UEFA Europa League

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The UEFA Europa League (Founded at 1955 and in 1972 in this currect format) is a tournament for teams that did not make the UEFA Champions League. They qualify by being not the best in the country and not making the best competition. For example in England, teams that finish after the first four teams can go to the Europa League. There is another option, which if you finish 3rd in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage, in to the last 32 in the Europa League, or being eliminated from the Playoff Round in the UEFA Champions League (The ousted team goes straight into the UEFA Europa League Group Stage), and the 3rd option is when a club which being eliminated from the UEFA Champions League 3rd round (Into the UEFA Europa League Playoff Round) The Europa League is a new version of the UEFA cup. The Europa League was started in 2009. The winner of the UEFA Europa League plays the winner of the UEFA Champions League in the UEFA Super Cup.

The current cup holders are the Spanish team Atlético Madrid, who defeated fellow Spanish side Athletic Bilbao in the 2012 final. From 2009 the tournament name was changed to UEFA Europa League from UEFA Cup. The most successful clubs in the history of the competitions are Juventus, Liverpool, and Inter Milan.

The Competition Winners[change | edit source]

Team Winners Runners-Up Years Won Years Runner-up
1 Italy Juventus 3 1 (1977, 1990, 1993) (1995)
Italy Internazionale 3 1 1991, UEFA Cup 1993-94|1994, UEFA Cup 1997-98|1998) 1997)
3 England Liverpool 3 0 1973, UEFA Cup 1975-76|1976, UEFA Cup 2000-01|2001) -
4 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 2 2 1975, UEFA Cup 1978-79|1979) 1973, UEFA Cup 1979-80|1980)
5 England Tottenham Hotspur 2 1 1972, UEFA Cup 1983-84|1984) 1974)
6 Netherlands Feyenoord 2 0 1974, UEFA Cup 2001-02|2002) -
Sweden IFK Göteborg 2 0 1982, UEFA Cup 1986-87|1987) -
Spain Real Madrid 2 0 1985, UEFA Cup 1985-86|1986) -
Italy Parma 2 0 1995, UEFA Cup 1998-99|1999) -
Portugal Porto 2 0 (2003, 2011) -
Spain Sevilla 2 0 (2006, 2007) -
Spain Atlético Madrid 2 0 (2010, 2012) -
13 Belgium Anderlecht 1 1 1983) 1984)
14 Netherlands PSV 1 0 1978) -
Germany Eintracht Frankfurt 1 0 1980) -
England Ipswich Town 1 0 1981) -
Germany Bayer Leverkusen 1 0 1988) -
Italy Napoli 1 0 1989) -
Netherlands Ajax 1 0 1992) -
Germany Bayern Munich 1 0 1996) -
Germany Schalke 1 0 1997) -
Turkey Galatasaray 1 0 2000) -
Spain Valencia 1 0 2004) -
Russia CSKA Moscow 1 0 2005) -
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 1 0 2008) -
Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 1 0 2009) -
27 Spain Athletic Bilbao 0 2 - (1977, 2012)
Spain Espanyol 0 2 - 1988, UEFA Cup 2006-07|2007)
Germany Borussia Dortmund 0 2 - 1993, UEFA Cup 2001-02|2002)
France Marseille 0 2 - 1999, UEFA Cup 2003-04|2004)
31 England Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 1 - 1972)
Netherlands Twente 0 1 - 1975)
Belgium Club Brugge 0 1 - 1976)
France Bastia 0 1 - 1978)
Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 0 1 - 1979)
Netherlands AZ 0 1 - 1981)
Germany Hamburg 0 1 - 1982)
Portugal Benfica 0 1 - 1983)
Hungary Videoton 0 1 - 1985)
Germany Köln 0 1 - 1986)
Scotland Dundee United 0 1 - 1987)
Germany Stuttgart 0 1 - 1989)
Italy Fiorentina 0 1 - 1990)
Italy Roma 0 1 - 1991)
Italy Torino 0 1 - 1992)
Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0 1 - 1994)
France Bordeaux 0 1 - 1996)
Italy Lazio 0 1 - 1998)
England Arsenal 0 1 - 2000)
Spain Alavés 0 1 - 2001)
Scotland Celtic 0 1 - 2003)
Portugal Sporting CP 0 1 - 2005)
England Middlesbrough 0 1 - 2006)
Scotland Rangers 0 1 - 2008)
Germany Werder Bremen 0 1 - (2009)
England Fulham 0 1 - (2010)
Portugal Braga 0 1 - (2012)

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