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European football has been shaken by the announcement that 12 of the continent’s biggest clubs – including the Premier League “big six” – are planning to form a breakaway competition.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham have all signed on as founding members of the European Super League.

They are joined by three teams from each of Italy and Spain.

List of ESL (European Super League) founding members


• Arsenal

• Chelsea

• Liverpool

• Manchester City

• Manchester United

• Tottenham


• AC Milan

• Inter Milan

• Juventus


• Atletico Madrid

• Barcelona

• Real Madrid

Detailed Information on 12 European Super League Football Club Teams

1. Asernal

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Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The club has won 13 league titles (including one unbeaten title), a record 14 FA Cups, two League Cups, 16 FA Community Shields, the League Centenary Trophy, one European Cup Winners' Cup, and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

Arsenal was the first club from the South of England to join The Football League, in 1893, and they reached the First Division in 1904. Relegated only once, in 1913, they continue the longest streak in the top division, and have won the second-most top-flight matches in English football history. In the 1930s, Arsenal won five League Championships and two FA Cups, and another FA Cup and two Championships after the war. In 1970–71, they won their first League and FA Cup Double. Between 1989 and 2005, they won five League titles and five FA Cups, including two more Doubles. They completed the 20th century with the highest average league position.

2. Chelsea

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Chelsea Football Club is an English professional football club based in Fulham, London. Founded in 1905, the club competes in the Premier League, the top division of English football. Chelsea are among England's most successful clubs, having won over thirty competitive honours, including six league titles and six European trophies. Their home ground is Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea won their first major honour, the League championship, in 1955. The club won the FA Cup for the first time in 1970 and their first European honour, the Cup Winners' Cup, in 1971. After a period of decline in the late 1970s and 1980s, the club enjoyed a revival in the 1990s and had more success in cup competitions. The past two decades have been the most successful in Chelsea's history: they won five Premier League titles and both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League during this period. Chelsea are one of five clubs to have won all three of UEFA's main club competitions, the first English club to achieve the UEFA treble, and the only London club to have won the Champions League.

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3. Liverpool

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Liverpool FC, in full Liverpool Football Club, English professional football (soccer) club based in Liverpool. It is the most successful English team in European football tournament history, having won six European Cup/Champions League trophies. The club has also won the English top-division league title 19 times.

Liverpool won a third UEFA Cup competition (2001), took the 2005 and 2019 Champions League titles, and broke a 30-year streak without a domestic title by capturing the 2019–20 Premier League championship. The club also captured a total of seven FA Cup and seven League Cup victories. Successful Liverpool teams were renowned for a solid defense that set the table for exciting forwards such as Roger Hunt, Kevin Keegan, Ian Rush, Kenny Dalglish (who managed the club from 1985 to 1991), and Michael Owen, as well as attacking midfielder Steven Gerrard.

4. Manchester City

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Much like their Mancunian rivals, Manchester City have seen many highs during their colorful existence. With First Division/Premier League titles, FA Cups, League Cups and one Cup Winners' Cup, City stand tall as one of the most successful English football clubs of all time. Still, their history contains more than enough lows to even it up; for example, City are still the only English champions to be relegated the very next season.

The club was formed in 1880, under the name of St. Mark's, after an initiative by Arthur Connell (the rector of St Mark's Church) and his daughter, Anna Connell. After calling them self Gorton FC and Ardwick AFC for shorter periods, they would change their name to Manchester City in 1894. This coincides with some financial troubles that eventually led to restructuring of the club. The name change – combined with moving to the spacious grounds of Hyde Road a couple of years later – saw Manchester City become the most popular club in the city, with an enthusiastic fan base that followed them wherever they went. This rise in stature led to the club earning promotion to the First Division in 1899.

5. Manchester United

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Manchester United is one of the most prestigious football clubs and has always maintained a distinguished tradition, a record of consistent success, and a great history. They are together with Liverpool, England's most successful football clubs ever. "The Red Devils" have more national titles than Liverpool, but the rival has collected more titles in international tournaments.

Manchester was one of the fastest growing cities during the Industrial Revolution and much so due to a torrent of workers arriving from different parts of the British Islands. From a relatively small town in the beginning of the 19th century, Manchester had passed one million inhabits by 1900 and had become one of the biggest cities in Europe. It was great conditions for football clubs to emerge; the sport was after all, in its early history to a big degree dominated by workers. The club that later would become Manchester United FC was initially founded in the year 1878, named as Newton Heath L&YR Football Club. L&YR as in Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company, which were the company there the team's player worked.

6. Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, commonly referred to as Tottenham (/ˈtɒtənəm/) or Spurs, is an English professional football club in Tottenham, London, that competes in the Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been the club's home ground since April 2019, replacing their former home of White Hart Lane, which had been demolished to make way for the new stadium on the same site. Their training ground is on Hotspur Way in Bulls Cross in the London Borough of Enfield. The club is owned by ENIC Group. Tottenham have played in a first (home) strip of white shirts and navy blue shorts since the 1898–99 season. The club's emblem is a cockerel standing upon a football, with a Latin motto Audere est Facere ("To Dare Is to Do").

7. Inter Milan

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Inter Milan, in full Football Club Internazionale Milano, Italian professional football (soccer) team based in Milan. Inter Milan is the only Italian club never to have been relegated to a league below the country’s top division, Serie A.

Inter was formed in 1908 by a breakaway group of players from the Milan Cricket and Football Club (now known as AC Milan) who wanted their club to accept more foreign players; Inter’s first club captain, Hernst Marktl, was Swiss. Inter won its first Italian league championship in 1910 and has amassed 18 domestic league titles in total, including a run of five consecutive titles from 2005–06 (the original winner that year, Juventus, was stripped of the title for its role in a match-fixing scandal) to 2009–10. In 2010 Inter became the first Italian club to capture the “treble” of a domestic top-division title (the Serie A championship), a domestic cup (the Italian Cup), and a continental championship (Champions League) in a single year. In international competiton, the club has won three European Cup/Champions League titles (1964, 1965, and 2010), two Intercontinental Club Cup titles (beating Independiente of Argentina in 1964 and 1965), and three Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Cups (now UEFA Europa League; 1991, 1994, and 1998).

8. Juventus

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Juventus FC, also informally known as Juve, is since long one of the top ranking Italian football clubs and located in Torino. The Italian word Juventus means “youth”. The club also goes by several nicknames in its native Italy: “The Old Lady”, “The Girlfriend of Italy”, “Madam”, “The White-Blacks”, “The Zebras” and even “Hunchback.”

In the 2010s, Juventus have dominated Italian club football in a way that is unparalleled. They have won every scudetto from season 2011–12 until the end of the decade. A demonstration of their superiority was marked by the 102 points collected in the 2004–2005 season, which is a record (the structure has, however, shifted concerning the numbers of teams and points awarded for a win).

Juventus has managed to win 59 official competitions, which is more than any other Italian football team has done. Of these, 48 wins are from domestic competitions, while 11 are from official international competitions. In particular, the club has won the Scudetto (league championship) 34 times, the UEFA Champions League 2 times, the Coppa Italia 10 times, the Intercontinental Cup 2 times, the UEFA Europa League 3 times, the UEFA Super Cup 2 times among other titles in major sporting events.

9. Atletico Madrid

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Atlético Madrid is one of the biggest Spanish football clubs even that its existence most of the time have been foreshadowed by the giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. Club Atlético de Madrid, which is the full name, has played the role of the little brother to Real Madrid and being the team that always strive to upset the order. The club has also been notorious for a remarkable high incidence of sacked managers.

The club was founded in 1903, under the name of Athletic Club de Madrid. Its founders, three Basque students living in Madrid, considered the club a youth branch of Athletic Bilbao. The club first shirts with blue and white shirts were probably inspired by Blackburn Rovers. Eight years later they would change to red and white shirt and this time by the influence of Southampton. The heritage from the first kit lives on with the blue shorts.

10. Barcelona

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FC Barcelona, in full Fútbol Club Barcelona, also called Barça, Spanish professional football (soccer) club located in Barcelona. FC Barcelona is renowned for its historically skillful and attractive brand of attacking football that places an emphasis on flowing, open play. The team is part of a wider sports and social club with thousands of members.

FC Barcelona was formed in 1899 by businessman Joan Gamper, who advertised for players in a local Barcelona sports magazine. The club’s first trophy was the Copa Macaya (Catalan championship) in 1902, and in 1910 “Barça” won the Copa del Rey (“King’s Cup”)—Spain’s leading national football cup competition—for the first time. In total, Barcelona has won 30 Copas del Rey, more than any other team.

11. Real Madrid

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Real Madrid CF has probably achieved all a football club could. With a record 33 La Liga titles, 19 Copa del Rey trophies, a sensational 13 European Cups/Champions Leagues and 2 UEFA Cups, Real are second to none in a competition for the greatest football club of all time. While the club enjoys fierce rivalries with Barcelona (El Clásico) and Atlético Madrid (El Derbi Madrileño), Real has been the most supported club in the country for the majority of its history. Many of the best players in the world have played in the clubs white shirts, including legends like Alfredo Di Stéfano and Ferenc Puskás.

The logo of Real Madrid consists of a circle with the stylized initials, “MCF”, for Madrid Club de Fútbol. Visible above the circle, is a crown with a national arms design similar to that in the Spanish Royal crown. The logo has developed through the years from only containing the initials to adding a circle around the initials, and finally to the current design (adopted in 1941 with a slight redesign in 2001) with a crown above. The way the letters are stylized in layers are common among Spanish clubs and could for example be found in similar fashions in the logos of Granada CF, Real Betis, Sevilla and Sporting Gijón.

12. AC Milan

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Milan is internationally most successful among Italian football clubs with seven victories in European Cup and UEFA Champions League on top. The abbreviation AC stands for Associazione Calcio, that in English could be translated to "kicking club".

AC Milan were less successful in the new century due to Inter's dominance, but the club still managed to win two more Scudettos, two Champions Leagues and their fifth Coppa Italia title. The Derby della Madonnina or the Deby di Milano between Milan and Inter is often fierce competitions. The statistics is very close between the teams and in 2016 Inter had the lead with 77 won games against 75 won Milan games. Some of the most prominent players of "I Rossoneri", one of the club's nicknames, in the new millennium have been Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf, Kaká, Alessandro Nesta and Andriy Shevchenko.

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