The concept of the European Super League angered many throughout the world because of its exclusivity. Football has long been founded globally on the fact that it’s exactly the opposite of that.
We’ve seen massive underdog stories throughout the history of football like Greece’s Euro 2004 run or Leicester City’s improbable 2015/16 Premier League crown captivate the world and create a sense of belonging for supporters that may not normally experience top-flight successes.
With the Super League still looming over some clubs like Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid, we’re at a time where the stories of the little guys are becoming more and more important.
Take Italy for example.
With many domestic seasons across Europe wrapping up, Serie A and Serie B are finalizing the clubs that will go up or down ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Salernitana is one of the clubs that has already ensured its place back in Italy’s premier flight, but it’s been a long time coming for The Garnets, who were established in 1919.
The club’s entry back into the Italian first division is their first time completing the feat in 23 seasons, longer than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’s respective careers.