UEFA Europa League round of 32 stats breakdown

UEFA.com takes a detailed look at the clubs and players involved this season and runs through the standout statistics from previous rounds of 32.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has an unusual distinction in this season's UEFA Europa League
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has an unusual distinction in this season's UEFA Europa League ©Getty Images

The clubs
Number of former UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup winning sides in 2015/16 round of 32
11: Anderlecht (1982/83), Galatasaray (1999/2000), Leverkusen (1987/88), Liverpool (3: 1972/73, 1975/76, 2000/01), Napoli (1988/89), Porto (2: 2002/03, 2010/11), Schalke (1996/97), Sevilla (4: 2005/06, 2006/07, 2013/14, 2014/15), Shakhtar Donetsk (2008/09), Tottenham (2: 1971/72, 1983/84), Valencia (2003/04) – 18 titles in total

Number of former UEFA Champions League/European Cup winning sides in 2015/16 round of 32
5: Borussia Dortmund (1996/97), Liverpool (5: 1976/77, 1977/78, 1980/81. 1983/84, 2004/05), Manchester United (3: 1967/68/ 1998/99, 2007/08), Marseille (1992/93), Porto (2: 1986/87, 2003/04) – 12 titles in total

Number of clubs making their springtime UEFA debut in the 2015/16 round of 32
4: Augsburg, Krasnodar, Midtjylland, Molde

Number of clubs who can complete a clean sweep of major UEFA trophies with victory in the 2015/16 round of 32
2: Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United

Number of reigning domestic champions in the 2015/16 round of 32
4: Midtjylland (Denmark), Olympiacos (Greece), Basel (Switzerland), Galatasaray (Turkey)

Number of sides who have won the UEFA Europa League after transferring from the UEFA Champions League group stage
2: Atlético (2009/10), Chelsea (2012/13)

Top scoring team in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League
22: Napoli (an average of 3.67 goals per game)

Sides who have won the UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup the most times
4: Sevilla
3: Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool
2: Atlético, Feyenoord, IFK Göteborg, Mönchengladbach, Parma, Porto, Real Madrid, Tottenham
1: Ajax, Anderlecht, Bayern München, Chelsea, CSKA Moskva, Eintracht Frankfurt, Galatasaray, Ipswich, Leverkusen, Napoli, PSV, Schalke, Shakhtar, Valencia, Zenit

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The players
Top scoring players in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League
6: Raúl Bobadilla (Augsburg), Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club)
5: José Callejón (Napoli), Franco Di Santo (Schalke), David Lafata (Sparta), Erik Lamela (Tottenham), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Abubakar Oumaru (Partizan)

All time UEFA Europa League top scorer
30: Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético)

Most goals in a single UEFA Europa League season
17: Radamel Falcao (Porto), 2010/11 (18 including qualifying goals)

Sevilla's Daniel Carriço
Sevilla's Daniel Carriço©AFP/Getty Images

Most appearances in the UEFA Europa League
48: Daniel Carriço (Sporting CP, Sevilla)

Most fouled players in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League
22: Carlitos (Sion)
20: Samuel Castillejo (Villarreal)
19: Breel Embolo (Basel)

Player who has hit the woodwork the most times in the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League
3: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund)

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The round
Biggest aggregate win in a round of 32 tie
8-1: Metalist Kharkiv v Salzburg (4-0a, 4-1h), 2011/12
8-1: Dynamo Kyiv v Beşiktaş (4-1a, 4-0h), 2010/11

Biggest deficit retrieved after a round of 32 first-leg defeat
2 goals: Ajax 2-0 Steaua Bucureşti (Steaua won second leg 2-0 at home, and won 4-2 on pens), 2012/13

Biggest winning margin in a round of 32 home first leg
3-0: Levante v Olympiacos, 2012/13
3-0: Rubin Kazan v Hapoel Tel-Aviv, 2009/10

Napoli celebrate a goal at Trabzonspor
Napoli celebrate a goal at Trabzonspor©AFP/Getty Images

Biggest winning margin in a round of 32 away first leg
0-4: Trabzonspor v Napoli, 2014/15
0-4: Salzburg v Metalist Kharkiv, 2011/12
0-4: Metalist Kharkiv v Leverkusen, 2010/11

Biggest winning margin in a round of 32 home second leg
4-0: Manchester City v Porto, 2011/12
4-0: Dynamo Kyiv v Beşiktaş, 2010/11
4-0: Benfica v Hertha Berlin, 2009/10
4-0: Anderlecht v Athletic Club, 2009/10

Biggest winning margin in a round of 32 away second leg
0-3: Legia Warszawa v Ajax, 2014/15
0-3: CFR Cluj v Internazionale Milano, 2012/13
0-3: PAOK v Udinese, 2011/12

Ajax are absent from the round of 32 this time
Ajax are absent from the round of 32 this time©AFP/Getty Images

Most appearances in the UEFA Europa League round of 32
6: Ajax (out of a possible seven)

Most round of 32 home wins
4: Benfica & Liverpool

Most round of 32 away wins
3: Atlético & Benfica

Number of round of 32 entrants by country (pre-2015/16)*
21: Spain
20: England, Italy
19: Germany
16: Netherlands, Portugal, Russia
14: Ukraine
12: Belgium
11: Turkey
10: France
9: Greece
7: Czech Republic, Switzerland
5: Austria
4: Denmark, Poland, Romania
2: Belarus, Israel, Scotland
1: Bulgaria, Norway, Slovenia

*teams counted each time they enter; e.g. six of the Netherlands' 16 are Ajax

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