Who are the last 16 in the UEFA Europa League?

Four former winners, four domestic champions, four newcomers to this stage and three Belgian teams – meet the 16 sides still standing in the UEFA Europa League.

Zlatan Ibrahimović helped Manchester United into the round of 16
Zlatan Ibrahimović helped Manchester United into the round of 16 ©Getty Images

Ajax (NED)
UEFA club ranking: 31
Entry: group stage (after losing in UCL PO)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 24
UCUP/UEL best: winners (1991/92)
Domestic titles: 33
Last season: 2nd in Dutch Eredivisie

APOEL (CYP)
UEFA club ranking: 85
Entry: group stage (after losing in UCL PO)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 16
UCUP/UEL best: round of 16 (2016/17)
Domestic titles: 25
Last season: 1st in Cypriot First Division

Anderlecht (BEL)
UEFA club ranking: 36
Entry: play-offs (after losing in UCL 3QR)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 19
UCUP/UEL best: winners (1983)
Domestic titles: 33
Last season: 2nd in Belgian First League

Highlights: Cenk Tosun helps Beşiktaş through
Highlights: Cenk Tosun helps Beşiktaş through

Beşiktaş (TUR)
UEFA club ranking: 52
Entry: round of 32 (via UCL group stage)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 16
UCUP/UEL best: quarter-finals (2002/03)
Domestic titles: 14
Last season: 1st in Turkish Süper Lig

Celta Vigo (ESP)
UEFA club ranking: 79
Entry: group stage
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 7
UCUP/UEL best: quarter-finals (1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01)
Domestic titles: 0
Last season: 6th in Spanish Liga

Genk (BEL)
UEFA club ranking: 51
Entry: 2QR
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 6
UCUP/UEL best: round of 16 (2016/17)
Domestic titles: 3
Last season: 4th in Belgian First League

Highlights: See how Gent ended Tottenham hopes
Highlights: See how Gent ended Tottenham hopes

Gent (BEL)
UEFA club ranking: 60
Entry: 3QR
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 9
UCUP/UEL best: quarter-finals (1991/92)
Domestic titles: 1
Last season: 3rd in Belgian First League

København (DEN)*
UEFA club ranking: 57
Entry: round of 32 (via UCL group stage)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 15
UCUP/UEL best: quarter-finals (1991/92)
Domestic titles: 11
Last season: 1st in Danish Superliga

Krasnodar (RUS)
UEFA club ranking: 65
Entry: 3QR
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 2
UCUP/UEL best: round of 16 (2016/17)
Domestic titles: 0
Last season: 4th in Russian Premier League

Lyon put seven past AZ
Lyon put seven past AZ

Lyon (FRA)
UEFA club ranking: 29
Entry: round of 32 (via UCL group stage)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 12
UCUP/UEL best: quarter-finals (1998/99, 2013/14)
Domestic titles: 7
Last season: 2nd in Ligue 1

Manchester United (ENG)*
UEFA club ranking: 19
Entry: group stage
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 8
UCUP/UEL best: quarter-finals (1984/85)
Domestic titles: 20
Last season: 5th in Premier League

Highlights: Stunning Stindl revives Gladbach
Highlights: Stunning Stindl revives Gladbach

Mönchengladbach (GER)
UEFA club ranking: 39
Entry: round of 32 (via UCL group stage)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 10
UCUP/UEL best: winners (1974/75, 1978/79)
Domestic titles: 5
Last season: 4th in Bundesliga

Olympiacos (GRE)
UEFA club ranking: 26
Entry: play-offs (after losing in UCL 3QR)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 20
UCUP/UEL best: last 16 (2011/12, 2004/05, 1989/90)
Domestic titles: 43
Last season: 1st in Greek Super League

Roma (ITA)
UEFA club ranking: 37
Entry: group stage (after losing in UCL PO)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 15
UCUP/UEL best: runners-up (1990/91)
Domestic titles: 3
Last season: 3rd in Serie A

Highlights: Rostov ease past Sparta Praha
Highlights: Rostov ease past Sparta Praha

Rostov (RUS)
UEFA club ranking: 93
Entry: round of 32 (via UCL group stage)
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 1
UCUP/UEL best: round of 16 (2016/17)
Domestic titles: 0
Last season: 2nd in Russian Premier League

Schalke (GER)
UEFA club ranking: 14
Entry: group stage
Previous UCUP/UEL campaigns: 13
UCUP/UEL best: winners (1996/97)
Domestic titles: 7
Last season: 5th in Bundesliga

Legend
UCL – UEFA Champions League
UEL – UEFA Europa League
UCUP – UEFA Cup
3QR – third qualifying round
PO – play-off
* – domestic cup holder

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