The soccer world is still shaken by the announcement of the European Super League. All of a sudden, many of the greatest teams in the continent have decided to move forward with their intention of creating an autonomous competition, unrelated to the governing bodies like UEFA and FIFA.
While the soccer community all over the world is concerned about this possibility, the Founding Clubs seem to be firm with their initiative. The tournament has already been planned, with a format and tentative fixtures, although these sides face a dilemma due to the consequences this new league could have, like restricting players from representing their countries.
However, the European giants linked to the new championship have also determined how revenues and finance for each team would work. The Financial Times had access to documents that explain how the distribution would work.
The Super League plans for revenue distribution
The Super League's intentions regarding profit distribution have been unveiled by the Financial Times. Apparently, clubs have agreed to an even share of the revenues earned by broadcasting and sponsorships, transforming the current model to one similar to that followed by major US competitions.
As reported by that newspaper, the 15 Founding Clubs would distribute 32.5 percent of incomes, excluding the other five qualified sides. However, another 32.5 percent would be shared among all the 20 teams who take part in the league. A further 20 percent would be handed regarding performance in the tournament, and the broadcast audience would determine the final 15 percent.
The gap between the winner and the bottom team wouldn't be huge either. The champion would earn just 1.5 times more than the worst of the competition, ensuring a fairer distribution. Besides, teams would have the benefit of keeping all the income from tickets and their sponsorship deals.
This distribution model shows these clubs' intentions to avoid disadvantages between them, trying to emulate what the US' top competitions ensure with the salary caps and other measures. The Super League participants are willing to spend only 55 percent of their incomes on player salaries and transfer fees, which means a huge reduction to what most of these sides are used to invest. They have also agreed on a tax equalization to prevent the differences that some teams would face due to their country's legislation.
While soccer fans throughout the planet are wondering what is going to happen with their favorite teams and leagues, alongside players and multiple figures expressing their consternation as well, the European Super League clubs seem to be quite sure with their plans.