Europa League group stage number crunching

The UEFA Europa League group stage draw took place on Friday and UEFA.com crunches the numbers: which teams and players have been the record-breakers?

Dnipro went through with just seven ponts last season and reached the final
Dnipro went through with just seven ponts last season and reached the final ©Getty Images

Key facts
PSV are absent from the UEFA Europa League group stage for the first time
Club Brugge equal PSV's record of six group appearances in 20th straight bid
Zenit won their group by a record 11 points in 2010/11
Six teams have gone out with six points
Augsburg are the 16th German side in the UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup group stage
Eight group debutants take total entrant clubs to 172, 218 including UEFA Cup

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

Most group appearances by club (UEFA Europa League only)
Club Brugge*, PSV Eindhoven 6
Lazio*, PAOK*, Rapid Wien*, Salzburg, Sparta Praha*, Sporting CP*, Steaua Bucureşti, Tottenham Hotspur* 5

Most group appearances by club (including UEFA Cup)
Club Brugge* 9
AZ Alkmaar*, Tottenham Hotspur* 8
Basel*, Beşiktaş*, Dinamo Zagreb, Partizan*, Sevilla, Sparta Praha*, Steaua Bucureşti 7

Back once again: Spurs
Back once again: Spurs©AFP/Getty Images

Most points (UEFA Europa League only)
PSV Eindhoven 47
Salzburg 44

Most points (including UEFA Cup)
Tottenham Hotspur 53
PSV Eindhoven 47

Most goals (UEFA Europa League only)
Salzburg 57
PSV Eindhoven 51

Most goals (including UEFA Cup)
Tottenham Hotspur 64
Salzburg 57

Most group first places (UEFA Europa League only)
PSV Eindhoven, Salzburg, Sporting CP 3

Dinamo Moskva secured 18 points last season
Dinamo Moskva secured 18 points last season©Getty Images

Single season (UEFA Europa League only)
Most points
Zenit (2010/11), Anderlecht (2011/12), Salzburg (2013/14), Tottenham Hotspur (2013/14), Dinamo Moskva (2014/15) 18

Biggest winning margin
Zenit (2010/11) 11

Fewest points to qualify
Anderlecht (2010/11), Napoli (2010/11), Maribor (2013/14), Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (2014/15) 7

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

Most goals scored in a group
Salzburg (2014/15) 21

Fewest goals conceded in a group
Standard Liège (2011/12) 1

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 first qualifying round (UEFA Europa League only)
Fulham (2011/12), Rosenborg* (2012/13, 2015/16), Twente (2012/13), Tromsø (2013/14), Qäbälä* (2015/16)

UEFA Europa League group debutants
Augsburg, Belenenses, Groningen, Midtjylland, Monaco**, Qäbälä, Sion, Skënderbeu (first Albanian representatives)

Country stats:
Most total appearances (UEFA Europa League only)
Italy* 22
Germany*, Netherlands*, Spain* 19
England* 18

Augsburg, the latest German representatives
Augsburg, the latest German representatives©AFP/Getty Images

Most total appearances (including UEFA Cup)
Germany*, Spain* 36
Netherlands* 35
France*, Italy* 34

Most different national representatives (UEFA Europa League only)
Germany* 13
Portugal* 12
Italy 11
England, France* 10

Most different national representatives (including UEFA Cup)
Germany* 16
England*, France* 15
Italy*, Spain* 14

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

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

Jeremain Lens in action last season for Dynamo Kyiv
Jeremain Lens in action last season for Dynamo Kyiv©AFP/Getty Images

Player stats:
Most appearances (UEFA Europa League only)
Jeremain Lens 27
Dimitris Salpingidis, Ola Toivonen 26

Most appearances (including UEFA Cup)
Dimitris Salpingidis 38
Atiba Hutchinson 29

Most goals (UEFA Europa League only)
Alan, Edinson Cavani 12
Jermain Defoe, Raul Rusescu 11

Most goals (including UEFA Cup)
Jermain Defoe 15
Dimitris Salpingidis 14

*Includes 2015/16
**Appeared in UEFA Cup group stage
***Welsh-based Swansea represented England in 2013/14

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