A new documentary exploring the highly controversial European Super League is heading to Sky Documentaries.
Produced by Fulwell 73 (Sunderland ‘Til I Die), the feature-length documentary will chart the rapid rise and fall of the European Super League (ESL), one of the most extraordinary sagas in recent footballing history.
The film will offer an exclusive inside look at the events and decisions that saw 12 founding member teams from the English Premier League, Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A propose a new annual international competition, and the 72-hour period between the announcement and its swift collapse.
With the announcement prompting action from national governments, football’s governing bodies, fans, players, pundits and managers, the documentary will take a look at the turbulent few days that followed the initial statement as well as the recent footballing history that contextualised the decision.
The film will feature first-hand interviews with figures from the 12 founding clubs, global football leagues and federations, players and fans.
Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual Commissioning at Sky, commented: “The announcement and disbanding of the European Super League became one of the most volatile 72 hours in football history. Football fans and non-fans alike debated, protested and trended this game-changing decision around the world before watching its rapid collapse. When Fulwell pitched us the film as a high-stakes thriller with exclusive access from inside the story, we knew this would be a brilliant fit for Sky Documentaries”.