The Premier League’s ‘big six’ are among 12 teams who announced on Sunday night they are to join a breakaway European Super League.
Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham were joined by Spanish sides Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid and Serie A trio AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus.
Here, the PA news agency takes a look at the European records of those clubs involved – and some of those missing out.
6 – Liverpool have the most European Cup or Champions League wins of England’s breakaway group, with only fellow Super League proponents Real Madrid and AC Milan having won more.
3 – Manchester United have won the competition three times, with Chelsea the only other winners among the six Premier League clubs.
2 – European Cups won by current Championship side Nottingham Forest. Barring Liverpool and United, that is more than the other English clubs in the breakaway put together.
1 – Scottish giants Celtic have also won the competition once, matching Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham’s combined total.
5 – clubs with multiple European Cups who are not currently involved in the Super League, including reigning champions and six-time winners Bayern Munich. Ajax have won the competition four times, with Porto and Benfica joining Forest on two.
4 – Super League members who have never won the European Cup, with Atletico joining City, Arsenal and Spurs.
40 – the 12 clubs in the breakaway have won 40 of the 65 European Cups, including 21 of 28 in the Champions League era.
22 – total European trophies won by the six English clubs – 10 in the European Cup or Champions League, six in the UEFA Cup or Europa League and six Cup Winners’ Cups. City and Arsenal’s only successes have come in the latter competition.