PSG President Aims Subtle Jab at Florentino Perez Over Controversial Super League

PSG President Aims Subtle Jab at Florentino Perez Over Controversial Super League

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • The proposed Super League continued to experience resistance from different clubs
  • PSG is among the clubs that are against the proposed Super League
  • The French giants’ president made his stance clear with a dig at Florentino Perez

PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi recently aimed a dig at his counterpart Florentino Perez over the proposed Super League.

The proposal for the breakaway league was initially brought up 32 months ago by 12 founding member clubs.

After outrage from fans and various football stakeholders, however, the 12 founding member clubs quickly turned to three after nine, including all the participating Premier League clubs, pulled out.

The PSG President slammed Florentino Perez for backing the Super League.
Paris Saint-Germain have announced that they would reject the hypothetical creation of a European Super League. Photo: Jean Catuffe/David Benito.
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As it stands, Real Madrid and Barcelona remain the two clubs still behind the proposed breakaway league, as other European giants made their stance clear on Thursday, December 21.

That same day, Real Madrid shared a video on X of Perez praising the return of the Super League, saying:

"This day will mark a before and after. It is a great day for the history of football and for the history of sport."

According to, that post attracted a rejoinder from Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who called out Real Madrid for wanting a breakaway league despite their success in the Champions League.

“It's strange to talk about the Super League with the UEFA Champions League trophies behind you,” Al-Khelaifi said, according to Bleacher Report.

Real Madrid is the most successful club in Champions League history; according to, they have an impressive 14 titles, twice as much as their closest rivals, AC Milan, who have seven.

PSG as a club also released a statement on Thursday confirming they were not behind the proposed Super League.

Which other clubs have rejected the Super League?

PSG is not the only big club to reject the proposed Super League.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and AS Roma also released statements rejecting the controversial league.

European Super League format

Sports Brief also discussed how the proposed Super League would work amid opposition across Europe.

The competition will be run in three categories: Star, Gold and Blue, while the Women's side will be divided into two: Star and Gold.

The competition will have 64 teams divided into three categories: Star(16), Gold(16) and Blue(32). The teams in the first two categories will be placed into two groups of eight teams each. The Blue team will also have four groups of eight teams each.

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