name. Should there be a spread of teams across Europe or is it better to have more teams from the most prominent leagues?With so many questions and permutations, Football Whispers have put together a suggested 20 team European Super League, that could go some way to satisfying all the requirements of a pan-continental competition…. Simply put, if you take away the biggest teams from each domestic league, a large amount of the following would transfer interest to the new league. Roma are a solid Champions League performer, but they’ve only won Serie A twice in the post-war era (as have rivals Lazio). While Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş both have impressive histories, Galatasaray’s UEFA Cup victory in 1999/00 etched their name onto the consciousness of football fans across the continent. Some of Europe’s most powerful clubs, eager to push for a bigger slice of the money generated by the continent’s premier competition, appear keen to remind us that there is always the lurking potential for a breakaway competition – a situation whereby the biggest teams take their ball and go off to play among themselves. The vote in favour of the reform agreed between UEFA and the ECA was unanimous. In November 2018, there were discussions amongst a group of top Europeans clubs that the 16 teams could break away from the Champions League to set up the new Super League … A combined 18 European Cups make both Barcelona and Real Madrid a shoo-in, while it’s hard to find a ‘bigger’ team outside of that duo than Atlético Madrid. Bayern and Rummenigge, however, have vehemently refuted involvement of any breakaway plan. Olympiacos may never have lifted a European trophy, but they’re regulars in the Champions League and have won a staggering 44 domestic titles. What is the new European Super League? The 18-team Super League SLGG would contain many of the world’s most valuable soccer teams. ", A statement from the club read: "FC Bayern is also unaware of recent plans for a so-called Super League, also reported by Der Spiegel, nor has FC Bayern taken part in negotiations relating to such plans. Five English clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester City, are among 11 so-called founding members in a proposal for a European Super League, according to Der Spiegel The documents obtained by Der Spiegel, however, claim that this would allow the new league to avoid running afoul of European law by not ending the competition entirely. A controversial one to finish. The glamour of France’s capital and the wealth of Paris Saint-Germain’s Qatari owners make Les Rouge et Bleu an obvious candidate, despite only winning one continental trophy in their history – the Cup Winners' Cup in 1996. The standard of the Primeira Liga is too low to warrant two Super League outfits, but both Benfica and FC Porto have the kind of European pedigree that other clubs can only dream of. That kind of history shouldn’t be forgotten, and it’s the reason why Göteborg are team number 20 in the Football Whispers European Super League. We want that kind of pedigree in our Super League. Whether such a seismic power-play ever materialises remains to be seen. For one of the world’s top footballing countries, it’s strange there aren’t more than two teams who instinctively feel elite. According to documents released by Der Spiegel, 11 elite European teams could break off and form their own separate 'Super League' by 2021 It has also alleged by Der Spiegel that Rummenigge used his position as chairman of the European Club Association (ECA) to secure reform with UEFA that granted greater financial benefits to the richest clubs. German news magazine Der Spiegel claims it has proof that seven of Europe's biggest clubs held secret talks about forming a new breakaway competition. A new Super League would surely insist on a city as high profile as London having some kind of representation, making this a straight shootout between Chelsea and Arsenal (sorry Spurs fans). While it would be desirable to have a team from Lisbon taking part, Porto just edge it thanks to the recency of their achievements. But what is the European Super League, what teams will be involved, and how will it affect the Champions League? Assuming the Premier League remains a 20 team competition, the English representatives in the European Super League would play a minimum of … Nantes, Monaco and Marseille all have a claim, but we’re only going with one French side in our 20 team division. Up to now, it has been a threat used by the big teams in Europe for more money from the UEFA Champions League… This article is more than 2 months old. From limitless to limp: How can Klopp fix lacklustre Liverpool? A $6bn (£4.6bn) financing package is being drawn up to back the launch of a new European Premier League… Following documents collected by Der Spiegel, plans for top European clubs to form a breakaway league of their own starting from 2021 have been exposed – with the reality of an elite European 'Super League' becoming more possible. It's a story we've heard many times: A European Super League is being planned. Not too much of a debate here, Ajax are the Netherlands’ most successful club domestically and in Europe. It is likely, though, that a Super League would replace the Champions League entirely, though it is not clear how it would affect the participating clubs' domestic and national leagues. Goal has the full guide. Welche Teams könnten dabei sein? With the Premier League currently enjoying a TV deal worth over £4.4bn, the cost of rights to screen European Super League games would be astronomical. The idea of a European Super League starting in 2021 may seem dead, but it's just stunned. Bayer Leverkusen? The wealth in post-Communist Russia would surely be too much for any new competition to ignore, but there are three teams who could make a case for deserving Super League inclusion. They’re all good teams, but perhaps not European Super League level. Format, teams and all you need to know. It is planned that either 16 or 18 teams will participate in the competition, which plans to get underway in 2022 and will be funded by JP Morgan bank. Die Spekulationen um eine europäische Super Liga nehmen kein Ende. Things become more controversial when we assess who should get the final place though. 12: France – Paris Saint-Germain. Spain feels more straightforward. For this Super League to work, the Super League teams would not be required to play in their countries leagues. Founding teams … FC Bayern is also unaware of why it is listed in a document quoted in this context by Der Spiegel.". Much like in Germany, none of the teams bidding to challenge PSG’s domestic dominance feel like they’re Super League worthy. Participants of the Super League could be granted much more significant financial rewards if they were allowed to play with the most superior clubs in the world on a more regular basis – more so than the Champions League. Date published: Friday 8th January 2021 7:18. "FC Bayern Munich stands by its membership of the Bundesliga and, as long as I am chairman of the board of FC Bayern, also by the club competitions organised jointly by UEFA and the ECA. Neither of them can compete with the European giants of Juventus and Milan, even if the latter’s powers could be on the wane. But it’s fascinating to consider what a European Super League would look like if it did come to pass. Partey and Smith Rowe leading new-look Arsenal's creative revolution. CSKA Moscow and Zenit Saint Petersburg have won one UEFA Cup apiece, while Spartak Moscow have the most domestic championships. Top European clubs have held secret talks to create a European Super League, according to a report by German publication Der Spiegel. Super League (currently known as the Betfred Super League for sponsorship reasons) is the top-level professional rugby league club competition in the Northern Hemisphere.The league currently has twelve teams: eleven from England and one from France with clubs from Championship applying for a spot in Super League XXVI to replace the now folded Toronto Wolfpack. The European Super League is said to be coming closer to a reality and details of the discussions between elite clubs on the continent have been outlined by Spanish outlet Diario AS.. Bayern Munich and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, however, have recently denied an attempt to lead some of Europe's biggest clubs into a breakaway 'Super League'. That opens the door for the Blues – with a Champions League, two Europa Leagues and two Cup Winners' Cup trophies to their name – to be included. A European Super League. Any such league would potentially doom the Champions League as well as affect the order of their respective domestic leagues. Jonathan Wilson . Football still has a greater appeal worldwide, however, as the Champions League is the most-watched sporting event in the world each year – more so than the Super Bowl. The plans outlined in the documents showcased intentions for the clubs to register a company to organise the 'European Super League' of which they would be permanent members for 20 years, ineligible for relegation. Then there’s the issue of what criteria determines eligibility for entry. According to Der Spiegel, several clubs – including Real Madrid and five Premier League teams – have discussed forming a 16-team European Super League … Copyright © 2021 Goal (English) All rights reserved. FC Copenhagen have been Champions League group stage regulars over the years and are the region’s premier club based on current UEFA coefficients. This causes a bigger problem for England than most, because all of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ would believe they deserve inclusion. Football Whispers » UEFA » Which clubs would make it into a European Super League? According to the report in Der Spiegel, the term sheet in the leaked email awaited signatures dating 2018 from the 11 'founders' – Spain's Barcelona and Real Madrid; England's Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United; Italy's Juventus and AC Milan; France's Paris Saint-Germain and Germany's Bayern Munich. Top English clubs in bombshell talks to join European Premier League. A new European Super League for the continent's biggest teams has been the subject of regular rumours but what format it might adopt remains up for debate Schalke? For example, how many teams would be in it? Eleven European clubs have drafted a document which would end the Champions League and replace it with a European Super League, according to a report published by Der Spiegel. Gianni Infantino shockingly phones Tom with a question about who he would pick in a European Breakaway Super League. Inter’s 18 league titles and three European Cups make them hard to ignore too. With Belgium looking like an up and coming power on the international stage, it feels like they should be represented – that’s despite question marks over the current standard of the Belgian Pro League. Do you need a history of Champions League success or will years of domestic dominance suffice? In additional to the core founding members, they would be then joined by five more guest clubs on a rotating basis – Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Inter, Roma and Marseille. Furthermore, considering the “super league” would operate like a normal league, many teams would have to opt out of their current leagues in order to participate. It’s fair to say that Scandinavian teams haven’t set European football alight in recent years, but in order to be truly inclusive a team from Sweden, Norway or Denmark should take the final place in our closed shop of continental sides. With six European Cup victories it’s impossible to leave Liverpool out and it would be ridiculous to ignore Manchester United with their domestic and European trophy haul. Which teams could be involved in the European Premier League? The plan outlined in the documents leaked by Der Spiegel allegedly make no reference of UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, which organises the Champions League. History. https://player.acast.com/conference-call/episodes/fight-for-the-play-offs, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNisvzv28pQ, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUv327Tnd20. With 34 domestic titles, two Cup Winners’ Cups and a UEFA Cup triumph in 1983, Anderlecht appear the best candidate. With that in mind, the remaining teams on our list are primarily included to ensure that every region under UEFA’s watch has some representation. The president of the 232-team ECA, Andrea Agnelli, has … Borussia Mönchengladbach? Dabei handelt es sich um eine geplante „geschlossene Liga“, für welche sich außer der an der Planung beteiligten Klubs und „eingeladenen Gastvereinen“ niemand qualifizieren könnte. The report also mentions a second league of teams that could play the guest teams in order to win promotion to the Super League. In 1998, Italian company Media Partners seriously investigated the idea. The glamour of France’s capital and the wealth of Paris Saint-Germain’s Qatari owners make Les Rouge et Bleu an obvious candidate, despite only winning one continental trophy in their history – the Cup Winners' Cup in 1996. In contrast to Spain, we don’t have a single club from the Italian capital here. Following documents collected by Der Spiegel, plans for top European clubs to form a breakaway league of their own starting from 2021 have been exposed – with the reality of an elite European 'Super League' becoming more possible. In the 1980s when the likes of Scotland’s Aberdeen and Belgium’s KV Mechelen were lifting Cup Winners’ Cups, Swedish club IFK Göteborg were a force to be reckoned with. The idea is the creation of a Super League, an elite league of top-level competition reserved exclusively for the top names in European club football. Every game is a top game. Two European Cup wins and two UEFA Cup / Europa League trophies since the 1980s can’t be matched by Benfica, who haven’t won a continental competition since 1962. Liverpool and Bayern Munich are among the teams who could be in the Super League (Image: Bongarts/Getty Images). 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