Europa League Final History: Results, Winners, Records, GoalScorers, Venues

The Europa League is UEFA’s second biggest competition and one of the most important club competitions in the world. Born from the ashes of the old UEFA Cup in 2009-10, the competition is the latest incarnation of the annual European club competition that has existed since 1971. Europa League final history is vast with many dramatic clashes taking place all over Europe in some of the most prestigious stadiums.

Liverpool and Sevilla will play in the 2016 Europa League final on May 18th at the St. Jakob-Park in Basel in Switzerland. It will be the 45th final in the history of the competition, and the seventh since the rebranding.

Sevilla are the most successful team in the history of the Europa League, having won four titles, with the Spanish side the current holders having won the last two tournaments back to back. Their opponents this year, Liverpool, are joint second in the list of most successful sides (with Inter Milan and Juventus).

Check out our guide to Europa League final history below:

Europa League/UEFA Cup Final Winners

The Europa League/UEFA Cup has been won by 27 different teams throughout its history, with 12 of those winning the title more than once.

Sevilla – Titles: 4 – Years Won: 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015

Juventus – Titles: 3 – Runners Up: 1 – Years Won: 1977, 1990, 1993 – Years Runners Up: 1995

Inter Milan – Titles: 3 – Runners Up: 1 – Years Won: 1991, 1994, 1998 – Years Runners Up: 1997

Liverpool – Titles: 3 – Years Won: 1973, 1976, 2001

Borussia Mönchengladbach – Titles: 2 – Runners Up: 2 – Years Won: 1975, 1979 – Years Runners Up: 1973, 1980

Tottenham Hotspur – Titles: 2 – Runners Up: 1 – Years Won: 1972, 1984 – Years Runners Up: 1974

Feyenoord – Titles: 2 – Years Won: 1974, 2002

IFK Göteborg – Titles: 2 – Years Won: 1982, 1987

Real Madrid – Titles: 2 – Years Won: 1985, 1986

Parma – Titles: 2 – Years Won: 1995, 1999

Porto – Titles: 2 – Years Won: 2003, 2011

Atlético Madrid – Titles: 2 – Years Won: 2010, 2012

Anderlecht – Titles: 1 – Runners Up: 1 – Years Won: 1983 – Years Runners Up: 1984

PSV Eindhoven – Titles: 1 – Years Won: 1978

Eintracht Frankfurt – Titles: 1  – Years Won: 1980

Ipswich Town – Titles: 1 – Years Won: 1981

Bayer Leverkusen- Titles: 1 – Years Won: 1988

Napoli – Titles: 1 – Years Won: 1989

Ajax – Titles: 1 – Years Won: 1992

Bayern Munich – Titles: 1 – Years Won: 1996

Schalke 04 – Titles: 1 – Years Won: 1997

Galatasaray – Titles: 1 – Years Won: 2000

Valencia – Titles: 1 – Years Won: 2004

CSKA Moscow – Titles: 1 – Years Won: 2005

Zenit St. Petersburg – Years Won: 1 – Years Won: 2008

Shakhtar Donetsk – Titles: 1 – Years Won: 2009

Chelsea – Titles: 1 – Years Won: 2013

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Europa League/UEFA Cup Record Scorers

Some of the greatest players have graced the competition, with many having outstanding scoring records. Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz is the current top scorer in the 2015/16 tournament with 10 goals and he will take the crown this season unless Sevilla hitman Kevin Gameiro hits three goals or more in the final.

Both strikers have quite a way to go to reach the all time top ten Europa League goalscorers:

1. Henrik Larsson – 40 goals – 56 games

2. Klass-Jan Huntelaar – 33 goals – 40 games

3. Radamel Falcao – 31 goals – 33 games

4. Dieter Muller – 29 goals – 36 games

5. Shota Arveladze – 27 goals – 44 games

6. Alessandro Altobelli – 25 goals – 58 games

7. Mladen Petric – 24 goals – 63 games

8. Jupp Heynckes – 23 goals – 21 games

9. Martin Chivers – 22 goals – 34 games

10. Dennis Bergkamp – 22 goals – 41 games

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Europa League Final History

Below are the previous six Europa League final results, starting from the rebranding of the UEFA Cup to the Europa League as we know it today.

Atletico Madrid 2-1 Fulham, May 5th 2010, Hamburg Arena (Germany)

Porto 1-0 Braga, May 18th 2011, Dublin Arena (Ireland)

Atletico Madrid 3-0 Athetic Bilbao, May 9th 2012, National Arena (Romania)

Benfica 1-2 Chelsea, May 15th 2013, Amsterdam Arena (Holland)

Sevilla 0-0 Benfica (Sevilla 4-2 on penalties), May 14th 2014, Juventus Stadium (Italy)

FC Dnipro 2-3 Sevilla, May 27th 2015, National Stadium (Poland)

All-Time Club Rankings

UEFA Cup

Although Sevilla are the most successful club in the history of the tournament in terms of title wins, they are actually placed 11th on UEFA’s official club rankings list throughout history. This list is compiled from a number of categories stretching back to 1971, including the number of tournaments competed in, wins, goals for and against, games played and, of course, titles.

1. Inter Milan
2. Club Brugge
3 Tottenham Hotspur
4. Sporting Lisbon
5. PSV Eindhoven
6. Juventus
7. Liverpool
8. Stuttgart
9. Anderlecht
10. Valencia

Click here for the full, 1000-strong UEFA Cup club rankings list

Europa League

With the Europa League as it is today only seven years old, the all-time club ranking list for this incarnation of the tournament is a little more straightforward, with Sevilla sitting on top of the pile having won two titles and reaching a third final.

1. Sevilla
2. Villarreal
3. PSV Eindhoven
4. Benfica
5. Tottenham Hotspur
6. Atletico Madrid
7. Liverpool
8. Lazio
9. Sporting Lisbon
10. Valencia

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