|UEFA Europa League|
|L Edition (2020-21)|
|Venue||Route de Genève 46 Nyon, Switzerland
UEFA associated territories
|Foundation||14th September 1971
|Official TV||See Television rights|
|Champion||Villarreal CF (1)|
|Participants||48 equipment (+144 previous rounds)
|Matches||190 (not counting previous phases)|
|Highest scorer||Henrik Larsson (40)|
|More titles||Sevilla FC (6)|
|More endings||Sevilla FC (6)|
|More presences||Sporting CP (34)|
|Classification a|| European Super Cup
Club World Cup (since 2021)
|Related competitions||Champions League (1.er level)
Conference League (3.er level)
La UEFA Europa League (At English and officially: UEFA Europa League), originally called UEFA CupIs a continental competition of clubs organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), considered the second most prestigious of Europe, behind the Champions League and one of the three continental competitions organized by UEFA, together with the Conference League.
The competition was inaugurated in the season 1971-72 , As an expansion measure for clubs that did not take part in the current European Cup competitions or European Cup Winners' Cup, reserved for the champions of each country. It was taken at International Cup of Cities in Fair, competition outside the continental body, as a reference in its constitution, at which point it ceased to exist. 1999-2000 replaced the aforementioned Recopa de Europa, in a restructuring of the continental competitions, which the national champions of cupTen years later, in the season 2009-10, took its current name after integrating the Intertoto Cup, a qualifying summer tournament for this competition. 2014-15 edition, its champion gets a place to play the next edition of the Champions League.
The winner of this competition, disputes the European Super Cup before the winner of the Champions League, a right that previously fell to the winner of the Recopa. The current champion is Villarreal CF who would achieve his first title after defeating the Manchester United in the penalty shootout, the Spanish federation has achieved the most championships with thirteen, followed by nine from Italy and England, among the 972 historical participants in the competition.
Beginnings dominated by northern Europe (1971-81)
UEFA created in 1971 a third continental tournament for teams not classified to the European Cup or the European Cup Winners' Cup they could play international matches. Hereinafter referred to as a generic UEFA Cup (At English, UEFA Cup), the 64 highest ranked teams of the respective national leagues that had not obtained access to the two aforementioned competitions, reserved for the national champions of league y cup.
The competition had as its predecessor the International Cup of Cities at Fairs, a tournament sponsored by representatives of several national football federations, which since 1955 was played as a complement to UEFA competitions by those teams whose city was home to a trade fair international. Thus, contested by a select number of clubs and city teams, it reached a remarkable projection, bringing together 64 participants in its latest editions. Due to its repercussion, the then president of the continental body Artemio Franchi decided to create a new competition that would bring together those clubs without UEFA representation for their international projection.
Faced in direct playoffs - with the away goal rule to elucidate possible ties—, began his first edition in September 1971 with 64 teams from 32 federations at a time when European football was dominated by the North, and more specifically by English, Dutch and German clubs. As for the first season, two clubs from the same federation reached the final, England, a circumstance that occurred for the first time in a European competition. The Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club they faced a double party, as was established in the foundational bases. In the first leg meeting the «spurs»They won 1-2 what added to 1-1 in White hart lane gave them the victory by a 3-2 aggregate and thus lift the first trophy in dispute, thanks mainly to the performances during the Irish goalkeeper's tournament Pat jennings, ultimately one of the best players in the club's history Londoner.
In the next edition, although it was again a British club that won the victory, the Liverpool Football Club de Kevin keegan y John benjamin toshack that was about to mark an era in European football, was the beginning of the outstanding development of the Borussia VfL Monchengladbach de Jupp Heynckes in the competition. Before, the «reds»Had eliminated the reigning champions in the semifinals after a global tie at two goals thanks to the away goal rule. The game of the Germans, fast, young, dynamic and offensive that made them be referred to as "colts" from now on, could not overcome the final in the second leg ending with a 3-2 for the English, but it did take them to play five European finals in eight years.
With the absences of the two finalists in 1973-74 for playing the European Cup and the Recopa, was the Feyenoord Dutch who won the third cup in contention. As happened the previous year, the defending champion could not defend the title, but he did come close to achieving Tottenham Hotspur being the first to do so twice in reaching the final, but a 4-2 on aggregate deprived the English team of such a possibility and despite the fact that the final was not decided until the second leg played in Rotterdam, with local victory. It should be noted that the winner's squad still included some players who had conquered the 1970 European Cup. The three nations, England, Germany and the Netherlands, were dominant at the start of the competition, and again at the next year another outstanding moment of the competition was reached when Borussia Mönchengladbach repeated their presence in the final, this time achieving the title. The group, in which players such as Uli Stielike, Bert Vogts, rainer bonhof, Allan simonsen o Henning Jensen, commanded by Jupp Heynckes after the departure of Gunter Netzer, a benchmark for the team, won by a resounding 1-5 in the second leg against the Football Club Twente in rival field. Heynckes scored three goals in the final and added a total of eleven in the edition. With the departure of his coach Hennes Weisweiler Course to Barcelona, Who seemed to resent the game of the Teutons, was however not affected by the arrival of Udo Latteck and ended up making them one of the benchmarks in Europe, with the permission of Liverpool FC, which would be the greatest exponent at the time.
Were those of Merseyside the first to repeat the title after defeating the Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging by 3-2. It was his second continental title, followed by two more of the European Cup for a series of three in a row that placed him as the best club of the moment and as successor Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax and Fußball-Club Bayern, who disputed the German supremacy with Borussia Mönchengladbach. Curiously, it was Liverpool and Mönchengladbach who disputed the final of the 1977 European Cup, Perhaps the reason why the end of the UEFA Cup of the same year It was the first in which two teams from southern Europe managed to reach the final.
The Italians of the Juventus Football Club thus achieved, and after several attempts, their first continental title by defeating the Spaniards of the Athletic Club de Bilbao. The "bianconeri»They won in the first leg with a single goal from Marco Tardelli, While in the San Mamés Stadium the Basques won insufficiently by 2-1 with goals from Ignacio Churruca y Carlos Ruiz, by the away goal rule. Al Athletic, made up of illustrious players such as José Ángel Iribar, Txetxu Red, Javier Irureta o Dani Ruiz-Bazan, European competitions resisted him despite the successes in his country, a situation that over the years became the great thorn of the historic Spanish club. Dino zoff, Claudius Gentile, Gaetano scirea and Tardelli himself, who were the basis of the Italian national team that achieved the 1982 World Cup.
Subsequently, Philips Sport Vereniging, Eintracht Frankfurt Fussball e Ipswich Town Football Club they respectively achieved a new trophy for the showcases of the Netherlands, Germany and England endorsing their authority in the decade and in the competition. However, it was Borussia Mönchengladbach who once again excelled by winning their second title and losing a third to their compatriots in Frankfurt - runners-up in the 1960 European Cup-, and with what became the first club that acceded to a final as current champion, and therefore the one that to date was closest to revalidating the title, already with Heynckes as coach and with a young Lothar Matthaus as team leader. "Los potros" thus closed the best sporting stage of the Teutonic club, which nevertheless still enjoyed remarkable moments in the following decade. The Sporting Club Bastiais French and the Fudbalski klub Crvena Zvezda yugoslavianen: Red Star Football Club) were the ones who managed to appear in the final of a competition that dominated the three aforementioned territories, which added to the Alkmaar Zaanstreek as a finalist.
From North to South (1980-88)
The Göteborg and the Madrid of the «Quinta de El Buitre»
El IFK Göteborg, commanded by Sven-Goran Eriksson, beat the Hamburg SV in the two duels played (1-0 in Sweden and 3-0 in Germany) at the end of 1982.
The following year, Eriksson himself reached a final of the tournament, although this time he did it with the Benfica Portuguese. Unfortunately, the Lusitanians lost in the final to the Anderlecht de Belgium (1-0 for the Belgians at home and 1-1 in Lisbon).
In 1984, with Enzo Scifo, morten olsen y Frank vercauteren, Anderlecht returned to contest the final, but this time they could not against English Tottenham. Despite the fact that in both games they tied to a goal, the penalty shoot-out decided the achievement of the trophy. The 4-3 in the pitches favored the spurs, thanks to the failures of Olsen and Arnór Gudjonsen.
The next two years (1985 y 1986), the dominance in the competition ended in the Real Madrid, thus becoming the first team to win the UEFA Cup two years in a row. In 1985, with Manuel Sanchis, Chendo, José Antonio Camacho, Míchel, Emilio Butterflyño and the Argentine Jorge Valdano, among others, won the title after defeating the Videoton de Hungary by 0-3 in Hungarian lands in the first leg, although in the Santiago Bernabeu they fell 0-1 on the return leg. The subsequent season, led by the famous Mexican striker Hugo Sanchez, repeated the success after defeating the FC Cologne German 5-1 in the first leg in the Santiago Bernabeu and then be defeated 2-0 in the return leg in Germany.
In 1987, IFK Göteborg won the tournament for the second time after winning at Dundee United Scottish. The latter reached the final after eliminating the FC Barcelona former champion Borussia Mönchengladbach in the quarterfinals and semifinals.
In 1988, the Bayer Leverkusen champion was proclaimed after reaching the penalty shoot-out against him Barcelona Spanish, Consisting of Ernesto Valverde y Pichi Alonso among others, and with Javier Clemente as a coach. The first leg had ended in triumph parakeet 3-0, the same result achieved by the German club in the second leg in Leverkusen. The series of penalty kicks ended with a score of 3-2 in favor of the Germans, after the failures of Santiago Urquiaga, Manuel Zuniga y Sebastian Losada.
Italy, epicenter of European football (1988-99)
The Maradona current
In 1989, with the Argentine Diego Maradona and the brazilians Alemão y Careca as figures, the Naples won the championship after beating the VfB Stuttgart. A 2-1 in Naples and a dramatic three-goal tie at the Neckarstadion were enough for the sky-blue team to beat the German side.
Italian dominance in the UEFA Cup continued for two more years, with the Juventus Turin and Inter de Milan. Those from Piedmont won in 1990 in a purely Italian final, before the Fiorentina by 3-1, with the presence of Stefano tacconi in goal, Rui Barros in the midfield and Salvatore schillaci y Pierluigi casiraghi in the front. The return ended with a goalless draw at Avellino, as the Florence stadium was sanctioned and they had to resort to the bell city.
The following year, the Inter de Milan extended Italian dominance with his triumph over the Rome, in another transalpine final. Picture nerazuro had in its ranks Walter Zenga, Giuseppe Bergomi (the only three-time UEFA Cup champion with the same club) and the German 1990 world champions Lothar Matthaus y Andreas Brehme. In Milan, the Interistas won 2-0, and in the return leg the Romans won by a goal to nil.
En 1992, another Italian team reached the final: the Torino FC. However, the Turinese only managed to draw at home against him Ajax Amsterdam (2-2), a result that remained on the aggregate scoreboard, allowing the Dutch to win the cup.
La Juventus the following year returned to green the laurels against the Borussia Dortmund, in a final that the painting bianconero won in both games (1-3 in Germany and a resounding 3-0 in Delle alpi).
En 1994, Inter Milan won the title again with a 1-0 double against SV Casino Salzburg (currently Red Bull Salzburg).
El Parma became the new champion in 1995, after winning the Ennio Tardini Stadium for a goal to zero at Juventus. The return, which ended with a one-goal draw, was played in a curious way in Milan.
En 1996, Bayern Munich was consecrated with the crown after defeating the Girondins of Bordeaux, French club that had in its ranks players such as future world champions Bixente Lizarazu and the winner of a Golden Ball, Zinedine Zidane. In Germany, Bayern won in the first leg by 2-0, and in the second leg at Parc-Lescure in Bordeaux by 1-3.
In the following 1996/97 season, it was another German club that won the title: the Schalke 04. The mineros they beat the Parkstadion 1-0 at Inter de Milan, and the Lombards tied the final on the second leg. Again it was the penalties that decided the winner. Schalke took the victory, thanks to the intervention of the goalkeeper Jens Lehmann.
Since the 1997/98 campaign, the final has been played in a single match, in a neutral stadium that UEFA decides before the start of the championship. Under this change, the Inter de Milan sneaked back into the final, against the Lazio of Rome, being the fourth Italian final of this competition. The match, played in the Princes Park de Paris, opted for the side of the «» Nerazurri »», who beat the Roman team 3-0, with goals from Ivan Zamorano, Javier Zanetti y Ronaldo.
In the 1998/99 season, the Parma FC returned to a UEFA final with some of his figures, such as Gianluigi Buffon in goal; Lilian Thuram y Fabio Cannavaro in defence; Dino baggio y Juan Sebastián Verón in the center of the field; Y Hernán Crespo, Enrico Chiesa y Faustino Asprilla in attack. The final score was 3-0 against the Olympique de Marseille, In the Luzhniki Olympic Stadium de Moscow.
Spanish supremacy (2000-2020)
With the integration in 1999, European Cup Winners' Cup In this competition, the national cup champions of each country went on to qualify for the UEFA Cup. Also the third of each group of the first phase of the Champions League, go on to play the third round of the UEFA Cup. Precisely the end of the edition 1999/2000, was played between two teams eliminated that same season from the top European competition, the Arsenal english and the Galatasaray turkish in the Parken Stadion de Copenhagen. After a goalless draw for 90 minutes and extra time, the penalty shoot-out was once again decisive. The Turks prevailed 4-1 and became the first team from their country to win a European competition.
In 2001 Liverpool managed to win in an agonizing final at Deportivo Alavés Spanish, a club that became the sensation of the tournament. Those from Vitoria reached the final, played in Dortmund, after eliminating the Inter de Milan in the round of XNUMX, in the quarterfinals Vallecano Ray and in the semifinals at 1. FC Kaiserslautern. In the final, the English won 3-1 in the first half, and in the second half there was a four-goal tie. But an own goal of Delfi Geli against the Basques three minutes from the end of overtime left the Spanish team unable to lift the title.
In 2002, the Feyenoord was returning to an international final after 28 years. On May 8 of that year, those of Rotterdam were able to lift the continental title against the Borussia Dortmund, and they did it at home. The final result was a 3-2 for the Dutch, who had in the squad Jon Dahl Tomasson y Robin van Persie like stars.
En 2003, Port won his first international title since 1987, with an incipient Jose Mourinho as a coach. On May 21, the Celtic Glasgow, in the final played in the La Cartuja Stadium de Sevilla 3-2, after the Brazilian's goal derley Scored in the 10th minute of the second half of overtime.
En 2004, Valencia champion was proclaimed after winning the final on May 19 in the Ullevi Stadium de Göteborg, Olympique de Marseille 2-0, with goals from Vicente y Mixed. The Valencian coach Rafa Benítez, would raise the following year the Champions League with the Liverpool, emulating the consecutive continental double of Mourinho en 2003 y 2004.
The "Sevilla de Monchi" and Atlético del "cholismo"
In the season 2004/05, is introduced for the first time in the history of the competition, a group stage prior to knockout phase. The group stage consisted of 40 teams divided into eight groups, with five members per group. The first three were automatically classified to the next round, where the first of each group played against a third from another group -as long as they were not from the same country or group-, and the second best played against the third group of the first Champions League phase. Under this new format, in the final played in the José Alvalade Stadium de Lisboa, CSKA Moscow won 3-1 to a Sporting, who could not achieve in his own stadium, a European title that has resisted him since the 1964 Recopa.
En 2006, Sevilla it won the first of its six titles in this competition, which make it the most successful club in this tournament. The Hispanics, who were celebrating the club's centenary that year, prevailed in the final played on May 10 at the Philips Stadium de Eindhoven al Middlesbrough English, by a resounding 4-0, with two goals from Maresca, one of Luis Fabiano and another Kanouté.
En 2007, Sevilla reissue title. In the first final contested by two Spanish teams in the competition, and second in the history of continental competitions after that of 2000 In the Champions League, Sevilla won their second consecutive title. The final, played on May 16, 2007 at the Hampden Park de Glasgow, faced the Barcelona Spanish before him Sevilla, being the second final in their history for both clubs in this competition. The ninety regulatory minutes ended 1-1, with goals from Adriano for Sevilla and Riera for Spanish. In the thirty minute overtime, Kanouté for Hispanics and jonatas for Barcelona, they tied it 2-2 at the end of 120 minutes in extra time, and led to the resolution of the title on penalties. The sevillista goalkeeper palop (who scored a decisive goal in the round of XNUMX), stopped three shots, making Sevilla the second team to revalidate the title the following season, after the two consecutive Real Madrid en 1985 y 1986.
The international surprise returned to install itself in the 2007/08 campaign, with the unknown FK ZenitTrained by Dick advocaat, and that surpassed Villarreal Spanish in the round of round of XNUMX; to the Olympique Marseille in eighths; in quarters to Bayer Leverkusen and in the semifinals to the then favorite Bayern Munich. With an offensive and very suspicious style of play, he entered the continental final held in Manchester, before him Glasgow Rangers. A 2-0 in the final moments of the match allowed the Russians to be crowned continental champions, becoming the second club from their country to win a UEFA competition.
The 2008/09 season ended the UEFA Cup, as from the 2009/10 season it was renamed the UEFA Europa League. The last match played before the format change was the final held between the Shakhtar Donetsk and Werder Bremen in the stadium Şükrü Saracoglu de Istanbul with a final result of victory by 2-1 for the Ukrainian team, being the first triumph of a team from their country after its independence.
The new decade began with the competition being renamed the 'UEFA Europa League' and with a series of changes to it, which included a 12-group first phase consisting of 48 participants. In the final, the Atletico Madrid, a team that reached the round of XNUMX after taking third place in the group stage of the Champions League, faced the tournament reveal, a modest Fulham FC that defeated theoretically superior teams on its way, such as the Juventus or Hamburg. The two goals scored by the Uruguayan forward Diego Forlan they were key to giving the rojiblancos victory in a match that was decided in extra time after finishing regulation time with a XNUMX-XNUMX draw.
The 2010/11 season hosted a new final between teams from the same country, this time Portuguese. The Porto Football Club champion was proclaimed after beating in the Dublin final at Sporting Braga, thanks to the lonely goal of Radamel Falcao. The Colombian surpassed, with 17 goals the record of the alemán Jurgen Klinsmann of goals scored in one edition of the competition, while the Dragões coach, André Villas Boas, at the age of 33, he became the youngest coach to win a league title. UEFA.
The following year Falcao was once again the star and top scorer of the competition in the 2011-12 season, this time in the ranks of Atlético de Madrid. The mattress team took the trophy only two years after their first triumph by thrashing the Athletic Club 3-0 in the second final between Spanish teams, after a campaign in which they achieved the record for consecutive victories in European competition, adding twelve consecutive wins, one more than FC Barcelona y Ajax Amsterdam, who have eleven victories each.
The following year the final took place in the Amsterdam Arena of the Netherlands, where he Chelsea FC won 2-1 at Benfica, with a goal of Branislav Ivanovic in the last minute of the game.
In 2014 the final is held in the Juventus Stadium from the city of Turin, where after the 0-0 with which the match and overtime conclude, the Sevilla FC champion is proclaimed for the third time, after winning the Benfica in the penalty shootout (4-2), with goals from Carlos Bacca, Stéphane M'Bia, "Coke" Andújarand Kevin Gameiro.
In 2015 the final is held in the Stadion Narodowy de Warsaw between Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Ukrainian and the champion of the previous year, the Sevilla FC. The match ended 3-2 in favor of Sevilla. The goals were scored by the Colombian Carlos Bacca twice and another of Grzegorz Krychowiak while for Dnipro they marked Kalinic y Ruslan Rotan. With that victory, the Sevilla FC became the only team to have won the Europa League four times, a historic milestone.
May 18, 2016 at the stadium St Jakob Park, Basel, the final of the 2015/16 edition was played, between the Liverpool FC and Sevilla FC The match ended with the result of 3-1 in favor of the sevillistas, with a comeback from the initial goal of the Liverpool, annotated by Sturridge. Kevin Gameiro tied the game at the start of the second half, and subsequently "Coke" Andújar scored a double, thus increasing the number of Sevilla trophies in this competition, being the first team in the history of the Europa League, formerly the UEFA Cup, to win 5 titles, the last 3 in a row.
May 24, 2017 at the stadium Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden, the final of the Europa League was played, between the Manchester United FC and Amsterdam Ajax. The match ended with the result of 2-0 in favor of the English team, the goals were scored by Paul Pogba y Henrij Mkhitarian, obtaining his first title in this competition.
May 16, 2018 will be remembered as the day that Atlético de Madrid won its third Europa League after defeating 3-0 in the final. Olympique de Marseille in the Parc Olympique Lyonnais of France. Antoine Griezmann twice and Gabi fernandez they were the authors of the "mattress" goals.
On May 29, 2019 at the Baku Olympic Stadium, Azerbaiyán, the final of the Europa League was played, between the Chelsea fc and Arsenal FC The match ended 4-1 in favor of Chelsea, thus obtaining their second title in this tournament, in the first final between teams from the same city, London.
On August 21 of the following year it took place in the German city of Colonia the final between the Sevilla Football Club and Internazionale Football Club, the two most successful clubs of the tournament, in which it was an atypical season due to the global viral pandemicOf severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 which forced the suspension and / or delay of many sports competitions. After the resumption of the same single match since the quarterfinals, the Spanish team was proclaimed winner by a result of 3-2, winning their sixth title in six disputed finals.
Participants and format
193 teams participate in this tournament: The champions of the respective cup competitions in each country, the best classified from the different leagues, which lagged behind those who did so for the Champions League, and some from different phases of the same Champions League that were eliminated. In addition, three more teams are added according to the UEFA Fair Play Ranking. Since the 1971/72 season, only 64 direct elimination teams have participated, before proceeding with the various changes in the competition.
- Since the 1997/98 season, the final is played to a single match on neutral ground.
- Since the 1999/2000 season, the participation of the different cup champions (after the Recopa's disappearance) has been allowed, in addition to the inclusion of the best third-party of the Champions League.
- In the 2004/05 campaign the group stage was introduced, with 40 teams divided into eight groups.
- In the 2009/10 campaign, the number of participants in the group phase increased, reaching 48 teams divided into twelve groups.
The UEFA Europa League consists of four previous knockout rounds (the last of which is considered a play-off round) and the UEFA Europa League itself. This final phase of the tournament is made up of a group phase (twelve groups of four teams each) in which each club faces each of its three rivals in a double round (six rounds) and a series of knockouts that range from the round of XNUMX, all of them roundtrip except the final, which is played as a single match in a stadium previously designated by the UEFA.
In the direct round-trip qualifiers, the team that has scored the fewest goals after the two games is eliminated. If both teams had achieved the same number of goals, the one who had conceded the fewest goals in their fiefdom would be able to go to the next round. If this did not determine a winner, an overtime consisting of two halves of 15 minutes each would be played at the end of the second leg. If during the extra periods both teams score the same number of goals, the away goal rule would be applied again, with which the team that played that second leg as a visitor would qualify for the next round. In the event that the extension passed without goals, it would finally be resorted to the penalty shootout.
During the group stage each victory adds 3 points; each tie, 1; and a defeat, 0. The first two of each group (24 teams in total) go to the next round, which together with the 8 third-party of the UEFA Champions League make up the 32 participants of the round of XNUMX. If two or more teams have the same number of points within the same group, the following criteria determine the ranking order (in descending order):
- a) Greater number of points obtained in the group matches played between the teams in question;
- b) Greater goal difference in group matches played between the teams in question;
- c) Greater number of goals scored away from home in group matches played between the teams in question;
- d) Greater goal difference in all group matches;
- e) Greater number of goals scored in all group matches;
- f) Best coefficient (achieved over the last 5 years in the Champions League and the Europa League).
Champion Emblems and Trophy
The trophy was designed and created by Milano Bertoni for the final of the first edition in 1972. It weighs 15 kilos and is made of silver on a yellow marble pedestal with copper color and green details. Article 11.03 of the current regulations of the competition, valid since 2015, specifies that “any club that wins the trophy three consecutive or five alternate times receives special recognition. After this cycle of three successive victories or five in total, the club in question begins a new cycle of zero. The only club that has achieved such recognition is the Sevilla Football Club after winning in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Since the beginning of the 2018-19 season, and similar to the Champions League, the clubs have the right to wear the multiple-winner badge on the left sleeve of the shirt. In order to obtain it, they must win three consecutive trophies or, failing that, five alternate trophies, having a design of a Oval in a vertical position with a silver background, containing in its interior in white, the current logo of the silhouette of the competition trophy and the number of titles won by the club, with the official UEFA typography.
The count to receive the badge does not start over when a team achieves one of these cycles, but is maintained.
A club received the emblem automatically in 2019 for the achievements achieved until then:
- Sevilla Football Club (emblem of 5 cups after winning the editions of 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016; being added later 1 more to carry an emblem of 6 glasses after the edition of 2020).
The so-called 'anthem' of the UEFA Europa League, composed of Yohann Zveig, does not have a letter and is recognized in such a way by the president and directors of the competition.
It has been used since 2009, in which it was performed for the first time by the Paris Orchestra.
As of 2015, the anthem changed to a very different one, composed by Michel Kadelbach, at the same time that the logo changed. Even so, for the 2018-2019 edition, MassiveMusic once again made a different "anthem", to follow the new visual identity of the Europa League, more dynamic and frenetic.
- For a better detail of the finals see UEFA Europa League finalists
Until the 1996-97 edition, the final was played in a double game. Since then, much like the UEFA Champions League, a venue for a single final match has been assigned to decide the title.
|1971-72||Tottenham Hotspur FC||2 - 1, 1 - 1||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC|
|1972-73||Liverpool FC||3 - 0, 0 - 2||Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|1973-74||SC Feyenoord||2 - 2, 2 - 0||Tottenham Hotspur FC|
|1974-75||Borussia Mönchengladbach||0 - 0, 5 - 1||FC Twente|
|1975-76||Liverpool FC||3 - 2, 1 - 1||Club Brugge KV|
|1976-77||Juventus FC||1 - 0, 1 - 2 (v.)||Athletic Club|
|1977-78||PSV Eindhoven||0 - 0, 3 - 0||SC Bastia|
|1978-79||Borussia Mönchengladbach||1 - 1, 1 - 0||FK Red Star|
|1979-80||Eintracht Frankfurt||2 - 3, 1 - 0 (v.)||Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|1980-81||Ipswich Town FC||3 - 0, 2 - 4||AZ Alkmaar|
|1981-82||IFK Göteborg||1 - 0, 3 - 0||Hamburger SV|
|1982-83||RSC Anderlecht||1 - 0, 1 - 1||SL Benfica|
|1983-84||Tottenham Hotspur FC||1 - 1, 1 - 1 (4-3 pen.)||RSC Anderlecht|
|1984-85||real Madrid FC||3 - 0, 0 - 1||Videoton FC|
|1985-86||real Madrid FC||5 - 1, 0 - 2||FC Cologne|
|1986-87||IFK Göteborg||1 - 0, 1 - 1||Dundee United FC|
|1987-88||Bayer Leverkusen||0 - 3, 3 - 0 (3-2 pen.)||RCD Espanyol|
|1988-89||SSC Napoli||2 - 1, 3 - 3||VfB Stuttgart|
|1989-90||Juventus FC||3 - 1, 0 - 0||AC Fiorentina|
|1990-91||FC Internazionale||2 - 0, 0 - 1||AS Roma|
|1991-92||AFC Ajax||2 - 2, 0 - 0 (v.)||Torino FC|
|1992-93||Juventus FC||3 - 1, 3 - 0||BV Borussia|
|1993-94||FC Internazionale||1 - 0, 1 - 0||Casino Salzburg|
|1994-95||Parma FC||1 - 0, 1 - 1||Juventus FC|
|1995-96||FC Bayern||2 - 0, 3 - 1||FC Girondins de Bordeaux|
|1996-97||FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke||1 - 0, 0 - 1 (4-1 pen.)||FC Internazionale|
|1997-98||FC Internazionale||3-0||SS Lazio|
|1998-99||Parma FC||3-0||Olympique de Marseille|
|1999-00||Galatasaray SK||0-0 4 - 1 pen.)||Arsenal FC|
|2000-01||Liverpool FC||5-4 (pro.)||Deportivo Alavés|
|2001-02||Feyenoord Rotterdam||3-2||BV Borussia|
|2002-03||FC Porto||3-2 (pro.)||Celtic FC|
|2003-04||Valencia CF||2-0||Olympique de Marseille|
|2004-05||PFK CSKA Moskva||3-1||Sporting CP|
|2005-06||Sevilla FC||4-0||Middlesbrough FC|
|2006-07||Sevilla FC||2-2 3 - 1 pen.)||RCD Espanyol|
|2007-08||FK Zenit||2-0||Rangers FC|
|2008-09||FK Shakhtar Donetsk||2-1 (pro.)||SV Werder Bremen|
|UEFA Europa League|
|2009-10||Atletico Madrid||2-1 (pro.)||Fulham FC|
|2010-11||FC Porto||1-0||SC Braga|
|2011-12||Atletico Madrid||3-0||Athletic Club|
|2012-13||Chelsea fc||2-1||SL Benfica|
|2013-14||Sevilla FC||0-0 4 - 2 pen.)||SL Benfica|
|2014-15||Sevilla FC||3-2||FK Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk|
|2015-16||Sevilla FC||3-1||Liverpool FC|
|2016-17||Manchester United FC||2-0||AFC Ajax|
|2017-18||Atletico Madrid||3-0||Olympique de Marseille|
|2018-19||Chelsea fc||4-1||Arsenal FC|
|2019-20||Sevilla FC||3-2||FC Internazionale|
|2020-21||Villarreal CF||1-1 11 - 10 pen.)||Manchester United FC|
Final report: pro. = Extension, pen. = Penalties, des. = Tiebreaker match.
The most successful team in the history of the competition unifying the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League is the Sevilla Football Club with six titles. 29 clubs among all the historical participants in the competition have managed to proclaim themselves winners, while thirty-two more for a total of sixty complete the list of clubs with a presence in a final. Among them, Spanish clubs dominate with seventeen presences. The Spanish are also the clubs that have achieved the most titles with thirteen, and together with Germans and English they are the ones who contribute the most different champion clubs with five each.
|Team||Securities||Runners-up||Champion years||Runner-up years|
|Tottenham Hotspur FC||2||1|
|real Madrid FC||2||-
|Manchester United FC||1||1|
|Ipswich Town FC||1||-
|PFK CSKA Moskva||1||-
|FK Shakhtar Donetsk||1||-
|Olympique de Marseille||-
|Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||-
|Club Brugge KV||-
|FK Red Star||-
|Dundee United FC||-
|Red Bull Salzburg||-
|FC Girondins de Bordeaux||-
|SV Werder Bremen||-
|FK Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk||-
Titles by country
- For a complete statistical summary of the competition see UEFA Europa League statistics
The 236 points achieved by the Internazionale Football Club they place the historical classification of the competition as the leader among the 983 teams that have ever participated in it. 18 points below is the second classified, the Sporting Clube de Portugal, in turn 16 points above the third, the Sevilla Football Club, most awarded club of the tournament.
|Pos||Club||temp||Points||PJ||PG||PE||PP||Pts. X3||Securities||% Success 1||% Success 2|
|4||Club Brugge KV||31||199||180||79||41||60||278||—||0||0|
|5||Tottenham Hotspur FC||15||192||140||78||36||26||270||2||4.08||13.33|
|=||FC Girondins de Bordeaux||22||170||142||71||28||43||232||—||0||0|
Historic scorers table
- For a complete detail see Top scorers in the UEFA Europa League.
The top scorer of the tournament is the Swede Henrik Larsson with 40 goals, followed by the Dutch Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, the Colombian Radamel Falcao and Spanish Aritz Aduriz with 34, 31 and 31 goals respectively, being also the only players to surpass the thirty goal barrier in the history of the competition.
It should also be noted among the top scorers to German Jupp Heynckes for being the player with the best scoring average in the competition with 1,10 goals per game, ahead of the aforementioned Falcao who has an average of 0,91 goals per game, and 0,81 for the German Dieter Muller.
Final report: Accounted for the matches and goals in previous rounds. On bold font active players in Europe and current club.
Players with the highest number of matches played
- For a complete detail see Players with the most appearances in the UEFA Europa League.
The Italian Giuseppe Bergomi is the player who has played the most matches in the competition with 96, followed by 90 Frank Ross, being the only ones to have played more than 90 games. Behind them are bibras natkho with 80 encounters, and João Pereira, with 77, both active.
The previous records count the previous qualifying phases and under the old format of the competition. Without counting these encounters, it is with 61 the Portuguese Daniel Carrico the one that accumulates more presences, ahead of the 57 of Jeremain Lens, Senad Lulic y Andrew Ulmer.
Final report: Accounted for the matches and goals in previous rounds. On bold font active players in the present edition.
Other statistical data
- Biggest global win: Feyenoord 21–0 US Rumelange (9-0 and 12-0) in 1972-73 .
- Biggest win: AFC Ajax 14–0 FA Red Boys Differdange en 1984-85 .
- Final with the most goals: Liverpool FC 5–4 Deportivo Alavés (9 goals) in 2000-01 .
- Most goals in a single tournament edition: Radamel Falcao of FC Porto with 17 goals in 2010-11 .
- Highest number of goals scored by a player in a match: 5 goals. Aritz Aduriz, the Athletic Club, against him KRC Genk en 2016-17 , on November 3, 2016. ^
- Player with the most titles achieved: 5 titles.
José Antonio Reyes managed to win 2 titles with Atletico Madrid and 3 titles with Sevilla.
- Coach with the most titles: Unai Emery with 4.
- Player with the most titles achieved on the same team: 4 titles.
Daniel Carrico managed to win 4 titles with him Sevilla FC
- Biggest goals in a final:
- Borussia Mönchengladbach 5–1 FC Twente en 1974-75
- real Madrid FC 5–1 FC Cologne en 1985-86 .
- Sevilla FC 4–0 Middlesbrough FC en 2005-06 .
- Undefeated champions: 7
7 clubs have won the tournament undefeated.
- IFK Göteborg in 1981-82 and 1986-87.
- Tottenham Hotspur FC in 1971-72.
- Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1978-79.
- Galatasaray SK in 1999-2000.
- Rotterdam Feyenoord in 2001-02.
- Chelsea fc in 2018-19.
- Villarreal CF in 2020-21.
- Consecutive champions:
- Two-time championships
- real Madrid FC in 1984-85 and 1985-86.
- Sevilla FC in 2005-06 and 2006-07.
- Three-time championships
- Sevilla FC in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.
- Two-time championships
Economy and Finance
The teams that participate in the first phase of the competition receive 120 euros, those that do so in the second 000 and those that participate in the third 130. In the group phase, a fixed amount of 000 million is received. euros, for each victory they will be added 140 euros and for a draw 000 euros in case of being first in the group will receive 1,3 and second 200. In case of reaching the eighth 000, to quarterfinals 100, semifinalist 000 million, finalist 400 and champion 000. There is a maximum cap of 200 million to which the market share must be added.
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