Sky Documentaries announces a Sky Original feature length documentary that will explore one of the most memorable sagas in recent footballing history, the rise and rapid fall of the European Super League (ESL).
The documentary will chart the dramatic events of the days surrounding the announcement of the ESL in April 2021, which proposed a new annual international competition between the biggest clubs in the game, including 12 founding members from the English Premier League, Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s La Liga.
In the 72-hour period between its announcement and subsequent collapse, the ESL dominated the headlines and prompted reactions around the world from national governments, football’s governing bodies, other clubs, players, managers, pundits and fans.
The film will tell the story of the ESL with an exclusive inside look at the events and decisions that led to the landmark announcement and spanning not just those turbulent few days following the statement but also recent footballing history to give context to its inception.
Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual Commissioning at Sky, said: “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”.