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The Uefa Europa League is the second-tier annual continental competition for European football clubs. Introduced in 2009, the competition was previously called the Uefa Cup, which had run since 1971. The title has been won by 27 different clubs, 12 of which have won the title more than once. Sevilla are the most successful club in the competition’s history having won it five times. Manchester United were champions in the 2016-17 season after beating Ajax in the final at the Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden.
- German media revealed plans between elite clubs to set up a breakaway continental competition