UEFA Europa League
The UEFA Europa League is an annual football club competition organized since 1971 for eligible European football clubs.
Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions.
It is the second-tier competition of European club football, ranking below the UEFA Champions League.
Previously called the UEFA Cup, the competition has been known as the UEFA Europa League since the 2009–10 season, following a change in format.
For UEFA footballing records purposes, the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League are considered the same competition, with the change of name being simply a rebranding.