The Rise and Fall of Europe’s Super League

May 26, 2021 – This year, the world watched as 12 of Europe’s richest and most famous soccer clubs attempted to form an exclusive Super League. The effort collapsed in spectacular fashion, and in the process, drew the near unanimous ire of the world’s 3.5 billion soccer fans.

Stefan Szymanski and Harry Watling join Amanda Jolly to explore the role that the American sports model played in the creation of the Super League, the global backlash, and what this means for the future of the world’s most popular sport.

In partnership with the Hartford Athletic This discussion was made possible with support from Jeffrey Hoffman and the Hoffman Auto Group.



Stephen J. Galetti Professor of Sport Management at the University of Michigan


Head Coach of the Hartford Athletic