EI project of Superleague he is in a dead end judicial once this week took place the hearing before the Court of Luxembourgbut is still very much alive in the minds of its main driving force, Real Madrid. The white club has been brandishing since the start of UEFA’s economic emancipation plan the huge difference between what the Champions League has received and what we could receive if this new competition were created with the best clubs in Europe. Europe. Just look at the closest figures, those of the last Champions League. Winning the Fourteenth in Paris took €132.48 million in white boxes. If the Super League had been in operation, and according to the project outline disclosed at the time in The temperaturethe price would be at least double: approximately €276m, plus the corresponding share to be distributed according to the television audience quota. This bowl television would distribute around an additional €600 million between the twenty participating clubs. All of this based on the Superliga’s projected overall revenue estimate of close to €4,000m per season. A very appetizing bite.
The strong point is the fixed point on which the white club would count every year just to be present in this semi-closed competition. It would be 86.6 M€ as a founding member, which also guarantees you to participate in all the editions, i.e. an additional 65 M€. Before the ball rolls in the first game of every Super League, Madrid would have 151.6 million euros guaranteed… which is already more than what he received now to be crowned champion in Paris.
After the fixed, would come the variables. According to the Super League project, 20% of the revenue would be distributed on merit once the competition is over. Premier League style. With this recipe, the champion would receive around 9% of the total as a prize, approximately €125.2 million. Add and continue. There would be the calculation of the €276.6 million in the absence of television license fees.
Another relevant point is the “welcome” bonus to the Super League. The 3,500 million that JP Morgan was going to inject would go to the 15 founding clubs and would be divided into four categories, Madrid in the lead, for which they would receive 350 M€ in a single payment. Considering that under the current Champions model each club that qualified for the group stage receives fixed compensation of €15.64 million (in the case of Madrid, an additional €36.4 million is added to that for leading the UEFA coefficient rankings for the last ten years), this bonus only for starting with the Super League means multiplying the price of qualification for the Champions by 25 gap…
Sidereal economic distances that attract the entity of Chamartín. Florentino Pérez is still ardent defender of a new paradigm for football which exponentially increases club profits. “We believe that we have the right to organize competitions between us. We understand that UEFA is a monopoly, that it is an organiser, a regulator and a judge and that one of the pillars of the EU is competition”, explained the white president in The beach bar on June 16. Is the Super League still alive? “Sure”settles Florentino.
Anyway, the dice are already cast since the lawyer of the Super League and UEFA presented his arguments earlier this week before the 15 judges of the Court of Justice of the European Union and these they won’t make their decision until at least 2023. Ahead, there will be a possible glimpse of where the balance could fall when the attorney general rules on December 15, although his opinion is not binding.
Inflation in tow
Until then, Madrid continue to believe the decision will be favorable and confident that the Superliga path is the only way forward, despite UEFA’s changes to the Champions format from the 2024-25 season to attempt to appease the schism. Now, in addition, in Concha Espina, the rigors of inflation that the war in Ukraine generates are perceived with concern and which also affect the works of the new Bernabéu. More arguments, in the eyes of Madrid, to need the economic windfall that would come out of the hands of the Super League.