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List of UEFA Cup and Europa League finals

The UEFA Europa League, formerly the UEFA Cup, is an association football competition established in 1971 by UEFA.[1] 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.[2] Tottenham Hotspur won the inaugural competition in 1972, defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–2 on aggregate.[3] Ten finals have featured teams from the same national association: Italy (1990, 1991, 1995 and 1998), Spain (2007 and 2012), England (1972 and 2019), Germany (1980) and Portugal (2011).

List of UEFA Cup and Europa League finals
Founded1971
RegionUEFA (Europe)
Number of teams48 (group stage)
2 (finalists)
Current championsEngland Chelsea
(2nd title)
Most successful club(s)Spain Sevilla
(5 titles)
2019–20 UEFA Europa League

Sevilla holds the record for the most victories, having won the competition five times since its inception.[4] Real Madrid (winners in 1985 and 1986) and Sevilla (winners in 2006 and 2007; and in 2014, 2015, and 2016) are the only teams to have retained their title. The competition has been won 11 times by teams from Spain, more than any other country.[1] 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 final. Benfica and Marseille have lost the most finals, with three losses in the competition. The current champions are Chelsea, who defeated Arsenal 4–1 in the 2019 final.

While the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup is considered to be the predecessor to the UEFA Cup, UEFA does not recognise it as an official UEFA club competition, and therefore its records are not included in the list.[5]

List of finalsEdit

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 a team 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 Winners Score Runners-up Country Venue Attendance
1971–72   England Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers   England   Molineux, Wolverhampton 45,000
1–1   White Hart Lane, London 54,000
1972–73   England Liverpool 3–0 Borussia Mönchengladbach   West Germany   Anfield, Liverpool 41,169
0–2   Bökelbergstadion, Mönchengladbach 35,000
1973–74   Netherlands Feyenoord 2–2 Tottenham Hotspur   England   White Hart Lane, London 46,281
2–0   De Kuip, Rotterdam 59,000
1974–75   West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–0 Twente   Netherlands   Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf 42,000
5–1   Diekman Stadion, Enschede 21,000
1975–76   England Liverpool 3–2 Club Brugge   Belgium   Anfield, Liverpool 56,000
1–1   Olympiastadion, Bruges 32,000
1976–77   Italy Juventus 1–0 Athletic Bilbao   Spain   Stadio Comunale, Turin 75,000
1–2   San Mamés, Bilbao 43,000
1977–78   Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0–0 Bastia   France   Stade Armand Cesari, Bastia 15,000
3–0   Philips Stadion, Eindhoven 27,000
1978–79   West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–1 Red Star Belgrade   Yugoslavia   Stadion Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade 87,000
1–0   Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf 45,000
1979–80   West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 2–3 Borussia Mönchengladbach   West Germany   Bökelbergstadion, Mönchengladbach 25,000
1–0   Waldstadion, Frankfurt 59,000
1980–81   England Ipswich Town 3–0 AZ   Netherlands   Portman Road, Ipswich 27,532
2–4   Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam 28,500
1981–82   Sweden IFK Göteborg 1–0 Hamburg   West Germany   Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg 42,548
3–0   Volksparkstadion, Hamburg 60,000
1982–83   Belgium Anderlecht 1–0 Benfica   Portugal   Heysel Stadium, Brussels 55,000
1–1   Estádio da Luz, Lisbon 80,000
1983–84   England Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 Anderlecht   Belgium   Constant Vanden Stock, Brussels 40,000
1–1*   White Hart Lane, London 46,205
1984–85   Spain Real Madrid 3–0 Videoton   Hungary   Sóstói Stadion, Székesfehérvár 30,000
0–1   Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid 90,000
1985–86   Spain Real Madrid 5–1 Köln   West Germany   Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid 85,000
0–2   Olympiastadion, Berlin 15,000
1986–87   Sweden IFK Göteborg 1–0 Dundee United   Scotland   Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg 50,023
1–1   Tannadice Park, Dundee 20,911
1987–88   West Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0–3 Espanyol   Spain   Estadi de Sarrià, Barcelona 42,000
3–0*   Ulrich Haberland Stadion, Leverkusen 22,000
1988–89   Italy Napoli 2–1 VfB Stuttgart   West Germany   Stadio San Paolo, Naples 83,000
3–3   Neckarstadion, Stuttgart 67,000
1989–90   Italy Juventus 3–1 Fiorentina   Italy   Stadio Comunale, Turin 45,000
0–0   Stadio Partenio, Avellino 32,000
1990–91   Italy Internazionale 2–0 Roma   Italy   San Siro, Milan 68,887
0–1   Stadio Olimpico, Rome 70,901
1991–92   Netherlands Ajax 2–2 Torino   Italy   Stadio delle Alpi, Turin 65,377
0–0   Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam 42,000
1992–93   Italy Juventus 3–1 Borussia Dortmund   Germany   Westfalenstadion, Dortmund 37,000
3–0   Stadio delle Alpi, Turin 62,781
1993–94   Italy Internazionale 1–0 Salzburg   Austria   Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna 47,500
1–0   San Siro, Milan 80,326
1994–95   Italy Parma 1–0 Juventus   Italy   Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma 22,062
1–1   San Siro, Milan 80,754
1995–96   Germany Bayern Munich 2–0 Bordeaux   France   Olympiastadion, Munich 62,000
3–1   Parc Lescure, Bordeaux 36,000
1996–97   Germany Schalke 04 1–0 Internazionale   Italy   Parkstadion, Gelsenkirchen 56,000
0–1*   San Siro, Milan 83,000
1997–98   Italy Internazionale 3–0 Lazio   Italy   Parc des Princes, Paris 44,412
1998–99   Italy Parma 3–0 Marseille   France   Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow 62,000
1999–2000   Turkey Galatasaray (UCL) 0–0*[A] Arsenal (UCL)   England   Parken Stadium, Copenhagen 38,919
2000–01   England Liverpool 5–4§[B] Deportivo Alavés   Spain   Westfalenstadion, Dortmund 48,050
2001–02   Netherlands Feyenoord (UCL) 3–2 Borussia Dortmund (UCL)   Germany   De Kuip, Rotterdam 45,611
2002–03   Portugal Porto 3–2 [C] Celtic (UCL)   Scotland   Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla, Seville 52,972
2003–04   Spain Valencia 2–0 Marseille (UCL)   France   Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg 39,000
2004–05   Russia CSKA Moscow (UCL) 3–1 Sporting CP   Portugal   Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon 47,085
2005–06   Spain Sevilla 4–0 Middlesbrough   England   Philips Stadion, Eindhoven 33,100
2006–07   Spain Sevilla 2–2*[D] Espanyol   Spain   Hampden Park, Glasgow 47,602
2007–08   Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 2–0 Rangers (UCL)   Scotland   City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester 43,878
2008–09   Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (UCL) 2–1 [E] Werder Bremen (UCL)   Germany   Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul 37,357
2009–10   Spain Atlético Madrid (UCL) 2–1 [F] Fulham   England   Hamburg Arena, Hamburg 49,000
2010–11   Portugal Porto 1–0 Braga (UCL)   Portugal   Dublin Arena, Dublin 45,391
2011–12   Spain Atlético Madrid 3–0 Athletic Bilbao   Spain   Arena Națională, Bucharest 52,347
2012–13   England Chelsea (UCL) 2–1 Benfica (UCL)   Portugal   Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam 46,163
2013–14   Spain Sevilla 0–0*[G] Benfica (UCL)   Portugal   Juventus Stadium, Turin 33,120
2014–15   Spain Sevilla 3–2 Dnipro (UCL)   Ukraine   National Stadium, Warsaw 45,000
2015–16   Spain Sevilla (UCL) 3–1 Liverpool   England   St. Jakob-Park, Basel 34,429
2016–17   England Manchester United 2–0 Ajax (UCL)   Netherlands   Friends Arena, Solna 46,961
2017–18   Spain Atlético Madrid (UCL) 3–0 Marseille   France   Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu 55,768
2018–19   England Chelsea 4–1 Arsenal   England   Olympic Stadium, Baku 51,370
Upcoming finals
Season Nation Finalist Match Finalist Nation Venue
2019–20 v   Stadion Energa Gdańsk, Gdańsk
2020–21 v   Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville

PerformancesEdit

By clubEdit

Performance in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League by club
Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
  Sevilla 5 0 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016
  Liverpool 3 1 1973, 1976, 2001 2016
  Juventus 3 1 1977, 1990, 1993 1995
  Internazionale 3 1 1991, 1994, 1998 1997
  Atlético Madrid 3 0 2010, 2012, 2018
  Borussia Mönchengladbach 2 2 1975, 1979 1973, 1980
  Tottenham Hotspur 2 1 1972, 1984 1974
  Feyenoord 2 0 1974, 2002
  IFK Göteborg 2 0 1982, 1987
  Real Madrid 2 0 1985, 1986
  Parma 2 0 1995, 1999
  Porto 2 0 2003, 2011
  Chelsea 2 0 2013, 2019
  Anderlecht 1 1 1983 1984
  Ajax 1 1 1992 2017
  PSV 1 0 1978
  Eintracht Frankfurt 1 0 1980
  Ipswich Town 1 0 1981
  Bayer Leverkusen 1 0 1988
  Napoli 1 0 1989
  Bayern Munich 1 0 1996
  Schalke 04 1 0 1997
  Galatasaray 1 0 2000
  Valencia 1 0 2004
  CSKA Moscow 1 0 2005
  Zenit Saint Petersburg 1 0 2008
  Shakhtar Donetsk 1 0 2009
  Manchester United 1 0 2017
  Benfica 0 3 1983, 2013, 2014
  Marseille 0 3 1999, 2004, 2018
  Athletic Bilbao 0 2 1977, 2012
  Espanyol 0 2 1988, 2007
  Borussia Dortmund 0 2 1993, 2002
  Arsenal 0 2 2000, 2019
  Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 1 1972
  Twente 0 1 1975
  Brugge 0 1 1976
  Bastia 0 1 1978
  Red Star Belgrade 0 1 1979
  AZ 0 1 1981
  Hamburg 0 1 1982
  Vidi 0 1 1985
  Köln 0 1 1986
  Dundee United 0 1 1987
  Stuttgart 0 1 1989
  Fiorentina 0 1 1990
  Roma 0 1 1991
  Torino 0 1 1992
  Salzburg 0 1 1994
  Bordeaux 0 1 1996
  Lazio 0 1 1998
  Alavés 0 1 2001
  Celtic 0 1 2003
  Sporting CP 0 1 2005
  Middlesbrough 0 1 2006
  Rangers 0 1 2008
  Werder Bremen 0 1 2009
  Fulham 0 1 2010
  Braga 0 1 2011
  Dnipro 0 1 2015

By nationEdit

Performance in finals by nation
Country Winners Runners-up Total
  Spain 11 5 16
  England 9 7 16
  Italy 9 6 15
  Germany[A] 6 8 14
  Netherlands 4 3 7
  Portugal 2 5 7
  Russia 2 0 2
  Sweden 2 0 2
  Belgium 1 2 3
  Ukraine 1 1 2
  Turkey 1 0 1
  France 0 5 5
  Scotland 0 3 3
  Austria 0 1 1
  Hungary 0 1 1
  Yugoslavia 0 1 1
Totals 48 48 96
Notes

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

A. ^ Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Galatasaray won the penalty-shootout 4–1.[6]

B. ^ Score was 4–4 after 90 minutes. Liverpool scored the golden goal in the 26th minute of extra time.[7]

C. ^ Score was 2–2 after 90 minutes.[8]

D. ^ Score was 2–2 after 90 minutes and extra time. Sevilla won the penalty shootout 3–1.[9]

E. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes.[10]

F. ^ Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes.[11]

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

ReferencesEdit

General

  • "UEFA Cup". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). 18 May 2007. Retrieved 11 March 2008.

Specific

  1. ^ a b "Competition format". Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 13 July 2005. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  2. ^ "2009 final: Istanbul". Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 31 May 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
  3. ^ "Spurs keep Wolves at bay". Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 2 January 2006. Retrieved 29 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Sevilla make it four three-time winners". Union of European Football Associations (UEFA. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  5. ^ "UEFA Cup: All-time finals". Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 30 June 2005. Archived from the original on 9 March 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2008.
  6. ^ "1999/00: Galatasaray the pride of Turkey". Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 1 June 2000. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  7. ^ "2000/01: Liverpool prevail in nine-goal thriller". Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 1 June 2001. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  8. ^ "2002/03: Mourinho makes his mark". Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 1 June 2003. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  9. ^ "2006/07: Sevilla defend their honour". Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 1 June 2007. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  10. ^ "2008/09: Shakhtar strike gold in Istanbul". Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 1 June 2007. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  11. ^ "2009/10: Atletico crown historic campaign". Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 1 June 2007. Retrieved 1 March 2012.

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