The UEFA Super Cup is an annual European club football tournament, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Starting in mid-August during the commencement of the domestic season, the competition is contested by the winners of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Spanish football giant Real Madrid is the current champion of the competition as they won the title after routing fellow Spanish side Sevilla by 3-2 at 2016 final. The origin of the competition dates back to 1971; it is originally the brainchild of Anton Witkamp, a Dutch reporter and sports editor of the Dutch newspaper "De Telegraaf". The competition was planned as a decider of the best team in Europe. The first officially recognized Super Cup was played in 1973; Ajax won the championship defeating Milan by 6-1 in two-legged format.