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Europa League knockout records and stats: Clubs, players, matches, goals

Top-scoring teams and players, record wins, biggest comebacks and plenty more; Radamel Falcao, Romelu Lukaku, Sevilla and Manchester United all feature in the history books.

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

Europa League records: 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 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Barcelona)
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

 Romelu Lukaku celebrates a Europa League goal for Everton
Romelu Lukaku celebrates a Europa League goal for EvertonAFP via Getty Images

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, Inter)
15 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Barcelona)
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 Madrid, Benfica)

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  • Most goals in a game

    2012 final: Radamel Falcao helps Atlético to glory

    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)

    Europa League records: Clubs

    Most matches

    2013 final highlights: Benfica 1-2 Chelsea

    43 Sevilla
    42 Benfica
    41 Villarreal
    34 Valencia
    33 Ajax

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    Ajax
    9 Napoli*
    9 Olympiacos*
    8 Sporting CP
    8 Villarreal
    8 Salzburg
    7 Benfica
    7
    Braga*
    7 Dynamo Kyiv
    7
    Sevilla*
    7 Shakhtar Donetsk
    7 Zenit*

    Most round of 16 appearances

    Kevin Gameiro and Sevilla are in the Europa League record books
    Kevin Gameiro and Sevilla are in the Europa League record booksPopperfoto via Getty Images

    6 Sevilla*
    5 Basel*
    5
    Benfica
    5 Dynamo Kyiv
    5 Manchester United
    5 Valencia
    5 Villarreal
    5
    Zenit

    Most quarter-final appearances

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

    Most semi-final appearances

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

    Most wins (match)

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

    Most defeats (match)

    14 Ajax
    14
    Olympiacos
    13 Braga
    13 Salzburg
    13 Zenit
    12
    Napoli

    Most goals scored

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    74 Sevilla
    71
    Benfica
    64 Valencia
    64 Villarreal
    60 Manchester United
    54 Atlético de Madrid

    Most goals conceded

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

    Biggest win (match)

    Highlights: Watch Lyon put seven past AZ

    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)

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    Biggest first-leg deficits recovered

    Valencia complete biggest aggregate win

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

    Fastest goal

    13.21 seconds Vitolo (Villarreal vs 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 Salzburg (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
    West Ham 0-1, 2-0 Sevilla (2-1 agg) - 2021/22
    Frankfurt 2-1, 1-1 Real Betis (3-2 agg) - 2021/22
    Rangers 0-1, 3-1 Braga (3-2 agg) - 2021/22

    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
    Braga 3-2 Sheriff (2-2 agg) - 2021/22
    Eintracht 5-4 Rangers (final, 1-1 aet) - 2021/22

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