Europa League group stage records and statistics

AZ and Espanyol broke new ground while Lazio are equalled Salzburg's mark: all the group records.

Lazio were winners on Matchday 5
Lazio were winners on Matchday 5 ©Getty Images

Key facts

  • 2019/20 was Lazio's eighth #UEL group campaign, matching Salzburg's record
  • Including the UEFA Cup group stage, AZ reached this level for the tenth time
  • Six debutants this season (Espanyol, Wolves, Olexandriya, LASK, Wolfsberg, Ferencváros) took the number of sides to have graced the group stage to 213
  • Wolves were the 15th different English side in Europa League group stage

ALL STATISTICS ARE FOR GROUP GAMES ONLY. UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE IS 2009/10 ONWARDS, UEFA CUP IS 2004/05 ONWARDS

Clubs

Most group appearances by club (UEFA Europa League only)
8: Salzburg, Lazio*
7: Dynamo Kyiv*, FCSB, Copenhagen*, PAOK, PSV Eindhoven*, Rapid Wien, Sporting CP*, Villarreal
6: Anderlecht, Athletic Club, AZ Alkmaar*, Beşiktaş*, Celtic*, Club Brugge, Partizan*, Rosenborg*, Sparta Praha, Standard Liège*, Young Boys*

Most group appearances by club (including UEFA Cup)
10: AZ Alkmaar*
9: Beşiktaş*, Club Brugge, FCSB, Copenhagen*, Lazio*, Partizan*, Sevilla*, Villarreal
8: Basel*, Braga*, Dinamo Zagreb, Sparta Praha, PAOK, Salzburg, Sporting CP*, Standard Liège*, Tottenham Hotspur
7: Anderlecht, Athletic Club, Austria Wien, Dynamo Kyiv*, PSV Eindhoven*, Rapid Wien, Rosenborg*,  Zenit

Most points (UEFA Europa League only)
101: Salzburg
81: Lazio
75: Sporting CP, Villarreal

Most points (including UEFA Cup)
101: Salzburg
93: Villarreal
88: Tottenham Hotspur

Most group stage goals (UEFA Europa League only)
87: Salzburg
74: Villarreal
73: Lazio

Most group stage goals (including UEFA Cup)
89: Villarreal
87: Salzburg
85: Sevilla

UEFA Europa League group masters Salzburg
UEFA Europa League group masters Salzburg©Getty Images

Most qualifications from group stage (UEFA Europa League only)
7: Villarreal
6: Lazio, Salzburg
5: Anderlecht, Athletic Club

Most group stage first places (UEFA Europa League only)
5: Salzburg

Record margin of victory
Standard Liège 1-7 Athletic Club (16/12/2004)
Bayern München 6-0 Aris (19/12/2007)
FCSB 6-0 Aalborg (18/09/2014)
Vardar 0-6 Real Sociedad (19/10/2017)
Arsenal 6-0 BATE (07/12/2017)
Sevilla 6-0 Akhisar Belediyespor (25/10/2018)
AZ 6-0 Astana (24/10/2019)
Espanyol 6-0 Ludogorets (07/11/2019)

Single season (UEFA Europa League only)

Most points
18: Salzburg (2009/10, 2013/14, 2018/19), Zenit (2010/11), Anderlecht (2011/12), Tottenham Hotspur (2013/14), Dinamo Moskva (2014/15), Napoli (2015/16), Shakhtar Donetsk (2016/17), Eintracht Frankfurt (2018/19)

Biggest group-winning margin
11: Zenit (2010/11), Napoli (2015/16)

Fewest points to qualify
7: Anderlecht (2010/11), Napoli (2010/11), Maribor (2013/14), Dnipro (2014/15), Midtjylland (2015/16), Krasnodar (2016/17)

Most points without going through
10: Birmingham City (2011/12), Paris Saint-Germain (2011/12), Tottenham Hotspur (2011/12), Young Boys (2012/13), Lokeren (2014/15), Sparta Praha (2014/15), AC Milan (2018/19), Standard Liège (2018/19)

Most goals scored in a group
22: Napoli (2015/16)

Fewest goals conceded in a group
1: Standard Liège (2011/12), Salzburg (2017/18)

Fulham went to the 2011/12 group stage from the first qualifying round
Fulham went to the 2011/12 group stage from the first qualifying round©Getty Images

Teams progressing to group stage from UEFA Europa League first qualifying round
Fulham (2011/12), Rosenborg (2012/13, 2015/16), Twente (2012/13), Tromsø (2013/14), Gabala (2015/16, 2016/17), Crvena zvezda (2017/18), Maccabi Tel-Aviv (2016/17, 2017/18), Skënderbeu (2017/18), Apollon Limassol (2018/19), Copenhagen (2018/19), Rangers (2018/19, 2019/20), Sarpsborg (2018/19), Malmö (2019/20)

Players

Most group stage appearances (UEFA Europa League only)
38: Jeremain Lens*
36: Andreas Ulmer
35: Mario Sonnleitner

Most group stage appearances (including UEFA Cup)
40: Jeremain Lens*
38: Bibras Natcho*, Dimitris Salpingidis
36: Atiba Hutchinson*, Andreas Ulmer

Most group stage goals (UEFA Europa League only)
18: Aritz Aduriz
14: Guillaume Hoarau, Raul Rusescu
13: Munas Dabbur*

Most group stage goals (including UEFA Cup)
18: Aritz Aduriz
15: Jermain Defoe

Most goals in single game
5: Aritz Aduriz (Athletic Club 5-3 Genk, 03/11/2016)

Nations

Most campaigns by nations' clubs (UEFA Europa League only)
33: Italy*
31: Spain*
30: Germany*
27: England*
26: Netherlands*
25: France*

Most campaigns by nations' clubs (including UEFA Cup)
48: Spain*
47: Germany*
45: Italy*
43: France*
42: Netherlands*

Most different national representatives (UEFA Europa League only)
17: Germany
15: England*
14: Italy
12: Portugal
11: France, Spain*

Most different national representatives (including UEFA Cup)
20: England*, Germany
16: France, Italy
15: Spain

Nations never represented (UEFA Europa League only)
Andorra, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Gibraltar, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Northern Ireland, San Marino, Wales**

Nations never represented (including UEFA Cup)
Andorra, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Northern Ireland, San Marino, Wales**

*includes 2019/20
**Welsh-based Swansea City represented England in 2013/14

Last updated: 13/12/19