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Fans across Europe to take stance against Super League

Supporters from across the Europe will be voting to back the FSA’s position against the formation of a European Super League this weekend.

On Saturday 6th of June, supporter representatives from across the continent will be attending the European Football Fans’ Congress (EFFC) and European competition reform will be a hot topic once more.

In recent months, UEFA has been in discussions with the European Club Association (ECA) over reform to its European club competitions.

The ECA is pursuing a closed system that does not guarantee participation for domestic champions in Europe’s flagship competition – instead limiting promotion and relegation between a small number of clubs in Europa League.

By securing participation for Europe’s wealthiest clubs, the reforms would create a de facto European Super League.

Now the FSA is asking its European counterparts to challenge UEFA and the ECA on the proposals – adopting a position similar to that passed by the FSA membership at our AGM earlier this month.

Our motion says: “These proposals as they seem to be currently constituted imply a significant increase in the number of European fixtures and a dramatic shift of status and revenues from domestic leagues to European competitions.

“This conference believes that any proposals to reform European club competitions must be subject to consultation with other stakeholders, and in particular with supporters and their representatives at national and European levels.”

The FSA also asks the EFFC to endorse the six principles which we believe should guide any competition reform (see below).

The EFFC is organised by Football Supporters’ Europe (FSE) the umbrella organisation for supporter groups across Europe.


The FSA’s European Club Competition Reform motion in full:

This conference notes with concern the reported proposals by UEFA and the European Club Association to restructure European club competitions from the 2024-2025 season onwards. These proposals as they seem to be currently constituted imply a significant increase in the number of European fixtures and a dramatic shift of status and revenues from domestic leagues to European competitions.

This conference believes that any proposals to reform European club competitions must be subject to consultation with other stakeholders, and in particular with supporters and their representatives at national and European levels.
We reaffirm our commitment to the following principles, against which we will measure any future reform proposals:

  • Promotion and relegation based on sporting performance – from the bottom of the pyramid to qualification for Europe
  • No to closed leagues or franchise football – qualify on results, not through history or heritage
  • Weekends are for domestic leagues – protect fan culture, home and away.
  • We want competitive leagues – no to even more concentration of wealth and on-going domination by a fixed few top clubs
  • Protect the pyramid – and cup competitions; domestic football comes first
  • Share the wealth – the money from elite football should be shared across the whole game

Thanks to PA Images for the image used in this article.

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