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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)
37 Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United, Arsenal, Roma)
33
Óscar Cardozo (Benfica, Trabzonspor, Olympiacos) 
33
Juan Mata (Valencia, Chelsea, Manchester United)
32 Daniel Carriço (Sporting CP, Sevilla)
32 Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon, Arsenal)
31 Dani Parejo (Getafe, Valencia, Villarreal)
31 Mario Gaspar (Villarreal)
31 Taison (Metalist Kharkhiv, Shakhtar Donetsk)

Most goals

20 Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético de Madrid)
19 Kevin Gameiro (Sevilla, Atlético de Madrid, Valencia)
18 Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon, Arsenal)
16 Óscar Cardozo (Benfica)
16 Romelu Lukaku (Anderlecht, Everton, Internazionale)
13 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal)
12 Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP, Manchester United)
12 Edin Džeko (Wolfsburg, Manchester City, Roma)
12 Fernando Torres (Liverpool, Chelsea, Atlético de Madrid)
10 Carlos Bacca (Sevilla, Villarreal)
10 Eduardo Salvio (Atlético de Madrid, Benfic

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)
3 Mislav Oršić (Dinamo Zagreb v Tottenham, 18/03/21)

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)
4 Edinson Cavani (Man. United vs Roma, 2020/21)

Clubs

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

Most matches

42 Benfica
41 Villarreal
39 Sevilla
34 Valencia
33 Ajax
32 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
4 Villarreal*
3 Arsenal*
3
Atlético de Madrid
3 Manchester United*

*inc 2020/21

Most semi-final appearances

4 Sevilla
3 Arsenal*
3 Atlético de Madrid
3 Benfica
3 Manchester United*
3 Valencia
3 Villarreal*

*inc 2020/21

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

Most wins (match)

24 Sevilla
24 Villarreal
23
Benfica
20 Atlético de Madrid
18 Valencia
17 Manchester United
16 Ajax
14 Arsenal

Most defeats (match)

14 Ajax
13 Salzburg
12 Braga
12 Olympiacos
12 Zenit
11 Athletic Club
11 Dynamo Kyiv
11 Napoli

Most goals scored

71 Benfica
70
Sevilla
64 Valencia
64 Villarreal
60 Manchester United
54 Atlético de Madrid
49 Arsenal

Most goals conceded

53 Villarreal
47 Salzburg
44
Benfica
43
Athletic Club
39 Sevilla
39
Sporting CP
38 Ajax

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)
13 Man. United 8-5 Roma (2020/21)
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 (3-1 agg) 2018/19
Sporting CP 3-1 1-4 İstanbul Başakşehir (4-5 agg) 2019/20
Olympiacos 0-1 2-1 Arsenal (2-2 agg; Olympiacos win on away goals) 2019/20
Manchester United 1-0 Copenhagen, 2019/20
Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 3-0 Tottenham (3-2 agg) 2020/21

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 aet) 2013/14    
Beşiktaş 5-4 Liverpool (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
Villarreal 11-10 Manchester United (final, 1-1 aet) 2020/21