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Alan and Everton's Lukaku finish as top scorers

Former FC Salzburg striker Alan and Everton FC's Romelu Lukaku are confirmed as joint-top scorers, the second year running Austria's champions have taken the honour.

Top scorers in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League ©Getty Images

Former FC Salzburg attacker Alan and Everton FC forward Romelu Lukaku have finished as the eight-goal joint-top scorers in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League, the second season running the Austrian champions have received the honour.

Last term Jonathan Soriano managed eight goals in the competition proper to take the accolade, and the Salzburg man was joint fourth this time with six goals. But two ahead of the Spaniard were both Lukaku – seven of whose strikes came in Everton's knockout-phase campaign – and Alan, whose haul arrived from just five group matches before his winter switch to China's Guangzhou Evergrande FC.

The only serious threat to Alan and Lukaku's lead before tonight's final was from Carlos Bacca, who needed a hat-trick for Sevilla in Warsaw to equal their tally and indeed move joint fourth in the all-time UEFA Europa League reckoning; in the event, he managed only two goals in Warsaw. The overall list is headed by Radamel Falcao, who hit a record 17 goals in FC Porto's 2010/11 win and also triumphed with Club Atlético de Madrid, though his career total of 31 including qualifying is nine short of Henrik Larsson's 40 if the UEFA Cup is also included.


Romelu Lukaku: seven knockout goals
Romelu Lukaku: seven knockout goals©AFP/Getty Images

2014/15 top scorers
Alan (FC Salzburg) 8
Romelu Lukaku (Everton FC) 8
Carlos Bacca (Sevilla FC) 7
Gonzalo Higuaín (SSC Napoli) 7
Stefanos Athanasiadis (PAOK FC) 6
Guillaume Hoarau (BSC Young Boys) 6
Jonathan Soriano (FC Salzburg) 6
Lior Refaelov (Club Brugge KV) 6
Luciano Vietto (Villarreal CF) 6

Luciano Vietto: six goals, six assists
Luciano Vietto: six goals, six assists©AFP/Getty Images

2014/15 top assists
Luciano Vietto (Villarreal CF) 6
Andriy Yarmolenko (FC Dynamo Kyiv) 6
Colin Kazım Richards (Feyenoord) 5
Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg) 5

Previous UEFA Europa League season top scorers
2013/14: Jonathan Soriano (FC Salzburg) 8
2012/13: Libor Kozák (SS Lazio) 8
2011/12: Radamel Falcao (Club Atlético de Madrid) 12
2010/11: Radamel Falcao (FC Porto) 17
2009/10: Óscar Cardozo (SL Benfica), Claudio Pizarro (SV Werder Bremen) 9

Competition specialist Rademel Falcao
Competition specialist Rademel Falcao©Getty Images

UEFA Europa League all-time top scorers: 2009-2015
Radamel Falcao (FC Porto, Club Atlético de Madrid) 30
Óscar Cardozo (SL Benfica) 20
Fernando Llorente (Athletic Club, Juventus) 14
Giuseppe Rossi (Parma FC, Villarreal CF, ACF Fiorentina) 14
Jonathan Soriano (FC Salzburg) 14

• Excluding qualifying rounds/play-offs

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League all-time top scorers: 1971–2015
Henrik Larsson (Feyenoord, Celtic FC, Helsingborgs IF) 40
Radamel Falcao (FC Porto, Club Atlético de Madrid) 31
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (sc Heerenveen, AFC Ajax, FC Schalke 04) 30
Dieter Müller (1. FC Köln, VfB Stuttgart, FC Girondins de Bordeaux) 29
Shota Arveladze (FC Dinamo Tbilisi, Trabzonspor AŞ, AFC Ajax, Rangers FC, AZ Alkmaar) 27

• For all-time statistics every club a player represented in the competition is listed even if they did not score for them