List of UEFA Cup and Europa League top scorers

The UEFA Europa League is the second most important club competition in Europe organised by UEFA. Originally a knock-out competition, it later evolved and included group stages and a series of qualifying rounds. It was known as the UEFA Cup from its beginning, in 1971, until 2009. This article includes both season top scorers and overall top scorers.

All-time top scorers (including qualifying rounds)Edit

As of 22 February 2019
Rank Nat. Player Goals Games Goal Ratio Debut in Europe Clubs
1   Henrik Larsson 40 56 0.714 1994 Feyenoord, Celtic, Helsingborg
2   Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 34 52 0.654 2004 Heerenveen, Ajax, Schalke 04
3   Radamel Falcao 31 33 0.939 2009 Porto, Atlético Madrid
3   Aritz Aduriz 31 47 0.660 2011 Valencia, Athletic Bilbao
5   Dieter Müller 29 36 0.805 1973 1. FC Köln, Stuttgart, Bordeaux
6   Shota Arveladze 27 45 0.600 1993 Dinamo Tbilisi, Trabzonspor, Ajax, Rangers, AZ
7   Alessandro Altobelli 25 55 0.455 1977 Internazionale, Juventus
7   Mladen Petrić 25 72 0.347 2004 Grasshopper, Basel, Hamburg, Panathinaikos
9   Claudio Pizarro 24 33 0.727 1999 Bayern Munich, Werder Bremen
9   Vágner Love 24 39 0.615 2004 CSKA Moscow, Beşiktaş
9   Kevin Gameiro 24 51 0.471 2005 Strasbourg, Paris Saint-Germain, Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Valencia
12   Jupp Heynckes 23 21 1.095 1967 Hannover 96, Borussia Mönchengladbach
12   Óscar Cardozo 23 60 0.383 2007 Benfica
12   Dimitris Salpingidis 23 76 0.303 1999 PAOK, Panathinaikos

Bold = Still active

Winners by seasonsEdit

The top scorer award is for the player who amassed the most goals in the tournament. (Tournament phase differs from qualification phase)

Season Player(s) Country Club(s) Goals[1]
1971–72 Ludwig Bründl   West Germany   Eintracht Braunschweig 10
1972–73 Jupp Heynckes   West Germany   Borussia Mönchengladbach 12
Jan Jeuring   Netherlands   Twente
1973–74 Lex Schoenmaker   Netherlands   Feyenoord 11
1974–75 Jupp Heynckes   West Germany   Borussia Mönchengladbach 10
1975–76 Ruud Geels   Netherlands   Ajax 14
1976–77 Stan Bowles   England   Queens Park Rangers 11
1977–78 Gerrie Deijkers   Netherlands   PSV Eindhoven 8
Raimondo Ponte   Switzerland   Grasshopper
1978–79 Allan Simonsen   Denmark   Borussia Mönchengladbach 9
1979–80 Dieter Hoeneß   West Germany   Bayern Munich 7
Harald Nickel   West Germany   Borussia Mönchengladbach
1980–81 John Wark   Scotland   Ipswich Town 14
1981–82 Torbjörn Nilsson   Sweden   Göteborg 9
1982–83 Zoran Filipovic   Yugoslavia   Benfica 8
1983–84 Tibor Nyilasi   Hungary   Austria Wien 9
1984–85 Edin Bahtić   Yugoslavia   Željezničar Sarajevo 7
Gary Bannister   England   Queens Park Rangers
1985–86 Klaus Allofs   West Germany   1. FC Köln 9
1986–87 Paulinho Cascavel   Brazil   Vitória de Guimarães 5
Peter Houtman   Netherlands   Groningen
Wim Kieft   Netherlands   Torino
Jari Rantanen   Finland   Göteborg
1987–88 Kenneth Brylle Larsen   Denmark   Club Brugge 6
Dimitris Saravakos   Greece   Panathinaikos
1988–89 Torsten Gütschow   East Germany   Dynamo Dresden 7
1989–90 Falko Götz   East Germany   1. FC Köln 6
Karl-Heinz Riedle   West Germany   Werder Bremen
1990–91 Rudi Völler   Germany   Roma 10
1991–92 Dean Saunders   Wales   Liverpool 9
1992–93 Gérald Baticle   France   Auxerre 8
1993–94 Dennis Bergkamp   Netherlands   Internazionale 8
Edgar Schmitt   Germany   Karlsruher SC
1994–95 Ulf Kirsten   Germany   Bayer Leverkusen 10
1995–96 Jürgen Klinsmann   Germany   Bayern Munich 15
1996–97 Maurizio Ganz   Italy   Internazionale 8
1997–98 Stéphane Guivarc'h   France   Auxerre 7
1998–99 Enrico Chiesa   Italy   Parma 8
Tomasz Kulawik   Poland   Wisła Kraków
Darko Kovačević   Yugoslavia   Real Sociedad
1999–2000 Darko Kovačević   Yugoslavia   Juventus 10
2000–01 Dimitar Berbatov   Bulgaria   CSKA Sofia 7
Bolo   Spain   Rayo Vallecano
2001–02 Pierre van Hooijdonk   Netherlands   Feyenoord 8
2002–03 Derlei   Brazil   Porto 12
2003–04 Sonny Anderson   Brazil   Villarreal 7
2004–05 Alan Shearer   England   Newcastle United 11
2005–06 Matías Emilio Delgado   Argentina   Basel 9
2006–07 Walter Pandiani   Uruguay   Espanyol 11
2007–08 Pavel Pogrebnyak   Russia   Zenit Saint Petersburg 10
Luca Toni   Italy   Bayern Munich
2008–09 Vágner Love   Brazil   CSKA Moscow 11
2009–10 Óscar Cardozo   Paraguay   Benfica 9
Claudio Pizarro   Peru   Werder Bremen
2010–11 Radamel Falcao   Colombia   Porto 17
2011–12 Radamel Falcao   Colombia   Atlético Madrid 12
2012–13 Libor Kozák   Czech Republic   Lazio 8
2013–14 Jonathan Soriano   Spain   Red Bull Salzburg 8
2014–15 Alan   Brazil   Red Bull Salzburg 8
Romelu Lukaku   Belgium   Everton
2015–16 Aritz Aduriz   Spain   Athletic Bilbao 10
2016–17 Edin Džeko   Bosnia and Herzegovina   Roma 8
Giuliano   Brazil   Zenit Saint Petersburg
2017–18 Aritz Aduriz   Spain   Athletic Bilbao 8
Ciro Immobile   Italy   Lazio
2018–19 Olivier Giroud   France   Chelsea 11

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By teamEdit

Team Titles Goals Seasons
1   Borussia Mönchengladbach 4 38 1972–73*, 1974–75, 1978–79, 1979–80*
2   Bayern Munich 3 32 1979–80*, 1995–96, 2007–08*
3   Queens Park Rangers 2 18 1976–77, 1984–85*
  Göteborg 2 14 1981–82, 1986–87*
  1. FC Köln 2 15 1985–86, 1989–90*
  Internazionale 2 16 1993–94*, 1996–97
  Auxerre 2 15 1992–93, 1997–98
  Feyenoord 2 19 1973–74, 2001–02
  Benfica 2 17 1982–83, 2009–10*
  Werder Bremen 2 15 1989–90*, 2009–10*
  Porto 2 29 2002–03, 2010–11
  Red Bull Salzburg 2 16 2013–14, 2014–15*
  Roma 2 18 1990–91, 2016–17*
  Zenit Saint Petersburg 2 18 2007–08*, 2016–17*
  Lazio 2 16 2012–13, 2017–18*
  Athletic Bilbao 2 18 2015–16, 2017–18*
  • * Two or more players were equal top scorers.
  • List is ordered by date of accomplishment.

By countryEdit

Country Titles Goals Seasons
1   Germany[nb 1][nb 2] 11 121 1971–72, 1972–73*, 1968–69, 1974–75, 1979–80*, 1979–80*, 1985–86, 1989–90*, 1990–91, 1993–94*, 1994–95, 1995–96
2   Netherlands[nb 3] 8 71 1972–73*, 1973–74, 1975–76, 1977–78*, 1986–87*, 1986–87*, 1993–94*, 2001–02
4   France 4 33 1982–83*, 1992–93, 1997–98, 2018–19
  Italy 4 26 1996–97, 1998–99, 2007–08*, 2017–18*
  Spain 4 25 2000–01*, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18*
7   England 3 35 1976–77, 1984–85*, 2004–05
8   Denmark 2 15 1978–79, 1987–88*
  East Germany 2 13 1988–89, 1989–90*
  Sweden 2 20 1981–82, 1985–86*
  Yugoslavia 2 13 1982–83, 1984–85*
  Colombia 2 29 2010–11, 2011–12
  • * Two or more players were equal top scorers.
  • List is ordered by date of accomplishment.

By playerEdit

Country Titles Goals Seasons
1   Jupp Heynckes 2 22 1972–73*, 1974–75
  Darko Kovačević 2 18 1998–99*, 1999–00
  Radamel Falcao 2 29 2010–11, 2011–12
  Aritz Aduriz 2 18 2015–16, 2017–18*
  • * Two or more players were equal top scorers.
  • List is ordered by date of accomplishment.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Includes West Germany but not East Germany.
  2. ^ In the 1979–80 season two German players were joint top scorers.
  3. ^ In the 1986–87 season two Dutch players were joint top scorers.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Excluding the qualifying rounds since the 2004–05 season.
  2. ^ "Fairs/UEFA Cup Topscorers".