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, Inter Milan 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
PSV Eindhoven, 1977–78 UEFA Cup Winners - 01.jpg
Willy van der Kuijlen lifting the UEFA Cup in 1978 following PSV Eindhoven's victory over Bastia.
Founded1971
RegionUEFA (Europe)
Number of teams48 (group stage)
2 (finalists)
Current championsSpain Sevilla
(6th title)
Most successful club(s)Spain Sevilla
(6 titles)
2020–21 UEFA Europa League

Sevilla holds the record for the most victories, having won the competition six times since its inception.[4] Real Madrid (winners in 1985 and 1986) and Sevilla (winners in 2006 and 2007, and 2014, 2015 and 2016) are the only teams to have retained their title. The competition has been won 12 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 Sevilla, who defeated Inter Milan 3–2 in the 2020 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 shoot-out
§ 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
Two-legged format
1971–72   England Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers   England Molineux, Wolverhampton, England 45,000
1–1 White Hart Lane, London, England 54,000
1972–73   England Liverpool 3–0 Borussia Mönchengladbach   West Germany Anfield, Liverpool, England 41,169
0–2 Bökelbergstadion, Mönchengladbach, West Germany 35,000
1973–74   Netherlands Feyenoord 2–2 Tottenham Hotspur   England White Hart Lane, London, England 46,281
2–0 De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands 59,000
1974–75   West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–0 Twente   Netherlands Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, West Germany 42,000
5–1 Diekman Stadion, Enschede, Netherlands 21,000
1975–76   England Liverpool 3–2 Club Brugge   Belgium Anfield, Liverpool, England 56,000
1–1 Olympiastadion, Bruges, Belgium 32,000
1976–77   Italy Juventus 1–0 Athletic Bilbao   Spain Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy 75,000
1–2 San Mamés, Bilbao, Spain 43,000
1977–78   Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0–0 Bastia   France Stade Armand Cesari, Bastia, France 15,000
3–0 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands 27,000
1978–79   West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–1 Red Star Belgrade   Yugoslavia Stadion Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia 87,000
1–0 Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, West Germany 45,000
1979–80   West Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 2–3 Borussia Mönchengladbach   West Germany Bökelbergstadion, Mönchengladbach, West Germany 25,000
1–0 Waldstadion, Frankfurt, West Germany 59,000
1980–81   England Ipswich Town 3–0 AZ   Netherlands Portman Road, Ipswich, England 27,532
2–4 Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands 28,500
1981–82   Sweden IFK Göteborg 1–0 Hamburger SV   West Germany Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden 42,548
3–0 Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, West Germany 60,000
1982–83   Belgium Anderlecht 1–0 Benfica   Portugal Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium 55,000
1–1 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal 80,000
1983–84   England Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 Anderlecht   Belgium Constant Vanden Stock, Brussels, Belgium 40,000
1–1*[a] White Hart Lane, London, England 46,205
1984–85   Spain Real Madrid 3–0 Videoton   Hungary Sóstói Stadion, Székesfehérvár, Hungary 30,000
0–1 Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid, Spain 90,000
1985–86   Spain Real Madrid 5–1 1. FC Köln   West Germany Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid, Spain 85,000
0–2 Olympiastadion, Berlin, West Germany 15,000
1986–87   Sweden IFK Göteborg 1–0 Dundee United   Scotland Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden 50,023
1–1 Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland 20,911
1987–88   West Germany Bayer Leverkusen 0–3 Espanyol   Spain Estadi de Sarrià, Barcelona, Spain 42,000
3–0*[b] Ulrich Haberland Stadion, Leverkusen, West Germany 22,000
1988–89   Italy Napoli 2–1 VfB Stuttgart   West Germany Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy 83,000
3–3 Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, West Germany 67,000
1989–90   Italy Juventus 3–1 Fiorentina   Italy Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy 45,000
0–0 Stadio Partenio, Avellino, Italy 32,000
1990–91   Italy Inter Milan 2–0 Roma   Italy San Siro, Milan, Italy 68,887
0–1 Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 70,901
1991–92   Netherlands Ajax 2–2 Torino   Italy Stadio delle Alpi, Turin, Italy 65,377
0–0 Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands 42,000
1992–93   Italy Juventus 3–1 Borussia Dortmund   Germany Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, Germany 37,000
3–0 Stadio delle Alpi, Turin, Italy 62,781
1993–94   Italy Inter Milan 1–0 Austria Salzburg   Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria 47,500
1–0 San Siro, Milan, Italy 80,326
1994–95   Italy Parma 1–0 Juventus   Italy Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma, Italy 22,062
1–1 San Siro, Milan, Italy 80,754
1995–96   Germany Bayern Munich 2–0 Bordeaux   France Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany 62,000
3–1 Parc Lescure, Bordeaux, France 36,000
1996–97   Germany Schalke 04 1–0 Inter Milan   Italy Parkstadion, Gelsenkirchen, Germany 56,000
0–1*[c] San Siro, Milan, Italy 83,000
Single match format (inc. neutral venue)
1997–98   Italy Inter Milan 3–0 Lazio   Italy Parc des Princes, Paris, France 44,412
1998–99   Italy Parma 3–0 Marseille   France Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia 62,000
1999–2000   Turkey Galatasaray (UCL) 0–0*[d] Arsenal (UCL)   England Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark 38,919
2000–01   England Liverpool 5–4§[e] Deportivo Alavés   Spain Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, Germany 48,050
2001–02   Netherlands Feyenoord (UCL) 3–2 Borussia Dortmund (UCL)   Germany De Kuip, Rotterdam, Netherlands 45,611
2002–03   Portugal Porto 3–2 [f] Celtic (UCL)   Scotland Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla, Seville, Spain 52,972
2003–04   Spain Valencia 2–0 Marseille (UCL)   France Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden 39,000
2004–05   Russia CSKA Moscow (UCL) 3–1 Sporting CP   Portugal Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal 47,085
2005–06   Spain Sevilla 4–0 Middlesbrough   England PSV Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands 33,100
2006–07   Spain Sevilla 2–2*[g] Espanyol   Spain Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 47,602
2007–08   Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 2–0 Rangers (UCL)   Scotland City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England 43,878
2008–09   Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk (UCL) 2–1 [h] Werder Bremen (UCL)   Germany Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey 37,357
2009–10   Spain Atlético Madrid (UCL) 2–1 [i] Fulham   England Volksparkstadion, Hamburg, Germany 49,000
2010–11   Portugal Porto 1–0 Braga (UCL)   Portugal Lansdowne Road Stadium, Dublin, Ireland 45,391
2011–12   Spain Atlético Madrid 3–0 Athletic Bilbao   Spain Arena Națională, Bucharest, Romania 52,347
2012–13   England Chelsea (UCL) 2–1 Benfica (UCL)   Portugal Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 46,163
2013–14   Spain Sevilla 0–0*[j] Benfica (UCL)   Portugal Juventus Stadium, Turin, Italy 33,120
2014–15   Spain Sevilla 3–2 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UCL)   Ukraine National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland 45,000
2015–16   Spain Sevilla (UCL) 3–1 Liverpool   England St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland 34,429
2016–17   England Manchester United 2–0 Ajax (UCL)   Netherlands Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden 46,961
2017–18   Spain Atlético Madrid (UCL) 3–0 Marseille   France Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu, France 55,768
2018–19   England Chelsea 4–1 Arsenal   England Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan 51,370
2019–20   Spain Sevilla 3–2 Inter Milan (UCL)   Italy RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany 0[k]
Future finals
Season Country Finalist Match Finalist Country Venue
2020–21 v Gdańsk Stadion, Gdańsk, Poland
2021–22 v Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain
2022–23 v Puskás Aréna, Budapest, Hungary

PerformancesEdit

By clubEdit

Performance in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League by club
Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
  Sevilla 6 0 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020
  Inter Milan 3 2 1991, 1994, 1998 1997, 2020
  Liverpool 3 1 1973, 1976, 2001 2016
  Juventus 3 1 1977, 1990, 1993 1995
  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 Eindhoven 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
  Club Brugge 0 1 1976
  Bastia 0 1 1978
  Red Star Belgrade[l] 0 1 1979
  AZ 0 1 1981
  Hamburger SV 0 1 1982
  Fehérvár 0 1 1985
  1. FC Köln 0 1 1986
  Dundee United 0 1 1987
  VfB Stuttgart 0 1 1989
  Fiorentina 0 1 1990
  Roma 0 1 1991
  Torino 0 1 1992
  Red Bull Salzburg[m] 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[n] 0 1 2015

By nationEdit

Performance in finals by nation
Country Winners Runners-up Total
  Spain 12 5 17
  England 9 7 16
  Italy 9 7 16
  Germany[o] 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[p] 0 1 1

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Tottenham Hotspur won the penalty shoot-out 4–3.[6]
  2. ^ The score was 3–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Bayer Leverkusen won the penalty shoot-out 3–2.[7]
  3. ^ The score was 0–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Schalke 04 won the penalty shoot-out 4–1.[8]
  4. ^ The score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Galatasaray won the penalty shoot-out 4–1.[9]
  5. ^ The score was 4–4 after 90 minutes. Liverpool scored the golden goal in the 26th minute of extra time.[10]
  6. ^ The score was 2–2 after 90 minutes.[11]
  7. ^ The score was 2–2 after 90 minutes and extra time. Sevilla won the penalty shoot-out 3–1.[12]
  8. ^ The score was 1–1 after 90 minutes.[13]
  9. ^ The score was 1–1 after 90 minutes.[14]
  10. ^ The score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Sevilla won the penalty shoot-out 4–2.[15]
  11. ^ The 2020 final was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[16]
  12. ^ As a representative of Yugoslavia in 1979.
  13. ^ In 1994 as Austria Salzburg
  14. ^ In 2015 as Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
  15. ^ Includes clubs representing West Germany. No clubs representing East Germany appeared in a final.
  16. ^ The Yugoslav final appearance was by a club from SR Serbia

ReferencesEdit

General

  • "UEFA Cup". RSSSF. 18 May 2007. Retrieved 11 March 2008.

Specific

  1. ^ a b "About the UEFA Europa League". UEFA. 13 July 2005. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  2. ^ "1997/98 season history". UEFA. 31 May 2008. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Spurs keep Wolves at bay". UEFA. 2 January 2006. Retrieved 29 June 2008.
  4. ^ Begley, Emlyn (21 August 2020). "Sevilla 3–2 Inter Milan: Europa League kings come back to win for sixth time". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  5. ^ "UEFA Cup: All-time finals". UEFA. 30 June 2005. Archived from the original on 9 March 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2008.
  6. ^ "1983/84: Tottenham keep cool to dispatch Anderlecht". UEFA. 22 August 2020. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  7. ^ "1987/88: Leverkusen overturn 3-0 final deficit". UEFA. 22 August 2020. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  8. ^ "1996/97: Spot-on Schalke hold off Inter". UEFA. 22 August 2020. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  9. ^ "1999/00: Galatasaray the pride of Turkey". UEFA. 1 June 2000. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
  10. ^ "2000/01: Liverpool triumph after nine-goal thriller". UEFA. 1 June 2001. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  11. ^ "2002/03: Mourinho's silver lining for Porto". UEFA. 1 June 2003. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  12. ^ "2006/07: Palop the hero". UEFA. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  13. ^ "2008/09: Last UEFA Cup brings Shakhtar first". UEFA. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  14. ^ "2009/10: Atlético end wait for European title". UEFA. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  15. ^ "2013/14: Spot-on Sevilla shot their meedle". UEFA. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Venues for Round of 16 matches confirmed". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 9 July 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.

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