It's time for a change.
Better for football.
With the freedom to now organise European competitions, clubs can change football for the better. This includes improved formats, increased and transparent solidarity payments, and clear Financial Sustainability rules. Fresh thinking and new ideas are needed to improve the environment for clubs across Europe.
Better for Fans.
The new European Super League aims to be the most exciting club competition in the world. The biggest clubs, the most dramatic matches, free to watch – for all fans.
The current fan experience with multiple TV subscriptions is becoming prohibitively expensive and highly unsatisfactory. The creation of Unify, a cutting-edge direct-to-fan sports streaming platform, would provide fans across the world with the opportunity to view all European Super League matches for free.
Better for Players.
Players want to compete regularly at the highest level. The new proposed Super League, with 14 matches played throughout the entire year – where every match counts – will offer players the chance to achieve their ambitions on the biggest stage in Europe.
At the same time, combined with Unify’s global reach, the new proposed competition will allow players and fans to connect in ways never before achieved.
Better for Clubs.
A midweek league system will provide clubs with greater visibility of their resources, making it easier to plan sensible, long-term commitments to player and infrastructure expenditures.
Substantial improvements in the attractiveness of European level competitions will also generate additional resources. When combined with strictly enforced Financial Sustainability rules, this will make individual clubs more competitive in both the domestic and international competitions in which they participate while taking a big step forward in support of the football pyramid.
Better for Domestic Leagues.
Clubs across Europe currently suffer from huge financial imbalances restricting their ability to compete both domestically and internationally. With the new A22 proposal, domestic leagues will benefit from a broader base of strong domestic clubs while continuing to be the initial entry point to pan-European level competitions.
Better for Grassroots.
Investment across the football pyramid is fundamental to maintaining a healthy football ecosystem. The new European Super League proposal will increase solidarity payments for grassroots and non-participating clubs to 8% of League revenues with a minimum payment of €400m, exceeding by more than double the amount distributed from the current pan-European competitions.
Importantly, how these solidarity payments are made must change. A22 proposes that an independent authority be mandated to distribute these payments with clear criteria and public reporting of impact. Such an independent body would have only one objective; the betterment and sustainability of the game.