Excited, you turn on your TV, to find out who is the 'City of '17'. The screen shows the show presenter:

'Every year, a city or cities is or are named as the city of that year.

Before announcing this year's winner, let's take a look at some of the honoured previous winners...

2002 - London
2006 - Manchester and Barcelona
2010 - Manchester and London, London receiving it twice
2014 - Barcelona and Madrid
2015 - London and Barcelona
2016 - Liverpool and Barcelona
2017 - ??????

And now to present the winner of the City of '17.

The winner is...'

At this point, the connection is typically cut off, as your house has a power cut and you are left fuming in the darkness.

Can you work out who won the "City of '17"?


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  • $\begingroup$ Seems like it could be related to prime factorization, but I've no idea how. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 24, 2016 at 20:56
  • $\begingroup$ @A.Mirabeau, note there is no mathematics tag - so wrong track $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 24, 2016 at 21:20
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    $\begingroup$ Something to do with sport? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 0:53
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    $\begingroup$ I would go with London and Barcelona just based on statistical probability $\endgroup$
    – yitzih
    Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 1:05
  • $\begingroup$ @yitzih, unfotunately not $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 10:37

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I am guessing,

Must be Dortmund since the cover of fifa 17 contain player of the club. Marco Reus of Dortmund on the cover of Fifa 17.

(OP Edit):

Here are the covers for the mentioned:

2002 - Thierry Henry - Arsenal - London - https://i.sstatic.net/phPhT.jpg
2006 - Rooney, Ronaldinho - Manchester United, Barcelona - https://i.sstatic.net/AHluM.jpg
2010 - Rooney, Walcott, Lampard - Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea - https://i.sstatic.net/1ry88.jpg
2014 - Messi, Bale - Barcelona, Real Madrid - https://i.sstatic.net/sLQRu.jpg
2015 - Hazard, Messi - Chelsea (London), Barcelona - https://i.sstatic.net/JBeHa.jpg
2016 - Henderson, Messi - Liverpool, Barcelona - https://i.sstatic.net/9ywfs.jpg

And then the 2017 cover:

2017 - Marco Reus - Borussia Dortmund - https://i.sstatic.net/4UB39.jpg

  • $\begingroup$ I was actually only looking for dortmund but this is still correct $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 11:27

According to Google -

La clasico competition (soccer - football in Europe) Real Madrid and Barcelona for the 2017 time frame.

  • $\begingroup$ Could you edit this answer to add in an explanation as to why you think it is correct? Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 5:37
  • $\begingroup$ how does 2002 fit in? $\endgroup$
    – JMP
    Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 7:59
  • $\begingroup$ If you mean "el clásico", that's just an inofficial name given to football matches between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. These occur at least twice every season and often there are other encounters in national and Euroean cup ties. $\endgroup$
    – M Oehm
    Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 10:31
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry completely incorrect. Except for the soccer part... $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 10:39

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