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Tottenham-Gent beats #UEL attendance record

The crowd of 80,465 that watched Tottenham v Gent is a new UEFA Europa League attendance record, beating the previous high set when Manchester United met Liverpool last season.

Tottenham-Gent beats #UEL attendance record
Tottenham-Gent beats #UEL attendance record ©Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur have broken the UEFA Europa League attendance record after 80,465 turned out at Wembley to watch their round of 32 second leg against Gent.

That bettered the previous high of 75,180 set when Manchester United hosted Liverpool in the round of 16 last term. United have had three of the competition's top five attendances, all of which have involved an English club. Earlier this season 73,063 were at Old Trafford for the visit of Fenerbahçe, the biggest crowd for a group stage fixture in the UEFA Europa League.  

Highest attendances in the UEFA Europa League
1. 80,465
Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Gent, 23/02/2017, round of 32 second leg
2. 75,180
Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool, 17/03/2016, round of 16 second leg
3. 73,063
Manchester United 4-1 Fenerbahçe, 20/10/2016, group stage
4. 67,553
 – Dynamo Kyiv 5-2 Everton, 19/03/2015, round of 16 second leg
5. 67,328
 – Manchester United 1-2 Ajax, 23/02/2012, round of 32 second leg

United win 4-1 in front of record group crowd
United win 4-1 in front of record group crowd

Group stage record: 73,063Manchester United 4-1 Fenerbahçe, 20/10/2016

Final record: 52,347 – Atlético Madrid 3-0 Athletic Club, 09/05/2012, Bucharest

Highest attendances in play-offs/qualifying
1: 65,190 – Borussia Dortmund 5-0 Wolfsberg, 06/08/2015, third qualifying round second leg
2: 64,200 – Borussia Dortmund 7-2 Odd, 27/08/2015, play-off second leg
3: 56,932 – West Ham United 0-1 Astra Giurgiu, 25/08/2016, play-off, second leg
4: 53,914West Ham United 3-0 Domžale, 04/08/2016, third qualifying round second leg
5: 52,034 – Schalke 04 6-1 HJK Helsinki, 25/08/2011, play-off second leg