Florentino and the Super League: “Football will never be a monopoly again”

Florentino and the Super League: “Football will never be a monopoly again”

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has celebrated a ruling preventing UEFA and FIFA from banning the Super League, and argued that football is no longer a monopoly.


Madrid — Florentino PerezChairman Real MadridHe expressed “great satisfaction” after learning that the European Court of Justice had ruled in favor Super League Against UEFA and FIFA “The Football will never be a monopoly again“, he sees the Super League as “a modern scheme fully compatible with national competitions and based on sporting merit”.

“We welcome with great satisfaction the decision of the European Court of Justice, which is responsible for guaranteeing our principles, values ​​and freedoms,” he commented in a statement broadcast on Real Madrid television.

“We will study the scope of this resolution with determination in the coming days, but there are already two major historic decisions,” Florentino continued.

“He Football Not and never will be again Monopoly. From today, clubs will be the masters of their own destiny. We see that our desire to promote European competitions that attract fans from around the world has been fully recognised. “Europe of freedom and football fans has won,” he added.

“Today the right to reason and freedom prevails. He Real Madrid He will continue to work for the good of football. Almost 70 years ago we took a fundamental step by creating the European Cup; “We have a responsibility to give European football the boost it so badly needs today,” he continued. Florentino Perez.

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Florentino Pérez defended the competition model after the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled this Thursday that FIFA and UEFA rules on pre-authorization of club football competitions such as the Super League violate Union law.

“We will continue to defend a modern plan, fully compatible with national competitions, open to all, based on sporting merit, that effectively imposes respect for financial fair play. A plan that brings economic stability to all clubs, above all protects players and excites fans around the world,” he said.

In his speech, the Real Madrid president recalled that 69 years ago the club he now heads was the promoter of the European Cup.

“Today the right to reason and freedom is imposed. Real Madrid will continue to work for the good of football. Almost 70 years ago we took a fundamental step by creating the European Cup; “We have a responsibility to give European football the boost it so badly needs today,” he said.

“We will do it despite the campaigns we have suffered and it is going to intensify in the coming days. But no one said that ending the monopoly after decades is easy. “We are faced with the opportunity to improve club football so that it rekindles the passion that fans need,” he said.

“We are at the beginning of a new era in which we can be free and act against nothing or anyone. From today, the present and future of European football is finally in the hands of the clubs, the fans and the players. Our destiny is ours and we have a great responsibility before us.” It’s a great day in the history of football and sports,” he concluded.

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Commercial Court of Madrid no. 17 The decision of the Grand Chamber, which answers the preliminary questions raised and is not appealable, contradicts the opinion of the Attorney General assigned to the case when he published his non-binding decisions a year ago. UEFA and FIFA argued that they acted within the law.

However, a Luxembourg court established this Thursday that UEFA and FIFA abused their “dominant position”.

“The rules of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) prohibit clubs from participating in any program for a new club football competition, such as the Super League, subject to their prior approval, under economic sanctions, which are illegal,” the ruling says.

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