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UEFA Europa League Logo
Founded 1971 (2009 in its
current format)
Region UEFA (Europe) (Russia)
Tournament information
Current champions Flag of Spain Sevilla
Number of teams 48 (group stage)

+8 clubs join after
Champions League
group stage

160 (total)

Most successful club Flag of SpainSevilla (4 titles)
Website Official website

The UEFA Europa League, formerly the UEFA Cup, is an association football competition established in 1971 by UEFA. It is considered the second most important international competition for European clubs, after the UEFA Champions League. Clubs qualify for the Europa League based on their performance in national leagues and cup competitions. For the first 25 years of the competition, the final was contested over two legs, one at each participating club's stadium, but in 1998, Internazionale defeated Lazio in the competition's first single-legged final held at a neutral venue, the Parc des Princes in Paris. Tottenham Hotspur won the inaugural competition in 1972, defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–2 on aggregate. Nine finals have featured teams from the same national association: Italy (1990, 1991, 1995 and 1998), Spain (2007 and 2012), England (1972), Germany (1980) and Portugal (2011).

Juventus, Internazionale, Liverpool and Sevilla hold the record for the most victories, with each team having won the competition three times since its inception.Real Madrid (winners in 1985 and 1986) and Sevilla (winners in 2006 and 2007) are the only teams to have retained their title. Teams from Italy have won the competition the most times, with nine winners coming from this country. The last champions before the UEFA Cup was renamed to UEFA Europa League were Shakhtar Donetsk, who beat Werder Bremen 2–1 after extra time in the 2009 UEFA Cup Final. The current champions are Sevilla, who defeated Benfica 4–2 in a penalty shootout in the 2014 final, after a goalless draw at the end of extra-time. With this defeat, their second consecutive and third overall, Benfica hold the record for the most losses in the final of this competition.

While the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup is considered to be the predecessor to the UEFA Cup, UEFA does not recognize it as an official UEFA club competition, and therefore its records are not included in the list.

Winners

Key
. Match won after extra time
* Match won after a penalty shootout
§ Match won by a golden goal
  • The "Season" column refers to the season during which the competition was held, and links to the article about that season.
  • The two-legged final matches are listed in the order they were played.
  • The "UCL" note by the winner means that the team initially competed in the UEFA Champions League for that season (since the 1999–2000 season).
  • The link in the "Score" column directs to the article about that season's final.
UEFA Cup and Europa League finals
Season Country Winner Score Runner-up Country Venue Attendance
1971–72 England.png England Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers England.png England Molineux, Wolverhampton 45,000
England.png England Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers England.png England White Hart Lane, London 54,000
1972–73 England.png England Liverpool 3–0 Borussia Mönchengladbach Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Anfield, Liverpool 41,169
England.png England Liverpool 0–2 Borussia Mönchengladbach Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Bökelbergstadion, Mönchengladbach 35,000
1973–74 Netherlands.png Netherlands Feyenoord 2–2 Tottenham Hotspur England.png England White Hart Lane, London 46,281
Netherlands.png Netherlands Feyenoord 2–0 Tottenham Hotspur England.png England De Kuip, Rotterdam 59,000
1974–75 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–0 Twente Netherlands.png Netherlands Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf 42,000
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 5–1 Twente Netherlands.png Netherlands Diekman Stadion, Enschede 21,000
1975–76 England.png England Liverpool 3–2 Club Brugge Belgium.png Belgium Anfield, Liverpool 56,000
England.png England Liverpool 1–1 Club Brugge Belgium.png Belgium Olympiastadion, Bruges 32,000
1976–77 Flag of Italy.gif Italy Juventus 1–0 Athletic Bilbao Flag of Spain Spain Stadio Comunale, Turin 75,000
Flag of Italy.gif Italy Juventus 1–2 Athletic Bilbao Flag of Spain Spain San Mamés, Bilbao 43,000
1977–78 Netherlands.png Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0–0 Bastia Flag of France.png France Stade Armand Cesari, Bastia 15,000
Netherlands.png Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 3–0 Bastia Flag of France.png France Philips Stadion, Eindhoven 27,000
1978–79 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–1 Red Star Belgrade Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia Stadion Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade 87,000
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–0 Red Star Belgrade Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf 45,000
1979–80 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 2–3 Borussia Mönchengladbach Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Bökelbergstadion, Mönchengladbach 25,000
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 1–0 Borussia Mönchengladbach Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Waldstadion, Frankfurt 59,000
1980–81 England.png England Ipswich Town 3–0 AZ Netherlands.png Netherlands Portman Road, Ipswich 27,532
England.png England Ipswich Town 2–4 AZ Netherlands.png Netherlands Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam 28,500
1981–82 Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden IFK Göteborg 1–0 Hamburg Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg 42,548
Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden IFK Göteborg 3–0 Hamburg Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Volksparkstadion, Hamburg 60,000
1982–83 Belgium.png Belgium Anderlecht 1–0 Benfica Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Heysel Stadium, Brussels 55,000
Belgium.png Belgium Anderlecht 1–1 Benfica Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Estádio da Luz, Lisbon 80,000
1983–84 England.png England Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 Anderlecht Belgium.png Belgium Constant Vanden Stock, Brussels 40,000
England.png England Tottenham Hotspur 1–1* Anderlecht Belgium.png Belgium White Hart Lane, 46,205
1984–85 Flag of Spain.png Spain Real Madrid 3–0 Videoton Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Stadion Sóstói, Székesfehérvár 30,000
Flag of Spain.png Spain Real Madrid 0–1 Videoton Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid 90,000
1985–86 Flag of Spain.png Spain Real Madrid 5–1 Köln Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid 85,000
Flag of Spain.png Spain Real Madrid 0–2 Köln Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Olympiastadion, Berlin 15,000
1986–87 Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden IFK Göteborg 1–0 Dundee United Scotland.png Scotland Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg 50,023
Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden IFK Göteborg 1–1 Dundee United Scotland.png Scotland Tannadice Park, Dundee 20,911
1987–88 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0–3 Espanyol Flag of Spain.png Spain Estadi de Sarrià, Barcelona 42,000
Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Bayer Leverkusen 3–0* Espanyol Flag of Spain.png Spain Ulrich Haberland Stadion, Leverkusen 22,000
1988–89 Flag of Italy.gif Italy Napoli 2–1 VfB Stuttgart Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Stadio San Paolo, Naples 83,000
Flag of Italy.gif Italy Napoli 3–3 VfB Stuttgart Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Neckarstadion, Stuttgart 67,000
1989–90 Flag of Italy.gif Italy Juventus 3–1 Fiorentina Flag of Italy.gif Italy Stadio Comunale, Turin 45,000
Flag of Italy.gif Italy Juventus 0–0 Fiorentina Flag of Italy.gif Italy Stadio Partenio, Avellino 32,000
1990–91 Flag of Italy.gif Italy Internazionale 2–0 Roma Flag of Italy.gif Italy San Siro, Milan 68,887
Flag of Italy.gif Italy Internazionale 0–1 Roma Flag of Italy.gif Italy Stadio Olimpico, Rome 70,901
1991–92 Netherlands.png Netherlands Ajax 2–2 Torino Flag of Italy.gif Italy Stadio delle Alpi, Turin 65,377
Netherlands.png Netherlands Ajax 0–0 Torino Flag of Italy.gif Italy Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam 42,000
1992–93 Flag of Italy.gif Italy Juventus 3–1 Borussia Dortmund Germany.png Germany Westfalenstadion, Dortmund 37,000
Flag of Italy.gif Italy Juventus 3–0 Borussia Dortmund Germany.png Germany Stadio delle Alpi, Turin 62,781
1993–94 Flag of Italy.gif Italy Internazionale 1–0 Casino Salzburg Flag of Austria.png Austria


Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna 47,500
Flag of Italy.gif Italy Internazionale 1–0 Casino Salzburg Flag of Austria.png Austria


San Siro, Milan 80,326
1994–95 Flag of Italy.gif Italy Parma 1–0 Juventus Flag of Italy.gif Italy Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma 22,062
Flag of Italy.gif Italy Parma 1–1 Juventus Flag of Italy.gif Italy San Siro, Milan 80,754
1995–96 Germany.png Germany Bayern Munich 2–0 Bordeaux Flag of France.png France Olympiastadion, Munich 62,000
Germany.png Germany Bayern Munich 3–1 Bordeaux Flag of France.png France Parc Lescure, Bordeaux 36,000
1996–97 Germany.png Germany Schalke 04 1–0 Internazionale Flag of Italy.gif Italy Parkstadion, Gelsenkirchen 56,000
Germany.png Germany Schalke 04 0–1* Internazionale Flag of Italy.gif Italy San Siro, Milan 83,000
1997–98 Flag of Italy.gif Italy Internazionale 3–0 Lazio Flag of Italy.gif Italy Parc des Princes, Paris 44,412
1998–99 Flag of Italy.gif Italy Parma 3–0 Marseille Flag of France.png France Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow 62,000
1999–2000 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Galatasaray (UCL) 0–0*[A] Arsenal (UCL) England.png England Parken Stadium, Copenhagen 38,919
2000–01 England.png England Liverpool 5–4§[B] Deportivo Alavés Flag of Spain.png Spain Westfalenstadion, Dortmund 48,050
2001–02 Netherlands.png Netherlands Feyenoord (UCL) 3–2 Borussia Dortmund (UCL) Germany.png Germany De Kuip, Rotterdam 45,611
2002–03 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Porto 3–2.[C] Celtic (UCL) Scotland.png Scotland Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla, Seville 52,972
2003–04 Flag of Spain.png Spain Valencia 2–0 Marseille (UCL) Flag of France.png France Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg 39,000
2004–05 Flag of Russia.png Russia CSKA Moscow (UCL) 3–1 Sporting CP Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon 47,085
2005–06 Flag of Spain.png Spain Sevilla 4–0 Middlesbrough England.png England Philips Stadion, Eindhoven 33,100
2006–07 Flag of Spain.png Spain Sevilla 2–2*[D] Espanyol Flag of Spain.png Spain Hampden Park, Glasgow 47,602
2007–08 Flag of Russia.png Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 2–0 Rangers (UCL) Scotland.png Scotland City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester 43,878
2008–09 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (UCL) 2–1.[E] Werder Bremen (UCL) Germany.png Germany Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul 37,357
2009–10 Flag of Spain.png Spain Atlético Madrid (UCL) 2–1.[F] Fulham England.png England Hamburg Arena, Hamburg 49,000
2010–11 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Porto 1–0 Braga (UCL) Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Dublin Arena, Dublin 45,391
2011–12 Flag of Spain.png Spain Atlético Madrid 3–0 Athletic Bilbao Flag of Spain.png Spain Arena Națională, Bucharest 52,347
2012–13 England.png England Chelsea (UCL) 2–1 Benfica (UCL) Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam 46,163
2013–14 Flag of Spain.png Spain Sevilla 0–0*[G] Benfica (UCL) Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Juventus Stadium, Turin 33,120
2014–15 v National Stadium, Warsaw
2015–16 v St. Jakob-Park, Basel

Performances

By teams

UEFA Cup and Europa League winners by teams
Team Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
Flag of Italy Juventus 3 1 1977, 1990, 1993 1995
Flag of Italy Internazionale 3 1 1991, 1994, 1998 1997
England Liverpool 3 0 1973, 1976, 2001
Flag of Spain Sevilla 3 0 2006, 2007, 2014
Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 2 2 1975, 1979 1973, 1980
England Tottenham Hotspur 2 1 1972, 1984 1974
Netherlands Feyenoord 2 0 1974, 2002
Flag of Sweden Good one IFK Göteborg 2 0 1982, 1987
Flag of Spain Real Madrid 2 0 1985, 1986
Flag of Italy Parma 2 0 1995, 1999
Flag of Portugal Porto 2 0 2003, 2011
Flag of Spain Atlético Madrid 2 0 2010, 2012
Belgium Anderlecht 1 1 1983 1984
Netherlands PSV 1 0 1978
Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 1 0 1980
England Ipswich Town 1 0 1981
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1 0 1988
Flag of Italy Napoli 1 0 1989
Netherlands Ajax 1 0 1992
Germany Bayern Munich 1 0 1996
Germany Schalke 04 1 0 1997
Flag of Turkey Galatasaray 1 0 2000
Flag of Spain Valencia 1 0 2004
Flag of Russia CSKA Moscow 1 0 2005
Flag of Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 1 0 2008
Flag of Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 1 0 2009
England Chelsea 1 0 2013
Flag of Portugal Benfica 0 3 1983, 2013, 2014
Flag of Spain Athletic Bilbao 0 2 1977, 2012
Flag of Spain Espanyol 0 2 1988, 2007
Germany Borussia Dortmund 0 2 1993, 2002
Flag of France Marseille 0 2 1999, 2004
England Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 1 1972
Netherlands Twente 0 1 1975
Belgium Brugge 0 1 1976
Flag of France Bastia 0 1 1978
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001 Red Star Belgrade 0 1 1979
Netherlands AZ 0 1 1981
Germany Hamburg 0 1 1982
Flag of Hungary Videoton 0 1 1985
Germany Köln 0 1 1986
Scotland Dundee United 0 1 1987
Germany Stuttgart 0 1 1989
Flag of Italy Fiorentina 0 1 1990
Flag of Italy Roma 0 1 1991
Flag of Italy Torino 0 1 1992
Flag of Austria Casino Salzburg 0 1 1994
Flag of France Bordeaux 0 1 1996
Flag of Italy Lazio 0 1 1998
England Arsenal 0 1 2000
Flag of Spain Alavés 0 1 2001
Scotland Celtic 0 1 2003
Flag of Portugal Sporting CP 0 1 2005
England Middlesbrough 0 1 2006
Scotland Rangers 0 1 2008
Germany Werder Bremen 0 1 2009
England Fulham 0 1 2010
Flag of Portugal Braga 0 1 2011

By countries

UEFA Cup and Europa League winners by country
Country Winners Runners-up
Flag of Italy.gif Italy 9 6
Flag of Spain.png Spain 8 5
England.png England 7 5
Germany.png Germany

[H]

6 8
Netherlands.png Netherlands 4 2
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 2 5
Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden 2 0
Flag of Russia.png Russia 2 0
Belgium.png Belgium 1 2
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 1 0
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 1 0
Flag of France.png France 0 4
Scotland.png Scotland 0 3
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 001.png Yugoslavia 0 1
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 0 1
Flag of Austria.png Austria


0 1

Notes

A. ^ Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Galatasaray won the penalty-shootout 4–1.

B. ^ Score was 4–4 after 90 minutes. Liverpool scored the golden goal in the 26th minute of extra time.

C. ^ Score was 2–2 after 90 minutes.

D. ^ Score was 2–2 after 90 minutes and extra time. Sevilla won the penalty shootout 3–1.

E. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes.

F. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes.

G. ^ Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Sevilla won the penalty shootout 4–2.

H. ^ Includes West Germany.