The Super League

proposed annual football club competition

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.

The Super League
The Super League Logo.svg
Founded18 April 2021; 16 months ago (2021-04-18)
Number of teams20
Motto"The best clubs. The best players. Every week."[1]
WebsiteOfficial Website

Florentino Pérez is the chairman of the league.[2] Three days after being founded, The Super League announced it was suspending its operations.[3]

Founding clubsEdit

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.[2] French and German clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, have reportedly declined to join.[4][5]


  1. "The Super League".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Leading European football clubs announce new Super League competition". The Super League (Press release). 18 April 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  3. "Super League suspended: Why English clubs pulled out, and what's next for them and UEFA". 2021-04-21. Retrieved 2021-04-21.
  4. Crafton, Adam. "Bayern Munich and PSG are not backing breakaway European Super League plans". The Athletic. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  5. Christenson, Marcus (19 April 2021). "Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund not joining European Super League". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 April 2021.