Benfica chief executive opposes Super League but admits invitation would be hard to decline

13 November 2020

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Photo: PA Images "My opinion is I'm against that. Even if Benfica would be one of the clubs to play in the Super League," Benfica's chief executive officer, Domingos Soares de Oliveira tells offthepitch.com.

A European-wide league featuring only the biggest clubs would likely be a financial boost, but Benfica chief executive Domingos Soares de Oliveira prefers prosperity through other means.

He believes fans prefer the meritocracy of promotion and relegation, and that the efficacy of football is developed at the domestic level.

Benfica are largely dependant on a committed internationalisation strategy with 90 per cent of their sponsors coming from outside Portugal.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Despite the fact that a European Super League would likely result in a massive revenue increase for Benfica, the chief executive officer of the Portuguese mastodonts, Domingos Soares de Oliveira, has come out in opposition to its formation.

"My opinion is I'm against that. Even if Benfica would be one of the clubs to play in the Super League," Soares de Oliveira tells offthepitch.com.

However, at the same time he admits an invitation to a tournament of such nature would be hard to decline.

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