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FULL LIST: Clubs that rejected European Super League

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Prominent European football clubs, including Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich, have unequivocally distanced themselves from the controversial European Super League, following a ruling by the European Court of Justice that UEFA and FIFA breached competition law by obstructing its formation in 2021.

The backlash ensued after A22 Sports Management, spearheading the proposed league, unveiled an ambitious format, triggering widespread condemnation from fans and clubs alike. Manchester United swiftly affirmed their stance: “Our position has not changed. We remain fully committed to participation in UEFA competitions, and to positive cooperation with UEFA, the Premier League, and fellow clubs through the ECA on the continued development of the European game.”

Joining the chorus of dissent, several other clubs from Europe’s top five leagues, such as Paris Saint-Germain, AS Monaco, Sevilla, Valencia, and Atletico Madrid, publicly distanced themselves from the project. 

Atletico Madrid emphasized, “The European football family does not want the European Super League,” echoing sentiments shared by clubs across Germany, France, England, Italy, and Spain.

Bayern Munich emphatically stated, “The door for the Super League at FC Bayern remains closed,” characterizing such a competition as an affront to the significance of domestic leagues and the essence of European football. 

Borussia Dortmund concurred, asserting, “We are not available for the Super League.”

French club, Paris Saint-Germain, in a resolute stand, declared, “PSG totally and utterly rejects any plans for a so-called Super League,” underscoring their commitment to the principles of the European sporting model, open competition, and inclusion.

In Spain, Sevilla and Valencia succinctly asserted, “Earn it on the pitch,” while Monaco reaffirmed their commitment to the principle of sporting merit governing UEFA competitions and the French championship.

Roma echoed the sentiment, expressing, “The club in no way endorses any so-called Super League project,” and emphasized that the future well-being of European football hinges on collaborative efforts within the football community.

England current champion, Manchester City maintained their position, as journalist Ben Jacobs reported, “Manchester City’s position on the European Super League remains the same. No new statement expected, but sources point back to their original withdrawal one from 2021.”

Despite the widespread rejection, A22 Sports Management remains “committed” to addressing football’s challenges, aiming to enhance accessibility for fans, tackle financial instability at the club level, increase investment in women’s football, and improve the competitiveness of domestic leagues.

 

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Full list:

 

Manchester United

Manchester City

Tottenham

Chelsea

Celtic

Porto

Sevilla

Valencia

Atletico Madrid

Real Sociedad

Cadiz 

Valladolid 

Granada 

Villarreal

Bayern

Dortmund

PSG 

Monaco

Inter

AS Roma

Atalanta

Feyenoord

 

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