Talks of a European Super League refuse to go away, even though FIFA and UEFA are against them, but who would get into the league right now based on their UEFA Coefficient?
This week the Champions League returned and we were spoilt with some brilliant match ups with Manchester United vs PSG, Ajax vs Real Madrid, Spurs vs Dortmund and Roma vs Porto. All four games delivered something for football fans to get their teeth into.
They’ll no doubt be even more drama next week when the likes of Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Manchester City get their chance to shine against elite European competition.
The dream matches are so special because they don’t happen on a weekly basis but there is often talk of a breakaway from the big clubs to make sure they get more money and play the big games more often.
Any competition might not replace the domestic leagues they currently play in but would replace the Champions League and essentially ring fence the competition for certain clubs.
We’d expect all the big clubs to be involved in any breakaway but what if it was based on current coefficients? Well one fan on Reddit posted the results based on the last five years:
How the league would look based on rankings. Image: Reddit
Back in November the ‘infamous’ Football Leaks claimed that there had already been meetings between some of the clubs to discuss the ‘Super League’ idea.
If reports are to be believed then English clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United would be joined by Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, PSG and AC Milan as founding members.
Those 11 sides would be guaranteed as part of the venture for the first 20 years of a competition starting in 2021 and would be joined by five guest teams, Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Marseille, Internazionale and Roma to start with.
Real Madrid would definitely be in the new competition. Image: PA Images
FIFA warned teams back in November that anyone joining the ‘Super League’ wouldn’t be allowed to play in the World Cup.
It’s no wonder the world governing body don’t want a new competition as they hope to extend the Club World Cup to involve more teams.
What do you think of a European Super League?