Čeferin dissuaded four leading clubs from joining Super League

20 April 2021

Photo: Alamy UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin (centre) met the press after the European Super League was announced and made it clear how betrayed he felt by the plans.

Lyon and Sevilla chiefs spoke with UEFA president, who paid tribute to the clubs along with Bayern Munich and PSG bosses.

Porto and Benfica the latest clubs to announce their opposition, stymying efforts to entice the Portuguese giants.

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James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin successfully lobbied executives from at least four leading clubs in Spain, France and Germany to dissuade them from joining the breakaway Super League.

In a separate development Porto and Benfica, believed to be a target for the Super League, say they are in “Complete opposition to the project.”

Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain were already known to have refused to join the league’s twelve founder members, but Čeferin revealed that he also spoke with the CEO’s of Lyon and Sevilla, Jean Michel Aulas and Jose Cruz.

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