Super League contracts are LEAKED, revealing clubs pulling out face a £130m fee

Details of the European Super League contracts signed by all 12 rebel clubs have been leaked online with some startling detail about the riches on offer.

German outlet Der Spiegel has released a few pages of the document, which was agreed to by the Premier League's 'Big Six', as well as three clubs from Italy and three from Spain before the controversial announcement last week.

They include Barcelona and Real Madrid both receiving an extra €60million (£52m) each more than their rivals, the right for each club to exclusively broadcast a number of matches and a £130m fee for those wishing to withdraw from the competition.

There was a furious backlash from fans, players, managers, politicians and even royalty this week after plans of 12 elite European clubs to form their own competition were announced on Sunday night.

But the scheme was in tatters by Tuesday night and its founder, Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, announced it could not go ahead after the 'Big Six' Premier League clubs had all withdrawn by Wednesday morning.

On Friday morning, American investment bank JP Morgan seemed to put the final nail in the coffin after they pulled their £3.5billion backing of the Super League.

But it was later announced that, after a meeting of UEFA's executive committee, the 12 clubs involved would not face any sporting punishment for the role in the scheme.

However, leaked details of the 23-year contracts signed by the 12 clubs have given an insight into some aspects of the competition and the financial rewards that those involved were set to receive.


It now seems clear why Real Madrid and Barcelona have still not officially withdrawn from the Super League because they were due to earn significant amount more than their rivals.

One area of the contract is titled 'Additional compensation for the first 2 seasons of the Super League competition'.

It goes on to say: 'Barcelona and Real Madrid will be paid the additional fixed amount of €60m (£52m) each, payable in two equal instalments.

'For this purpose, at the end of the first Super League season and at the end of the second Super League season, they will be paid €30m (£26m) each.'

Barcelona are facing huge financial debts and need to bring in every penny possible to cover it with newly-elected president Joan Laporta saying the breakaway competition is 'absolutely necessary' on Thursday night.

Another part of the contract says that Super League clubs 'will have the right to show four of their regular season games live per season "exclusively" on "core club platforms"', such as their website, club mobile application and TV channel.


This would ensure additional income from the clubs' in-house media channels, allowing them to earn extra revenue from subscriptions to those packages.

One page shows that of the 15 founder clubs - which is the original 12 plus Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, who were all due to be invited - AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Dortmund and Inter Milan would receive a smaller share of the initial 'infrastructure grant amount'.

Arsenal, Bayern, Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Man United, PSG, Real Madrid and Tottenham were due to earn 7.7 per cent of the initial payment given to founder members.

The other four teams were only due to bring in 3.8 per cent of that figure.

However, perhaps the most important figure leaked in the contracts is the 'break-up fee' that could come into play now the majority of the founder clubs have pulled out.

It says that clubs who pull out of the Super League face a '£130million' penalty fee, which would be a huge blow to the six Premier League clubs and others who have withdrawn their support.

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