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Europa League knockout records and statistics

Discover the top-scoring teams and players, record wins, biggest comebacks and plenty more.

Radamel Falcao is the top scorer in UEFA Europa League history
Radamel Falcao is the top scorer in UEFA Europa League history ©Getty Images

Players

Most appearances

39 Kevin Gameiro (Sevilla, Atlético de Madrid, Valencia)
39 Eduardo Salvio (Atlético de Madrid, Benfica)
33 Óscar Cardozo (Benfica, Trabzonspor, Olympiacos)  
33Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United, Arsenal, Roma)
32
Daniel Carriço (Sporting CP, Sevilla)
30 Vicente Iborra (Levante, Sevilla, Villarreal)
30 Luisão (Benfica)
29 Taison (Metalist Kharkhiv, Shakhtar Donetsk)
30
Vitolo (Sevilla, Atlético de Madrid)
29 Rui Patrício (Sporting CP, Wolves)
29 Juan Mata (Valencia, Chelsea, Manchester United)
28 Yevhen Konoplyanka (Dnipro, Sevilla, Schalke, Shakhtar Donetsk)
28 Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon, Arsenal)
28 Borja Valero (Villarreal, Fiorentina, Internazionale Milano)

Most goals

20 Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético de Madrid)
19 Kevin Gameiro (Sevilla, Atlético de Madrid, Valencia)
16 Óscar Cardozo (Benfica)
16
Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon, Arsenal)
16 Romelu Lukaku (Anderlecht, Everton, Internazionale)
13 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal)
12 Fernando Torres (Liverpool, Chelsea, Atlético de Madrid)
10 Carlos Bacca (Sevilla)
10 Eduardo Salvio (Atlético de Madrid, Benfica)

2012 final highlights: Falcao double helps Atlético to glory
2012 final highlights: Falcao double helps Atlético to glory

Most goals in a game

4 Radamel Falcao (Porto v Villarreal, 28/04/11)
3 Claudio Pizarro (Werder Bremen v Twente, 25/02/10)
3 David Villa (Werder Bremen v Valencia, 18/03/10)
3 Radamel Falcao (Porto v Spartak Moskva, 07/04/11)
3 Manuel Fernandes (Lokomotiv Moskva v Nice, 15/02/18)
3 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Viktoria Plzeň v Schalke, 16/02/12)
3 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke v Twente, 15/03/12)
3 Libor Kozák (Lazio v Stuttgart, 14/03/13)
3 Paco Alcácer (Valencia v Basel, 10/04/14)
3 Romelu Lukaku (Young Boys v Everton, 19/02/15)
3 Gonzalo Higuaín (Napoli v Dinamo Moskva, 12/03/15)
3 Edin Džeko (Villarreal v Roma, 16/02/17)
3 Zlatan Ibrahimović (Manchester United v Saint-Étienne, 16/02/17)
3 Lars Stindl (Fiorentina v Borussia Mönchengladbach, 23/02/17)
3 Nabil Fekir (Lyon v AZ Alkmaar, 23/03/17)
3 Manuel Fernandes (Nice v Lokomotiv Moskva, 15/02/18)
3 Ciro Immobile (Lazio v FCSB, 22/02/18)
3 Olivier Giroud (Chelsea v Dynamo Kyiv, 13/03/19)
3 João Félix (Benfica v Eintracht Frankfurt, 11/04/19)
3 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Valencia v Arsenal, 09/05/19)
3 Daichi Kamada (Eintracht Frankfurt v Salzburg, 20/02/20)
3 Diogo Jota (Wolves v Espanyol, 20/02/20)

Most goals in a tie

5 Radamel Falcao (Porto v Villarreal, 2010/11)
5 Romelu Lukaku (Everton v Young Boys, 2014/15)
4
Radamel Falcao (Porto v Spartak Moskva, 2010/11)
4 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke v Viktoria Plzeň, 2011/12)
4 Cédric Bakambu (Villarreal v Sparta Praha, 2015/16)
4 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Valencia v Arsenal, 2018/19)

Clubs

Watch Benfica lose the 2013 final to Chelsea
Watch Benfica lose the 2013 final to Chelsea

Most matches

42 Benfica
39 Sevilla
34 Valencia
34 Villarreal
29 Atlético de Madrid
29 Ajax
28
Napoli
28
Sporting CP
26 Salzburg
25
Athletic Club
25 Basel
25 Liverpool
25 Manchester United

Most round of 32 appearances (ties, max. 12)

9 Ajax*
8 Sporting CP
8
Napoli*
8 Villarreal*
8 Olympiacos*
8 Salzburg*
7 Benfica*
7 Dynamo Kyiv*
7 Shakhtar Donetsk*
6 Anderlecht
6 Athletic Club
6 Braga*
6 Club Brugge*
6 Lazio
6 Leverkusen*
6 Sevilla
6 Tottenham*
6 Zenit

*inc 2020/21

Most round of 16 appearances

5 Benfica
5 Dynamo Kyiv*
5 Manchester United*
5 Sevilla
5
Valencia
5 Villarreal*
5
Zenit
4 Ajax*
4 Arsenal*
4
Basel
4 Internazionale Milano
4 Olympiacos*
4 Roma*
4 Tottenham*

*inc 2020/21

Most quarter-final appearances

5 Benfica
4 Valencia
4 Sevilla
3
Atlético de Madrid
3 Villarreal

Most semi-final appearances

4 Sevilla
3
Benfica
3 Atlético de Madrid
3 Valencia

Watch five stunning round of 32 goals
Watch five stunning round of 32 goals

Most wins (match)

24 Sevilla
23
Benfica
20 Atlético de Madrid
19 Villarreal
18 Valencia
14 Ajax
13 Chelsea
13 Manchester United
12 Arsenal
12
 Liverpool
12 Shakhtar Donetsk

Most defeats (match)

13 Ajax
13 Salzburg
12 Braga
12 Zenit
11 Athletic Club
11 Napoli
11 Olympiacos
10 Anderlecht
10 Sporting CP
10
Villarreal

Most goals scored

71 Benfica
70
Sevilla
64 Valencia
54 Atlético de Madrid
54 Villarreal
45 Manchester United
41 Chelsea
41 Shakhtar Donetsk
40Arsenal
39
Lyon
38 Athletic Club
38 Salzburg
37 Sporting CP

Most goals conceded

50 Villarreal
47 Salzburg
44
Benfica
43
Athletic Club
39 Sevilla
39
Sporting CP
36
Valencia
35 Ajax
35 Porto

Highlights: Watch Lyon put seven past AZ
Highlights: Watch Lyon put seven past AZ

Biggest win (match)

7-1 Lyon vs AZ Alkmaar (23/02/17)
6-0 Valencia vs Rapid Wien (18/02/16)
5-0 Inter vs Shakhtar (17/08/20)
5-0 Manchester United vs LASK (12/03/20)
5-0 United vs Club Brugge (27/02/20)
5-0 Chelsea vs Dynamo Kyiv (14/03/19)
5-0 Valencia vs Basel (10/04/14)

Biggest win (aggregate)

10-0 Valencia vs Rapid Wien (6-0, 4-0) 2015/16
11-2 Lyon vs AZ Alkmaar (4-1, 7-1) 2016/17
8-0 Chelsea vs Dynamo Kyiv (3-0, 0-5) 2018/19
10-3 Porto vs Spartak Moskva (5-1, 5-2) 2010/11
8-1 Atlético de Madrid vs Lokomotiv Moskva (3-0, 5-1) 2017/18
8-1
Metalist Kharkiv vs Salzburg (4-0, 4-1) 2011/12
8-1 Dynamo Kyiv vs Beşiktaş (4-1, 4-0) 2010/11

Most goals in a tie

14 Rangers 9-5 Antwerp (2020/21)
13
Porto 10-3 Spartak Moskva (2010/11)
13 Lyon 11-2 AZ Alkmaar (2016/17)
11 Slavia Praha 6-5 Sevilla (2018/19)
11 Salzburg 6-5 Lazio (2017/18)
11 Porto 7-4 Villarreal (2010/11)  
11 Hamburg 6-5 Anderlecht (2009/10)

Miscellaneous

Valencia complete biggest aggregate win
Valencia complete biggest aggregate win

Biggest first-leg deficits recovered

0-3 Valencia 5-0 Basel (h, 2013/14)

Ties won after losing first leg

3 Braga
3 Liverpool
3 Valencia
3 Zenit

Fastest goal

13.21 seconds Vitolo (Villarreal v Sevilla) 12/03/15

Fastest red card

3:14 Nick Viergever (Udinese v AZ Alkmaar) 15/03/12

Ties decided in extra time

Valencia 0-1 3-0 Club Brugge (3-1 agg) 2009/10
Wolfsburg 1-1 2-1 Rubin Kazan (3-2 agg) 2009/10
Atlético de Madrid 1-0 1-2 Liverpool (2-2 agg, Atlético win on away goals) 2009/10
Atlético de Madrid 2-1 Fulham (final) 2009/10
Schalke 1-1 3-1 Viktoria Plzeň (4-2 agg) 2011/12
Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 1-4 Internazionale Milano (4-4 agg, Tottenham win on away goals) 2012/13
Rubin Kazan 0-0 2-0 Levante (2-0 agg) 2012/13  
Valencia 0-3 5-0 Basel (5-3 agg) 2013/14  
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1-0 1-2 Ajax (2-2 agg; Dnipro win on away goals) 2014/15
Anderlecht 1-0 2-1 Olympiacos (3-1 agg) 2015/16
Celta Vigo 0-1 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk (2-1 agg) 2016/17
Manchester United 1-1 2-1 Anderlecht (3-2 agg) 2016/17
Ajax 2-0 2-3 Schalke (4-3 agg) 2016/17
Sporting CP 2-0 1-2 Viktoria Plzeň (3-2 agg) 2017/18
Marseille 2-0 1-2 Sazburg (3-2 agg) 2017/18
Slavia Praha 2-2 4-3 Sevilla (6-5 agg) 2018/19
Benfica 0-1 3-0 Dinamo Zagreb (3-1agg) 2018/19
Sporting CP 3-1 1-4 İstanbul Başakşehir (4-5agg) 2019/20
Olympiacos 0-1 2-1 Arsenal (2-2agg; Olympiacos win on away goals) 2019/20
Manchester United 1-0 Copenhagen, 2019/20

Ties decided by penalty shoot-out

FCSB 4-2 Ajax (2-2 agg) 2012/13      
Basel 4-1 Tottenham (4-4 agg) 2012/13  
Sevilla 4-3 Real Betis (2-2 agg) 2013/14
Sevilla 4-2 Benfica (final, 0-0) 2013/14    
Beşiktaş 5-4 Liverpool FC (1-1 agg) 2014/15
Sevilla  5-4 Athletic Club (3-3 agg) 2015/16  
Lyon 7-6 Beşiktaş (3-3 agg) 2016/17
Chelsea 4-3 Eintracht (4-4 agg) 2018/19