Every group stage contender's top European scorer

Ruud van Nistelrooy, Francesco Totti, Jari Litmanen and Alessandro Altobelli are among the big names to feature in our rundown of the group stage contenders' top European scorers.

Ruud van Nistelrooy celebrates a UEFA Champions League goal for Manchester United
Ruud van Nistelrooy celebrates a UEFA Champions League goal for Manchester United ©Getty Images

We did it for the UEFA Champions League, so let's do it for the UEFA Europa League. UEFA.com meets all the challengers' most prolific scorers in UEFA club competition*.

Ajax: Jari Litmanen (26)
Anderlecht: Rob Resenbrink (33)
APOEL: Aílton, Andreas Sotiriou (9)
Astana: Bauryzhan Dzholchiyev, Patrick Twumasi** (5)
Astra: Constantin Budescu** (7)
Athletic:
Aritz Aduriz**, Fernando Llorente (16)

Austria Wien: Toni Polster (16)
AZ: Kees Kist (18)
Braga: Alan** (11)
Celta: Benni McCarthy (17)
Dundalk:
David McMillan** (6)
Fenerbahçe: Alex (15)

Gabriel Batistuta scored 11 European goals for Fiorentina
Gabriel Batistuta scored 11 European goals for Fiorentina©UEFA.com

Feyenoord: Lex Schoenmaker (19)
Fiorentina: Gabriel Batistuta, Kurt Hamrin, Adrian Mutu (11)
Gabala:
Sergei Zenjov** (6)
Genk:
Jelle Vossen (18)
Gent: Kalifa Coulibaly** (7)
H Beer-Sheva: Yossi Benayoun, Maor Buzaglo**, Serhiy Husyev, Ovidiu Hoban**, John Ogu** (2)

Inter: Alessandro Altobelli (34)
Konyaspor: none
Krasnodar:
Ari**, Joãozinho** (9)
Liberec: Jan Nezmar (12)
M Tel-Aviv: Eran Zahavi (15)
Mainz: Benjamin Auer (3)

Man. United: Ruud van Nistelrooy (38)
Nice: Jacques Foix (10)
Olympiacos:
Predrag Djordjević, Kostas Mitroglou (15)
Osmanlıspor: Arninu Umar** (4)
Panathinaikos: Krzysztof Warzycha (25)
PAOK: Stefanos Athanasiadis** (20)

Francesco Totti has scored 38 for Roma in Europe
Francesco Totti has scored 38 for Roma in Europe©AFP/Getty Images

Plzeň: Marek Bakóš**, Daniel Kolář (14)
Qarabağ: Reynaldo** (10)
Rapid Wien: Steffen Hofmann** (25)
Roma: Francesco Totti** (38)
Salzburg: Jonatan Soriano** (25)
Sassuolo: Domenico Berardi** (5)

Schalke: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar** (30)
Shakhtar: (32)
Southampton: Mick Channon (6)
Sparta Praha: David Lafata** (22)
Standard Liege: Roger Claessen (22)
Steaua: Marius Lăcătuş (17)

Luiz Adriano left Shakhtar having scored 32 UEFA goals for the club
Luiz Adriano left Shakhtar having scored 32 UEFA goals for the club©AFP/Getty Images

St-Étienne: Johnny Rep (12)
Villarreal: Giuseppe Rossi (21)
Young Boys: Raúl Bobadilla, Eugen Meier, Ernst Wechselberger (7)
Zenit: Aleksandr Kerzhakov (24)
Zorya: Ruslan Malinovskiy (6)
Zürich: Shaun Bartlett (11)

* UEFA club competition means UEFA Champions League/European Cup, UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and European/South American Cup

** currently registered as a player with the club

Last updated after matchday two

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