Who are the UEFA Europa League quarter-finalists?

Three former winners, the Turkish champions and a side in the hunt for their last missing European trophy are in the mix – meet the eight teams still standing in the UEFA Europa League.

The 2016/17 UEFA Europa League quarter-finalists
The 2016/17 UEFA Europa League quarter-finalists ©UEFA.com

Ajax v Schalke

Ajax (NED)
UEFA club ranking: 30
Entry: group stage (after losing in UCL PO)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 24
UCUP/UEL best: winners (1991/92)
Quarter-final record: W1 L2
Domestic titles: 33
European titles: 4 European Cups, 1 UEFA Cup, 1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Last season: 2nd in Dutch Eredivisie

Schalke (GER)
UEFA club ranking
: 14
Entry: group stage
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 13
UCUP/UEL best: winners (1996/97)
Quarter-final record: W2 L2
Domestic titles: 7
European titles: 1 UEFA Cup
Last season: 5th in Bundesliga

Anderlecht v Manchester United

Anderlecht (BEL)
UEFA club ranking: 35
Entry: play-offs (after losing in UCL 3QR)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 19
UCUP/UEL best: winners (1982/83)
Quarter-final record: W2 L2
Domestic titles: 33
European titles: 1 UEFA Cup, 2 UEFA Cup Winners' Cups
Last season: 2nd in Belgian First League

Watch: Juan Mata seals United's progress
Watch: Juan Mata seals United's progress

Manchester United (ENG)*
UEFA club ranking: 19
Entry: group stage
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 8
UCUP/UEL best: quarter-finals (1984/85, 2016/17)
Quarter-final record: W0 L1
Domestic titles: 20
European titles: 3 European Cups, 1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Last season: 5th in Premier League

Celta Vigo v Genk

Celta Vigo (ESP)
UEFA club ranking: 66
Entry: group stage
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 7
UCUP/UEL best: quarter-finals (1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2016/17)
Quarter-final record: W0 L3
Domestic titles: 0
European titles: N/A
Last season: 6th in Spanish Liga

Highlights: Genk finish job against Gent
Highlights: Genk finish job against Gent

Genk (BEL)
UEFA club ranking: 47
Entry: 2QR
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 6
UCUP/UEL best: quarter-finals (2016/17)
Quarter-final record: N/A
Domestic titles: 3
European titles: N/A
Last season: 4th in Belgian First League

Lyon v Beşiktaş.

Lyon (FRA)
UEFA club ranking: 27
Entry: round of 32 (via UCL group stage)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 12
UCUP/UEL best: quarter-finals (1998/99, 2013/14, 2016/17)
Quarter-final record: W0 L2
Domestic titles: 7
European titles: N/A
Last season: 2nd in Ligue 1

Watch how Beşiktaş beat Olympiacos
Watch how Beşiktaş beat Olympiacos

Beşiktaş (TUR)
UEFA club ranking: 48
Entry: round of 32 (via UCL group stage)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 16
UCUP/UEL best: quarter-finals (2002/03, 2016/17)
Quarter-final record: W0 L1
Domestic titles: 14
European titles: N/A
Last season: 1st in Turkish Süper Lig

Legend
UCL – UEFA Champions League
UEL – UEFA Europa League
UCUP – UEFA Cup
3QR – third qualifying round
PO – play-off
* – domestic cup holder

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