Europa League knockout records and statistics

Who has played the most games in the UEFA Europa League knockout stages? Who is the top scorer and who has made the most appearances? And which team has recorded the most wins?

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

Players

Most appearances
37 Eduardo Salvio (Atlético Madrid, Benfica)
33 Óscar Cardozo (Benfica, Trabzonspor, Olympiacos)  
31 Daniel Carriço (Sporting CP, Sevilla)
30 Luisão (Benfica)
27 Kevin Gameiro (Sevilla, Atlético)
26= Rodrigo (Braga, Benfica)
25= Vicente Iborra (Levante, Sevilla)
25= José Antonio Reyes (Atlético Madrid, Sevilla)
25= Vitolo (Sevilla, Atlético)
24= Maxi Pereira (Benfica, Porto)

Most goals
20 Radamel Falcao (Porto, Atlético Madrid)
16 Óscar Cardozo (Benfica)
15 Kevin Gameiro (Sevilla, Atlético)
10 Fernando Torres (Liverpool, Chelsea)
9= Carlos Bacca (Sevilla)
9= Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke)
9= Romelu Lukaku (Anderlecht, Everton)
9= Eduardo Salvio (Atlético Madrid, Benfica)
8= Fredy Guarín (Porto, Internazionale)
8= Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)

2012 final highlights: Falcao double helps Atlético to glory
2012 final highlights: Falcao double helps Atlético to glory

Most goals in a game
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 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)

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)

Clubs

Most appearances (seasons)
7 Ajax
6= Anderlecht
6= Villarreal
6= Napoli
6= Athletic Club
6= Sporting CP

Watch Benfica lose the 2013 final to Chelsea
Watch Benfica lose the 2013 final to Chelsea

Most matches
32
Benfica
29
Sevilla
26
Valencia
25= Ajax
25= Liverpool
25= Villarreal

Most semi-final appearances
3= Benfica
3= Sevilla
2= Atlético Madrid
2= Liverpool
2= Valencia
2= Villarreal

Most quarter-final appearances
4 Benfica
3= Sevilla
3= Valencia

Most round of 16 appearances
4=
Benfica
4=
Valencia
3= Ajax
3= Anderlecht
3= Basel
3= Beşiktaş
3= Liverpool
3= Manchester United
3= Sevilla
3= Tottenham
3= Villarreal
3= Zenit

See Ajax's win in last season's round of 32
See Ajax's win in last season's round of 32

Most round of 32 appearances
7 Ajax
6
Anderlecht
5=
Athletic Club
5=
Liverpool
5=
Napoli
5=
Olympiacos
5=
Rubin Kazan
5=
Sporting CP
5=
Tottenham
5=
Villarreal

Most wins (match)
20 Benfica
18 Sevilla
14= Atlético Madrid
14=
Villarreal
13
Valencia
12 Liverpool
11 Ajax
10 Athletic
9
Porto
8=
Lyon
8= Manchester United
8= Zenit

Most defeats (match)
12 Ajax
10 Anderlecht
9
Beşiktaş
8= Athletic
8= Braga
8= Liverpool
8= Zenit

Most goals scored
55 Benfica
53 Sevilla
50 Valencia
42 Villarreal
38 Atlético Madrid
35= Athletic Club
35= Lyon
34 Porto
32 Liverpool
30 Ajax

Most goals conceded
40
Villarreal
36 Athletic Club
30=
Ajax
30=
Porto
29=
Benfica
29=
Sevilla
29=
Tottenham

Highlights: Watch Lyon put seven past AZ
Highlights: Watch Lyon put seven past AZ

Biggest win (match)
7-1 Lyon v AZ Alkmaar (23/02/17)
6-0 Valencia v Rapid Wien (18/02/16)
5-0 Valencia v Basel (10/04/14)

Biggest win (aggregate)
10-0 Valencia v Rapid Wien (6-0, 4-0) 2015/16
11-2 Lyon v AZ Alkmaar (4-1, 7-1) 2016/17
10-3 Porto v Spartak Moskva (5-1, 5-2) 2010/11
8-1= Metalist Kharkiv v Salzburg (4-0, 4-1) 2011/12
8-1= Dynamo Kyiv v Beşiktaş (4-1, 4-0) 2010/11

Most goals in a tie
13= Porto 10-3 FC Spartak Moskva (2010/11)
13= Lyon 11-2 AZ Alkmaar (2016/17)
11= Porto 7-4 Villarreal (2010/11)  
11= Hamburg 6-5 Anderlecht (2009/10)

Miscellaneous

Valencia complete biggest aggregate win
Valencia complete biggest aggregate win

Biggest first-leg deficits recovered
0-3 Valencia 5-0 Basel (h, 2013/14)

Fastest goal
13.21seconds Vitolo (Villarreal v 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 Madrid 1-0 1-2 Liverpool (2-2 agg, Atlético win on away goals) 2009/10
Atlético Madrid 2-1 Fulham (final) 2009/10
Schalke 1-1 3-1 Viktoria Plzeň (4-2 agg) 2011/12
Tottenham 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 goal) 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

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) 2013/14    
Beşiktaş 5-4 Liverpool FC (1-1 agg) 2014/15
Sevilla FC 5-4 Athletic Club (3-3 agg) 2015/16  
Lyon 7-6 Beşiktaş (3-3 agg) 2016/17

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